Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Powerball Winner from Marinette!

I think I must know him, right?

Then and Now

October 2008

September 2009

Then and Now

October 13, 2008 - Framing the laundry area, pantry and front hall.

October 2009 - Completed doors, floors, trim, drywall, paint, electric

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pidgeon Lake near our home in New Holstein

Do they look like brothers?

Scott arrived from Arizona this weekend. He was visiting family and taking in a few of Wisconsin's favorite destinations: Door County, UW Madison, Harley Museum in Milwaukee, Neenah, and New Holstein! We had a great time talking and remembering "old times", and learning about Scott and Nancy's new retirement adventure-"The Cellar Door" in Kingman, Arizona.
Scott, Peter's brother was here this weekend and we spent a great deal of time outside. Saturday was a snow that didn't settle on the ground and Sunday was a beautiful fall day, blue sky and gorgeous trees. We hiked at Ledge View Nature Center south of New Holstein and toured a couple little lakes near our home.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Peter had to officiate last night and work in Marinette today. Trim work is almost done in the kitchen-the windows look bigger! Door knobs and handles are on and the pile of trim in the living room is getting smaller and smaller. We are still trying to harvest tomatoes, but the red ones are fewer and farther between. Peter's brother Scott is in Wisconsin from Arizona and will be spending some time at our house this weekend. I asked Peter if he knows we will put him to work! Fall colors are at their peak, so we will be taking a fall color ride for sure.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

No recipe available!

Peter made the stuffed peppers today. We split one because they were so huge. He made up the recipe so it probably will not be duplicated.
It started with leftover sloppy joe (our recipe) then tomatoes and green chilies, rice, lentils, and other things I'm not sure of. We baked them an hour at 275 and then another 30-45 minutes at 350 as they were not done at first. Yum!!

The stuffed peppers

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Speaking of heat

The house has not gone below 61 and with drapes open during the day it increases to 63-not bad, when all I have been doing is coming home and going to bed. Last night we turned on the gas fireplace which is really a gas heater. It has kept the living side of the house at 70 and the bedroom side is up to 65. We have not officially turned on the furnace which is 98 percent efficient, but the fireplace is 85 percent. We also have the ceiling fans at half speed. With tomatoes and chili simmering on the stove it is nice and cozy.

Mornin' Glory!

Peppers to freeze and make stuffed peppers

Salsa, chili, and tomatoes for winter

Our tomatoes survived two nights of freezing temperatures in Wisconsin. I covered everything with anything I could find. We are suppose to have a couple weeks of warmer weather, so maybe we will have more red tomatoes.

Dad's tree

Front hall closet

Bathroom door

The doors-laundry and pantry extra door

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Peter was home on Monday and part of Tuesday this week, so the doors upstairs are in. I have been filling holes and painting. Concrete work has called Peter to Marinette-due home tomorrow. We need to get Andy going on the railing so we can concentrate on other projects.