Thursday, April 30, 2020

Another Walk!

Good Morning!

The sun came back out yesterday around lunchtime and it had gotten warmer - in the 60's!  So despite the stiff breeze, I went out after lunch to walk.  This time I went back to Oaks and the Perkiomen Trail.  Luckily it didn't stink this time!  There were a lot of people out enjoying the path, but again everyone kept their distance.  The bluebells are pretty much gone by now, but there were some other pretty wildflowers.

It was a little chilly when I started - but, the parking lot is by an open field.  Once on the trail there is a little bit of protection from the wind by the trees.  I walked for about 40 minutes and then turned around to go back to my car.  At one point I went down by the water (there was a little path off the trail) and when I turned around I saw this:

Not visible from the trail - at least I didn't see it.  I believe it is an abandoned Heron's nest!  Abandoned as there were holes in the bottom and just pretty much in shabby shape.  But, still so cool!

So glad I did get out for a walk as rain is in the forecast today and it is grey, grey, grey (again).

I managed to make another Granny Square yesterday afternoon (a slow work day!):

The orange border is Make Do yarn from Vicki and it is pure delight to use.  If you have not been fortunate enough to knit with her yarn I recommend you try to get some (you can still get a skein or two through Ali's coffee shop).  I actually have a new skein coming to me!! 

A friend sent me this next one via email and it just cracked me up:

LOL  OK, that's all I've got for today.  It's Thursday (in case you've lost track) and that means I have a bunch of financial reports to run this morning.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Unraveled Wednesday 4/29/20 and a Walk

Good Morning All!

How are we already at the end of April?  As many have already noted, the months seem to be speeding by.  The days are so often all alike and yet all of a sudden a full month is gone!  It's that "Oddball Effect" that Kym mentioned on Monday.  Weird stuff.

So here we are at the last Unraveled Wednesday for April 2020.  A little progress was made on the Tutti Fruitti sock for my SIL.

The heel is not quite the HOT pink I had envisioned...but I seem to be out of that and this Mad Tosh yarn in the colorway "Coquette" seems to work well enough.  A bit more to knit on the foot and then I will add in the green for the toe area. 

And, I've been making my Granny Squares.  I'm up to 8 now!

I really am enjoying these.  Sometimes I think about the color and a lot of times I just stick my hand into the basket where all my bits and bobs are and see what comes out!  The colors for #9 are in a bowl waiting for me to pick up my crochet hook.  Maybe today.

On the reading front, I believe I finally am into a book that I will finish AND enjoy!!  LOL  My reading slump has gone on for so long and I've been so distracted.  I do love memoirs, and finally picked up Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes.  I loved "Under the Tuscan Sun" (the book...I didn't really like the movie) and this continues their story of their second home in Tuscany.  So far, so good and I'm about 100 pages into it.

Head on over to Kat's to see her gorgeous knitting and also see what others are making and reading.

Meanwhile, yesterday turned out to be an unexpected day of SUNSHINE!!!  So, after lunch I headed over to the towpath for a much needed walk.  It was a little busy but everyone kept their distance.  There were people in kayaks, walkers, runners, bikers and a bit of wildlife.  Turtles were everywhere basking in the sun (some are SO big!!):

Some cute ducks by the side of the trail and then a family of geese out for a little swim.

On my way back a gorgeous cormorant flew from the river to the canal and landed nearby:

When I got home, Fletch was mowing the yard which desperately needed it.  When he was finished I walked around a bit.  First up our redbud which is so gorgeous this year:

And our arbor looks so pretty.  This is sort of at the end of our back yard and at the entrance to our woods.  We do have a (very young - not visible here) forsythia trained around part of it and a wild rose also.

The garden is really coming to life.  Lettuce is abundant and the rhubarb leaves are already the size of dinner plates!

And lastly...out front I came across this...near the front door....

A segmented spider egg case.  Yuck!  But, it is interesting and I had never seen one before.  Ironically Colin had taken a picture of one at his house the other day and sent it to Fletch to see if he knew what it was.  And then I find this!

Well, if you've read through all this, thanks for sticking with me.  I was just so happy to be able to spend time (comfortably) outside yesterday!  Today seems to be a mix of sun and clouds.  There is a flood watch for our area, but I don't see a strong likelihood of rain in the forecast.  Who knows?

