Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Meanwhile, Back at the Beach

While Jackie and I have been waiting for our house in North Carolina to be built, we've been busy with improvements on our cottage in Saint Augustine, Florida. It's a charming little rental by the beach.

We rebuilt decks, installed new windows, put up new fences, and generally tore stuff up and put it back together - better! Quotes from our working together - Jackie: It'll be easy. I saw it on This Old House. Deirdre: #!@& I'm never doing this again!!

Seems like projects never end, but the results are great.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Deco Digs the Decks/Cutest Baby Ever

We stopped back in Weaverville after our visit up north. It was great to see everyone, especially new family member Ted, also known as Cutest Baby Ever. He's only a few months old, but he's promised to come and spend time with us in North Carolina, helping us with the gardens when we're too old and creaky to weed (maybe next year!).

In the photo above where Deco is inspecting her future home the house in the background belongs to our friend and neighbor Beatriz. She and her sister are fantastic glass artists. Check out their work!

p.s. If anyone can help me place the photos on the page where I want them, I'd be grateful!

Also, I forgot to give photo credits - Jackie, of course (except for the one of Ted)!