Saturday, April 29, 2006
This shows the hand-hewn logs where they join. It's hard to imagine building one of these today, much less 150 years ago with the primitive tools they must have had.
The discoloration in the wood is from an old flat bed that had been leaning on the cabin for years.
I know I'll appreciate my nice, insulated house tonight!
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
There's me and the little dude (the BEST 3 year old kid - what a trooper!) in our "manager mobile" running around the park. Best part of the day? That had to be Mr. J seeing his surprise banner, which is the first one to open the display.
Thanks to all who showed up to help install this project today, and the rest of the photo club gang who helped work on this the past twelve months.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
For me, spring is not official until I've planned out my gardens for the year and planted a batch of flowers. I got in the car and made my first trek to the garden shop today.
Flowers, freshly turned soil, good music, sweet iced tea, my well-worn garden gloves, a plan, and I am more than ready to welcome sweet Spring.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
2. Identify historical photos - check
3. Lay out order of banner presentation - check
4. Prepare brochure for banner display - check
That doesn't look like a very big list for something that kept me busy for eight hours today. It's good to have it all done though. I'm picking up the actual printed banners tomorrow. How exciting! Can't wait to see them in something other than thumbnail size!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
I was sad going to bed last night. For the first time in 26 years I wasn't up until the wee hours making baskets and hiding eggs. However....this morning I was awakened at 8am by a phone call from the college boy asking what kind of coffee we wanted. What? He was on his way home to go to church with us and was bringing coffee - which he paid for with his OWN money! It was a very nice start to what would be a very nice day.
So off to church we went (had to sit with the choir because G. drove - but, hey, at least we had seats). Then off to my sister's house. Here's a little bit of the day. I'll probably have to break this into two separate postcards so S&T can see the highlights, but the "great egg hunt" was the highlight - well, one of them anyway.....there was the part about C. putting out the silverware basket filled with coffee stirrers. LOL!
Great job as the tall EB, Mr. E. Next year remember to change your shoes. The little ones are getting smart.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Can anyone tell me how to type a reference to the html s?
Happy Hump Day!
Monday, April 10, 2006
|Your Brain's Pattern|
Next time someone points out that it was "MY" idea I'll have to show them this. All true except for the quiet around others part
Saturday, April 08, 2006
I got to see the first banner on Thursday and it looked as good as I imagined it would.
Thanks again to all who came out to help!
ps - don't you just love the chocolate color?
Friday, April 07, 2006
She is so much FUN and so down to earth and she TEACHES to the point that you don't want the class to end. I was so glad to have met her and experience her "aura" .........come back to St. Louis soon, Donna!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Just two days ago I was laughing at the very descriptive email from my good friend telling of her escapdes chasing the birds away from building a nest on the deck of her hot tub. (She doesn't exactly call them her "feathered friends" and I'll leave it at that).
So, here you are LAB. Tonight's postcard is for you. Enjoy the last laugh. It's on me.
Monday, April 03, 2006
If I didn't have so much on my mind I would remember where I recently came across this quote, but I jotted it down because it was one I wanted to pass along to my kids. Then I decided to give them a visual to go along with it (and maybe gain some sympathy so they would help me).
I've been working on this big project for the Sesquicentennial (that's 150 years) celebration of our city since last April. My photo club has been out shooting "life in our town" photos to put on these 3' x 5' banners to display in the parks this year, to mix in with some historical shots we are fortunate enough to have. FINALLY it is all coming together. The permits have been obtained, money has been raised, the photos have been edited, the computer files have been completed, two tons of posts are resting in the hands of the parks department, the banners are being printed as of today. It's taken a lot of work and a lot of people have helped out with this. The next step is to get all the banner poles sanded, primed, and painted. Got them to a borrowed warehouse - all 1280 feet of them - so we are almost there. When this is completed and on display it will be a site to see.
SO......I just thought that quote was appropriate for the postcard tonight. How satisified and happy I will be to see this goal become a reality at the end of the month. Stay tuned.......I might just drop you a postcard of the finished display.