Hope your Wednesday is a good one!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Random Tuesday

Hello All,

How are you?  Yesterday was so gray - until 5:00 in the afternoon that is.  Then the sun came out.  Today looks like it might be a bit brighter.  I've got a bit of work I need to do, but perhaps I'll be able to fit in a walk.  Here's hoping.

Last night I ended up going grocery shopping.  I just needed to get out of the house and I was betting the stores would not be crowded.  They were not!  I was able to get everything at the first store I went to except for flour, sugar, mushrooms (which they had, but not the ones I wanted), angel hair pasta.  So I went to the second store which was just about fully stocked with flour and sugar; had the mushrooms I wanted, etc.  Neither store had TP or tissues.  Luckily we are ok with those items for the moment.  It was good to get out!

Meanwhile, Fletch finished up the 2nd folding bench yesterday.

I love the legs on these benches (and the fact that they fold up flat against the underside of the bench for storage).  The spot on the one on the right is where oil did not soak in.  Fletch will re-sand that section and re-oil which should do the trick.  Love the two tones of the wood.  Next up are benches and a table for Colin & Mailing.  Despite the fact that the legs on our table are rotting from the bottom and it needs to be propped up...Fletch says it will last forever and no need to replace right now.  Gggrrrrrrrrr.  We do see things differently, that man and I.  The window box sitting on the table, by the way, has radish seeds in it which are coming up so nicely.

See how green our grass is?   So much rain will do that.

The table and benches are sitting underneath our apple tree which, apparently is doing much better than it did last year (last year no blooms, no apples).  This first shot of some buds was taken a week or so back.

(That may have been the last time we had a blue sky too).  Buds all over!  And leaves!!

This morning I stepped out on our patio and took a picture of the same area of the tree:

Hard to see in the little pic, but if you click to enlarge, you will see the buds are opening (dark pink as buds, pale pink to white when open).  And even more leaves!!  Maybe we'll get apples this year.

Yesterday was fairly busy work-wise, but I managed to finish up the one Granny Square I had started and make another one too!  I'm now up to 8 completed.  When I was awake in the middle of the night I was thinking of/deciding which colors to use on the next square...really, I would have rather slept better, but whatever....

Well, I'd best get to work so that if the day remains rain-free (and warms up - it is currently still in the 30's), I'll be able to get out for a walk.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday Miscellaneous Things

Good Morning!

How are you?  How was your weekend?

My weekend was good.  I did end up working yesterday and even a bit last night. I've said, I'm thankful to be employed.  I did receive an e-mail on Friday indicating that they are looking - tentatively - at reopening our office June 1st.  But, a staggered opening in that some folks will come in Mondays and Wednesdays, others will come in Tuesdays and Thursdays, and everyone will work 3 days a week at home.  My time will be flexible - depending on what Bill, Kevin & Bruce need.  No guarantee that's when the office will re-open, but at least plans are starting to be made.  We do have FY 2021 budget reviews planned for the last week of May, so if they are in-person I will be in the office at that time.  No decision yet on whether those reviews will be in person or remote.

It's taken awhile, but I think this damp, raw weather we've been having...and continue to finally getting to me.  Plus, I realized last night that this is the week Fletch and I were supposed to be on our Spring camping trip which obviously is not happening.  So part of the weekend was spent just being mopey.  (Given our current weather...and the forecast...I'm glad we are not on a camping trip, but still....)

So here are a few things from my weekend.  First, I made a couple more masks.  They were done half-heartedly and kind of sloppily, but honestly I'm not really concerned about how my masks look.  I'm not looking to win a contest.  But, I do love the fabrics.

I do have a thing for birds, that's for sure!  LOL

I also made a couple more Granny Squares (I think I've completed 6.5 now)

Fletch actually (finally) started going through a box of "stuff" that his brother had brought up quite some time ago - like a couple of years.  OMG, his mother saved EVERYTHING!!!  But, look at these:  cards they received when Fletch was born.

I love these images from the 40's.  And then this:

Nanno (Fletch's Grandmother) wrote him a letter when he was born!  I recognized her handwriting as soon as I saw the envelope.  Gosh I miss her.  She made the best fried chicken ever!!  Anyway, the letter was the sweetest and brought tears to my eyes.

I just hope that Fletch doesn't want to save ALL of these things.....

Here's hoping your week is off to a good start.

Thursday, April 23, 2020


Hello Everyone,

Finally it seems that the winds have calmed down.  But, we are back to grey, gloomy weather and rain is in the forecast.  No walking since Sunday!  Which has me in a bit of a fit...but, I experience pretty severe ear aches in wind and I don't find it pleasant to walk when it is in the 40's and damp.  But, I found other things to do!

Like make masks!  I've been making do with using bandanas and I am really fine with that, but I thought I had some elastic in my stash and I have some very pretty fabrics.  So....

I found the elastic.  It must have come from my Mom's sewing things (buttons, spools of thread, snaps, etc.).

Look at that!  29 cents for this elastic at Woolworth's no less.  Woolworth's hasn't been in business since???  Showing this card to Fletch made him remember his Mom giving him $0.25 to shop at Woolworth's when they would go to downtown Norfolk.  He said he could get a little metal car and some plastic dinosaurs with that quarter and sometimes even have a bit of change!!  Those were the days.  I used to love going to Woolworth's.

Anyway I made two masks, both the same.  Different fabrics on each side.

I will fix the first one I made today.  It is too loose for me and Fletch tried it last night and it's too loose for him.  I'll just open it up and trim off some of the elastic.  I love both of these fabrics and I have many more pieces of different fabrics that will make great masks.  However, not much elastic left...and I'm sure none to be found anywhere.

Meanwhile, it is Thursday and I have a bunch of financial reports to run and send out, so I'd best get started (thankful for my large monitor this morning!).  Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Unraveled Wednesday 04/22/20

Good Morning!

It's Unraveled Wednesday (just in case anyone has lost track of what day it is).  Yesterday I mentioned starting a new sock and here it is:

Pretty and fun colors, huh?  I wanted something to work on that was colorful and this definitely fits the bill.  The yarn is from Spun Right Round (80/20 blend) and the colorway is "Rumble in Brighton."  I'm calling it Tutti Fruity though.  I need to look through my sock yarn scraps because I think I want to do the heels in hot pink and the toes maybe in a lime green.  Just for fun.  And to mix things up.  So far I am planning these to be for my SIL in CO.  She was thrilled to get socks from me last Christmas and...hopefully...will be thrilled again.

On the crochet front, I didn't even finish the 4th granny square.  Yesterday ended up being extremely busy work-wise and in the evening I didn't seem to have the power to concentrate enough.

Reading isn't any better either.  I've tried a couple of new books, but just can't get into them.  I think I will go back to one of the memoirs I have on my Kindle.  I love that genre and am hoping that will spur my reading on.

Today the bathrooms WILL get cleaned.  That didn't happen yesterday since I got so busy.  Exciting times, I know.  The winds are high - they woke me during the night howling around the house.  It is still windy this morning.

As usual, linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday.  Head on over to her blog to see what she and others are making and reading. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A Weird Day!

Good Morning!

Hope everyone is doing well and that you all had a great weekend (though the days are sort of all running together, aren't they?  Hard to distinguish weekends from weekdays...).

Yesterday I did venture out to my office.  It felt weird to say the least.  I got there around 8:15 and there were 3 other cars in the parking lot.  But, they must have been for other offices, because when I went into our offices, I was the only person there!  Tom from IT was in by 9 and he did his magic to my laptop so that I now have access to the legal database.  My conference call was at 10 and by the time that finished Bruce had come in and I met with him for about 5 minutes.  I saw Dan, our CFO who was in for a video call with our parent company.  Supposedly Bobby (CEO) was in as well but I didn't see him.  And that was it.  So, counting me, a total of 5 people in the office.  So strange.  I did bring home my printer since the one I had at home isn't compatible with Windows 10.

Oh, I did check on the hawk's nest on my office building, but saw no activity.  I don't know if they just abandoned the nest or if they had young who have already flown or what.  I was disappointed not to see them.

By 11:10 I was leaaving.  I stopped by Trader Joe's and had to wait in line about 5 minutes to get in - not bad.  Picked up the few things we wanted/needed from TJ's and was home before Noon.  I spent the afternoon setting up my docking station, monitor, printer, etc.  At least now I can really see the spreadsheets I work on rather than squinting at my laptop screen - my aging eyes don't like the little laptop screen.

I managed to do my workout - I have not missed a day yet!!  And last night we had a fire!

It was getting a bit chilly outside (freeze warning again) and it felt so good.  Colin & Mailing came over for about an hour.  Again - weird to sit around, but apart, and no hugging or anything.  I do not like this!

Walking around, I noticed that our wisteria is getting ready to open.

If we can get a nice sunny day these buds will open up and be gorgeous!

On the knitting and crocheting front...I started a new sock, but more about that tomorrow.  I think this newest pair will be for my sister-in-law out in Boulder, CO.  I have 3 granny squares finished and a fourth that is part way done.

I'm sort of up in the air about this project.  I don't love them.  I don't hate them.  I like making them ok, but I'm not wowed by the whole thing.  I'll make a few more and see what I think then.  I may end up just making a pillow out of them.

What I need to do is pick up that shawl I am almost finished and just finish it!  Also I need to rip out the sweater I was making the other year and re-purpose that yarn.  Maybe those will be my projects for today.  I will work out and maybe take a walk - depends on the wind situation.  I shot a few arrows yesterday, but lost one in the day lilies, so I may have to abandon that practice until I can figure out a way to avoid doing that (better aim would help - lol).

Well, time to get rolling.  My boss is calling in 5-10 minutes and I need to get a fresh cup of coffee before then!

Friday, April 17, 2020

And Now For Something Completely Different!

Good Morning!

Whew!  It is chilly out there.  My phone says 29.  Fletch covered our blueberry bush (new this year) and the Asian pear last night...hope they did ok with the much colder temps.  Our tomato seedlings are inside in pots in the downstairs bathtub - lol.

Yesterday was pretty bone chilling.  No walking and no archery.  But I did do something completely different!!  (Remember the Monty Python show from the 70's??)  I picked up a hook and crocheted a granny square!

Folks, I have not done this in 45 years!  Seriously!!  Decades ago my friend Leslie and I used to hang out on the back porch at her house with her Mom.  There was always a pot of coffee on the stove and we would drink coffee and Mom taught us to crochet.  I never made anything in high school, but while in college I did make an afghan.  It was one HUGE granny square.  That was 45 years ago and...Colin still uses it (as well as Talbot & Marcel).

I decided I needed to do something with all my sock yarn scraps.  I tried making a scrappy blanket like Dee does.  Hers are beautiful and so well done.  Mine was kind of meh.  And, I did not enjoy making it.  I decided a granny square afghan is in the works.  The square above (the only one so far...) is about 5.5" and I think that is what I will stick with.  I'll make a bunch of squares and then lay them out to see how they will look together.  I might use black to crochet them together...that is TBD.

Anyway, I'm having fun with it.  But today I will pick out yarn for the next pair of socks because the Lavender Socks of Kindness are finished!

Sock #2 was finished Wednesday night and I am wearing them today - they feel so cozy on this chilly morning.

Last night I made stir fry for dinner:

So tasty with a squirt of sriracha and soy sauce.  There was a little bit of chicken, but mostly veggies:  onions, red peppers, bok choy, broccoli, mushrooms, cashews and, of course, fresh garlic and fresh ginger.  I have no clue what is for dinner tonight - I'd best figure it out so I can take something out of the freezer.

I'm thinking I'll go into the office on Monday.  I need to make sure Tom from IT will be in and he usually goes in on Mondays.  My new laptop needs "something" done to it so that I can access our legal database.  That should be a quick fix (hoping).  And I may bring my old monitor home (new ones are huge - too big for my home office) and am thinking about my printer since my home one won't work with Windows 10.  We'll see.  I'd also like a sense of when the office may open back up because if it's only a couple of weeks, I won't bother with the printer.  Oh well, I'll worry about that later.

Meanwhile - let the weekend begin!  (After my conference call at 10.)  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Unraveled Wednesday 04/15/20

Good Morning and Happy Unraveled Wednesday!

How is it already the middle of April?  The past few weeks have really flown by for me.  I'm busier than I expected with work, so there's that.  And, I guess just adjusting to life at home ALL the time has settled in.  Anyway, the days are fleeting, but we are doing well.

Lavender Sock #2 is moving along nicely.  Here's where it was last night before I went to bed.

The heel has been turned and I am roughly half way down the foot shooting for the toe decreases later today.

I managed to get out for a walk yesterday afternoon.  It was a little overcast and a bit breezy, but it felt good to be outside.  I walked at the Lower Perkiomen Park in Oaks thinking it would be drier than the trail by the canal (the Oaks trail is paved).  Well, there were a lot of places where water was across the entire trail, but some I was able to skirt around on the grass and some I just walked through.  The river was high after the rain of the other day and at the dam the water was moving very fast.

You can see how muddy it is too.  It was also kind of stinky.  There is a sewage treatment plant not too far away...I'm hoping that had not spilled over.....

I was happy to see Bluebells in bloom!

Later in the afternoon I did some archery and discovered we have a wild cherry in bloom by our shed!

The buds are a very dark pink, but once open the flowers are white with just a tinge of pink on them.  Very pretty.

Once again, not much (in fact nothing) on the reading front.  And now all the books I had taken out on Overdrive are zipping back over the airwaves .  That's ok - maybe someone who is better able to concentrate these days and read will enjoy them.  I can always request them again.

Colin texted the other day that he loves the Canary Blanket - he wrapped up in it to watch TV after we left Sunday night.  And then yesterday he texted this picture:

Apparently Marcel approves of it as well!

Linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday.  Hope your week is going well.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

It's a Little Calmer Now!

Good Morning!

Wow!  What a day yesterday (and the night before).  The high/strong winds continued ALL day and we had tornado warnings from late morning until 6 or 7 last night.  It was crazy.  We ended up with around 2" of rain overall and our ground has been so saturated, that some of that water ended up in the basement.  Fletch mopped up 3 bucket-fulls!

But, everything calmed down in the evening and I slept 9 hours last night!  Woo-Hoo.

It was  a slow day at work, so I took out my bread machine which I had not used in at least a year and made some pumpernickle bread!

The top looks a little squished in the picture above, but it wasn't and the bread tasted delicious.  We had some with dinner last night (which was asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and then broiled - yum!!).

After dinner, Tyg took over the table while I worked on my knitting.

(Yes, a clean tablecloth will be going on the table this morning!).  His head kept bobbing up and down while he was sprawled like this.  Too cute with the crossed  paws.

A flurry of work emails came in over night, so I think today will be a little busier.  I'd best pour another cup of coffee and get ready for it.  Hope your day is a great one!  Stay well!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Rainy Monday

Good Morning!

If you were ever waiting for a rainy day, today is your day!  Geeze, I woke at 2 a.m. to howling/whistling wind and a downpour where the rain was hitting the house on all sides!  I got up and went into the bathroom and found Tyg curled up on one of the rugs.  Then, of course, he wanted to go downstairs, have some water and then (very surprisingly) he went outside!  It is still raining like crazy and I think is supposed to all day.  I'm glad I don't have to drive into work!

So, how was your weekend?  How was your Easter?  Definitely a different kind of Easter weekend.  I actually worked on Friday.  Good Friday is a holiday for my company, but I had a conference call and some reports to get out.  I shut down by 2 p.m. though which was nice.  And knitting that afternoon I was able to finish the first lavender sock.

I also started sock #2 that evening and this is where it is at presently:

Saturday I left the house by 8 a.m. to go grocery shopping.  We didn't need all that much - primarily fresh produce, wine and cat food!  It took FOREVER!  The stores now have directional arrows at both ends of the aisles and one store even had an employee directing traffic to the were not allowed to get in line until they told you to.  Also, as of today, they will begin limiting the number of people who are allowed in the store at one time.

No walking or archery on Saturday - it was still too breezy and a little on the chilly side.  We decided to make pizza for dinner.

Before going into the oven...and I forgot to take a picture when it came out.  It turned out pretty well, though neither of us really liked the crust (I couldn't get what we usually use and went with a different frozen pizza time I'll just make my own).  These were loaded though with fresh basil, olives, bell pepper, artichokes, mushrooms, pepperoni.  Yum!

Easter Sunday dawned beautifully.  We had breakfast together and then I decided to get out early for a walk along the canal while Fletch watched Sunday Morning.  My walk started out very pretty, but halfway through I lost the sun!  The trail was pretty empty which was nice - just a couple of runners, a few walkers and a few bikers.  There were no blue herons to be seen, and only a few ducks and turtles were out.  I did, however, find a painted rock along the trail.

Fletch, in addition to putting up cedar shake shingles on the back side of the house, has started building benches for our picnic table.  The table and (old) benches are some my Dad made for us about 30 years ago!  You can see in the picture that we had to put some wood under the legs of the table as they have been rotting.  The benches too and they had become terribly warped.  I love the way the new bench looks (love the different tones of the wood).  The new ones are made out of cedar and are much lighter than the old ones.  Additionally, these benches fold (the legs fold up so they can be stored flat).  Once the second bench is finished, he will start on the table.  Colin has also asked him to make a set for them!

We did end up going over to Colin & Mailing's last night for an outside fire.  We got there around 8 and left before 9:30 as it was starting to rain lightly.  We all kept our distance, but I was happy to drop off the Canary Blanket, some frozen soup that I had made last week and a few other miscellaneous things.  It was wonderful to see them again (finally) and hard not to rush up to hug them.  But we all behaved!

So, that was my weekend.  How was yours?

As I mentioned, it is a very rainy day.  At least it is not snow (my brother in Boulder, CO texted that they got 7" of fresh snow!!).  I'm not sure what the work day holds for me, but I'm hoping for a nap later to make up for being awake at 2 a.m.!  Hope your Monday is a good one!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday Felines

Hello, Hello!

It was a wild afternoon yesterday!  The wind whipped up and I received multiple texts/emails/phone alerts regarding severe weather.  Thunder and lightening and rain but mostly such strong winds (are we still in March??).  We did lose power briefly, but not as long as some.  A work buddy of Colin's reported large hail.

But, by late afternoon all but the wind had subsided.  We were able to Skype with Colin which was so nice.  Mailing popped in to say hi, as well as Talbot & Marcel.  We may actually go over to their place on Sunday night for a fire...keeping our distance and not even going inside to use the bathroom!  We can bring our own chairs and beverages.  I hope we do it - it will be so wonderful to see them again.

Meanwhile, the other member of the house has been lounging:

Such contentment!  He is like this most days - or sprawled across one of the beds upstairs.  Luckily I haven't seen or felt any ticks on him in a week or so.

Not sure what the day holds.  It's Good Friday (or as my company calls it:  Spring Observance - to be politically correct) and is usually a day off, but I've got a conference call at 10 and a few financial reports to wrap up.  I am not sure about walking - it's a bit overcast again (I haven't looked at the weather to see what's in store for us) - but if it clears up and I can get out, I will!

One thing for sure, it will be a strange Easter weekend.  I hope you all are healthy and safe!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

It's Thursday!

Good Morning!

Another socked-in grey day here.  I believe we are supposed to have rain most of the day.  Yesterday was fairly busy for me, but I was able to sneak out for an hour and a half for a nice walk on the tow path.  No blue herons were seen and, fortunately, no snakes either.  Just some sleeping ducks.

There were some other ducks in the water and also noisy geese.  A few kayakers were out and there was minimal foot traffic on the trail.  I even wore a bandana!

At first I did feel a little silly/foolish and occasionally my glasses steamed up a bit, but I kept it on the entire time.  I only saw two other people with masks on - two men who were roughly my age, give or take, and they just had the masks around their necks - not covering their mouth and nose at all.  And the point would be?????

I also did some more archery in the afternoon, but nothing worth showing (i.e., no bulls eyes - lol).  It's probably good for me to have a little break from that today.  I can feel it across my upper back and in my upper arms (which need it anyway).

Our Asian Pear buds have now opened!

And I'm afraid my lilac buds were more leaves than flower buds.  There are a few deep purple showing, but not much.  Time will tell.  The mint is coming up nicely (ha!  so invasive...) so soon it will be mojito time!  I have some fresh pineapple in the frig - maybe pineapple mojitos?

Meanwhile, Fletch has been busy.  He has been putting cedar shake shingles on the back side of our house that is under the patio roof.  He finished one section yesterday and re-installed some of the antique tools he has against that backdrop.

It looks so nice!  The other section will require a bit of juggling (he has SO MUCH STUFF on the patio).  He also has two guideboats hanging from the patio roof that are up against the house.  All in good time....

I only managed to knit 4-5 rows on the sock yesterday.  Hoping for more today and that will most likely happen since it will be raining.  I've got several financial reports to run this morning and after that I *think* I may be clear for a bit.

Wishing you all a great day!