In between eating Peeps, watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy on TBS (which I had never seen before – loved it!), and singing at church with my favorite group of ladies this glorious Easter weekend, I did make a little progress on projects around the house.
The wind blew about 90 mph Friday and Saturday, so yesterday was the day I ventured outdoors to start some new seeds. I picked up packages of zinnia and gaillardia seeds to start in Jiffy-strips. I also decided to try another round of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers using this method, rather than the peat pots…I’m curious about which method works better.
Despite his anti-social-ness, Corky always comes around whenever I take pictures. I think deep down he loves being the center of attention.
I came across this container when we were helping Jon’s grandparents clean out the shop last weekend. I think it could be a neat container for flowers on the porch this year. I think I’ll have to drill a couple of holes for drainage, but it’s worth a shot.
So, the headboard project. A few of the boards are unusual sizes. Jon said we could find them in the old house, but they’d be full of nails. At first I was ok with that, because I thought it would look even more distressed and cool. But then I thought about having to pull all the nails out of the lumber, and that wasn’t so appealing to me. So it came to pass that I decided to buy lumber. It cost me $52 for all the lumber, which I thought was pretty reasonable.
Over Jon’s lunch hour on Saturday he measured out all the pieces for me and I got all the boards cut. Then I realized that I didn’t have the right size nails for the nail gun AND I was short a board…so that put the project on hold. Sheesh. So the boards are ready and waiting for the next step, which Jon insists I let him help with. I tried to explain that I have mad skills using a nail gun since I built bird feeders for a living when I was in college, but he is having none of that. I am secretly relieved by his insistence to help because I do get a little distracted sometimes. 🙂 I’ll be getting the nails and the extra board today, so hopefully we can make some progress on it this week. So thus far, this is all I have to show for my project:
(Please excuse the mess in the background, which is Jon’s project…finishing our basement. That’s a project for a whole other blog.)
I also woke up to see this note from Jon in our bathroom on Sunday morning:
I’m a little relieved that I get to handle the gardening and cooking and cleaning and that Jon gets to handle the plumbing.
And that sums up Easter weekend at the cozy house.