Tuesday, September 9

it's a beautiful day in our neighborhood















Or it will be a beautiful day, once we get this stuff on our house. I'm sure our neighbors will shout gleefully, maybe even from their rooftops. We decided to go with Cypress Green siding and white trim. I couldn't be more thrilled, as you can see by the oh-so-flattering no-makeup-and-it's-been-a-long-day photo. Not sure if you can get an accurate idea of the actual color with this picture, but it's kind of a medium sage.

I also had a little "he-woman" time today as I ripped down some pieces of our previous siding. I always feel "so" powerful when I use manly tools like a hammer to accomplish something like that. It almost makes me feel like grunting victoriously. (go ahead and laugh...)

As a side note, I canned 6 quarts and 8 pints of pintos today. Just for the record, the smell does not stay in the jars. Needless to say, the house is airing out. For the weather IS beautiful today. Very much. I love this autumnal preview.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey - I made pinto beans today too:). I do them in the crockpot and freeze them. I'd like to can one of these days but I have no canning supplies.

I'm glad that your siding came in. I LOVE sage green. The finished product will look really nice.

I'm really good at demolition also:). My husband is very precise and good at the constructing part. I excel at messing stuff up - it IS rather fun isn't it?

Alicia said...

You were productive today, lady! Wish I would have made pintos today too. I feel so left out . . .

LOVELY siding! Yay!

Carrie said...

Hooray for siding!! I think the color combination will be really nice. Alas for us . . . we've had our siding for over 2 YEARS and only one side of our house is finished! My hubby is always busy working on other people's projects or other more important projects for us, and so far hasn't had time to tackle the rest of the siding. So we have a mostly Tyvek house. We are hoping to have time to get the rest of it done before winter. We'll see!! At least we don't have any close neighbors so no one is really bothered by it. Tyvek houses are fairly common in rural NH. :)

And I love your baby carrier! Did you make it? It looks really comfy and the print is beautiful!

Can't wait to see photos of the finished siding!

LMLogan said...

you truly are superwoman!! how do you do it?? the siding looks awesome!! can't wait to see the finished product!! oh and what do you do w/ canned pinto beans?

Stephens said...

Love the color of the siding! Hmmm, it reminds me of a kitchen I once knew. . . :-)

I am really going to miss Fall in MI!!! You'll have to send me pics of the beautiful colors. We've been hangin' around 100 degrees here in sunny SoCal.

Give Aaron a big squeeze for me. He looks so huggable in that pic. Oh, I wish I could give you all a big squeeze. Have a big family hug for me! ha ha Miss you, friend.

Mary Ann said...

Congrats on your siding! I am in the process of home renovation, too although all of my work is inside. I had some major he-woman moments last night as I was working hard with a hammer & crow bar (is that how you spell it?). Anyway, I totally understand that feeling of strength & power ;-)

Life in Lewisburg said...

I never thought to can pinto's what an idea.
I'm busy canning pear and applesauce. So far I've canned 14 quarts and 28 pints. I still have five 5 gallon on the back porch to get to. Applesauce doesn't have the smell of pinto's thank goodness.

Rosemary and Dale said...

It's going to look GREAT!! I LOVE working on projects like that. Wish I could help!!! When we replaced our siding, I was out there with my neat battery operated Black & Decker handheld saw, helping with removal of the old, measuring and hammering on the new. It just blew my father-in-law away!!! He talked about it for years... guess that he just wasn't used to 'lady carpenters' ... it was great fun!!!

Julia said...

Now I must Must MUST come see you for Thanksgiving this year . . . to see you, and your babies, and your house, and to share pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin dip and chocolate pie and a freezing cold morning waiting outside the mall for a $10 gift card!

Roselyn Withem said...

Pictures please! Joining the renovators can make you break a sweat, but it gives you a whole different sense of care for your house.