Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Will the Projects EVER be done?

Our weeks seem to have fallen into a routine.
Some people would call this a rut, but I prefer the
terminology of a "routine".

Dan continues to work on the pergola -
all the painting is done now
and we have the lattice
on top.

He is working on screwing the lattice
down today and then he will
start working on the stairs at the 
"doorway" toward the canal.
(see those landscaping timbers on the left?  That's
what he is going to use to build a couple of stairs.)
I'm looking forward to having ready for me
to put the hanging baskets up
and "decorate" everything.
Lorelai is looking forward to being able to go
outside and play.

We think the lattice will really make a HUGE
difference on the amount of sun that
will get through to the sand, 
and believe me, shade is a good thing
here in Florida!

The next step will be adding the flower beds on the
"front" and the other side.   Yes, we still have
a lot of work to do, but it should be usable 
by tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.

We are still trying to find a kiddie pool for the little ones -
Dan got rid of the one we had last year and they have
not put the new ones out yet (at least not at our local
WalMart).  We might "borrow" one from the kids
until the new ones arrive.

Now, if this wasn't enough, late yesterday afternoon we
took on another project - but it will take a couple of weeks
to get it done and I'm not sharing until it is all finished.

This past weekend we were able to get a lot done around here.
While Dan worked on painting part of the pergola I worked on
cleaning the house and finishing up the laundry.  After Dan painted
all he could for the day (has to do it in stages)
we decided to take a little trip.

Yep, we headed back up to the Disney - this time to the Magic Kingdom.
I guess we are bound and determined to get our money's worth
buying those annual passes.  Actually the weather was
WONDERFUL for the park, and a lot of people felt the same way.

First thing we saw was a show on the stage in front of the castle then we headed off to ride Space Mountain.
We then headed back toward Main Street and met up with Melissa and
Justin (they were picking up their passes) and we grabbed some food
for "dinner" together and then split up - they did their thing and we
took off to do our thing.   Our next ride was Pirates and then we went 
to the Haunted Mansion.  Between our Fast Pass times we had about
30 minutes - so we caught the Hall of Presidents.
Then we took off for home.
When it takes two hours to go up to the park (and of course, then two hours home) spending four hours in the park means we have put in an eight hour day.
That is about as long as we want to leave the pups alone and it is a good amount of time for us to walk around.
Saturday was a much better day for Dan - he just didn't seem to be as tired as he was when we went to Epcot - so I'm hoping that the walking is doing us both good.
(Dan says that it's like a gym membership - if he is paying this much for passes he is going to use them - LOL!)

Oh, and did I tell you about our "magic bands"?
They are FABULOUS!!!
With them you don't need your pass card or anything -
everything from your entrance to your Fast Pass rides 
are on your "magic band".  All you have to do is 
hold the band up to the machine and
in you go.  Love them!!!!
(Plus, they were free with our annual membership instead of $15.00 a piece)

One other thing happened on Saturday while at the park -
Dan lost his cell phone on Space Mountain.
We didn't realize it until Sunday when I reminded Dan to
mute his phone before church - and he realized he didn't know where his phone was.  Anyway, to make a long story short we realized that he had lost it on the ride.  We were going to take one of our "old" phones up and have it re-activated.  I decided to call lost and found at the park and lo and behold they had his phone and mailed it to us.  We should be getting it sometime this week.  Just gotta love Disney!

Sunday we went to church and then had lunch with our pastor and his wife.  We have decided to transfer our membership from our church in North Carolina down here - so we needed to discuss this with Pastor Tim before it is announced to the congregation next week.

Of course, yesterday we started keeping the girls again.

They are growing up so very fast!

Our one purchase at the Magic Kingdom was
a bubble "gun" for little Miss.

She absolutely LOVES bubbles and
once she saw how to work the
"gun" she had the best time
until all the bubble solution
was gone!  LOL!

Of course, the cheap bubble solution doesn't work -
so after a quick look on the Internet - a case of
24 bottles of bubble "gun" solution is on the way!

Let's hope that it will last for a little while.

This weekend Dan and I are going back up to WDW and
head for Animal Kingdom - we have never been to this
park before and we are both looking forward to seeing
all the animals.  I might even take my "real" camera with us
instead of depending on my phone.
Should be fun!

Well, I don't have much else to report.  We'll continue to work
on our projects here - and hopefully get our new project done
in a couple of weeks.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. The pergola is looking great, you guys did an amazing job! Can't wait to see what it will look like with plants. The lattice does make a huge difference, it's already visible in the pictures. How great is that having all those fun parks close to home and taking them in over short intervals is a smart plan. Once you've seen all you can just start over again :). Lorelai looks so concentrated in the pictures with her bubble gun.

    1. Hi Sue! So good to hear from you!!! Things are moving right along with finishing up the pergola - it will be a couple of weeks before we can get any plants planted - this weekend is Animal Kingdom and next weekend is Lorelai's birthday weekend - oh the plans for that little one! Will have lots to tell after that weekend! LOL! Hope all goes well with your house showing - it does sound a little hopeful with the couple coming back - I'll have my fingers crossed and say a little prayer for you. Have a great week my friend!

  2. You have to give the bands "mouse to mouse" to make them work! LOL

    1. That's true - but it's so easy to get them "mouse to mouse". I just think they are so easy to use - don't have to have any money on you at all (of course, that could also be dangerous - LOL!)


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