Friday, September 04, 2009

Catching up

As you may have noticed, there has been a bit of a delay in the blogging lately. It has taken us a few weeks to get adjusted to our new fall schedule and the blog has been low on the priority list. Daniel, like always, will be teaching 5 courses between Midlands Tech and USC. He is also spending more time researching and writing for his dissertation. I've started teaching 6 ballet classes that will continue through the year. The girls have started a more rigorous homeschool schedule in addition to beginning their ballet and contemporary dance classes. Our homeschool coop classes will resume next week, but I've volunteered to do a little more organizational work for that this year which has kept me busy these past few weeks.

I did finish most of the cabinets. I did all the doors but still have to do the drawers.

Daniel worked on this cool project last weekend. Mimi and BB gave these chairs to us a few years ago. They were lounge chairs, but the intense sun exposure on the back porch caused the webbing to deteriorate. Daniel had removed the first section of webbing that is made for resting your feet. We sat on them a few days then the seat part fell through. We both hated to throw these chairs away since the frame was still in good shape. Daniel came up with a wonderful solution and designed these wooden seats. I picked up some cushions on clearance at Home Depot and now we have a comfortable, cozy spot to enjoy these beautiful late summer evenings.There are only a few veggie plants left in the garden which is mostly full of buckwheat cover crop. We do still have beautiful eggplant, peppers and basil coming in. Here is a 5 gallon bucket full of basil I harvested this week. I love it even though I'm getting a little tired of preparing pesto. We will be happy, though, as we are eating it all winter long!

1 comment:

William Kruidenier said...

Cabinets, chairs, basil -- all look great! Ya'll have been busy.