" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Monday, April 22, 2013

One step closer ....well, 4 steps, actually !

Today has been a BEAUTIFUL day from the beginning, ON !

Hubby and I started clearing off all the clutter on the back deck, including the hose reel attachment screwed to the side of it, and then we brushed off a lot of accumulated yuck.  We pulled off most of the old latticework from down below-deck, and then hubby and I started cutting in the new porchfloor color.

It was frightening !   So orange !  This was supposed to look like an aged clay pot, I thought !    But it went on so shiny and bright !   I stuck in there and had faith, though, and after two complete coats and a quick drying in the bright sunlight, it now resembles a NEW clay pot...........which really isn't bad at all.   I'm pleased with the finished look.

 I left the big boards under the floorboards unpainted, intending to purchase another gallon of the white, and possibly white plastic latticework.  I'll have to do some pricing before I make my decisions, but I'm thinking that I'd like those boards white.  I didn't want a huge band of orange showing from the yard level.

Anyway, I have chicken thighs slowcooking, potatoes boiling for mashing, and French-style greenbeans simmering with new green onions.  Not bad for a gal who went and tilled some more of that garden spot AFTER finishing the painting......huh ?

Love ya'll !


  1. Dolly, dear, you never cease to amaze me! I love how lush and green your yard looks and your energy level to get things done is inspirational! Your deck looks awesome and I know you will have real clay pots on it soon just stuffed with beautiful flowers!

    Thanks for always making me (and hubby when I share your post's news) smile.

    ps the quilt was from a tutorial from Rett's blog on how to paint one of her tree prints/work. She is so talented!

    Hope you have a great day!

  2. Oh my! So hard-working and productive. My yard is surely needing attention too - but cold and rain and laziness? are interfering :)
    The deck looks GREAT! Very fresh and nice. Not too orange at all. Good color. I kind of like the lower edge of deck the brownish grey look that it has right now. Had you thought of a third color of a neutral for that area? I'm sure whatever you select will be very nice!
    Have a wonderful week!


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