Hello ladies and dear online friends! I want to say thank you all so much for your kind commetns and emails to me over the past month or more. 2009 really had a rough start for me, it has been a tough season, but God is very good and I have learned a lot and see the Lord move in this time. And I am getting back into the swing of things and getting more exciting about homemaking again.
I was in spring cleaning mode today and did something that I have been both dying to and dreading to do all winter: clean my deck! We live in a second story apartment (upstairs of a house) and have a nice upstairs deck off our kitchen. Because it's of little practical use during the late fall and winter (we do live in Canada), it ends up becoming a bad garage-like "catch all" for stuff I don't want to take care of and have no place to put in our house. Also, as you will see in a moment, becuase I was without a recycling blue box for many months, recycling was collecting outside. Eeegads... it's embarassing.
So my first post back into blogging is a confession and a before/after. Behold the nasty mess:
Yikes- Angle Three
It was a gorgeous day to be cleaning, here is a shot mid-way through the shovel-out:
The deck is far from "finished". I have a number of furniture items at the back of the deck that need to be put out on our next large item garbage pick-up day. But it's a heck of a lot better, behold:
Unfortunately the deck is old and there is wood rotting at the endges from water damage, and there's nothing I can really do about that. Last year we couldn't afford deck furniture but I am really hoping this year we can. I did sit out there this evening and enjoy the fruit of my labor while journaling and praying.
More photos to come once I can get that furniture out and new cute deck furniture in.
Thanks again, ladies, and God bless you all for your prayers. Be back soon!