Sunday, August 25, 2013

What Would You Do?

Please ignore the model in the chair.

There are a plethora of unfinished projects around here at the LC. I figure why not start one more?  What does it matter in the grand scheme of things?

I want to sand the floor in the kitchen before the snow flies but that may be wishful thinking. However, there is a project I can do without the able assistance of Mr LC.

I want to PAINT THE FIREPLACE!!!!!!!

Okay, I'll stop yelling now. The thing is 6'10" of ugly red brick. Mr LC doesn't like it either. The three fireplaces in the house were totally redone in the fifties as you can see by the colour of the brick. All three. Same ugly brick.

I would like to clad it but I want to try and paint it first.  However, there is no going back once painted.

There are tons of ideas on Pinterest.

See the shocking before and after of this painted brick fireplace makeover!I am thinking of painting the bricks white.

How about a wash effect???

how to paint a brick fireplace @Megan Ward Ward Minton Oldenburger, not necessarily painting brick, but the brass.... ;-)So this is where you come in. Should I go or should I stay?  Should I paint or leave well enough alone.

Oh, sweet mystery of life.  I'm waiting on you my Gentle Readers.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Like Sands Through the Hour Glass.

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Tomorrow Mr LC and I celebrate(?) our 32nd wedding anniversary. In some ways it's hard to imagine we've been together for so long and in other ways it seems like yesterday.

Before we were married, one of his sisters told me to be careful because Mr LC was a real cheapskate. When I told him this he laughed and said that's because his sister was always asking him for money for cigarettes or gum and he wouldn't support her in those nasty habits.

Also, just before the wedding my mother in law took me aside and warned me about the first thing Mr LC would do in the hotel room on our wedding night. Being such a good girl and waiting for marriage to live together I was worried and slightly nervous to say the least.  She whispered in my ear that the first thing that would happen when we got to the hotel room was that Mr LC would immediately fix the curtains in the window of the room. He does have a fetish about drapes hanging properly.  I kept this little nugget of info to myself and sure enough, that's the first thing he did! I still have to laugh whenever I think about it.

He's a good old guy though and I wouldn't trade him for anything. I do tell him however, that if anything happened to him I would never get married again!

Love you Mr LC. You're a hoot and a holler!

I wonder if he'll take me out to celebrate? Maybe we'll go to a fancy restaurant like Dairy Queen or something.

Best date ever!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

There's a New Boy in Town.

I have some sad/happy news to share, only you can be the judge.

Sassy has been traded to another team!  I know. Shocking to say the least.

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Sassy has been very naughty this summer.  She decided she had enough riding and proceeded to throw Mr LC off of her back in a very decided manner.  Mr LC was having none of that. She has to go!  Proclaimed Mr LC after he picked himself up.

I myself was quite willing to say so long.  Until I saw this creature arrive to take her place in the pasture:

Meet Louis the Wonder Horse.  Not really a wonder horse, it just sounded good.  He's very tall and shall we say, not very attractive?  He danced around like a crazy thing when I was trying to take his photo.  Mr LC is in heaven because he is a Thoroughbred and Mr LC has always wanted a Thoroughbred.  He must have forgotten to tell me that little factoid.

We've had him for about a week, and he has not yet been ridden.  We shall see, Mr LC.  We shall see.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

If a Tree it a Broken Item of the Week?

I know, I know.  If anybody is still here does my blog exist?

It's been a real exciting time these last six months so I've had no time to blog. So much happening, so little time. If you believe that, I've got some marshland in moose country to sell you.

A month or so ago, we had one of our huge old ash trees cut down. What can I say, it was blocking our satellite reception. It also shaded our front lawn a lot. A whole lot.

Here is a pictorial account of the dirty deed.

I think you can click on the photos to make them bigger.  The guys figured the tree was about 60-70 feet tall.

You wouldn't catch me up there.

Live action shot.


Cleaning up the mess. Praise be. We have enough wood from that tree to heat our house for the winter.  Plus I get to watch Honey Boo Boo in HD.  It's a win win.

CEO of Mischief and Mayhem

This little man was in heaven with all the trucks, tractors and noise.