Sunday, August 31, 2014


Be sure you go back (scroll down) and read yesterday's post. I wrote it today. I just didn't post-date it.

Today, after church and Bill's Big Breakfast, I worked on the gardens. I weeded the garden on the south side of the house.

Then I went behind the garage.


 This is the before.

I have completely neglected it. I don't see it, so it doesn't exist, right? This is partly why we want to move the garage back closer to the property line. We don't need this garden. It's not a secret garden so much as it's a jungle.

It's Atticus' hunting spot.

It's a tree farm. Want a Redbud? We'll sell you one. Or several.

Since we probably need a permit for selling trees on a small, urban lot, I just attacked the wild garden with a shovel. 

There were plants in there!

And lots of weeds. And lots of vines. Aggressive, thick vines.

It's also our dumping ground for large limbs (since the neighbor behind us doesn't like it when we burn dry wood in a container). Those large branches, etc are still back there. 
As you can see I did get a lot of it cleaned up.

Now it's time to relax. It's a holiday weekend!


This is where we were on Saturday:
 We were at the Gilmore Car Museum.

You can read more about it since I linked it for you. I won't bore you with history or how many cars they have. What I do want to share is that for as long as it's been around Bill and I have never been there. And we've been back in West Michigan for eight years and this was our first visit.

It was amazing. Particularly if you like/appreciate cars. More specifically classic cars.

We went with Nancy and Dave (who live in Kalamazoo). Nancy has been there with her parents because they are MG owners. Dave was also a first-timer. Although, there are so many cars, Nancy pointed out that she did not remember seeing many of them.

We definitely got our value (we had buy one get one free admission coupons) and were there for about three and a half hours. We didn't make it through the entire exhibit but we had to leave because they were closing.

There is a new exhibit opening in three weeks, the Cadillac Collection. I guess we'll just have to go back.

By the way I took many, many photos of cars. These are just a few examples.

Friday, August 29, 2014

on time delivery

Have you ever looked at the blue post office drop box and wondered, do they really pick up the mail at the precise, posted (ha, pun intended) time?

I dropped off my Jr. High mailing at one of those boxes today. That is what I wondered as I walked away from the box. It was about ten after five. Did they already pick it up?

Will it still go out tonight?

I'm not in a rush. The mailing can wait until tomorrow. It was just a thought I had...

Would it be suspicious if I sat outside the post office one day waiting to see if they really do pick it up at the exact time?


If not suspicious, perhaps weird.

I won't do it. But I will continue to wonder, is the service prompt?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lego crazed

For our anniversary we went to the Lego exhibit at the GR Public Museum. Here are a few pictures.
It was an exhibit on tall buildings. This one was so tall I couldn't even fit the entire thing in the picture!
And famous architecture.
Here's Chi-town!
Each building had its own history as well as a fun fact. But since it took me two days to get the pictures from my phone to my computer, I don't remember any of the fun facts. I do remember that Grand Rapids is ranked number 1 in its size for the number of LEED certified buildings. 

These were mighty impressive. I enjoyed going. 

It makes me want to pull out our Lego's but that means losing our dining room table. 

Oh the dilemma. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


We were nominated and we accepted.

Bill gets "Best Husband" award.

Today is our anniversary. Last night, he came home with a dozen roses, participated in this challenge (which I did not ask him to, I was taking one for the team), and took care of the dead mouse in the attic.

We're not keeping score, but he's the BEST!

Happy 14th anniversary to my hubby.

And thanks to all the ladies from high school, college, and after who didn't give Bill a chance because I have him now. (If you know us at all, that's perfectly acceptable for me to post…)