It will be a summer of big home improvement projects @ the McD household. The to-do list is quite long but we're actually really excited about it. Number one project is painting the exterior of the house. We're doing it ourselves...there are many repairs that need to be done to soffits and gutters, but we're up to the challenge. The most intimidating part of it all, is choosing the right colors!!!!
We want to make a change. Our house is a tudor style house and we are not sure exactly what we want. I'm thinking an olivey-kakhi base color with white gutters and trim around windows and a deep red door. What do you think?
Any ideas, tips, suggestions???? Should we paint the tudor trim wood a contrasting color or just paint the base color right over the tudor trim making it more of a subtle architectural feature? I just don't know!?
We spent the weekend working around the house...getting the pool ready for the summer. We don't have a heater, so it will be a week or two before it warms up enough to swim...it's a little green right now, but should be crystal clear within a week.
Spent quite a bit of time in this aisle...did you know they sell greeting cards and groceries at Menards? Weird
Love my garden hopper...easy on the knees
Listened to the 500 on the radio while weeding...it's not televised in Indy. Jim Nabors singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" is my favorite part. This city is draped in checkered flags throughout the month of May. Meijer got it's race day groove on...wow, that had to have taken a long time to do.
K's friend B, brought over his new puppy named "Benny"...A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!
My manly man working with tools to get us organized. This very long corridor room in the back of the house has tried to function in so many ways...an office, a studio, a mud room. It's very hot in the summer, very cold in the winter and just too narrow to really "work". But, everyone passes through it to get to the pool.
So...we got these awesome shelves to convert this room into storage. We have a small garage with no storage space and no basement, so I'm thrilled to find a home for some of this stuff! Still need to purge a lot of what's here...getting ready for a garage sale in early June. Can't wait...i'm ready to let go of some of the clutter!
Wrapped the weekend up with the most delicious SEEDED watermelon for dessert last night. Mark always chops it up for us and does his best to get rid of the seeds. It's a messy job, but so worth it. Seedless watermelons just can't compare to the flavor of seeded. Drool...wish this blog was scratch n sniff!
Wow...this post was really looooooooong. Sorry about that. I really want to get back to blogging daily. Just 3 days of school left...then we will be on less of a schedule...more time to play! Yay!