It's been a crazy busy week and I have the photos to prove it :)
Right now I'm sitting on our back patio by the washer so I can hear when it's done and quickly switch loads. Even though I did laundry throughout the week, I ended up coming home with four loads worth and I'm bound and determined to get 'er done today!
But on with the photos...
Don't actually have one for Monday since we delayed our trip so Ivan could see the chiropractor first. Thankfully she was able to get Ivan in for a late afternoon appointment. That gave me time to clean house and put clean sheets on the beds, in case other missionaries we know needed to use the house while we were gone; they were going to be in the province on a survey trip. Then we were busy collecting boys, loading the trailer and heading to Sta. Rosa!
Tuesday we had to go into town for a couple of errands but in the midst of rushing around we stopped to show the boys a swinging bridge (neither had seen one before).
As you can see the grapes are ripening nicely and I think if we have a chance to go at the end of the month, they'll be at just the right stage to make jelly.
The first day they caught lots of little fish and wanted to cook them up. I said fine, as long as they cleaned and cooked them!
We had to move a hutch out from the wall while painting and this lovely big spider was hanging out on the back of it. Ugh!
LOOOOOOVE Sherwin Williams paint! We were amazed that ONE COAT of this pale aqua covered the dark ugly yellow!
The missionaries who were doing a survey ended up coming on out to Sta. Rosa. For one meal I served up a variety of salads: chicken salad for sandwiches, cornbread salad, pizza salad, and a tomato and onion salad that also had cucumber and red pepper.
Now that the walls are done, the window and door frames and doors are next! They look so shabby and dirty next to the freshly painted walls.
AT ALL now, will have to wait. I have the fabric to reupholster them but not the money to pay the tapicero. Poco a poco. I plan to have two of the armless chairs done in denim and one in apple green. I'm leaning towards just dyeing the slipcovers on the rattan chairs, since I made those just a little over a year ago. Right now they're a dark green but I think a denim blue would work better in the space. We're getting closer to my vision for a beachy cottage look!
Anyway, we had a great week and got the main project DONE. Didn't even try to tackle the storeroom this trip. I was painting right up until Thursday evening. Friday was spent cleaning and packing to come home. It had been a while since I did a deep clean out there, so this trip I felt it really needed it. Especially with the mess we'd created with the spackling, sanding and painting.
We got home last night and are just taking it easy today. Aside from the laundry I have no plans. Well, maybe a nap :) I was looking around for something to photograph and realized you've seen pictures of just about every part of my house and yard (except the bathroom, which you're NEVER going to see) so I took another one of our side yard which I know I've done before, but just thought those in the frozen north might enjoy a photo of actual growing things :)