Saturday, June 19, 2010

Garden and Remodel Update . . . . .

Things are moving slowly on the remodel as it always does in our house.  Too easy to get distracted with fun stuff like sewing for me and woodworking for Dear Hubby.  That's why we wanted to hire a contractor for the big stuff.

We are now the proud owners of 8 new piers with footings, 2 big long beams and a MUCH sturdier floor.

Dear Hubby and I are in the process of putting down a second layer of subfloor, glued and screwed for added strength.  Next will be the pine floors.

The dining room has become the staging area.  The 2nd layer of subfloor is already down in here.
Now if we could just decide on the floor stain color!!  More on that later.
Garden is coming along, too.  The tons of rain seem to have stopped so it's back to handwatering every couple of days.

Here is a picture of the daylillies that I promised.

Our first harvest of bell peppers and tomatoes this morning.

We even have some raspberries.  They aren't quite ready but I'm so afraid that I will go out one morning and some bird will have gotten to them before me!

Blessings, Cathi


Linda ★ Parker's General said...

that is so strange. we are eating black raspberries by the bucket. we have only had 2 tomatoes and no peppers. we have had a lot of green beans and some onions, even dug some potatoes(gotta have new potatoes with green beans).
good luck with the house.
★ Linda ★

Teresa said...

You are having way to much "fun" with your house! I know it is a lot of work, but you will have a great feeling of accomplishment when it is done. I can't wait to see it finished. Your garden looks wonderful. My parents were both great at gardening, but that talent skipped a generation with me and shows up in Aaron and Jennie.

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Your remodeling looks like it is going smoother than ours. The deck staining got put on hold until the insurance guy could see if we had hail damage to the roof. They came today (yes, Father's Day)and said the roof was OK so hopefully the painter can get back to work soon and finish up. As far as the washer and dryer, well that's another story. Still don't have them. When we got back from vacation we had a message that they were not in and didn't know when they would be in. Not happy but gave them another week. They called Friday and said they would be delivered tomorrow. We shall see. So frustrating!! They have my money and I have NOTHING!!!! Can't wait to see your finished pics!!! Keep up the good work!

Carrie P. said...

Great Harvest already. My tomatoes are still green. No peppers yet but I did pick enough green beans for dinner the other night.

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Your floors will be very nice when you are done and I'm sure you will find that it was worth the wait after all!

That is a gorgeous color of a daylily. What a wonderful harvest of vegetables. They are such beautiful, bright colors in that basket.