In the house painting entry I mentioned the unsatisfactory experience we had with getting our front steps redone, so I wanted to elaborate about our experience.
As I previously mentioned, since we were on a roll with getting the house painted we thought we might just as well tackle the stairs. I think it was actually a safety hazard. The steps were uneven and pieces were falling off. When you stepped on a certain spot the wrong way your foot could slip off with a piece of concrete. Needless to say it was in dire need of getting redone!
When one of the painters mentioned that he had an acquaintance that did masonry work we got an estimate and told them to go ahead. They said they’d come at 11:00am the next day, which was fine with us as we
So what have we been up to these last few summer months? For one we were excited about how tall the tomato’s got! We just had to keep building more stories onto our “skyscraper” to keep up with the tomatos. Unfortunately since this photo they’ve caught disease and don’t look as pretty and green anymore.
We harvested a whole bunch of tomatos, which have been used for pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, etc.
Except I don’t know how many more we’ll get because we have some thieves among us! We pretty much haven’t seen a red tomato since those damn squirrel’s figured out that they like to eat them!
We also helped organize the Second Annual Ontario Park Cook-Out. This year we figured out to go after local politician’s for donations! We put the event on to enable neighbors, police, and fire fighter’s to get to know one another better.
And lastly we added a new member to our family! Welcome little Buster! We got him a week and a half ago when he was 8 weeks old. One of the neighbors had been feeding a friendly stray cat (perhaps someone moved out and left it behind?) which had two babies. So what do we do? We go over to have a few glasses of wine with the neighbors and we end up coming home with a kitty!