Man was it hot and humid this weekend. So, no really long ride, which also meant no cupcake this weekend. Oh well. We did ride early on Saturday since it was supposed to be rainy later (which never happened), but it was really hot and muggy. We decided to tackle that little wall in the garden bed. That was tough to get out. We tried using the sledgehammer, crowbar and digging it up. It was hammered in with spikes, so we couldn’t pry the boards apart, and the long bottom board went into the patio. Annoying. So we ended up cuttting around all the spikes and taking the wall apart in chunks.
BTW – those windows look into our basement. We have a walkout basement, which is awesome. Now I have all these freestanding pieces. I will see if any of my vintage people want these for a project 😀
We were soaked in sweat after doing that. Thank goodness we never have to do that project again. I am glad we didn’t decide to bike in the afternoon because I would have been miserable in the heat and humidity.
No cupcake, but we did go out for a cheap dinner 😀 Welcome to…
Moe’s! This is a burrito bowl. I just get meat, rice, chicken, lettuce, cheese, pickled jalapenos and sour cream. Then I top with salsa from the salsa bar. I would have loved to have chips, but those can be problematic for me, so I stuck with this, which was totally yummy.
Sunday was even hotter and we got our 22 mile ride in early. Have I mentioned that early Sunday mornings are my very favorite time to ride? People are either sleeping or at church so the roads are empty. This is around 7:45
We met my mother for some breakfast and then rode some more.
We then went out by the municipal airport and it was sunny for so much of the ride. I was thankful that I had put on sunscreen, even though it was morning. I was also so glad to get back inside after that. Too hot to ride, that is for sure!
I decided instead of working outside to go visit a barn shop that people in my vintage group have been talking up like crazy. It’s about a 40 minute drive from our house, so I just haven’t gotten over there. I was waiting for a rainy day, but figured a day in the 90s was good as well since I didn’t want to work outside. It’s called Second Chance Barn. This place is cool and this was the first picture I texted to John:
His response: “No” The price on the trunks was great, but all of them smelled like mothballs inside, and that is a smell hard to get out.
This is cute. I almost got it.
I am not sure what one does with a floor oiler. Seems slippery.
Vintage suitcases galore:
I ended up with another $2 chair:
This is going to be painted and done with another flower pot like my other chair. This time in the shade bed 😀
And I picked up this nifty thing.
It’s an old kersosene lamp heater. It hinges open and you would put your kerosene and wick in it. I don’t want it for that purpose, obviously. I am going to put string lights on the inside and use it for a plant stand. I fell in love with the blue color. Not to mention the great price. All of the things were priced pretty inexpensive or fair – so I will be keeping an eye on their facebook page for future stuff.
We are definitely developing an interesting decorating style in our house. 🙂