…was a great gift Dear got for his birthday this year.
Dear has been working on a portion of this old house replacing the siding. He has found many interesting flaws in previous work that he had to repair.
Every job can go a lot easier with the right tools. This handy dandy tool called Gecko makes it simple to space each row of siding perfectly.
Sunday on Dear’s birthday Josh and Laura came over for the afternoon. Josh helped his dad with the siding. Laura and I worked on the meal we would have together when the work was done. The work went quickly with two workers.
A few more rows to go and this side of the house will be all done.
We are pleased with the horizontal siding compared to the vertical. It will be a while before it’s completely done and painted.
After the work was done for the day we had a meal together and this Pear Tart was Dear’s birthday cake this year. Everyone gave it a thumbs up. I’ll be posting the recipe on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog in October. The kids all got together and gave Dear a generous gift card to Cabella’s. He’ll be spending it soon.
The birthday dinner setting.
Thank you Josh and Laura for the gift of “help” that you shared with us.
I’m happy to report that all my pears have been taken care of. I washed and cut the final bunch today. I made 3 pear desserts, some pear sauce, a pear topping for pancakes, a batch of sugared pears went into my Smirntopf. Dear took a couple dozen to work to share. Josh and Laura took a dozen home to use. I still need to come up with one more recipe to use up the prepared sliced pears. And yes, I’m still restraining myself! Fall Women’s Bible Study starts today and I’m looking forward to it.
Today is 9/11 and I’m still remembering that day. I’ll leave you with this photo from the Sounders game on Saturday…
Praying for our nation and for our Armed Forces with a shout out to our Marine son-in-law, our Border Patrol Agents, and all our first responders. May God protect you all from evil.