Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Ramblings...

We've been doing a little painting on our house. On two sides the paint was peeling badly. I'm so glad to get this done! And we ordered and installed storm windows.

I love these old windows but they sure are a lot of work! We have six of them, three in the kitchen and three up above in our master bedroom. I completely made over each one, reglazed the glass, scraped, painted and my husband rehung them. They have the old fashioned cotton sash cords in them. and they all are functional also, no painted shut windows for me!
But over several years since I redid them, they have not held up well, they get lots of condensation in the winter and in the hot, humid summer days.
So, sadly, I had to repaint most of them and scrub off black mildew around the edges. 

So, even though I love them bare, the storm windows should help tremendously. Just can't have it all, I suppose...

Last week, on one of the most beautiful days of the summer, we took off for a little hike in the hills.

I think it was in the low seventies that day, just beautiful.

The waterfalls, and below, the "ole swimmin hole".

On the way back to the car to get our lunch, Little Brother was tired, and hungry. 

"Mom, tell me again, what do those chips look like?"

Local scenery

Stopped here on the way home, The Pilot and I bought a cast iron skillet here during the first week of our marriage, haven't been back since.

I'm hoping to do some work in Big Sister's room soon. I'll update with pictures as I go along.

Maybe some faux board and batten for the walls, new curtains, built in shelves.....

1 comment:

  1. What I wouldn't do for 70 degrees right now!! My kitchen is 89. Makes it a little hard to cook dinner! I love your old windows too but I understand the delima!