Saturday, July 21, 2007

Saturday Night

Another busy day around the ole' mini farm. Husband did chores this morning so I got to sleep in a bit but then went out and helped him finish up. It was very overcast and dreary so Ann and I decided not to ride which is very unusual for us on a Saturday morning but she had things to do and I did also. Funsize had something to go to so she couldn't ride either so all the guys got a day off.

The carpenters arrived to start building the play house for T and D. This has been in the works for a few weeks, you know drawing up the plans and all.... We have tried to keep it a secret but got found out this morning when the kids popped in! They were pretty excited about the whole thing and will be even more so when it is finished. One side is going to be a work bench for D and the other side a sink and sideboards for T. We had a play house that my Dad got for us when we were kids and we LOVED it. It was our own little club house and get away. I wish I had a picture of it as it is gone now.

Will continue as progress is made. :0)

Husband and I went out for an early dinner at Captain Nick's another of our favorite restaurants. We both had the lobster rolls which were excellent. We also went to the nursery as I had to get some more Wave petunias to replace the ones that were bombarded by the hail a week ago. Luckily they had some left so I brought them home and put them in the bare spots. My poor gardens have had such a hard time this year and don't look nearly as good as they should by now.

On the way home we drove by Stephen and Tabitha Kings house so that I could get a picture for this post. I felt ashamed driving down their street, stopping and snapping a couple of pictures but you know anything for the blog! lol!

They live on a nice street with big old homes that are kept up really well. No one around here bothers the Kings, they are given their privacy except for a few crazy old bloggers that take pictures of their house....ahem......... I am not a fan of Stephen Kings writing, it would scare the living daylights out of me, but they have done so much good for the community with their money you just have to admire them. They have been very generous in many different ways, just one being the huge addition that they helped put on the library.

Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer is hosting a H.U.G.E. give away next week. Go over and check it out and you might want to participate. I'm getting something ready to give away but can't tell what it is until Monday! :0) (I guess it won't be hard to figure out for those of you who know that I make and sell totes.) heehee! Now I need to figure out how to use the Mr. Linky to sign up. Poor dcrmom will probably be getting another S.O.S. call!


PEA said...

Oops, sorry, I didn't mean to take all the sunshine today!! lol It was actually sunny and warm here for a change!!! Oh wow, look at that playhouse...the kids will be loving that for sure!! Oooooh you live that close to Stephen King??? That's quite a beautiful house they have...I've read many of his books but then I love horror stories and movies! lol I had to giggle when you mentioned what we do just for our blogs...I'm taking pictures of things and places I never thought in a million years I would take! lol xoxox

dcrmom said...


Get your post on your blob. ;-) Then click on the time at the footer of the giveaway post. That will take you to a screen that contains ONLY your post, not your blog with all its posts, got it?

Then you copy the url for that post (it will be or whatever you title it).

Then you go to Shannon's, and where she has the Mr. Linky signup, you paste that url into the blank. That's it! :-)

Donna said...

I sent this link to my son-in-law, who is a huge Stephen King fan.

BarnGoddess said...

My Father built us a playhouse when my sibs and I were little. We wore that thing out! I have no doubt your grandkids are gonna love theirs :)

I LOVE Stephen King. What a gorgeous house. even the 'spider decor' gate didnt freak me out too much.

The only book of his that scared me silly was 'IT' but clowns creep me out anyhow.....

Myrna said...

I agree with the Stehen King stories. I have read a couple--couldn't sleep near a window for a long time after one of them! Then I saw the movie Misery. that finished it for me! His home is beautiful!

The new playhouse is also a work of art. I think I'd rather spend time in one of those than a big mansion type house any day! Those children will make many precious and wonderful memories in that little place!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Love the playhouse...the kids are going to have so much fun in it!

We had one old chicken coop fixed up like a house. We used to spend hours in there playing.

palmtreefanatic said...

WOW! You live by Stephen King? beautiful home! you even know them personally? hmmm, so cool!

Loving the work on this playhouse so awesome!

Hold Your Horses said...

I live less than a mile from the King's house - it's kinda creepy, but cool. When I have friends come over that don't live in the area I always show them where they live. You'll have to post another picture after they decorate for Christmas!

Kerri said...

The sun is finally shining here, but didn't arrive until late this afternoon. The rain was nice (we needed it) but it's good to see the sun again.
Thanks for the happy birthday wishes :)
Those lucky kids! What a great idea to build them a playhouse. They'll love it with a passion!!
How neat to see Stephen King's house. It is funny what we do for our blogs, isn't it? I've enjoyed a few of his books but Pet Semetary was too scary for me..and the movie...I couldn't finish watching it.
I've read about how much good they've done for the community. Very generous people.
Sorry about the hail ruining some of your plants! I actually had waves self-sow this year!

Susie said...

I have fond memories of my playhouse that Grandpa built for me when I was little. I made sure that my daughter and grandchildren also had one!!