Louis Dean and I are trying to 'lay low' as we say for the next three days.
We are not good at it but we try.
Yesterday afternoon LD did a lot of work digging a ditch for the conduit and shoveling the dirt back working so hard that he totally overdid it!! No wonder he had a restless night with aching numb arms.
We both slept late and after having coffee and devotionals in the gazebo - we both went back to bed at noon for naps!
This is the new coffee cup Summer gave Louis Dean on Sunday.
He absolutely LOVES it!!!
It's called 'Lord of the Plains' by Pendleton.
Since he is a registered card carrying member of the Northern Arkansas Missouri Cherokee Tribe - it was extra special even though the cup depicts the Blackfeet Nation and was designed by Blackfeet artist Terrance Guardipee.
Men are so funny! He LOVES this cup and yet refuses to use it! He says it is for DISPLAY!
I can't argue with him about it because last year someone gave him a coffee cup with musical notes on it. He wanted to 'save' it and I urged him to use it! The very first time he poured coffee in it cracked!! So display it is!
He showed me the very first blooms of the trumpet vine this morning!
We planted it last fall in front of the unsightly telephone pole.
Now that pole is LEANING and I hope if and when it gets replaced, I can salvage my trumpet vine.
It's so funny how the geckos are loving this new gazebo!!
They liked our first one but didn't frequent the second one.
Hard to believe we are now in our THIRD one!!
We are so easy!
While Louis Dean puttered and moved things around in the 'Sanford and Son' area,
I decided to swipe a little chalk paint around.
The legs on this table were already white so I like the Grey Linen color I used to streak them.
I painted the top solid in Grey Linen and then sanded and swiped white over it. Not happy with it but I can repaint it white later! and LEAVE it white!
Our rockers from the Cracker Barrel were our anniversary presents to each other several years ago.
They were looking a bit 'distressed' so I decided to go ahead and distress them some more!
I like it!
Louis Dean was rummaging around in the back yard and found all these glass blocks he bought at a garage sale thinking I would use them for crafts. They were stored in an old tool box/ gas tank he had for his diesel truck. He emptied it and then rolled it on pipes to its new location using a technique he saw on The Alaskan Bush People last week! He already knew how to do this but the reminder helped! He will be using these blocks in a walkway beside the gazebo.
He already put one in by the back pond and it has held up very nicely!
This is our gazebo as seen in the daylight!!
We use it night and day.
Morning coffee and evening wine.
This is tonight's blog spot!
Tonight's dinner served in the gazebo!
I think it's time to turn out the lights and call this one a day!