Monday, March 29, 2010

Call me crazy!

I've decided to blog the daily April blog.
I need one more thing to do.
Actually, I seem to have more time these days and can enjoy spending my time working on the computer. I'm getting all my photo stuff organized and learning my photo editing software. I can do all the basics, but I want to understand more about the more complicated tasks in my programs. I am also working on learning more about the other programs I want to master, like Excel and video editing. I have some projects I want to do for people and I want to know all the features I have available to me.
I'm excited about the response to some of my photo artwork and hope to move forward in that area. I'm also looking forward to spring so I can get upstairs and get my studio set up and running. I have a lot to do that has to wait until nicer weather, so I'm trying to get all this preliminary stuff done while it's still too cold and wet to get to the nitty-gritty of what needs to be done out there.
Ok...I need to go make myself some lunch and don't want to rush it like I usually do. It's my Friday! Can't wait for my weekend. I have finally decided where the laundry room is going and can now begin the process of getting the rest of the areas done. I have to get an estimate for the support beam that needs replacing before I can build the walls, but in the meantime I am finally going to REALLY paint the living room ceiling and hopefully will have time to do the walls, too.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

April is almost here.

I'm thinking about blogging daily in April. I don't know what the theme will be yet. Not that it matters, because we don't have to stick to it anyway. I'm just saying. I might want to blog daily in April. That's all I have. Here's a few of my favorites of the 217 photos I took yesterday.
Well, I guess it's not a few. It's thirteen. So just pretend I'm still doing Thursday Thirteen and this is for that.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

What Logan and I did today.

What I did today.

I put down my first set of stone borders that will be next to the driveway. I decided I didn't want my stone retaining walls to be perfectly even and perfectly level. I have looked at hundreds of examples around town from perfectly level (using a level to install) to haphazardly thrown around a tree. I am not down for a perfectly manicured lawn with perfect borders. My yard will always be lived in, just like my house. I like things to look more natural. I have decided to go with the middle of the road and used eye leveling. I also went with some of the natural dips and curves. I did use sand to help with what leveling I did do. I'm happy with the results so far.

The big view.

Before I put the flower pots on the edge.

Side view.

My new tulips are starting to open.

A pretty little mixed bulb pot.

Showing the next area I have to tackle.

What Logan did today.

Dragging his tractor through the mud.

Trying to get past Isaac onto the road.

Slosh, slosh, slosh!

Driving through the puddles.

Falling off. (he did this several times).

Checking how dirty his hand got when he fell.

Picking up a rock.

Examining the rock.