Friday, 5-21-21

Such an ordinary day around here – we’ve had almost 2” of rain and this afternoon it cleared off and got very windy. I moved plants outdoors and cleaned the dining room porch area.

Tomorrow all the plants in the piano room will be going outside and then I’ll clean that room.

After that big deal I started mowing – with the mower I hate – no power steering so my hands are really going to hurt tomorrow. Had a roast, potatoes, carrots and onions in the crock pot making supper ready whenever we wanted to eat which tonite wasn’t until 7:30.

Remember all the maple helicopters last year? This year doesn’t look much better.

Uncle Sam door banner is in the mail to Kayla – I told several of you it was in the store but I was wrong – it will be there very soon. Both the door banner and the small Uncle Sam will be included in the pattern.

Here’s Little Uncle Sam.

And look what Cindy found within 3 hours of me posting the picture of the piano/desk! We’re going to follow along while she turns this old upright piano into a lovely desk for her home. Here’s the picture from yesterday – it’s so beautiful!

9 thoughts on “Friday, 5-21-21

  1. Jo in Wyoming

    2” of rain!!! WOW
    I have a piano in my garage, I should uncover it to see if there is a possibility 🤔. Maybe, without the guts it can be moved. Normally, they weigh a ton. Hey, something that weighs more than me! WOW!!! 😂😂🤣

    I love reading this blog with a cup of coffee in the morning. It’s like having coffee with friends sitting around the table.

    1. Carla

      I’m guessing they do have to remove the innards….? It’s a good idea and could save some old pianos from a landfill. The innards could go to a recycling yard.

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – this is better than the news, isn’t it, Jo?

  2. Launa

    Mary,
    Wish I had a piano! Took a few lessons as a youngster, but wasn’t too musical!
    So much for spring here in Idaho. We received a surprise 8” snow that covered everything; then another 2” surprise on Thursday. This morning the sun is trying and I just received a SNOW ALERT! 35o @ near 9 am! The Lupine were up a few inches by the pond.

    Must recommend the Spring Summer issue of QUILT SAMPLER…a quilt shop in Decorah, Iowa, too! Am going to try ZENTANGLE when I have time.

  3. Sherrill

    Those little ‘helicopters’ brought a fond memory to mind. We lived in VA for 3 yrs and my son was 5-8 yo while we were there. He played outside a lot and would occasionally bring a ‘helicopter’ home and plant it. When we were moving to TX, I had to bring one with us that he’d planted in a pot. We planted it in our backyard and it grew and grew. We moved from that house 20 years later and it was a big tree!! I think it’s still there–wish I had a drone to check..HA!

  4. Pat Smith

    I learned to play the piano on a piano just like that one that’s going to become a desk. If it turns out like the finished desk you sent the picture of, it will be quite a treasure. Your yard looks beautiful and green after all the rain. My mouth is watering over your pot roast dinner. We haven’t had that for a long time in our quest to eat less beef, but I think we are going to have to have some! For me it’s not the beef I care about, it’s the carrots, potatoes and onions roasted with the beef that I love.

  5. janet s

    What a great idea and so charming. Never would have thought of it myself but will love to watch the progress.

  6. Kathy in western NY

    We will have fun watching Cindy transform her piano into a new piece!
    Our maple tree helicopters have caused such a mess here as it’s so dry so you walk on a crunch mess all over. Enjoy your day fluffing your nest there Mary.

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