Friday, February 20, 2015

Too Cold For Me!

the recent cold and icy weather has made it hard for me to keep up with the projects...


...our poor flag is ripped to shreds and frozen solid! I took it down when it finally thawed--Im going to locate it lower on the pole so it wont reach the roof line and get ripped..every year!

On closer inspection I see some limbs have fallen all around the DLEX...actually more fell after I took this photo so I moved it, hard to find a spot where there's no limbs!  It sounds like a rifle fire then you hear the thud as they snap then fall...


the birds were having a tough time, I filled all the feeders...we have an ice free bird bath for winter, it gets a lot of use..


 this is why the pines snap under the weight of the ice..each needle is coated...


my little water garden is frozen solid! 


and so was our hot water pipes! Grrr  I put a space heater in the crawl space for a hr and it thawed...we did everything we could think of to prevent it but when the temp went down to 9 F  it just didn't work! Tonight we have a 24 F  for overnight much better!  Tomorrow it should be warm enough to get back to painting our weather man, John Farley, said 57 F...

Before that icy cold snap arrived work was done... the metal cabinet I keep blogging about...the inside was rusted pretty awful...
BEFORE 


AFTER


BEFORE 


AFTER


I touched up that sketchy area in the back of this cabinet with the second coat, this is the primer coat so 2 coats of that and then it will be 2 coats of the top finish.  I'm using a Rust prevention Oil based primer and top coat, tinted to a cape cod grey... 
IT's coming together!  Got one upper stained and shellacked and back up!


I hope to use glass mosaic tile on the back splash!  


PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

9 comments:

  1. What a difference it looks great. I want glass tiles so bad for my back splash too. I'll see how broke I am after these repairs to the outside are done.
    Sure looks cold out there poor birds. glad the heater worked for the pipes that would just stink if they broke

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    1. I measured and I need only 20 tiles, I will get 22 in case of mishaps...I've been looking at the tile each trip to Lowe's I found 2 patterns I really like--and in the range I can afford It has to have some of the muddy tan color to match the tile counter top that I'm not replacing I wish I could but money is the object!

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  2. Every little thing you do is such a vast improvement. Hang in there, Sondar! Feb. is almost over, the days are getting longer.....spring is just around the corner!

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    1. It was nice out today...I was able to remove my coat and hat as I worked today!

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  3. That's some serious cold. Amazing how the weather can vary so much in a couple of days. Hopefully the worst is past.

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    1. we had one warmer day then today it snowed and more coming tomorrow!

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  4. That Cardinal looks stunning against the ice. Cabinets are coming on well.

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    1. Thank you Adam...I hope soon there will be more birds and less cabinets on my blog posts..lol

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  5. Looking great inside and too cold outside at your house! I love the idea of the glass tiles ... That'll be perfect.

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