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Our front porch isn't suppose to look like this. What a mess! lol

It's suppose to look like this.

It has been under going some major renovations, at least to us. lol. But hopefully we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For the past two days we have been caulking every single post and any other nook and cranny that needed it, getting ready for painting; which by the way I should be doing at this very moment instead of on this computer.lol
In between caulking we have been canning veggies. Yesterday more squash went in jars. wahoo!! later this week pickles have to be made, this always is busy time for us. A good  busy time. I really do enjoy putting up the fruits of our labor for winter. Kinda like the squirrel does. Did I just compare myself to a squirrel? I guess I did, as a matter of fact I do feel kind of squirrely. (I am sure there is no such word.)LOL
I must run and I hope to visit some tonight, hope your day is filled with many blessings.
Hugs,
Sue

23 comments:

Farm Girl June 10, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
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Farm Girl June 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM  

Sorry, Sue, Goggle has been wonky for me today, it has a problem with me commenting. I just wanted to say that even with your porch in the process of being worked on it still looks beautiful and I would still sit on it with you. :)
You are such a busy lady. I am so impressed with all that you are getting finished. You have to take a picture of your pantry when it is all filled. I love pictures of full pantry's full of jars of food.
Have a lovely day today.

Farm Girl June 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM  

I misspelled google too. I need to be outside and not on this computer too. Sorry. :)

Debbie June 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

OK...OK... OK...
This is the third post that I have read this morning which makes me want to tackle my front porch.

I think God is trying to tell me something...
He couldn't have told me when it was just a teeeeeny bit cooler?
Maybe I was not listening.

Janette@Janette's Sage June 10, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

I just love your porch...it is on my "dare to dream" house one day. I had a porch when the kids were little and loved to set under it during the rain...so peaceful.
I also enjoy your canning stories...gonna go pick blueberries next week. Remember I am a total city girl so this takes effort on my part.
Enjoyed...always so relaxing to come to your blog,
Janette

♥ Kathy June 10, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

I think your porch is just gorgeous!!

Cheryl June 10, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

I agree with the commenter who is impressed with all of your work! Are you a high energy type of person, Sue? Or are you the slow-and-steady type who gets a lot done?
I am such a slow worker...and, I'm afraid, highly distractable. I'd LOVE to think I could accomplish what you accomplish in a day's time! :-)

And your porch is going to look beautiful (again)!

Barb June 10, 2010 at 10:56 PM  

Hi Sue!

Thanks for the nice comment today - I always love seeing your sweet face in my comments.

I love your porch! It is so beautiful with the white curtains - so inviting and peaceful. I would never be able to keep the curtains clean, the wind never ceases in Idaho! We live in the country, so I get good old potato dirt on everything - I have to dust twice a week.

Next week we are having all new lighting in the kitchen and bedrooms, and new bathroom fans put in, that should be a mess, but something that has needed to be done. We are trying to get everything renovated that we need to, before my husband retires in a few years.

I love to can! I can't wait until my garden has produce for me to put in jars :-) I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that everything comes up this year.

Good luck with your caulking, my motto is that, "caulk can cover a multitude of problems", at least for me! Have a very blessed Friday sweet friend.

Hugs,
Barb

roy/elisabeth dean June 11, 2010 at 7:52 AM  

My Goodness Sue! I am exhausted from reading all that you get done in a day!!! Your efforts really show~ your home is so beautifully inviting. It seems like I work hard, I just never get any task complete, so I have nothing to show for the hours I put in to anything~
Your veggies look yummy too!
Have a beautiful weekend, and thank you fo your sweet anniversary wishes!
♥,Lilly

Elena June 11, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

Wow, that sounds like a lot of work to paint your porch but I know it will be beautiful when you are done. You and your hubby are amazing!!

Debbie June 13, 2010 at 6:20 AM  

Just popping in to say that I'm a complete airhead and couldn't figure out which of these two blogs to follow.

I was planning to click both, but I don't find a follow button here. So... I just clicked the other one. Hope I'm doing this right. I enjoy reading here and don't want to miss out on a good post just because I'm blonde.

Kathy June 14, 2010 at 6:46 AM  

Hello, love the porch - very inviting. We are in the midst of painting our house - everything is out of order! That's a lot to handle for a girl who likes things in order.
And,
I too have mentioned squirrels. But, the context was - that like in the movie up, I am easily distracted!
God Bless,
Kathy

Kathy June 14, 2010 at 6:46 AM  

Hello, love the porch - very inviting. We are in the midst of painting our house - everything is out of order! That's a lot to handle for a girl who likes things in order.
And,
I too have mentioned squirrels. But, the context was - that like in the movie Up, I am easily distracted!
God Bless,
Kathy

Heather's Blog-o-rama June 14, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

Hi Sue,
My name is Heather and I'm not sure how I found your blog...except it was through one of the other lovely blogs that I read :) :) :) I love the pictures of your porch. It's very beautiful..I've always dreamed of a porch like that where I can sit outside when it's raining even :) :)
Love the music too. I was thinking about adding that to my blog. Did you find it easy to install? Is it easy to add more songs?
Love, hugs and greetings from Oregon, Heather :)

Tami (Pixeltrash) June 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM  

Your porch is very pretty in picture #2! I'm sure your hard work will paid off!

The Gough Inn June 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

I remember when I first saw your porch many post ago and fell inl love with and new I was coming to visit here again because who ever has such a nice dressed up porch is mostly likely very nice to know! Can't wait to see it all completed. Don't hurt your back -- Wink!

Rebecca June 16, 2010 at 5:05 AM  

We have a few projects that need doing! Waiting for a break in the humidity and for things to dry up!

debbie June 16, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

SUE,
YOUR PORCH IS STUNNING...I REMEMBER HOW HARD YOU WORKED BEFORE FOR ALL YOUR RELATIVES CHILDREN TO PLAY ON IT. THOSE WHITE CURTAINS ARE DREAMY.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL PORCH.
YOU WORK SO HARD AND ACCOMPLISH SO MUCH. I HAVE NEVER CANNED...MY DADDY DOES ALL THE CANNING AT MY PARENTS HOUSE.
LOVE AND HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Happy@Home June 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

Hi Sue,
I've enjoyed getting caught up with you today. Your porch is exactly what comes to my mind when I picture a southern porch. Big, comfortable , beautiful and a perfect spot to enjoy the company of friends and family.
I am amazed at all of the canning that you and your mother have accomplished. It looks so pretty and sounds delicious.
Thanks for your recent visits and kind comments.

Sunny June 16, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

Hi Sue, just got a cord replaced for my outer and trying to catch up on my blog reading! Are you and hubby painting your house or having it done by painters? Either way its a BIG job.

Love your long porch and the haging plants just set it off so nicely! I did only 3 pots of flowers this year, but myu mums that wintered over are already starting to bloom! go figure...

Have a blessed day!

Mimi June 21, 2010 at 3:12 AM  

HI!!!!
Oh Sue that is one beautiful porch!!!
hopefully it got it's new coat of Paint!!!!
ALot of work I bet, but worth it after it is done!!!
Great job growing and canning all your own veggies!!
That is awesome!!!!
HAve a fun week
hugs,
jamie

Mimi June 21, 2010 at 3:12 AM  
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Mimi June 21, 2010 at 3:13 AM  

HI!!!
I hit comment twice on accident so I deleted one!!!
Sorry for that!!!
hugs,
jamie

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