Hallways: Getting Bogged Down

April 21, 2012

I know you must weary of me whining about the wallpapering taking so long, but I finally figured out why it's dragging on...and on...and on!  See that picture?  You probably think that's the Three Stooges huh?  Well, that's what wallpapering at 173 looks like.  Yes, it is the Three Stooges, but it's a striking resemblance!

In the first post of the year I made a brief list of projects I wanted to get done this year.  Working on the hallways and stairs was on the list, but it's taking much, much longer to get done than I anticipated.  Back in late January I got started on stripping paint on the front porch, but I put that on hold because I really, truly thought I could wallpaper the hallways and stairwell in a weekend or two.  So about a month-and-a-half later, and after a few pieces went up today - we're still not done!  AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!  But it's coming.  When the whole thing is done there's going to be a HUGE celebratory post!  In the meantime, I'll continue to post about plants, and flowers, and maybe even the ice cream truck- who knows!

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

UPDATE:  The wallpapering finally does get done - in 2018!

Spring Is In The Air!

April 17, 2012

Spring is definitely here!  Actually, today felt more like summer with temperatures in the 90's - and that's in Upstate New York!  Stuff around the yard is blooming like crazy!  As I pointed out in my last post, the Rhododendrons are in full bloom:
Then I posted a shot of last year's tulips.  Here they are this year!
Here's the Weigela (sure hope I spelled it right!)...
And here are the Lilacs. They aren't in bloom yet, but I love the neighbor's flowering tree in the background. Maybe a Locust tree?
I'll post some more as the season develops, and yes - the wallpaper is still going up.  This seems the eeeeeeennnnnnnddddddllllllleeeeeesssssss project!

Happy Easter (and still wallpapering)

April 7, 2012

Happy Easter everyone!  And happy spring!  Of course it seems as though spring has been here almost since November (we didn't have much of a winter), but now it's really spring!  I love the rhododendrons next to the car port, but they sure don't last long.  The forsythia's in bloom and the lilacs are only a couple weeks away!

I'm afraid this will be the year the honeysuckle will need to come down, it's getting pretty old and scraggly, so I suppose it's time for a new honeysuckle to go in.  I don't think honeysuckle had anything to do with Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer, but it always makes me think of reading those books when I was a kid.  Hmm, might be a good summer to pull one of them out!

The tulips are almost there...here's a pic from last year, I add it here just because I like the picture:

Anyway, as I troll around the yard I think of all the things I want to get done out there, but I'm still in the midst of this:

Yup, that's a banquet table set up on the front porch.  It's just the easiest way to stay "set up" to get this wallpapering project done.  And done is what I want it!

Hope everyone has a great Easter!

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