Saturday, May 29, 2010

Patio progress.:)





Here are some progress pics of Jim's work on our patio. The pics are not in the correct order...but you get the idea..right?:) It is a lot of hard work and is taking a while to complete...because he is only working on it in his free time.This week the weather is rainy..so where all that Georgia clay is in the pics....there's muddy water.:( It will be soo nice when it is finished. Like they say..you have to mess up to fix up sometimes.:)
The best way I can explain the pattern is almost like a puzzle.He makes random designs with the lumber and then pours the concrete in and finishes it.Let's it almost set up..then brushes it with a paint brush to smoothe it out.Then he takes all of the lumber strips off and lays out another random design next to the finished one...etc.. That is what takes so long.:)
I should take a pic of all the mud now.LOL We have tried to take Freedom out the front door instead of the back. You should see my carpet now.Well..maybe not.hehe

Thanks for stopping by.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Patio,:)

Preparing the ground for the patio.

Laying out the site for a concrete border.

Jim working on the steps going to and from the side yard.

Jim made the border around the plants first. Then he laid out the other border for the patio.He used redi mix concrete. Three dollars a bag and mixed them ..one bag at a time in a wheel barrel.Then filled the border with the mix.When it was almost set up..he then cut the marks to make it look like bricks and brushed the top with a brush to finish the look he was after. He plans to make concrete stones for a design on the flooring.Something like slate. He will do a few at a time because he has to lay them out with the wood first and then fill them with the concrete ..etc.The round stepping stones in the pic won't be there when he is done.:) It looks like a mess right now..but it will look wonderful and be so nice for when we let Freedom out.She won't be bringing as much red clay into the house and turning our grayish blue carpet ..orange.YAY!! :) When he is done we will pressure wash the house too cause it is really needing it.Can you tell?hehe
Well..this is as far as we have gotten..well I should say..Jim has .hehe More to come as it goes.:)

Thanks for looking.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

I just wanted to wish all my friends a Happy Mother's Day! Hope your day is everything you expected it to be and MORE.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Mama got a new cat.How CUTE!!:)

Isn't she CUTE??:) Her name is Sadie....and she is six years old. A co-worker of Christy's told Christy that her Aunt was moving and needed a home for her cat. It has been declawed (OUCH!!),spayed, and is litter trained...and they said she is sweet. Mama said she comes up to her and wants to be petted and has slept in Mama's bed the last two nights...purring.She is still a little skittish of being somewhere new with someone new and hasn't ....so far...let Mama hold her.That will prolly take a little time.:)
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  • Thanks for looking.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda