Monday, October 27, 2008

Ready to Head South

Brrrrr. It’s in the 30s here this morning. A few degrees above freezing, but still pretty cold, especially considering the wind that’s along for the ride. And tonight … it’s going down to 30. Yep, it’s definitely time to break out the flannel PJs, something Jayne over at Dainty Digs already managed to do.

Summer is on a plane for the border and Ol’ Man Winter is starting to unpack.

Just in time, I finished my brickwork on Saturday and yesterday I filled in several joints with mortar along both the porch and walkway. That was something of a challenge with the occasional wind gusts. Also yesterday I drained the hose. This was not on my list from Friday but sure should have been. And since we made it through the season using just one hose and not two like normal, it was a much easier job. The mother helped me raise it up and down, snaking any water in the middle toward an exit at either end, and then helped keep it straightened out while I rolled it onto the hosewinder.

I also got up a few pieces of bric-a-brac the mother wanted up on the back of the house as well as a new thing for the shed.

In between, I managed to snap a few pictures of my brick handiwork. It isn’t pretty, but it’s done.

And I also grabbed a shot of Ladybird who, almost a week later during which she got rained on more than once, still seems to be holding her shine.


Anonymous said...

Though I haven't had time to comment, I did get all caught up reading your blog! Back to regular life now for me.

As for the weather, I know someone who would love a winter visit. When you get tired of the cold let me know! :)

Vicki said...

That's one of my favorite words, DONE!

You're telling me that car isn't new!?!? It looks amazing!

NV said...

kspin -- Aw, that's very sweet! And who knows? I may hit the southwest one of these days.

Vicki -- LOVE that word. May well be my favorite four-letter word. And thanks! I think she looks pretty d*mn good. :-)

CD said...

I can't believe this is the same car that hauled gravel, wood, fencing and all of your other assorted supplies. The car looks beautiful. I bet she's excited that it's winter. She can retire for the winter and the Ladybird can become a snowbird!

NV said...

CD -- Thanks! Yep, it's the same beast. She did come out lookin' pretty good. ;-)

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