The largest project was to place a canopy or roof over our front deck which is the entrance to our home. I call it the smoking parlor as this is where H smokes. The weather is uncomfortable summer and winter.
|Roof over deck;|
completed in 2 days of
excessive heat and humidity.
These people needed more than Weight Watchers for salvation. They were each 150-200 lbs overweight by H's estimates. A third person, the father, arrived shortly thereafter. He was chunky, but by no means was he as hefty as his children.
I started shuffling through my homeowners' insurance about liability for heat stroke of workers on property. After 3 hours (noon) the sister was taken home, too hot. I breathed a slight sigh of relief.
The father/son worked until around 2 p.m. H told them to come as early as they wanted the next day. They and a walk-on employee appeared about 6:30 a.m.(no sister). The job was complete around 2 p.m.
Shelly paid them; they departed; I breathed a sigh of relief and re-filed my home-owner's policy in the safe. I nearly had a heat stroke worrying about them. I should have filed on myself!
The result looks nice; it adds some pizazz to the house, even though it is quite simply a square white block!
|Concrete Block Bldg|
White "sticks" construction
remnants for Monday's
garbage or other pickup
The roof was very old corrugated tin which remained in place for the 30 years we have lived here.
However, H decided to shingle it. All that was really needed was remove the tin, mend sheathing, add drip edge/flashing a few places, apply tar paper (roofing felt) and shingles. No vent was needed so it was a fairly simple job completed in 1-1/2 days.
|Green Bell Pepper is 6.5" long|
as predicted on pot label;
Orange Bell Pepper is about
2 inches. No further info
is currently available.
As I was taking photos of these activities, I came across an interesting flower in an old flower bed. I am unsure if it is weed or something I have forgotten.
|Unknown plant or weed;|
leaves show are the
Hope some of you can help me identify.
|The entire clump of weeds and flowers|
She volunteers time to many charities, especially those involving animals. She organized a Volunteer Spay and Neuter Clinic in consortium with such a clinic in Izard Co. The charges are very reasonable. Her group SOLD OUT two clinics and anticipate have 4 clinics in 2011.
However, the trip was hard on H and me. We did not make it to church. But we at least helped someone worthy. As I see it all "counts."
But it seemed the trip provoked another episode of my weird high blood pressure. Thank goodness! I currently have tablets to use before I call the ambulance anymore. I am experimenting omitting some of my meds for short periods of time.
However, I have qualms about going to Springfield for three days by myself.
[Looks like Blogger In Draft is daffy again. I cannot change size of my photos more than once. Oh well, if they are interesting, hopefully y'all will be able to double click on them and get a larger view.]