Good morning Sunday,
I believe Autumn finally arrived last night to stay this time.
We have been enjoying gorgeous weather for the most part all last week after the one day of dipping into the 30's F-no killing frost yet.
Weather has just been beautiful with full sunshine and up into the 80's F here. On the way to town yesterday I even finally viewed some gorgeous fall colors in the trees-I will take some photos soon.
I am posting early again for T Stands for Tuesday-I have more time right now to post on Sundays This is where we share a drink related post. Our hostess is Bleubeard and Elizabeth- Find the link to the T Party in my right hand column.
I did get all the wood steps-railings-decks all coated with Thompson's water seal finished yesterday early afternoon. Just before the big soaking rain that blew in with cooler temps-today it is to rain gently most of the day-we really needed this good soaker to avoid any forest fires here.
I am finally finished with my contribution to the guest space. It took me 3 weeks from the sanding of the plaster to priming to painting-to painting the floor with grey wood stain-to rearranging the furniture-to the wood water sealing--seems like a long time-feels like a long time. haha This project really gave me sore muscles every day opposed to when I was working on the hallway project. Hubs does need to set up the lighting in there, and we have one of those little heaters I need to clean up and carry up there. I also need to clean and fix up the bathroom that is downstairs in the business space-there is a shower there too which needs cleaned and I bought a new woodsy shower curtain for it. I also bought a grey fleece throw to cover up the red couch that is in the guest space.
This leaves me now with a bit over two weeks to get back to the hallway project, clean and tidy up the house, figure what food I will be making and be ready for deer camp.
I think I will be taking today off to relax and contemplate-lol and to work on our medicare plans today too. after that I am going to read this afternoon and just "blow" off the day. For supper making corned beef with all the fixins-easy peasy
I have been reading a couple books about Alexander Hamilton The first one The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs. This is historical fiction-but I found it more historical than fiction. A really excellent book where I felt I really got to know his story. I would highly recommend this book to any of you that enjoy reading about American history (photo found online)
When I finished reading this book and reviewed it-- on my book bub list that came in there was another book about Alexander Hamilton published in the early 1900's by his grandson that includes actual letters and writings by Alexander Hamilton-titled the Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton by Allan Mclane Hamilton
I am glad I ran into this book-it contains all actual writings by Hamilton and his family and others with a little commentary, and for me I felt this book was a good compliment to the first book.
Alexander Hamilton was quite the man-a genius really, a very caring and compassionate person who loved his country and family so much-and would defend with his honor. (photo found online)
On another subject--
On a sad note for me-remember my corn husks papers? I haven't looked up the date that I sent the package off to Germany but I am almost sure it is approaching a month. So I am thinking that the postal police must be testing and retesting the paper to make sure there is nothing suspicious in it-lol
I recycle mailing envelopes and I had found a nice big one to safely pack the papers and also to include lots of little surprise bags of fibers etc for Valerie's mixed media projects. I was worried with the distance it had to go that it would not stay sealed safely so what I had on hand was duck tape-which now that I think about it must have made my package stand out to the postal police. So my fear is after all this time they have confiscated it or tossed it-either way it's gone. (although I do hope some day it will just show up-but at this point not holding my breath)
No one's fault but mine--but I hope they are still duped over the papers lol
Not much different to share for my drink this week, I am still mostly drinking Bali coconut waters while I am working and in the mornings I am drinking my decaf herbal beverage and sometimes in the evenings I am relaxing with a cup of tea. In my Yellowstone mug of course-which is my favorite (you can find this mug on their non profit site Yellowstone Forever shop online)
Behind my cup is a birthday postcard I received my author friend of the Yellowstone time travel books. My birthday coming up is on the 24th Hubs and I are a week apart on our birthdays-kinda fun.
Back on that day of the solar eclipse I took a couple of photos on my walk. These are views of part of our 1/4 mile driveway-on both sides is woods or deep hollars
Happy T Day everyone-sorry this is such a long post-right now I don't have the time to post every day so I guess I made up for it in this one lol