Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hunting Season

While fall means crisp weather, pumpkins and soup, it also means hunting season. Duck that is. Travis made his first attempt at training Juliet to retrieve the prize with a dead bird. It doesn't take long for this girl to pick up a new trick, but she still has a ways to go. These pictures just make me smile.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Fall has finally made an appearance here. We went from an 80 degree day to a 40 degree night, an abrupt but welcomed change that finally let me bring the duvet out from under the bed. The blood oranges are turning, pumpkins adorn the porch, and acorns are filling our lawn. Best time of the year.

orange tree #2, blood orange

Monday, October 10, 2011


We seem to have a continuous battle going on with our bathrooms. A leaky faucet, a clogged pipe, another leaky faucet and a stripped pipe. Not to mention the knob and tube wiring that gave up, leaving us with a desk lamp in the window sill to light our showers. But then again, that's why we bought this house. The floors just don't creek the same in new construction.

Our failed light in the back bathroom was replaced by a light and fan (thanks to Uncle D!) No more hot, stagnant air. The faucet leak has been fixed, even though Travis was told it would be a $300, wall-ripping-out repair. Luckily the guys at Lowes seem to know what they are doing and told him otherwise. Now all we need are some fancy new faucet handles, a new shower curtain rod and we will have won the battle with the back bathroom.... for now.