Not that my husband isn't blogworthy, no indeed. In fact he's rather magnificent here, don't you think? Especially at 73 years old and carrying 40 lbs. of rock in those buckets, up on top of a customer's roof.
But we're nearly at the end of September and I don't have beautiful fall decor to show you yet, nor any great projects completed, nor any of my stories written of days gone by.
All I have to show you the rest of September are some glimpses into our life.
Remember the story about the cobbler whose children had no shoes? We're in the roofing and siding business and yet our house here at Valley View had a roof leak and rotted siding on one side of our house.
One day R.H. and two of our sons decided the work had to be done between jobs. They fixed the roof and tore off old siding.
Zack brought his baby, Bentley, along. Poor Bentley has had a time this past month, first with hot spots that required him wearing a cone until they healed. And now he's been having so much pain in his legs and the vet has diagnosed degenerative arthritis.
There's our Brown Eyes outside the kitchen door keeping him company.
And here's our Katie Belle and Sammi Gayle too, keeping out of the way of work outside.
The area the men were working on faces what was originally the smokehouse for the farmer who built our house and made sausage back in the 1920s.
In past posts here and at my old blog, I've had blog friends tell me they would love to have an old building like this to make a potting shed out of. And one of them would have transformed it into something worthy of a magazine shoot, I'm sure. With a tea party inside!
But it would take a lot of work because here's what the smokehouse looks like inside now:
I can't believe I'm actually showing you this, but it is R.H.'s building.
Let's hope he doesn't figure out how to blog and put a picture of my office on it!
Anyway, here's what the work looked like after they finished the repairs.
There's still painting to be done and I see a ladder still there but home repairs don't bring in any money so it was back to work for them.
This time it was to a client who wanted their 12 ft. rock chimney taken down.
The house was built in the 1920s and there was about 7 tons of sandstone rock in this chimney.
It was taken down very carefully. We did their roof in steel shingles about 10 years ago.
Here's something fun that happened at our house this month.
It isn't a blog-worthy table, just some old really heavy divided Buffalo China plates.
But our young guests who joined us for Sunday dinner are absolutely blogworthy!
Our grandson Alex and his beautiful wife Melissa came! They will soon be celebrating their first wedding anniversary!
Alex will graduate with his MBA in December and Melissa is an architect, already designing houses and commercial buildings.
I gave Melissa my copy of architect Anthony Lawlor's Home for the Soul, and R.H. snapped a picture of us together. Where am I? Cropped out--someone remind me not to wear striped shirts, please.
Our grandson Caleb came by that afternoon and got to visit with his cousin.
Here's two other young ladies who are always blogworthy, our granddaughters!
So there you have some glimpses into my non-blogworthy September here at Valley View.
I hope your own non-blogworthy moments are happy ones too!
And be sure to give a kiss to all your loved ones!