Saturday, September 5, 2009

I love the sound of hammers pounding in the morning...

Moonrise over Thistle Willow Farm

In this case I do anyway....
There is nothing like listening to 4 grown men pound nails into 2x6 floor beams first thing in the morning...its the sound of progress...which means I'm just a little bit closer to getting off of the futon mattress and back onto my real bed...and, oh, I can't wait for that!

Digging the trench for the washer and dryer pipes back in August.

Where we started this morning. I will take some more pictures this afternoon.

On the squirrel front...this is what I did for them to try and teach them how to climb trees...they loved it. A couple of days ago while on a short walk outside Skittles and Donut decided it was time to leave the nest, so to speak, and are now living down in the woods next to the pond. It was a bit sad..but necessary. I had no idea squirrels smelled that bad. :-P

I found this in the was HUGE...any ideas on what kind of creepy-crawly spider this is?? It was pretty...but YUCK...I really don't like spiders.


Firefly mom said...

I don't know what kind of spider that is, but it *is* pretty. You know...for a spider ;) We had a HUGE one that spun a web right outside our sliding door last year. We named it Fred. It scared the crap out of everyone that came over (it was right above head height). It kept tons of flys out of the house, though!

Gayle said...

Ya, yuck. Every time I say "I want to move where summer is longer" someone posts a nasty spider or snake or something, and then I decide my short Alaskan summer isn't so bad. Congrats on the progress. Wish I heard hammers.

Kimberly said...

We have giant spiders like that here in FL and they are called banana spiders. They are super poisonous! Heck, all of our creepy crawlies are poisonous! Spiders, bees, scorpions, snakes, and even our ants!

Glad to hear your babies have left the nest!

Keep up the good work on the house! I'm excited for you!

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Stace said...

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