Sunday, July 7, 2013

Still goin’

13July7deckblocks We’ve finished more home renos than we have left to do, but there’s still no end in sight. Now that the flooring and the painting (except for the entry way) is finished, I thought I might actually get to put my sewing machine back where I had it, but it’ll be in the way of the only access to the deck if I do that – the last project in the renovations we’ve undertaken this year. So it remains out of the way in the “library”. I can still get to it, but all of my fabric is in boxes and bags in 13July7paverpiles the basement, and my cutting table is in the dining room. I sew want to get back to it! I have a pattern picked out that I’d like to start right away.

New Moon tomorrow at 16 degrees Cancer. When I say tomorrow, I mean about 10 minutes after midnight tonight, Pacific Daylight Time. The only thing affecting it is Mercury, which is only two degrees away from it. Looks like a month of quiet time, using our hands and our brains. Maybe our mouths to talk to close friends and family about how we feel. 13July7patiobefore Cancer rules the 4th House (out of the 12 Houses of the Zodiac) which is the House of home. And my home is my house, so it’s interesting that the New Moon in Cancer should occur at this time (- but it does happen every year around this time) when our home renovations seem like they’re finally coming to an end.

We are quite pleased with how everything had turned out to this point – the new furnace/AC, windows, the new floor, the new colours for the living room, dining room, hallway and entry way. The paving stones are gorgeous, even if the rest of the front and back yards have suffered neglect while the paver guys have been working. Those weeds in the pictures of my backyard? I finally had those well under control. Looks like they’ve got the upper hand again. There is no vegetable garden this 13July7patioafter year, and I have to figure out what to do with that mountain of dirt before planting season next year. I say that the deck is the last of the projects, but actually, I guess the greenhouse is. But that’s a Fall project. Mr. ZQ has already built two greenhouses for me over the years. Third time’s the charm! We’ve never had such a lovely foundation to build it on before. It’ll be great to have a greenhouse again, because the wind that blows through here will kill a tray of tender young seedlings in no time at all.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there...this will surely pass. Your paving looks excellent. What a nice big area. Hope you get to your sewing machine soon.