Wednesday, July 23, 2008


My cousin sent me this link. Most of the images have to do with VW production, but you have to check out the wooden bug. Also check out the images of VW storage tower. It's impressive. Those crazy Germans!

Yahoo news/vw

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

This post is long overdue. My poor father has been anxiously awaiting the public disclosure of all his hard work. After all, this home improvement project has been many months in the making. The planning phase started last fall. The physical work started around Mother's day. The project came to a screeching halt when my uncle, who was helping, came down with a case of tonsillitis. Six weeks later things were back up and running, but during the down time I became known as the girl that lives in the Tyvek house. Now, the bulk of the project is complete. I have new windows, new siding, insulated walls and the beginnings of kitchen pantry and small back deck.
I also have one proud, but tired father. I keep telling him he doesn't need to push himself so hard, but he actually enjoys it. He calls my place his "house in the South." Although he did tell me he's not coming back down for a while. (Translation: he needs a break.) I hope he knows how grateful I am. My little house is pretty again, and more energy efficient to boot. There is still more work to be done. The yard is still a bit of a mess from February's storms, but if there is one thing I'm learning is patience and the value of tackling things a little at a time.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Not my Binx!

A friend just sent me this article on the 10 most aggressive dog breeds. I disagree with the findings. My dog is more apt to lick you than bite you. Of course you probably don't want her to lick you considering she's knows to catch snakes and hold on the them in her mouth for up to 30 minutes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer Harvest!

I planted a good bit of my garden a little late this year, so this is my first harvest of the summer. Everything seems to be doing nicely, and I love the fresh summer vegetables.  I simply love being able to pick something and eat it that same day.  

Soon I hope to have tomatoes, peppers, beans, and melons.  In the mean time, I have plenty to keep me busy here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Breathing Easier

Finally, I seem to be getting over the sinus infection I've been plagued with for the better part of the week. I can actually sustain closed mouth breathing for more than 10 minutes.
Things are looking up around the house too. Yesterday, I came home to find one entire of side of my house completely clad in vinyl siding. Today, the back of the house was completed. Life is slowly returning to normal. Of course normal is a relative term especially when you discover that your kitchen sink now gurgles when you flush the toilet. sigh......(deep least I can now.)