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Front porch

The progress on the porch has been very slow because of the weather.  They left early Friday as it was raining &, of course, did not work over the weekend. Monday it down poured the entire day!  Yesterday morning we had a little freezing rain but they were at the house by 7:00am anyway.
When I left for work at lunch time this is what it looked.....yeah!
These guys are good.....they are building what's been floating around in my brain for the last 5 years!


Love Val💖
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Porch - end of day 3

Okay so we have a roof but no ceiling
We have a floor😛but be very careful where you step
Yes that's my car in the driveway for the second straight day!  There's still no room for it in the garage

Oh yes & the furniture showed up today so it's getting a little crowded around here!

Love Val💖

Day two

It doesn't look like much but they got a lot of work done today

 At least I can get an idea of how big it will be
 The decking is cedar which is being polyurethaned ahead so it gets treated on all sides


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My long awaited project

Popster tells everyone that I stay awake at night dreaming up projects which may or may not be true.  Any how for a few years now I have been bugging him about putting a front porch on our house.  A couple years ago someone on a street near us where we walk added a porch which made me become even more convinced it would really change our house for the better.  Last December he came home one day & told me to check out a different house in our neighborhood who were also putting a front porch on.  He wanted to know if that was what I had in mind.  I was over there before he finished his sentence & was calling him saying YES that's it!  We finalized all the plans & signed a contract in January but, of course, the weather turned bad & so they weren't going to do it until March 1st.  Then we had all the snow so the job get getting pushed back.
Last Friday morning a delivery truck showed up with all the materials so I knew it was finally happening

Luna wasn't al…

My long winter break has ended

My long winter hiatus is over & it's back to work I go.  It's 23F this morning but I have to be there by 8:00am to answer the phone because the golfers are going stir crazy & at this point just want to play no matter what.  Hopefully, it will warm up some if we see the sun.  This has definitely been the longest winter ever.

I recorded LiLi playing with Popster last night & in the first video notice her sleeves......they eventually got in the way which is why she stopped😜












She's on a new kick with always ordering a burger when she goes out to eat so  we will now call her the "Burger Queen"!

I cannot resize this picture as blogger is giving me fits on uploading photos & this is the best I can do until I figure out what's going on!


Oh March you can be so cruel!

These are from one of the the three major storms we've had this month.  Average snowfall for March is around 11 inches....we've had 32 inches this year & the last one keeps hanging around as it hasn't been that warm.
I know it looks so pretty......like Mother Nature decided to put icing on all the trees
The dogs hadn't had a chance to run for a few days so we decided to take them over to Jenkins & see if we could slog through the snow!


Molly has pretty long legs so you can see how deep it is right here
Luna manages to do her "leaping" action that propels her through it!

By the time we got back to the car Molly had huge "snowballs" stuck to her legs & it took forever to pull them off

It's so pretty but we've had enough winter this year!  It's time for some green again.
Love Val💖

Forever Family day

10 years ago in a hotel room in China, this little scared girl entered our lives

She did n't know what to make of these people who were holding her



Now look at the confident girl she has grown into

Love Val💖