Thursday, September 5, 2013

This looks like the same picture as before but isn't.  I had to tear up the whole floor and have been having extreme difficulties getting it back down.  After 4 days of struggling and hiring help and getting nowhere, I finally went and bought a tool called a pull bar and finally got the first two rows on laminate down in front of the cabinet.  now I have to go back into this lower corner and hopefully the rest will go back easier.  My back hurts and I can only do so much before I have to quit.  A little at a time.  At least now I feel I have a handle on it.

On to another topic, I have been trying to restore my back yard from the damage and demise of many of my perennial flowers.  This year I had a generous donor who purchased flowers for me to plant in my garden and after doing so, we experienced so much rain that they didn't take for a long time and instead, many of the roots seemed to rot and they all looked horrible.  Every now and then I would get a beautiful flower and take pictures so i can be reminded.  Here are some of them.  Right now I have this beautiful white Hydrangea that is turning pink.  Gorgeous.


So even though they started out poorly, they have caught up and are doing ok.  Still not the garden I envisioned.  Next year I will buy more perennials than annuals and have my daughter plant them as she has a nack for placement where I fall short.  I also have some beautiful lavender but it is just now getting blossoms.  The first frost is said to hit tonight in the Adirondacks.  I am at the foothills of them and the temps are to be in the high 30's so no frost but it will be soon.  The summer has been all too short.

Work will be going forth when the weather is cold on the inside of the house.  Hoping to tackle the kitchen this fall/winter and move downstairs and possibly rent out the upstairs apartment for some added income.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Peggy! Good to see your posts here. I'm proud, of you, for doing and moving forward. Your house work is paying off - slow and easy ok? Love seeing your jewelry and more.

    I'm just getting to know this new computer. It's been slow - time is moving so fast and my weeks are filled.

    I did create a new blog; it's still on ground floor but I'll get there.

    Address is:

    Miss you - M xxoo

  2. Hi Peggy. Your flowers are wonderful, you have a greener thumb than you admit. My ''black'' petunias withered and died, unlike yours. And your hydrangeas are amazing. I love the oldfashioned white ones that turn the lovely pale pink...probably the best for drying, aren t they. Lucky you!





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