Wet Weekend

In keeping with the plan for an easy summer, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. It was a good, albeit wet weekend.


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  1. Too bad you had rain on the weekend. We actually had a nice enough day yesterday that we were able to sit outside well into the evening. Finally.

    I smiled at your temporary railing. Of course you have a pipe bending machine 😆

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    1. Saturday was a nice day, Joanne. We had a light rain yesterday, but it didn’t interfere with the very nice day I had with our daughter. Maddie got to sit on Saturday, and she snuck a few minutes on “her deck” with Faith yesterday morning.

      I don’t have the right kind of pipe bender, but the right kind costs several thousand dollars, so… This worked well enough for a temporary solution. I was planning to buy a railing kit when this project is done – I didn’t know we would need one now – Thanks!

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  2. We had rain as well. I decided to get my errands done anyway. All went well for a while, and then one good gust of wind – the umbrella turned inside-out and I instantly turned into a wet rat! I figured what the heck – I went about my stops and didn’t bother with the umbrella again.

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    1. Oh no! That’s such a horrible feeling. I’m glad you continued on with your errands. We were dressed for the rain, and it only rained hard while we were in the car. All in all, it was a very good day.

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    1. Thanks Gwen. I’ll have to make sure I share the DIY steps for the “real” deck. This was never meant to be so involved at this point – what we do for our dogs. It looks like today will have hot and humid sunshine, then rain,rain, rain. I hope you have a nice week.

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    1. Ooooh, thanks for identifying that flower, Judy! I looked at the railing and thought I could hammer out a couple of kinks and tidy it up a bit, but I think I’ll just buy a short section of railing when we actually finish the deck. Maddie spend the day yesterday showing anyone who was near that the deck was dry, even though it was raining. Faith sat with her for a few minutes, but we’re trying not to encourage this habit.

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    1. Thanks Lois. It really is a pretty flower. We have two, but one isn’t doing very well. It’s a tough section to grow in. I included that picture so you guys would know that I got the message.

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  3. Glad you had a great Father’s Day. Love the temporary railing. Not so pretty, but functional, and that’s what matters.

    I’m afraid you already missed the boat on Maddie not getting into the habit that the new deck is “hers”! After all, there’s Mt. Maddie, and Maddie’s Cot, why not Maddie’s Deck? Lol. Let’s see…..Maddie =1, Dan =0 !

    Flowers are beautiful. We’re in the same weather pattern here as you. My consolation? No shoveling!!

    Happy Monday Dan, and have a great week.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Thanks Ginger. The railing will do, and since, like the current “deck” it’s made from scrap material, I’m also cleaning out my garage. Everything does seem to revolve around the pets. I guess that’s the way it’s supposed to be. I’m guessing Murphy is pretty well pampered.

      I guess rain is just the weather we’re having. You’re right, there;s no need to shovel, so that’s a good thing,

      Happy Monday!

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        1. Ha ha – I don’t normally lend tools, but I’ll make an exception for Stan. I have a bunch of stuff I need to store, maybe when he picks this up, he can grab that stuff and put it in your barn.

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  4. No wonder they beloved fourleggeds stayed in … looks awful – mind you our weather here hasn’t been brilliant – wonderful day today – very English early summer’s one. Glad you were able to get some ‘work’ done … cheers Hilary

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  5. The railing and bender are impressive. If the rain had not completely drenched the spiderwort the blue fuzz would be visible around the very center of the flower. Nature continues to amaze me, too much rain and too pretty flowers included. Stay dry – or as dry and safe as you can !

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    1. We’ll be working around the rain this week, John. I guess I’m “lucky” that I’m still working indoors. The railing isn’t the prettiest thing, but it was nice to be able to turn a few pieces of scrap (that I hadn’t been able to throw away) into something functional.

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  6. This post has reminded me that we need to add a railing to our front stairs. There are only a few steps but our visitors are getting older (oddly, we aren’t 😎) and safety is a concern. Sadly, we don’t own a pipe bending tool… and I’m not showing this post to my husband or we might.

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    1. Ha ha – I have to add some railings to front and back stairs and the front ramp. I bought the railing for the front, but I haven’t installed it yet. This one had to happen. It’s only two steps, but they are awkward and we’re being pulled by a dog.

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    1. Thanks John. I’m surprised how many people don’t seem to have pipe benders – what’s up with that?

      It’s really amazing the number of times that Faith and I are going somewhere and it rains when she takes the wheel. I do feel bad, but she’s a good driver, so it worked.

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  7. Beautiful flower photos! we have a mock orange bush outside our front door that I started from one at my parents’ house. It smells so good – reminds me of my childhood. I usually clip some of the blooms and bring them inside just to smell that wonderful smell and reminisce.

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    1. Thanks Deborah. The handrail is sturdy. That’s all it has to be for now. I was planning on adding a nicer one when I finish the deck. I didn’t know I was going to need this.

      The ride home was tense, but Faith did well. At least the flowers are enjoying all this rain.

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  8. Love the pics and sorry the rain was during the weekend. Our weather pattern has gone into a normal June pattern….marine layer in the mornings breaking up in the afternoons with sunshine and pleasant temps…perfect for a Father’s Day with the grandchildren,

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  9. It’s coming along nicely! We also had a wet weekend. Even had some tornado touchdowns in Central Indiana. Poor Faith indeed. The Mister drove in the rainstorm. The rest of us were grateful.

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  10. A bend maker? I didn’t know there was such a thing. That’s too cool.
    Great to see all the furry kids. There was a mock orange bush at the house where I grew up. I always thought it was beautiful. I don’t recall hearing of one since. Nice that you have one. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Some things just have to be bent, Teagan.

      The fur-kids run this place, I just do what they tell me. The Mock Orange is struggling, but we’re doing our best to keep it happy. The blossoms are really pretty.

      Thanks!

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  11. Growing up in an arid state [Colorado], I am so sick and tired of all the wet. I’ve been getting your rain before you do and I can tell you for certain it isn’t any better when it comes sooner than later.

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  12. I’m not sure if it is a rainy season on your end, but it is surely here. However, the problem this year is that there has been no rain. Generally, it should rain in Mumbai by 10th or 15th, but it is already 27 and all we have received is just few light spells. This has only made the heat condition worse.

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    1. We usually have a wet spring, but things dry up into a mostly dry summer. We still get rain, but 3-4 days in a row are not common. I hope something happens to break the heat for you.

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