We are having friends up for Independence Day and Ed has a list of things he wants to get done before the big day. As usual he's having to work around the weather to get them done.
At the top of the list is the cement walkways around the house. We're still fighting a losing battle with the sand that was used to backfill the basement walls. Between three cats, one dog and two people that's a lot of grit tracked into the house onto the new floors. Ed and I change our shoes at the back door, but we don't seem to be able to impress the animals with the importance of this little step.
I think Ed owns more forming stakes than most contractors. Every time we do a project, we need ten more.
The year we bought this place, 2005, I bought a cedar porch swing. There was a pergola off the dining room door of the double-wide and the swing fit perfectly between the posts. I was pretty good at remembering to bring the swing in during the winter. Once the double-wide was gone and during construction, there was so much stuff in the garage the swing never made it inside.
There is just something so restful about a porch swing. They even look contented.
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