Friday, June 9

Bell tower Festival-Day 1, Friday

Leo and Keri had two of their grandsons at the bouncy toys. They were having a high old time and did not want to quit! Beckett loved running full out in this safe environment and Grandpa Leo enjoyed watching him.

 Beckett greatly resembles his grandpa and his mama.

 Brady was having fun too. I am telling you I would not be all that crazy jumping off the height this boy did without a seconds thought!

The sculptures in this year's competition.

Thursday, June 8

Cleaning Hack for window sills

Still tackling the mountain but it more closely resembles a hill now. We are going to have the house painted this summer so I do not plan to clean windows until after the painting is done however, the window sills/track are very dirty so decided to do that part and wonder of wonders I remembered this tip from Pinterest.
Baking soda!  And vinegar!
Step 1.
Sprinkle baking soda on dirty sill and work it with a brush until it has worked all the dirt you can loose. Especially into corners and crevices. An old denture brush works very well for this job. I use this old denture brush for many cleaning chores.
Step 2. vacuum up dry baking soda and dirt.

Step 3. Spray cleaner with vinegar or straight vinegar, in corners especially and let it bubble a bit. Wipe clean!
I was amazed how well this worked.


Monday, June 5

Today I worked

I know it rarely happens but I did work. I decided my lethargy stemmed from what seemed like a mountain of unfinished projects so with new enthusiasm I decided the only way to cure it was to start climbing the mountain.
Today I cleaned the inside of the motorhome! It is all cleaned and polished and ready for use. While I was doing that, Butch started cleaning the roof, the first step in getting the new paint job waxed for the first time.
Between the two of us, we took care of several other small things. We do not have any wrens this year so I suggested Butch clean them out. We discovered that both of them had old wasp nests in them. So that is one mystery solved. The wren houses are now ready for new residents. We moved one of them onto our tree in the backyard. They had been in an area where we would never have seen their comings and goings if they had been occupied. I am hopeful.

Sunday, June 4

Rode to Winkleman's Switch

Keri and I rode the farthest I have gone for quite some time. Nearly 9 miles round trip. It was wonderful. Keri and I have not set a date yet but we are planning a ride to Jamaica for a tenderloin, having the guys meet us there.That would be a 16-mile ride one way and very do-able. Who knows, we may decide to ride back too. It feels so good to be back on the bike. Here are this mornings pictures: Keri Rides

    Cute little country wren