Monday, August 29, 2016

Its been a long time

So its been a while. I had realize that, but just hadn't made this a priority. sorry.:(

Anyway, lets see...what is going on with my life.  The chickens.  The chickens are  not laying where they are supposed to be! And then they like to wander way farther than they ever have.  That is not so great when the neighbors are somewhat close.  Its very frustrating  and now I am visting not letting them free range for a little while so they will lay in the coop and remember that is where the eggs go.

Quinten is obsesses with primary music.  He likes to listen on the ipad and turn the volume all the WAY UP.  He likes to tell you that "Child of God is on the IPAD!!!!!"  and  that "I go to the temple. You want to come to temple?" and "The temple is open today!". Its sweet, amusing, and a little annoying with the music is really loud.  But mostly sweet.

Nolan has discovered that he can have an opinion. And be stubborn. And throw fits. Its lovely.  But its just a phase. And Wee loveee himmmmm.  He is talking more and more, but  still hard to understand.  He and Quinten are in sunbeams.  They start preschool  after labor day and are looking forward to it very much.

Ned is in kindergarten and loves every minute. he loves building with legos and so do all the boys. He plays a lot with the smaller legos.   He goes to kindergarten with a huge smile on his face and comes out with a huge smile on his face. he is a happy boy. and he loves kindergarten.He likes to tease and torture his brothers, so we are working on  that.  He likes doing stuff outside with his dad and isa huge help. He is to the point where he will do his chores, and especially likes to do thm when he can earn things.  Like time onthe computer.

Mia is almost 12 years old. She is about a month away and can barely wait.  She also loves to play lego friends, loves graphic novels, and  enjoys pokemon shows.  She enjoys playing Roblox with her friends and is always looking for a playdate to go on.  She enjoys going to her friend Peyton's house because she has horses and all sorts of other animals.

Cecilee is in 8th grade and loving life. She likes to work hard at school and hang out with her friends.  She is often found on the phone with her friend from Washington.  She loves to read and go to the library.  She enjoys mutual and also having friends over. 

Ned, Cecilee and Mia are all going to be starting soccer pretty quick. This is Ned's first year and Milton is his coach.  It shoudl be interesting to see how that goes.  I know that Milton is looking forward to it. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How about a new post.  It's been awhile.  In the spring or early summer, I can't remember specifically, but Megan and her Dad talked about an idea for our shed where we store our wood and misc supplies.  The wood is stored on one side and then various stuff on the other.  The other side needed organized and after the mention of this idea from Megan, I sought out to improve the shed since I also thought this was a great idea.

Megan was able to gather all the pots we had stored up in the shed that we used for growing plants in the spring, moved into a storage bin by the greenhouse.  I then went about organizing my lawn tools and creating a bin in the shed for all the starter wood that was scattered everywhere.  This created a space that I could park the mower.  This is where Megan's idea of a second door for the mower came to be realized.  I took down part of the wall and went about building some new doors.  The old entrance location also needed some new doors, so why not do both.  I watched a couple of different YouTube videos and came up with what I wanted to do.

Here are the results.  Megan also helped with the painting, which I greatly appreciated.  I'm also thankful for some tools that I was able to use from my Father in laws arsenal.

This is after I finished constructing the doors.  I used 2x6 for the frame and stripped off the outer beveled edge.  I used pocket screws to hold it together.  I then routed out a 1/2 inch edge on the back of the door to place the particle board inset and nailed it into place.

This is after the doors where painted and before they were put into place.  It's no easy task to hang doors.  The new doors on the right went pretty smoothly, but the replacements on the main entrance to the left took some work.  Overall it turned out well.

The rest of the shed also needed to match so it finally received a fresh coat of paint after 9 years of waiting.  You can see in the previous picture that the shed was looking pretty sad.  I power washed the wood to get rid of the layer of dirt.  After the fresh coat of paint it looks halfway decent.  I've also added some shelves to store some gas for the mower and fertilizer for the lawn in order to keep out of the little  boys hands.  I'm pretty happy with the final results.