Friday, June 25, 2010

I've been a workin' girl this morning!


The treads on our front steps have needed to be replaced for a little while.  In fact, I've had it all planned on how I was going to do it for couple of years now.

I was starting to wonder if the mail carrier was going to start refusing to walk up our steps to deliver!


Itty Bitty and I trimmed the shrubs back some, ripped off the old tread board, and screwed new lumber down.  It needs to be painted to match the rest of the porch, and I do have paint left over from last year's paint job of the decking boards, but it will have to wait for a cooler time.  We were smart and had the boards cut to length, and ripped to the necessary width at the lumber yard, so we only had to screw pilot holes and screw them down!  All done and tidied up in around two hours!  Feels like a real accomplishment, but boy am I dirty, itchy, and sweaty!  And Itty Bitty got in the shower first!!

My Simple Abundance Project -- my plan to scale down on material items around me -- is right on track.  I continue to drop off at least one bag of STUFF every day.  Last night, I cleaned out two kitchen cabinets.  Yay!


  1. We missed you last night!! You missed a totally awesome dinner :-(.

  2. Great job!
    I need to jump on the scaling back bandwagon too....I have too much stuff!
    And we may have to move this year too!

    Happy Sewing

  3. Such a renaissance woman! Is there any project you won't tackle?