Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I have so much to update you on!

Now that I have my camera, computer, upload cable AND internet connection all in the same place - it's time for some show and tell.

Check out what came to visit us in our pond today:

Mommy and daddy goose and 6 little wee ones! SO CUTE! They swam very close to me when I went out there to feed them. They hung around for hours and were still there when we (unfortunatley) had to leave to come back to Atlanta for a few days.

Then, we had another visitor a few days ago:

Mr. King snake. Check out how big he/she is!! He/she hung around all day then came back to lay on top of our azalea bush the next day. The dogs were freaking out but they eventually got over it.

Then look what we found in our yard today:

Yep, he/she left us a present. Check out the size of this snake! We figure that between Mr./Ms. King snake, our cat and our fearless hunting daschund dog - we should never see a rodent.

We planted our garden and put up a fence around it:

Checked on our growing baby birds:

Checked on the tadpole progress:

Finished the floor in the bathroom (complete with all quarter round cut and stained by ME!! Woo hoo -I'm learning!)

Finished the floor in the kitchen and put in the celing fan:

Finshed the floor in the downstairs bedroom:

Started the floor upstairs:

Put in our dog fence:

Oooops - forgot to take a picture of that

Worked on a sock for hubby (after all - this IS a knitting blog, right?):

Organized and inventoried the yarn and roving I have for Amia Yarn Company so far:

AND.............MADE YARN BOWLS!!!!

We will be able to start firing and glazing them soon.

And picked up a BUNCH of trash out of the yard and pond. And we built a dam in the creek and got our pond up to full capacity - yay!

Now it's time to load up the rest of our stuff and head back to Blue Ridge one last time. We sure are going to miss this house in Tucker - it has been VERY good to us, but we are loving our new surroundings. Everyday is like an adventure and you feel like you can't even step outside the front door without a camera!


turtlegirl76 said...

Wow the house is looking great! not a fan of the snake pics but I'll let that slide. You made up for it with the cute duckies. =)

Hockey Mom said...

It's so beautiful up there! The house is looking great. I can't wait to see it.


Jane said...

The place looks great. So, when's the party????

Toni said...

Busy, busy! No wonder you haven't been bloggin' much. Glad you got all your i-stuff together and could share some of your progress with us. Aren't (non-poisonous) snakes cool? SO much better than spiders (shudder)!

theyarnwhisperer said...

Steven says king snakes are a good thing to have around the house. I guess I'll take his word on that one. I still don't like snakes, though. I finally got my ball of amia wound last night. I've been trying to get steven to make me a primitive kind of yarn swift, but he's afraid it will take up too much room so he clamped these thingy-doos to the coffee table last night and had me use that instead. Not very aesthetic, but it made do.
Your house, however is very aesthetic. Are you putting down the pre-stained hardwood and then you are staining the quarter round or are you staining the whole she-bang yourselves?
I head to Pennsylvania tomorrow to get some of my mother's things out of my father's house before the state takes guardianship. I'll have to stop at the nursing home to deal with some papers that they sent me. Wish me luck!

Phyl said...

Gee....I can see you've just been sitting around doing nothing! Your place looks great!

LittleWit said...

Your house looks fabulous and I am impressed with all the work you have done so quickly. We finally got our house cleaned up Saturday morning just in time for our housewarming party and not a moment sooner. ;)

I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures with your new home and new business.

Calicoknits said...

geez, you slacker. I would have had plenty of time to knit while sitting on the roof avoiding the snake. Cute geese tho.

Diane said...

Love the pics of the new house and property. What a lovely place. The geeze are cute but that snake kinda freaked me out.

knitting dragonfly said...

This that all? Dang you are busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest. (no offense to any one legged people)
Everything looks great

KSee said...

How wonderful everything is looking. eek snakes. Mothballs should help.