Friday, May 8, 2009
If At First You Don't Suceed...
Okay, so you're probably not going to believe this, but we're having our front steps re-built . . . again. I thought maybe I could clean them up and add an extra layer of bricks to the two bottom steps to make it better, but after closely examing all the unlevel spots and water pooling from the recent rains and the uneven thickness of mortar on the bricks, I knew I couldn't do too much to fix them.
But fixing these steps - AGAIN - will cost a LOT of money. What to do? Stumble upon a brick layer who needs legal work he can't afford and introduce him to a lawyer who needs brick work she can't afford. Barter makes the world go round. (Yes, I will report this on my taxes. I'm too honest and too convinced I'd get caught if I did anything other than report the full value.) I'll post more pictures as I get them. I have high hopes for these steps to turn out much better. We'll see.
at May 08, 2009
Getting it short in anticipation of warm weather and more jogging, it grows fast and will be long again by next winter.
Our beautiful old home is an architectural style known as American Foursquare. These houses were popular from the 1890s to about...
I am including pictures with this post, they are not of me, but of some other poor soul who suffered from the same thing. So 9 days ago, I ...