You may recognize some of these from last year’s “Upcoming Projects” post. I never got to them last year, so maybe I will this year!
I completed 16 DIY projects in 2018 – waaaaaaaaay more than I thought! Cool 🙂
It’s been so windy, cold, rainy, and dreary for the past 2 months that I wanted to share the random photos I took this past summer as I took walks through Ipswich. It’s nice to remember the flowers and river and beautiful late afternoon light.
I haven’t posted much this year. Mostly because instead of trying to get higher readership by posting every week, or twice a week even, I decided to only post when I had something worthwhile to say. Or a completed project to share with you. So here is an update for the last few months, using my Instagram photos.
Back in September I made my first stained glass mobile. It was a gift for one of my German relatives who got married over the summer. I can’t seem to stop being enamored with glass circles. Cutting them, connecting them, etc. – I do hope someday to branch out into other stuff!
In August 2016 I shared my mission to virtually bicycle across the US from Ipswich, MA, to the Seattle Aquarium. I am logging all the miles I ride on the recumbent bike at the YMCA & the miles I walk into myvirtualmission.com. I have logged 1,500 miles so far, and reached 50% of my mission.
Ever since installing an automatic cat fountain in the downstairs bathroom last month, Darwin has been using it constantly [HOORAY!]. But the motion sensor is so sensitive the fountain turns on anytime we move past the bathroom door. Jim suggested installing a cat door so we could keep the bathroom door closed.
For a long time I’ve wanted to replace our ugly, old, stained [and sometimes painted] brass hinges and ugly gold doorknobs with silver. I’ve never been a yellow gold person. Or brass. I finally started this project the first week of September before my trip to Germany.
Darwin has always preferred to drink his water from the downstairs bathroom sink. So we have finally wizened up and installed a motion sensor cat fountain for him which he loves!
Last weekend I had to take the squirrel platform down. The issue was mice. Stupid, hangry, devious, mice. They found a hole under the squirrel platform leading into our basement and started ripping out hunks of insulation.