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  • A house….is full of projects. I mean, they are good projects and I love my house, but sometimes it seems never ending. The lists had been compiling in my head for long enough that today I sat down and wrote out everything we still needed to finish, such as the laundry room which is 90% completed.

    I wrote the other day about Chris’ dock building adventure and he got a lot more accomplished today.

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    deck4

    Now we can walk out over the pond!!

    viewhouse

    viewnorth
    Looking north into the pond, towards the creek.

    viewsouth
    And south towards the dam and the entrance to our neighborhood.

    It’s so cool! I went out and I told Chris I could envision a lot of napping going on out there. We wondered how long it would be before the ferals figured out they could walk out there and sun themselves. I’m guessing it won’t be too long!

    picnictable

    Here was a small project Chris finished in November. I’d been wanting a picnic table to eat and sit at, and it was placed under the mulberry tree. The table is reminiscent of tables we saw on the AT and FT, hence the carvings.

    painting

    Yes, I am still working on that corner cabinet. It took for-ev-er but I’m finally painting it. What you see pink is going to be pink and the rest will be white. I’m ready for it to be done and in my studio as I have items lingering around the room that need to be stored on it. Plus, Chris is tired of it being on our porch!

    The bags of leaves came from my parents, Chris’ mom, and someone in her neighborhood. We drove home from DFW with about 15 bags of leaves in the back of Chris’ truck, all destinated for the compost bin. I spied another four or five bags in our neighborhood, something of a rarity because folks don’t really bag their leaves on large lots here, but we’ll probably scout out other neighborhoods towards ‘town’ to stock up for spring. We’ll be emptying one side of the bin in March and will need to replenish it with leaves for fall.

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    One of the smaller projects on hand was hanging a chandelier from a tree down by the dock. Old, rustic chandeliers are shabby-chic and we have a plant nursery we like to go with several hanging from her trees on the property. Chris expressed interest in getting one and so we’ve been looking out at antique stores. The only problem is those all seem to be quite overpriced and/or not the style we needed. Cue, Ebay. This one was slightly damaged (bent) but otherwise perfect for our needs and Chris got it for really cheap. Now, it’s hanging by the dock!

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    We will be able to pull it down to put actual candles on it when we want some ambience down by the dock this summer.

    Lots of projects around here, but they are just making the place even more cozy!

    Oh yeah…Sprout Dispatch is emerging from hibernation tomorrow! Come and see what we’ve been up to!

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    4 Comments

    1. Beegirl says:

      That dock is awesome! Of course I love the carvings.. Hope you had a nice holiday!

    2. Francine says:

      Love that dock, and the chandelier! That’s going to be so cool in the summer. We’ve got a never-ending list as well. The joys of homeownership!

    3. Patrice says:

      Okay, it just keeps getting better and better!! Kudos again. Love the carvings in the picnic table!

    4. chel says:

      your property is dreamy- seriously. That’s just so cool that you have the little dock and the I can just imagine the candles in that chandelier. As much as I love where I live (backing up to the bay), the lack of property is a challenge, for sure.

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