Monday, July 19, 2021

My beautiful deck

 The first time we saw this house, I fell in love with this deck. You see, at our old house, we never had much of outdoor space. So this deck really appealed to me.

My husband build a stainless steel table for his grills, and we bought a Grill Hut from Sam's club

Which has served us very well over the years.

But lately we have noticed that the deck was starting to have problems. The house was built in 1998, so we are assuming that the deck was put in sometime about 20 years ago.  The boards were separating, and there were holes developing on the planks. 

We decided to tear them out, hiring a couple of guys to break it down. So my beautiful deck is gone.

Now we have to decide if we will replace it with another wood deck, pavers or grass. 

Has anyone had success with any of these kinds of replacement?

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Historical landmark

 On a recent trip, we visited the restored home of Lt. Col. J. Jones, built in the 1700's.

Lt. Col. Jones was a personal escort to Martha Washington, our first Presidents First Lady, when she visited Pennsylvania.

This home is located in Morgantown, PA. 

It's always interesting to find historical landmarks whenever we travel.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


....... a time of remembrance..........

Wedding china - Trudy by Nortake
Goblets - Gorham
Venetian - Community Stainless

Beautiful bouquet from my sweet husband.

Sorry about the dark pictures. It was very overcast the day I took them.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

one ringy dingy... two ringy dingy

 Finding these telephones was like a blast from the past!

And wow this must be one of the first telephone booths. It's made out of wood.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Storm clouds


In the wake of Hurricane Elsa

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