We are still in a state of construction here on the Range. I think the crew is going to be here until Christmas, well at least Thanksgiving! They are a good bunch though and didn’t even flinch when I asked them not to have a radio blaring while they worked. To have it loud enough to be heard over sawing and hammering it has to be LOUD and seeing as I don’t have real doors right now, only plastic, it doesn’t filter out much of the sound.
These are pictures I took off Dad’s camera. The outside of the addition is now all sided and painted and the left hand side deck is torn off. The poor raccoons must have been surprised when they came by on their nightly visit! Sorry this is a little blurry.
The babies on the railing and Mom on the right corner. Notice they have already taken a cushion off the chair.
Peeking in the window. This deck is all gone now and we are waiting for the new one to be built.
Here is Mom and Dad’s cat Buffy. She is about ten or eleven years old and they rescued her in Florida when she was on deaths door. She has thrived ever since and has been such good company for them.
Noodles likes to sneak in and sleep on the bed. It was much to our surprise when he and Buffy were on the bed together. Not that they fight but they keep a safe distance between them most of the time.
Here is a shot of Dad in front of the front garden.
And a picture of Mom. The flowers don’t look this good now after Irene blew through.
We have been picking up from Irene’s destruction. We just had one hydrangea tree like the one behind Mom to stake up as it had blown over. Son had several trees down at his house that will have to be sawed with the chainsaw. It is blocking the path to their house from ours so I have to make a detour and go under a thorn bush. I think I am going to take my clippers with me next time a trim them back! Other then a few branches and leaves down it wasn’t bad. Lots of rain though but that will soak in fine. Not like Vermont that just got hammered by the storm. I feel so badly for those people!
On a good note Scooter continues to blend in with the family. Actually I think this is Kipper and Nick with their fly masks on.
Here he is. He’s a Big Boy!
Well it’s almost midnight so guess I will hit the hay. I never stay up this late, must have gotten a bottle of Diet Coke with caffeine instead of without!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Posted by Midlife Mom at 11:59 PM