Friday, July 22, 2011

Last Photos of the View? (Week 11)

National news is all about the heat wave on the east coast and yet shockingly, it's going to be "cool" here in Louisiana all week.  Cool for us in July means it's going to be high 80's and barely 90's.  Anytime that it isn't in the mid 90's or worse in July is pretty strange in south Louisiana.

Yesterday was my day to ride the big tractor and get the pasture mowed.  Throw in a little work on the electric fence and cleaning the stalls was about the extent of what I got accomplished outside.   In the spirit of being a multifaceted woman, I painted my toenails (love that Opi "I'm Not Really a Waitress" color for toes!) and gave myself a french manicure.  It isn't all John Deere and grunge around here even with Joe away!

This morning I was partly through mowing the yard areas with the riding mower when a thunderstorm blew in and sidelined me for the rest of the morning.  I'm reveling in the first year in ages of no summertime drought and so I don't mind in the slightest being inside and watching the rain fall.  

I might be expecting a marriage proposal from the DirectTV repairman who was out this morning and was rather impressed with the weeding, pruning, mowing, pool maintenance and mower deck repairs that were going on while he was working on our dish.  Apparently his current wife isn't quite so handy in the outdoor department!

My last post left Joe besmirched for his failure to send photos of the new house and so I'll admit that he zapped them across the internet shortly after being taunted, but it's just taken me a little time to get them up on the blog.  

I can't wait to see the main floor walls go up but at the same time, it's disheartening to think that soon our beautiful view will be hidden behind the first floor of the house.  We'll have a 10' deep porch that will go across the entire back of the house and half way up each side so the view will still be there, but it won't be seen from the front yard area (I think).

View of the basement from the front:

And the view from the down below in the back ....
the two windows with the white paper around them are the guest room windows....just so you'll know where you might be staying!


  1. love the marriage proposal thing. ha!

    congrats on your non-drought and cool status. just amazing that one state over can be SO different from here - and we're even kind of in your corner (NE Tx). oh well... maybe next year...

  2. You know, if I keep having to run up 81 to give Joe a nudge on the pictures the next ones might just be a view of my tent pitched in your new backyard!
    Now brace yourself......when I took Buddy out to do his business at 8:00 AM it was 92 and humid as all get out. A couple of hours ago a huge thunder boomer blew through and it's 75 out there now! That's right, 75 degrees!! I may need to go dig out a sweater!

  3. Great photos of the house progress, Grace. Nice of you to show the guest room too, looks good to me. When should we plan our visit? I'm encious over your cooler weather and Chip's as well. It's still 83 degrees at nearly 11 p.m. and the heat indices today was near 120. Some rain would be very welcome now, but there's none on the way, alas.

  4. You may be getting many marriage offers after this post! What a view, what a view!

  5. The views will still be magnificent and the thought of a porch is just ... well enchanting to me!

    Funny, if you were from around here, "Views From the Hill" would have a totally different meaning!! :)


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