Wednesday, September 30, 2009

High Five for Uncle Ben!

I can't wait to see you Uncle Ben!

(Also... I can't wait to eat again!)

Click on my picture... I'm pretty cute :-)

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Common Ground Fair

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

17 South Alpine St.


and After!

I've spent the past week painting at Becky and Scott's house. The 1980s Cape Cod-style house has two large dormered bedrooms (and a 3/4 bath) on the second level. The previous owners used this room as a kid's bedroom and it was painted in a bright "Green Eggs & Ham" green!

Apparently the little darlings had free-reign of the space and opted to decorated in a "poster motif" popular with adolescents. (That reminds me... Whatever happened to my Farrar Faucett poster?) There were hundreds of thumb tack holes, dozens of transparent tape corners and a small-ball's-worth of white Sticky-Tak® on all four walls!

On the slanted ceiling near the dormer, several names were scratched deep into the plaster, and opening the raised-panel stained pine door to the large closet revealed a baseball-sized hole in the sheetrock and some hieroglyphics created in a dark lead pencil.

The room was in need of a 'top to bottom', cosmetic makeover!

A pint of 'applies-pink-but-turns-white-when-dry' spackle; three rolls of 1" Scotch brand painters trim tape (in blue); five gallons of Glidden eggshell finish interior latex paint (White and #563 Haystack Yellow) and 50 hours later... the room was ready for the 'big reveal!'

This picture doesn't do the project justice.
(Click on the image above, take a deep whiff and think... "Ahhh. That clean new paint smell!)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Southwest Harbor...

Low tide in Southwest Harbor, Maine...

Cedar in Long Pond... (yes, that's a stick she's rescueing :-))

Ruby (part III)...

Sweet Dreams... (day four)

Great-Grandparents Marty & Muriel Thibodeau