The old house is getting a new roof. It was getting to be time to be done , whether we sell it or not it. I think it will be better to have a good looking set of shingles on top. Our pastor friend wants us to turn it into a museum of history but I just smile at him and shake my head no.
A paint job will be next on the agenda once all the siding is ready to be painted. I am having to do some fixing of some bad, worn our siding before I think about calling the painters. I am running into some trim work that I have to get done while the shingle guy works on the other side. It will be nice to have the exterior all caught up in appearance and then we can focus on the insides a little bit.
My wife's studio is up and working well for her. She does think it is a better fit for her than the one at the old house. The flooring is great for quick cleanup and the double windows seem to be adequate for good natural lighting. An artist always has a couple of lamps hanging around over the drawing table anyway.
My parents loved having New Guinea impatient plants in a hanging planter every summer. I bought one for the memory of them. I found a quality of clay pots in the basement that had paint on them. I see it is popular to show off antique clay pots so I had to join in with the fad. They are kind of neat but I would not pay big bucks for them just because they were old and painted. This New Guinea has to be watered every single day. If I miss one day I have to take three days to get it back to looking good again. They wilt down in the hots sun so easily. I think my parents hung their impatient planter under an eave of the house so it was always in shade and close to the garden hoses.
Swaziland is the country in Africa in which they are working for Childern's Cup Missionary. Jerry and Karen have been there for ten years now and will return for another year in a few weeks. One of the gifts that they gave us it this wonderful wooden bowl. It has some zebra graphics inside of it, decoupaged I think. Things like this ware made and sold to help with the people of the county who need work. One time they gave us a hand carved lion, made out of native wood that I could not recognize.
Thank you for stopping by today. It is Friday and I am ready to take some time off for a change