So, we've been working on other projects. Aside from working on massive amounts of cherries, we've found other things to keep us busy.
Kevin's room has a fun mural on it. A while ago, I went through his room and patched all the holes up. We were intending to paint the rest of the walls, but I've been meaning to restore the mural for a while. I didn't remember to take the before picture until I was halfway done, but you can still see quite a few white patches all over.
I wasn't sure how well I'd do, since I haven't done a restoration-type project before, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to match the colors on nearly everything except the sky, but I like the way that turned out too. You can't even tell I did anything in the other areas, which is the best kind of restoration.
It's nice to have free fresh fruit though.
The next project that we started and finished on Monday occurred in the front yard. When the appraiser came to our house, he suggested that we put shallow window wells outside of the front basement windows. We've been thinking about it for a while, but it wasn't until this week that I figured out how I wanted to do it. We made our own wells (because we can't afford the metal kind yet).
I think they turned out quite nice. Now we just need to plant flowers and our front flower garden should be on its way! Also, if there is a random flood, the water shouldn't be able to come in our windows.
The most recent project involved our puppy, Siff. She's a Norwegian Elkhound, so she's been awfully hot lately, with almost no signs of shedding her large coat.
|It's no wonder she's been loving the water!|
|Look at that beautiful coat!|
Today was also Arkhon's birthday!
He turned two, and so for the only time during the entire year, he got to sit at the table (just while I took a picture).
|Allopex suggested I give Arkhon a party hat. So I did.|
Weirdly, we didn't want any.
Arkhon got a couple of presents, but I think the cake was his favorite part.