I love a Saturday when we can stay at home and work on some of our projects!
Louis Dean bought a super fancy printer months ago!!
He asked me to help him hook it up and we have both been dreading this project every bit as much as we have been looking forward to using this wonderful new printer!
FINALLY, after our morning coffee and reading, we tackled it!
In less than an hour - it was up and running!!!
Since neither one of us are computer/tech savvy - we were pretty proud of ourselves!!!!
From that we moved on to our gazebo!!!
Louis Dean posed for a photo and after I took the pic - I noticed he had turned the instructions upside down!!!
He worked at this all afternoon and evening long!
Step by step - he made progress!
Since he was working so hard and needed energy to keep at it -
I made him a special meatloaf just like the ones his beloved Ellen used to make.
He loves the meatloaf that 'makes its own gravy!'
That means GREASY!!!
Apparently it did the trick because he worked and worked!
He got the frame up and then used his little hatchet to chop off the lower leafy parts of the old elm tree since this gazebo is a bit higher than the previous ones!
He was hoping to get the canopy up but his strength played out before he could do it.
Not even that greasy meatloaf could get anything else out of him.
Not bad for a soon to be 80 year old guy!!!
He IS my hero!!!
We took lots of tea breaks and I helped him some but he can do a job that usually requires two people all by himself using his ingenuity!
So what was I doing while he was working outside?
Cleaning and cooking!
Louis Dean and I are taking Sunday Dinner over to Quadville tomorrow and I admit to feeling and acting like a little old grandmother today. First of all, I looked frumpy since I only combed my hair back and wore my oldest grungy clothes. No make up. Only earrings that looked ridiculous since I did look so plain! Anyway, I mixed up the meat loaf for Louis Dean while I was stewing some chickens which I used for chicken and dressing. I also made a batch of company mashed potatoes and for dessert I fixed strawberry/banana Jello!!! Grandmother food!!!!
I have Hawaiian Dinner Rolls, a broccoli and kale slaw salad, and may pick up a tub of ice cream on our way over and that will be Sunday dinner!!!
I love a clean house and mine is rather high maintenance since we keep the doors open to all the dust and dirt in the air. I stay busy all the time just keeping it all clean. Actually, it is never ALL clean! Not at the same time, anyway!!! Today I cleaned the den from top to bottom and the foyer, living room and kitchen.
The Alaskan Bush People will be back on the Discovery Channel Friday night so they have been running back episodes all day long. I have kept the TV on ALL DAY LONG and popped in and out to see parts of the shows.
So that's it for our Saturday!!!
If you could see me now you would laugh!!!
I am coloring my hair and, as my youngest son, Benjamin, once told me - I look like Golem from The Lord of the Rings! I did NOT include a pic because that would just be all sorts of WRONG!!!!
I will rinse off and shower before Louis Dean and I end our evening with a glass of wine and a bit of the Discovery channel's Alaskan Bush People!!!