is that gorgeous or what? how about this pic:
soooo beautiful eh? we feel truly blessed and try to be properly grateful...the skies here are so lovely! but look at the above pic again. i know what you all are thinking. you are thinking "hey kymber, what's underneath those tarps with tire inserts on top of them to keep the rain out?". why, under those tarps are a variety of walls that jambaloney has been building...on the every-now-and-again-day-that-isn't-raining. (poor jambaloney - he has no workroom. or garage or shed or anywhere to do any big building kind of work). so he has to rely on the weather in order to build stuff in the backyard. and these past 2 months have not been co-operating in the weather department, to say the least!)
anyway, on the few days during these past 2 months, when the weather co-operated, he was out there all day building the individual walls, and pieces of walls, and such for our greenhouse. and then we wrapped said walls and pieces with tarps in order to protect them from the 40-odd days of rain.
but guess what we started today? teehee...you probably can't guess so i will give you a hint - THE MOST EFFIN AMAZING GREENHOUSE THAT HAS EVER BEEN BUILT WITH SALVAGED WINDOWS. (oops, jambaloney just told me to turn off the caps and to ensure that i explained that this is just the greenhouse frame. i don't give a flying crap - i love my greenhouse frame and i can't wait until it is officially built!!!!). oh take a peek...and try not to drool all over your chin. when babies do that, it's cute. adults? not so much.
teehee. that's the front and sides up. it was heavy lifting but we managed - oh did we ever manage. we were high-fiving each other and giggling the whole time!
there's part of the back of it - the front is 6ft high and the back is 9ft high (being that it all sits on railway ties). oh how beautiful a site is that?
here's another look at the completed back of my 20ft X 8ft greenhouse. oh i love it soooo much!
next up - we started sealing all of the wood with primer - that was a fun job, too! i painted all of the low things and jambaloney climbed up on the ladder to do the higher areas. there was much more high-fiving and encouraging each other that after putting the beautiful, darn thing together - we still had enough stamina to finish priming all of the wood!
here it is - every single board primed on the inside, the outside, then ends, and everywhere in between.
here's a side view. it's a freakin beauty!
that man is a freakin building genius and that greenhouse is gonna be loaded with windows. it was a hard, long day's work - but man are we proud of ourselves. probably feeling as proud as our dear friend G who finally got his icky shed knocked down. we had a blast with you guys the other day, G. and we can't wait until you and C move here for real!
with so much work to do throughout the day - much food was enjoyed. a half bacon, tomatoe, lettuce and tomatoe sandwich, with kimchi on the side for breakfast.
our favourite way to eat pasta for lunch. fresh, chopped tomatoes, 30lbs of fresh garlic, a generous dollop of olive oil, a generous splash of apple cider vinegar (with the mother) half a pound of butter, a ton of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and parsley with pasta. and lemon to squeeze on when serving.
we are bone-weary tired but man - what an awesome day! we feel that we have hit a milestone and we are so happy to be here, right now, exactly where we are. oh there are many trips to the hottub that have already occurred...and many more are planned before we climb in bed at 9pm, bushwhacked but feeling awesome, and tomorrow we start a new day!
how can you not feel blessed when you look at skies like these?
we are soooo blessed. blessed to be surrounded by this beauty and blessed because of friends that feel like family. to G and C - we hope that you know how much we appreciate your friendship. we are becoming sooo close to you guys. we love C's ability to call a spade a spade, we love her for always seeming like she wants to take care of us - it means the world. she wants to take care of everyone and it shows in all of her actions. we love her family and they have accepted us as family. could anyone ever ask for more??? we love G because he is knowledgeable about so many things, but never talks down and always appreciates help and advice. there is so much to learn from G...and he is always willing to share and teach. who could ask for more? they will be moving here in a few years - sooner if i can kidnap C and drag her here kicking and screaming! guys - hurry up and move here already!
W - although we have never met, i knew from one of the first comments that you ever left that you were someone very worth getting to know! hooking you up with jambaloney was one of the best things that i could have ever done for him. he truly appreciates your wisdom and advice. thank you so much for being in our lives.
anyway - we are dead tired. tomorrow it is supposed to rain so jambaloney will be driving all over our out-lying communities looking for other people's trash which will become our treasures as it is "large garbage pick-up" week (we only have large garbage pick-up twice a year!). he will be out procuring more garbage to spread around our redneck homestead so that, at some point in 20yrs, he will come marching out of the boneyard of garbage, screaming with delight "SEE babe? i told you this would be useful one day!". he does that regularly. and then i have to call him "the king" for the next few days. it's exasperating, to say the least, but to have such a hard-working man building things for you from garbage - well, i guess it is worth the exasperation.
i hope that you all have had a lovely few days. for my friends down south who are suffering from storms and tornadoes - our prayers and thoughts are with you. please, all of you, please stay safe.
it really feels like we hit a milestone with getting the greenhouse frame up. we did it. we did it together. there is nothing that we can't do together. nothing.
(* i keep calling it the greenhouse - jambaloney insisted that i call it the greenhouse frame. ack, whateva!)