Hello and Welcome! Take a seat and I’ll get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. It is warmish, but humid, so I won’t say anything if you’d rather have a cold drink. It is kind of funny out and they are predicting rain and thunder storms, but so far we’ve been missed. If it does rain, we can move a couple of chairs and a side table under the overhang. I don’t know if you can call this a porch or what (protected side of the barn). Oh, so where are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from Cape Cod.
Now look at the photo just above. See the overhang I was talking about? You may not be able to tell, but there is a brand new roof on the barn, new windows and the siding is also brand new – it is cedar shingles, which will turn grey as they age. Cedar Shingles are very popular on Cape Cod, not just barns, but a lot of houses. I took this with my new phone last night at sunset. I was eating supper at the picnic table (visible). I had just put the yard back together after it being occupied by the builders, who finished on Thursday. The table is pretty close to where it was in the photo at the top, so I am close to the hammock looking back towards the house.
I said “new phone”, didn’t I? On Monday evening I went out for my weekly grocery shopping. There was stuff I wanted to get out of the backseat of my car before I left, so I stopped my routine to do that. Bad. Later, may car suddenly said that it could no longer see my cell phone… On the way back, I stopped and found it, right where people stop for a light. It was in pretty bad shape… I spent hours trying to order a phone for pickup. I kept getting errors. Finally I used the online chat, and the person on chat got my phone ordered. I just said, “I want the cheapest Android smart phone, perhaps Samsung.” That’s what I got. I like it, but the camera is awful. And there are other quirks. Still, I don’t understand why it is 1/5 the price of the next model up. There is not 5x the difference! Not even twice. Anyway, so growing pains with the new phone this week, but not terrible.
My hot water tank at the place on Cape Cod was installed in the 1990s. Yeah, that’s old. It failed. So, not only did the workers finish the barn Thursday, I had a plumber come in and replace my hot water tank. I had him install water for a washer (clothes washer) while he was here. The house is slowly coming along…
While down here, I did a good run by one beach yesterday and took a long walk on another (my favorite) this morning. That is besides the normal things.
Work was busy, but not insane.
I had massage.
And that was my week!
I hope you enjoyed your drink! I’m going to get up and start doing stuff (the house is filled with dust from when the painter ground the outside down to bare wood…). Thanks for stopping by!
If you have a coffee share, I will try to stop in and say hi.
Have a great weekend.