Thursday, July 24, 2014

Air Conditioner Progress

Today we rode our bikes to Kutztown, made progress on the air conditioner installation, picked raspberries, and chose Tabby Cat Gray for the living room walls.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Home Maintenance Holiday, Hooray!

Part of enjoying life as antique dealers is taking time off to do other things. This summer we already had our Great Smoky Mountains hiking trip in Tennessee and a trip to the Adirondacks in New York.   We have lots of nice photos of rocky trails, waterfalls, and mountain views from those trips.  Now we start our Home Maintenance Holiday. Every summer we take some time to do a combination of home maintenance projects and local walking and hiking. This summer we'll mix some bicycle riding in with that, too, something we haven't done for a few years.  Last summer we attacked the killer brush pile, replaced our storm door, and painted some windows during the home maintenance holiday. Other years we have scraped and painted the front porch, replaced a window, coated the basement walls, weeded the gardens, pruned the trees, painted the bilco doors for the basement, replaced the mailbox, etc.  Today we took a hike to Dan's Pulpit on the Appalachian Trail and worked on replacing our built in air conditioner.