Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer together workability test

Sing with me .. .
"Midnight at the oasis. Send your camel to bed....."
On Monday afternoon we did our summer test of together workability.
First .. . .I ironed the instructions like a good little homemaker.

. . .and offered to take pictures of our project while underway .. .
for documentation purposes of course.
. . .and then I called out part numbers. . . while he deciphered the very scant instructions with photos that left a person wondering. . .
(wondering why they wouldn't ask a blogger to make the instruction manual)


. .and then we built tent.


. . .and put up the curtains. . .

. . and when we realized it was already far past dinner hour. . .

. . .I quickly fried up some rollkuchen to eat with a cold watermelon. . .


.. .and we sat until bedtime . ..

. . .and made a mental list of the dinner parties. .
we can't wait to have.
Yesterday was cousin camp. . .they loved the new fort. .
Today is grammie day. . .
and instead of the toddler pool being filled ..
I'll put a pail of water in the beverage cooler tub ..
and sit back and chill.
All for now. . .


16 comments:

  1. You'll love having a shady spot in which to sit and dine or visit or just relax! You two make a great team! Enjoy your Grammie Day!

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  2. Oh - that is so lovely. Isn't it great to live outdoors for the summer. Hope your mosquitoes aren't too pesky.

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  3. My list of free summer evenings will be arriving in your mail box soon...whatever works for you and your schedule. Seriously, that is a beautiful piece of work, and I know it, along with you and your cooking skills, will produce some memorable dinner parties. I commend both of you on a lovely new addition to your back yard.

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  4. that does look lovely.
    so inviting.....;^}
    you really have a very hospitable home....

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  5. Oh I do love your new enclosure!! It really defines the space well and is so inviting...

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  6. Sweet! Like adding a room to the house isn't it? Without all the contractor trauma.

    Party on people! Party on!

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  7. That is just perfect! May you have many wonderful times under your new canopy.

    We're spending more time on the front porch these days.

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  8. A great place to have your summer dinner parties..enjoy!

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  9. That marquee (sounds better than tent!) will be the star of the summer at your place. I've always admired them - so elegant...a cross between Arabian Nights and British Colonial-tea-on-the-lawn. Have fun!

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  10. Love it, love it. Things are looking great around your house. Enjoy.
    QMM

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  11. Those tents are such a great way to literally add a room for the summer! I know you will use it lots. It add such nice ambiance! I hope it comes with mesh drapes too! Knowing your skills - you'll probably find a way to add them.

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  12. Hi
    I enjoy your blog and everyday I look forward to reading it! Your home and backyard look great and so warm and inviting. Your patio table looks just like what we are looking for - can I ask where you bought it? Thanks for sharing your life with us and inspiring us to live full lives as well.
    PR

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  13. HI PR. . .Patio table and chairs were purchased at Sears several years ago.

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  14. Very nice...and like I said earlier...things just get happening at your place! Good job...and glad you were there to lend a hand :)

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  15. You ironing the instructions nearly put me into a tizzy. Me and my iron have no relationship, guess I am just jealous of yours. ;-)

    Bless you and your new sweet hangout.

    Put a drop of lavender essential oil on...the mosquitoes will stay far away.

    Kimmie
    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

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  16. Oh it's so beautiful!!! Yes, dinner parties will be so fun inside of that! I guessed you were going to add a little kiddie picnic table, but I think this is really amazing.

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Thank you!