Eye Candy Friday and another FO (of sorts)

scotland the thistle… and out where we walk too

The FO… This took about four hours of my day yesterday,

how did that ball get in the house????

One of these days we will put down a new floor. My latest thought is 14″ wide pine planks, shiplap style. Anybody out there have pine floors and dogs? Only about 4 feet of the end of the room is like this, the rest of the room is narrow maple running in the other direction, with a very crappy join where the wall used to be. Here, you can see a little,
zuzu is howling while the kid plays his saxophone

I wanted to just sand it all down, plug the holes in the floor (the room was once the kitchen), and call it good enough. Just about nobody else thinks that way. But somebody came through recently who suggested that idea all on his own!

Remember Slates burning?

They’ve started reconstruction!

Seen at LYS last night,
man fondling yarn

Wednesday was Miss Maggie’s birthday. I got thinking…I remember people’s (and my dog’s) birthday, but I don’t remember when they died. I could puzzle out the date that my friend Leonard died, it was the Tuesday after 9-11, but I can tell you his birthday. I’m hoping this is a good thing, not that I’m forgetful of their deaths.
Maggie’s last xmas, maybe 2004?

10 Responses so far

  1. 1

    ellen said,

    August 24, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    You’re only remembering their birthdays because it’s their lives that are important, not their deaths. Thanks for the thistle picture. I’ve been noticing thistles with pleasure while cycling along on country roads, but I haven’t had my camera along.

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    mia said,

    August 24, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    Good thing that guy was sitting just right or you’d have had to x rate this blog!!! ::laughing:: and I love that little stove!

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    Dave Daniels said,

    August 24, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

    I think we remember birthdays more because they are celebrated more frequently, every year. People, usually, only die once.
    That’s great to see that they are finally rebuilding, it’s a nice looking brick building.

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    Emily said,

    August 24, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

    Ooh, nice stove. Did you use an existing chimney set up for the exhaust, or did you have to install that yourself?

    I’ve seen TV shows where they just resurface the old wood floors. It’s really messy and everything gets coated in a fine layer of sawdust, but it turns out beautifully. Alas, I have no experience with pine floors and dogs.

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    Chris said,

    August 24, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

    I can remember birthdays, but not ages. No one seems to mind!!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    August 25, 2007 @ 2:04 am

    Ooh – Maggie is just exactly the kind of dog I want when we can get a dog again – she’s mutley, no? Or is she border collie? I think I must favor dogs with some (border) collie in them, though I know that they would require a lot of training and time!!

    And I must say the “man fondling yarn” shot doesn’t do the act justice without his running commentary/sound effects, I’m afraid…

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    Jennifer said,

    August 25, 2007 @ 2:48 am

    I love the stove! It’s timely too isn’t it? It’s a bit chilly out for late August!!

    I love the idea of wide pine planks, but if you’re concerned about the dogs…. Well, you know that pine is softwood. My grandmother painted the pine floors at “the farm” cheerful colours. I loved it.

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    Sue said,

    August 25, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

    Wow, I’m sorry I missed knit night, it looks like it was a good time!!

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    Mary, no longer in Maine said,

    August 26, 2007 @ 3:18 am

    You’ll love the stove! I miss my LOPI stove! It looks exactly like yours. It was very efficient. I do hope whoever buys my house in Maine will appreciate it like I did. Enjoy!

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    keri said,

    August 27, 2007 @ 3:23 pm

    What a beautiful stove – I bet you can’t wait til it cools down and you can really enjoy it!

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