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June 16, 2006


Sampson in December 2005.

Monica thinks we need to include some quality pictures of our newest addition. At Christmas the kids, Marc & Monica gave Ed a puppy (Samson) as his Christmas gift.

Pretty gutsy of them considering that the one and only dog we had prior to this was an Irish Setter. She lived with us for about a week, 10 pairs of shoes, inumerable treasures chewed and then we found her another home on a farm. Both Ed and I decided that we would not have a dog that had to be left home alone all day. Now, since Ed quit his job in June I guess it must be time. Here are some snapshots of our Handsome Samson.
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You can see that Sampson and two of our Cats, Oscar and Tubby have become tolerant of each other.

June 9, 2006

Front Porch

We have been going to the antique shops around the country & have been able to find our rocking chairs for the front porch. Every Victorian House needs some rockers on the porch. We really enjoy sitting there looking into the woods. It will be even better once the big ugly yellow barn is gone. That's a project for next year. We don't want to take it down until the garage is built. Eventually we hope to replace all the odd ball chairs with good old wood rockers.

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The flooring on the front porch is mahogany. By the end of summer we will put a sealer on it to protect the wood and help to bring out the red and also darken it.


June 8, 2006

East Gable End

This is the project that Ed has been working on so diligently lately. We now have one of the gable ends almost completed. They are all going to look spectacular. I know it's been a while since I last posted, I'm a terrible person (well maybe not a terrible person, just a terrible blogger). We took a week off and went to California to visit Monica and Marc. Had to see what type of house they bought. Now that's another story. You can read all about that on Monica's site bungalowdreams.fibergeek.com.

Any way. Here are the latest pictures of the front of the house. Check out the scaffold that Ed made to be able to reach the high peaks.
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I worry about having him working up so high without anybody there to catch him if he falls. But, he says that there is just as big a problem with working on the ground as up high. He is always more careful when he works up high. I'm just glad he doesn't expect me to climb up there. I don't do high very well.