Thursday, February 28, 2013

Log-style Living

We've certainly more than made up for the lack of snow in 2011/12.  West Michigan has been getting hit pretty hard in 2013.  Our bird feeder has a 'flat-top'!  Mom has kept an eye on it, and used it as a Snow Gage to determine the amount of snowfall in any given day.
Here's our Hen House out back - and note the nice layer of snow on the fence as well.  There has been a week or two that Mom and I elected to stay home instead of venturing out for groceries, our driveway is long and winds up hill - wicked slippery, and sometimes my little Jeep has gotten stuck.  Not a fun hike for either of us gals.
Here's Mr. Wonderful, pounding in a few nail heads before the carpeting was installed. 

And these 2 photos above were taken after the carpet was laid.  The view out the windows is spectacular - so glad Mr. Wonderful decided on 3 large windows instead of just 2.
Mom, enjoying the warmth and comforts of the living room
View of the TV entertainment center wall

We still have to hang pictures and hook up the rest of the electronics, but it's a far cry from how this all started in November - seems so long ago, yet not long at all.
 We have quite the collection of pictures and the memories to go along with them!
CHEERS to Mr. Wonderful, and to God who gave him all of his many talents!

the ChickenWrangler

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Visitor

SOMEONE didn't like his picture being taken.....who could this person be?'s my baby BROTHER!  He flew in from Colorado to spend a week vacationing at our house in the middle of the start of constructing our new living room!  How wonderful! 
Here we are, being able to visit face to face, after 5 long years.  It's so hard to believe it's been that long since he has been in Michigan - time passes so quickly!  And we were so happy he chose our house to VACATION at!
And what is better than a WORKING vacation?!?!?  Just ask him about the new skills he has learned - he will be delighted to fill you in on the joys of using a power nail gun!
And, with his help, we were able to finish installing the pine ceiling in our living room.  Tanks, Trank!
  Next post will be pictures of that completed room...Yep, all done!

the ChickenWrangler