Monday, June 09, 2008

Painting Progress plus a little scenery

As you can see we are close to being done with the front. Joe has been reputtying the windows and replacing bad wood as he goes along. We still have to scrape and paint the front of the porch and the left side of the bay area. We did scrape and prime the porch posts before the party because they were peeling so badly. Also, the inside of the front porch is done. I don't know when I've seen a spring when it rained so many days....it rained again this afternoon, so we didn't get to paint today.
Here is a scene from the Illinois countryside. This is a big garden junk project! A farmer put a toy horse in the field to mark a vent that they kept hitting with the tractor....then people started donating more horses and pretty soon he had a little herd. It makes me smile whenever I drive by this field.
This sign is outside a local nursing home to warn drivers to watch out for pedestrians. It was designed by a local artist and I think it's very sweet. It also makes me smile whenever I pass this way.

7 comments:

TinaTx said...

Your house is looking great!

Love the picture of the toy horses - too cute!

Judy said...

Your house looks great. I have seen a picture on flickr of those horses. That is so funny.

Dot said...

The house looks great! I missed your porch when I was there for the party. I'll just have to stop by again.

Cami said...

Your home is gorgeous. Perfect color too! Love the horsies and the sign. Right up my sentimental alley!

Julie said...

I love to see pictures of your community. It actually looks a lot like mine - where the people have great (almost twisted) sense of humor! Adorable nursing home sign too.

Andrea said...

I love the story and the picture of the farmer and the toy horses. That would make me smile too.

MyJourneyBack said...

Not much time left but had to comment. Love the horses in the field. And I might want to join your fun gift exchange. I'll get back soon. I am moving today I'll get back tomorrow after I read it thoroughly.
Thanks for sharing!