Here, for Sandy, are my Saturday Sky photos. One is of the lake and part of our resident population of ducks. We have had two separate hatches of baby ducks this year, one earlier in the spring, and one just a week and a half ago. Their mommas apparently don’t want their babies’ photos splashed all over the tabloids, however, as they swim for it every time they see me with the camera. So all you get is a small part of the duck Armada that’s hanging around this morning. We also have a flock of Canada geese that were out on the lawn yesterday with six baby goslings. I haven’t been able to get them on camera, either.
My other Saturday Sky photo is of the sky behind my house. I realized this morning while out with the camera that I haven’t shown a construction progress photo in awhile.
Most of the construction is completed, and the stucco work is done, waiting for the painters in the next week. We are getting rid of the stark white look, and painting the house a soft pale sage-moss green. There’s moss growing on everything here anyway, so we figured why fight it. The new rails are up on the deck, though the glass is not installed in them yet, and the rails on that top circular deck are off getting powder-coated. The dry wall repair inside the house is finished, and the painters will repaint inside where they had to tear things up to get those kitchen windows out to repair the wood around them. So it’s mostly back to a livable state. At least I can see outside. I’m glad they were able to get the tarp off the house and the plastic off the windows before it got really warm here. It’s nice having some ventilation in the house.
Thanks for all the support and words of encouragement on my last post. I did get to WW, and signed up. My plan is to update the ticker bar weekly when I check in at WW. I’ve also been exercising daily, not an easy feat for me.My biggest challenge is during my 7-day work weeks. The weeks off are not hard, but when I put in a 90-hours-plus week of work that requires that I get up at 5:30, and many nights don’t get home till 10:30 or 11PM, it’s hard to fit in exercise. I found a really fun motivational tool online. It’s a virtual TransAmerican trek, from Yorktown, VA, to Florence, OR. Whenever you walk, run, or bicycle, you enter the distance that you covered, and it keeps track of where you would be if you were actually on the trail. It has photos of the scenery along the trail so you can “see” what you would be seeing if you were really walking there. So far I’m 4.7 miles along the trail. Anybody want to walk with me? I’m still not far from the right coast, so you wouldn’t be far behind. I’m not far enough into this to set a goal date for getting to the left coast, but I will get there eventually.
Now if I could only stop at yarn shops along the way. Hmmm. Maybe I could shop “virtually” at shops that I would see if I were really on the trail. Anybody from Virginia out there? Any good yarn shops on that stretch of the road?