While it was frosty and cold outside this morning (but at least not raining!), Ruse was helping me pay some of our December bills!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Here is my latest project to brighten up the entranceway to Wee World, the nursery ministry in our church, The Church at Creek's End.
Finishing touches are still being applied ... a few decorations on some of the "clay jars" and the addition of children's names.
I love doing these!
Friday, June 28, 2013
This is the fourth tree I've had to have removed since living here. Two were fairly small, having been planted in the front yard after I moved in, but the two in the back yard were part of the original forest here: one oak (about 2 years ago) and one pine (today). Breaks my heart. =(
Signs of pine beetle infestation.
They get into the tree through these tiny holes they bore.
More signs of pine beetles' destruction.
The tree team got the top of the tree down first. There was no doubt that this tree was a goner. Breaks my heart.
Here's the topless tree ... it's still incredibly tall.
The guys on the ground were cutting up what was cut off and lowered by ropes.
Absolutely no doubt ... it was dead. =(
Now there's only one oak left where there used to be two oaks and a pine.
It's still a pretty back yard, but to lose two full grown trees in two years is heart-breaking.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
On Mother's Day, Ken treated Anne and me (and two kids!) to an afternoon at the ball game, watching the Astros from one of the suites. It was a beautiful day, and the big roof was open ... the first time I've watched one of these games in open air. Usually it's so hot and humid, the roof is closed and the a/c is on!
We had a wonderful time!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Creekside Park is a residential area in The Woodlands where there's a large open section with bluebonnets in it. I think they were cultivated, but now the area is open for people to enjoy ... have picnics, take photos, etc!!
And a couple of panoramas, just to get the feeling of the expanse of this!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Out of the cold and snow in PA, and into the sunshine and warmth of Key West!! Hooray!
Simone ... in front of the original "Sloppy Joe's"
The view on the drive to Key West.
A stop for lunch at Islamorada.
Friday, March 22, 2013
I've wanted to get more done to make my house easier to cool in summer, and one of my goals was to save and put solar screens or solar film on all the windows.
Here are the "before" photos:
from the front
from the back
Screens are now installed ... and I love them all!
back (kitchen dining area at the left)
back (great room at the left; bedroom at the center and right)
side (kitchen window)