Sunday, November 06, 2005
Yep, it's fall alright
My next door neighbor Mark's red bud is showing spectacularily this year.
And our Japanese stewartia is no slouch either.
and our pal Scrappy is getting ready of course...
Catching up on houseblogs the past few days, I read about alot of folks glazing and and prepping windows , lining a chimney, planting bare root plants, and getting ready to hunker down for the winter with new furniture or a snazzed-up kitchen.
Winter is definitely a slower pace at our house. All stripping of woodwork comes to a halt. Maybe this year, I'll strip a few doors in the basement. We'll see. I just can't do a heat gun indoors with no ventilation- it feels too risky.
And forget about using chemicals inside with fumes.
The upside is by Spring I am raring to go.
What do you guys plan to do this winter?
Here's our list:
(for fall & winter)
Finish installing trim in entry
Finish painting in entry
Install new front door lock/door strikes
Install replacement glass in entry & curtains
Adjust hinges on swing door so we can prop open with hardware we bought
Put in thresholds in bedroom & dining room
Misc. wood patching in door jambs
Oh, yes and then there's the pantry, which will be pretty big project.
This and the holidays should keep us occupied.