First off, these pics are you, Mrs Mom . I remembered. Just some of our fall foliage, Steve and I snapped on this marvelously chilly rainy autumn day on our way to run errands. These first trees line the front of our neighbors property.
These are just down the road from our house headed into a valley. I'm afraid this was the best I could do today before it really started raining!
Like my burning embers? Not real, although it is a real wood burning fireplace. I'm afraid to use it because I'm paranoid over hot embers hitting the roof of this place so I don't use it, however, while Steve and I were out getting some supplies for getting the new second pellet burner sorted, we came across this little do-hickey in Home Depot for $44, so Steve gave in and I think it looks pretty real!
So........In the process of cleaning out the fire place with my trusty Dyson, well, I killed it! The old Dyson that is. I have no doubt that I am the only person in the world that has actually killed a Dyson. So HERE in my new one! Yay! Honey, I promise not to kill this one! I once killed a brand new Hoover in less than one day! At least the old Dyson lasted nearly 5 years. Folks....Well worth the money spent on one of these puppies!
Last week there was a hole in this wall that has been there for at least ten years when the extension first started going up. There used to be a window there and I had a decorative blanket hanging there to cover it. Well, the other night, I just got fed up and since we had to use the hole to run the DirecTV cable through there and I realized I actually could see light coming through, I thought,"That is it!". And I sprayed insulation foam in every crack I could find and stuffed the wall with insulation, drug an old piece of drywall out from behind an equally as long hiding place and went outside in the garage in the dark with a flashlight, also in my pajamas to find drywall and screws and Steve and I screwed the drywall up. The next day, we got some mud and I mudded the whole wall and the following day after that I painted it to match the rest of the house. Finally. I know it's not perfect, but hell, it's better than a hole and it's got to help with the heating in here!