Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sprucing up a bit at the shop

Our grandson, Eli, visited a couple of weeks ago to help paint our fence behind the shop and alongside the parking lot. 

Do you think it needed it?

So while John replaced some bad boards, Eli painted and painted and painted, front and back above and between, and then John joined Eli and painted and painted, having to second coat much of the thirsty, worn out wood.

I cannot imagine how long it would have taken if I had to do the project. Thank you Eli, and thank you, John.  As you can see it is a job well done.  


As a fun aside, look at Eli Gile backward and forward (a palindrome!) And yes, Brian did that intentionally.  I'm glad we all love the name Eli.

Then John tackled the front porch, and it just gleams, so much so that yesterday, I added a rag rug to it. That's dressed up!

However, there is much more to do.  One thing calls for another.  Doors need to be painted and the parking lot needs to be resurfaced. One day at a time, one project at a time.

With our increased visibility pending the demolition of more buildings and the completion of the new roundabout, we are wanting to put on our Sunday best. 


And speaking of the roundabout, the construction is coming along beautifully.  A lot of planning has gone into the design, and it is really going to enhance our little corner of the world. One lane of traffic is open in each direction, and with a bit of maneuvering, you can still get to Just A Second.  We look forward to your visit.  

We will do all we can do to make the extra effort worthwhile - treats, new goodies for your home decor projects, and of course, special gifts for all those on your gift list - from beautiful hand knitted baby gifts, to new books perfect for your school age children, to wreaths for your front door and lovely gifts with a past.

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