6 April 2011--Cathy and I have been doing a lot of work around here in conjunction with our visiting, with the emphasis on the words "Cathy and I". I am aware that everyone just thinks I take the pictures, but you all have to remember that even Mutt had Jeff, Fat had Skinny, and Moe had both Larry and Curly!
We were going to replace the water heater for Ed and Eleanor ourselves, but we ultimately had to call in a plumber when we thought we had a water leak in the pipes underground. That, fortunately, turned out not to be the case, but he saved us gobs of time putting the unit, so it was worth it.
We put in a railing at the front porch...Eleanor is testing it out here before we paint it.
Eleanor pitches in, priming the metal railings, while Ed sleeps inside!!! haha
They replaced the carpeting in the house...here are Cathy and I pulling it all up before the carpet layers arrive. And that is Ed eating grapes while we toil!
We painted the backyard swing along with the new railing...we also painted the front porch, but not before I took this picture.
We had to move all the furniture from room to room so they could lay the new carpet...poor Ed is asleep again! haha This is him in his chair, outside at the carport area!
Ed and Eleanor are very happy with their new carpet.
Ed felt guilty, so he went outside to till the vegetable garden in preparation for planting this coming Friday...Man's work, I guess! haha
Ed and Eleanor have a very nice yard, both front and back. The 1st 2 pics are of the front, followed by a pic of the back.
Some of their pretty flowers. Notice the bumble bee in the 1st pic...they are really big!
Between their backyard and the feeder in the next door neighbor's front yard, there are tons of birds flying around looking for food and/or mates. Here are, in order of appearance, 2 Cardinals, a yellow finch, a red-headed woodpecker, a blue bird, a blue jay and a tiny hummingbird. I really enjoy trying to get a good picture of them. Most of them don't sit for very long, so I have to be fast.
The finches here are in the neighbor's yard, while the cardinals are in the Poston's backyard. Look how fat the middle bird looks.
I caught these 2 just as they were taking flight. I wish I could say I did it on purpose, but I didn't! haha
We always have things to do around the RV, and during this stop we had to change out the air filter. Look at the size of it! And check out how increasingly dirty Cathy's hands get as she removes the old one and replaces it with the new. At one point she had to jump and lean way inside the back area of the RV...I had to hold her in there with my shoulder pressed to her thigh...I told you I was working around here!!!