Friday, June 25, 2010


About a month ago we restrung our patio lights.  We had to take them down while the house was being painted.The 'Famous' porch light.  Long Story:Seven years ago I painted the house as a Father's Day gift to Cody (wasn't as crazy the 2nd time-we hired someone else!) and also purchased a new light for the front and back porches.  The one at the back door was a little too tall and the top finial hit the porch ceiling so we left the top decorative piece off.  Fast forward seven years and we needed two lights for the back porch since we had our single door replaced with 2 french doors.  I still really liked the light that we had and didn't want to replace the front (OCD, but it would drive me nuts to know the front and back porch light fixtures don't match-crazy I know).  Luckily when we were at Home Depot they still had the same fixture for the back porch-seven years later, I was shocked!  I couldn't remember if I had saved the top portion of the old light which we would now be needing so we grabbed two lights in hopes of returning one of them.  As soon as we arrived home I found the extra pieces in my filing box and was so excited that we could return one of the lights.  I happily went to tell Cody what I found.  After telling him he got a funny look on his face as he said he couldn't remember what he did with the old light.  UUUUuugh!  He even went back to the dump where he hauled off all of the un-neeeded materials and couldn't find it.  We finally decided we would just have to use the two new ones.  Cody hung them, caulked around them and touched up the house paint around them.  He then went into the shop to grab something and noticed the old light was hanging in the shop!  It was too late, but we still have the old light.  Any ideas of where we should put it????  Long story, but we think it is comical!We love to spend our evenings on the patio visiting.I should label each of these plants 'dead' or 'still kicking'!  We had a busy week last week and I forgot to water a couple of days-somethings just couldn't handle it!This stuff in the coke crate I picked up at our end of the year luncheon.  My garden-go-2, Mrs. CK, told me it is 'mouse ears' and you can't kill it-that is what I needed!  It is the BEST stuff!  I hope it lives through the winter or I will be on the hunt for it again next year.  I just stuffed some of it down in the bottle slots and it is growing wonderfully.I have used this windmill picture and used some of my iphoto editing tools to give it a funky look and ordered a large canvas print for the patio-surprise for my windmill loving husband.  It is a picture of our windmill that even has it's own insurance policy (not because it is worth BIG $)Back in the fall I had pumpkins in my bike basket that deteriorated.  The seeds have grown and my poor zinnias are dying for more moisture and sunlight.The mouse ear plant even grows in this little 3 inch depth hat on this statue.Mouse ear close up!

1 comment:

  1. Love the porch lights! We've got a few "still kicking" plants around here, too! Have a great weekend.