Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snow Day in DixxeLand!

Today was a snow day! I had to go out to the mailbox something I do almost every morning to send off my Ebay sales...I walk out in my PJ's cause chances are no one is gonna drive by...I had to put on my hooded coat today tho!  SO here's my walk back from the mailbox, the broken limbs are still in the driveway from the ice storm last week..

My daffodils  trying to bloom---

AND lots of birds huddling nearby the house looking for a meal...so I enjoyed snapping a few photos then stashing my camera under my coat till another one allowed a shot...

the yellow shafted northern flicker

the cute little chipping sparrows

the American Goldfinch

Pine Siskin...

Tufted Titmouse...

a really miserable looking northern cardinal

waiting for his mate to get a suet snack

the colorful underside of the Flicker

The Girlz curled up together inside...on one of the area rugs...

and Casey didn't want to get out of his bed  He huddled even closer in case I was about to insist he go outside, he can hold his water FOREVER!!

How do you spend a snow day??  We may get more on Thursday!

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

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...




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!  

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

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