My niece's boyfriend was the driver of the truck (you can see him up on top) He did a
great job backing that monster into a very small space with our deck at the top. There
were about 2 inches to spare between the running board of the dump truck and the
support beam of our deck. Whew.
My husband built a 3 way bird feeder for the deck now that the hummingbirds have
arrived. They are excited about our Pink Cranberry bush in the yard, but I haven't
seen them at the feeder yet. I wonder if they will come with the larger bird's food
hanging right next to their feeder?
I found a new recipe for Cinnamon Rolls and tried it last night. I didn't realize I was
almost out of flour and it took 9 cups, so I ended up making up the difference with
whole wheat flour. They are gigantic rolls since you cut each roll 2 inches wide instead
of the usual 1 inch. I am going to try them again with regular flour and see how they
turn out. They were good, just not as light and fluffy as I like them because of the
whole wheat flour's heaviness. I'll post the recipe here after I make them again. It
made a gob--16 huge rolls that we ate with dinner, breakfast and again at lunch!
I found this beautiful painting in WA state in an old antique store I used to frequent.
The owner's found it at an estate sale and hung it up near the ceiling in an old, unused
part of the store. I saw it up there and asked how much? $40 bucks. When they took it
down I realized it is an original oil painting! The name signed on it is K. Williams.
It was unframed, so my husband took some old wood from our church remodel and
made this lovely frame for it. He was kind of bumming when he sanded it down because
of a vertical nail mark in the lower right of the wood. I saw it and suggested that he make
a horizontal mark and voila! we have a cross. I think it fits nicely with the subject matter,