Tag Archives: Thunder And Lightning

Project

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This is the big project we have been working on all week.  The first year we lived here we enclosed the front porch with glass.  Hubby had gotten these glass doors free from a job site years before.  This porch stayed wet all the time.  So he took the glass doors out of their frames and framed them up on the porch.  We love this this area.  All winter it is used for coffee drinking, book reading.  In the summer, it is a favorite spot to sit and look at the stars, the lightning bugs, summer storms.   It is a well used porch.  However, this winter we discovered a problem.  The wood underneath the porch had rotted so badly the windows were falling down.  Not good.  So Hubby decided we had to fix this before it became a disaster. 

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First step was to remove the glass.  In this picture, he has already replaced some of the rotten wood but you can still see some of it.  We had to jack the porch up and put new wood under it.  We also had to replace some of the wood flooring.

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This was our attempt to keep the cats out. LOL  As you can guess, it did not work but it did keep the rain out which was our real objective.  We had a lot of rain Wednesday evening.  Lots of wind, thunder and lightning but the porch, Praise the Lord, stayed dry. 

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We now have all the posts replaced and the 3 big panes of glass back in.  We will be working on the last section today and then hopefully start replacing the trim.  He wants to cover  the front boards with metal.  This will keep the weather from doing too much damage.  He had to work alone yesterday as the girls and I had to go to Roanoke for a dentist appointment and other errands.   Hopefully we will get most of it finished today.  Rain is in the forecast for the weekend.  We are still working on our surprise project.  We just had to stop working on it to get this finished.  Priorities, you know.   I’ll try to have more pictures to show you all tomorrow.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

The Cost of Berry Picking

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I decided yesterday to pick some more gooseberries and make a gooseberry cobbler.  I had never made this before.  It turned out very good.  Tasted a lot like cherry cobbler.  The recipe I used is:

1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp almond extract, 1/2 cup water, 4 cups gooseberries.  Melt butter in 9X13 baking dish.  Combine sugar and flour.  Mix almond extract and water and add to sugar mixture; add berries.  Pour into pan.  TOPPING:  1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp oil, 1 egg-mix ingredients until crumbly.  Put on top of berry mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 40 min.  I think this would work with just about any fruit.

  Somehow during my picking I managed to get too close to a wasp.   Not good!   I also made my own tortillas yesterday for supper.  Another first.  They were really good and not too hard to make.   I think I would try them again. 

We got a little rain last night.  Lots and lots of thunder and lightning.  I could have done without the thunder and lightning but we really need rain.  Hopefully we will get more this weekend.   The garden and yard really need a drink.  Jess and family will be coming up tomorrow for a little visit.  I can hardly wait to see them.  I know Sam has grown so much already and Daniel seems to grow up more each time I see him.  Family is such a blessing from God.

Bible study today so I need to start getting ready.  Take care and God bless.