Sunday, May 20, 2018

Filter Crud


We took apart the pool filter yesterday and cleaned it of years of crud. According to the pool shop guy, Tom, we have the best brand of filter out there.  And now it can actually do it's job.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deferred Maintenace


That phrase was used a lot in the inspection report when we bought the house..... It basically means nothing was done for a long time.  So instead of slapping on a fresh coat of paint, I spent another day scrapping and sanding the eaves.  What I hoped would take a day is now a 3 day gig....

Pool's Open

The pool officially opened yesterday.  WL and I went to Paradise Pools and had an amusing time with Tom.  In between stories and jokes, he sold us all the paraphernalia we needed and instructed us on how to clean out the filters.
Water loving neighbor Robin helped me scrub the water line of crud. 

Parrot's Beak

The Parrot's Beak that WL cultivated from a T49 cutting is doing well and on the cusp of flowering.

It's OK Because They're Animals

After what happened in the 20th Century, you would think we would stop dehumanizing people......

Friday, May 18, 2018

Banco in Situ


Herb Planter

I scored this from a garage sale recently. Italian mosaic.  Heavy but the basil likes it.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

How's That Trade War Going?

What was done to Kansas will be done to the rest of the Nation.
And that other pesky treason bribe story........

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

B St. Hike

B st. near us turns into a fire road through some very pretty woods.  Banco and I have been taking walks there through the amazing Manzanita tree groves.  And now the scotch broom is in full bloom.

Monday, May 14, 2018

In Ground Sage

Finally planted one of the sages we brought with us.  On the spot of a dead stump.  Hoping it will make good mulch and grow.

Red Lily

Last Thursday, we ditched the girls and took Bruce to the Red Lily vineyard.  Wine tasting down by the Applegate river.  Great setting. The wine samples are served in test tube racks. Very intense Tempranillo blends.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Ready to Roll

I spent yesterday cutting in the red and painting white trim.  Today I get the roller out and fill in the lines.

Dog Whisperer

Charlie and CeCe fall under W's spell

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Tire Jack, Oregonian Style


Breakfast at Taylor's

We drove south this morning to Cave Junction to have breakfast at Taylor's.  Famous for their sausages and meats, they also make a big breakfast burrito.....as Robin discovered.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Banco in Situ

Naptime for Everyone!

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Lunch on the Farm

WL and I stopped by Pennington Farms today for a chile rellano pie and a cookie.  We already love their jams!

Kitchen Troops

We are finding so much great original stuff buried under years of indifferent remodels. In the upstairs bedroom is the Pebbles and BamBam linoleum and today, while getting rid of the wallpaper border in the kitchen, WL came across the original wallpaper.  Very 60's.  Prussian? French soldiers? Jay Ward colonialism. Too bad we cant's salvage any of it.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Thursday, May 03, 2018