Corona de Tucson
September 8, 2021
...when projects are completed and checked off the list? I sure do, especially when the project turns out better than you had hoped. We spent the Labor Day weekend building a TV console/shelf unit for the great room.
We started on Friday morning and by mid afternoon (quitting time for us) were very happy with the progress.
Saturday, Joe cut and added trim. He filled in with putty, sanded, and I primed. Then we sanded some more by hand...not my favorite thing to do!
And on Sunday, I painted. We chose to paint the unit the same color as the walls. I wanted a "built in look".
Monday, we added a few finishing touches...floor moulding around the base, touch up paint, connected the TV and components...and were done by lunch !
We brought with us the TV console table Joe had built for the GA house. It fit nicely between the French doors and ceiling to floor windows in the den there which was a smaller space than what we have now.
The table seemed lost in this space.
I am over the top happy with the results and so proud of us for a job I think was well done !
It will be fun arranging and rearranging things to put on the shelves like the figurine Joe gave his mom for Mother's Day in 1954. His Aunt Laura helped him pick it out at the Five & Dime store on Main Street in Royston, GA. It even has red hair just like Joe did when he was eight.
Joe's mom (who had five children) saved and marked everything. How she wrote so tiny I will never know...
...but it sure makes these treasures even more sentimental and cherished.
Another treasure is a small collection of Louisa May Alcott books that belonged to my mom.
My mom was in her early teens (1942ish) when she was given these books. And I enjoyed them as well in my early teens.
For the past couple of weeks we have had an invasion of butterflies. I meant to take a picture of the Jeep windshield when we returned home form errands last week, but forgot. It was covered (and I do mean covered !) in guts and wings. We enjoyed watching them at breakfast enjoying the bush outside. I think it is a Red Bird of Paradise bush with huge red, yellow and orange flowers. The butterflies came in all sizes, shapes and colors. I noticed this morning that there doesn't seem to be as many now as most of them only live a week or two.
That about wraps up the week for us. We will head into Tucson this afternoon as Joe gets the stitches out from surgery he had a couple of weeks ago. So until next time, enjoy the day and...
|We don't eat a lot of pasta and I love pasta. Saturday night we celebrated a hard days work and we made Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta. So yummy and we had left overs !|
HAPPY TRAILS !