Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Measure Twice Cut...Uh Oh















It's clear, but in in the low forties with a brisk wind. It made our teeth chatter.  The sun stayed out until about 10:00, then it hid like a coward the rest of the day.

We both wanted to see what the facade will look like, but no matter how much we measured, our numbers didn't translate. The "measure twice, cut once" rule just was not working.

It took hours to realize that the carport actually SWAYED in the wind, taking the facade with it - making measuring...well...tricky.

We had to figure out how to stabilize the facade to the carport, without swaying in the wide with it.

"We're all out of our brain food: Cheerios and almonds," I called out from the kitchen. 
"I think we're going to need more powerful brain food," my honey said sadly.
"Wal-Mart has donuts on sale," I suggested as I stepped outside.
"Done deal. Get in the car."
 


















This darling apron has nothing to do with this post except it's got blue in it (like my collage). The apron is found at AnniesAttic at Etsy. You should be able to click on the photo to go to the site. I'm eating donuts...several.

 

31 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Hi! Love the apron! We have a little construction project going on over here as well. Haven't posted about it yet, but will one day. Your blog is very nice. I like the way you put your photos together!

As to your question regarding the Mountain Dew on the recipe I posted, yes, it works!!! I'm not a big fan of that soda but for some reason, it makes the dumplings delicious!!

Enjoy your day!

Tracey said...

Ha! Every now and again I resort to donuts as brain food too!! Oh how I love them :)

And that apron is beyond adorable!

:) T

Dona said...

Thank You for stopping by. Nice to meet ya! I will post today how I fixed the mirror issue.

Dona

LuLu said...

Brainfood.. had me laughing.. I can completely relate when my hubby and i work on a project together! hope the winds stop and the sun comes out for your project.Thank YoU for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. complete delight!
xo,
LuLu

marie said...

Your posts are so entertaining! Thanks for the smiles!

Les Cotrions said...

I'm sure your project will be faboulous!!! I'm looking forward to see it The apron is lovely!
Thank you for stopping by!
A nice day for you!
Vale

Martha said...

That Brainfood had me laughing so much!!! CUTE APRON!!! Thank you for your sweet comment...I LOVE your blog:)

McVal said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love your blog! The photos are amazing.

grey like snuffie said...

Thanks for visiting my site. My hubby will be glad to know that donuts have some redemptive quality...he's been believing it for years. :o)

Zuzu said...

Wow, can I ever relate to this post! I remember cutting insulation and handing it to Hubby for him to install. I cut a corner piece out that was completely wrong, and from that point on we've used the phrase "I'm just that good!" whenever I goof something up. Measuring is not my thang. Wind just messes up the math.

Happy to "meet" you, Janean, and please pass the donuts. :)

Follwer #67, aka Zuzu

paperhill said...

how funny! sometimes you just need a donut! love the apron :)

KayEllen said...

Funny and cute:)

I have a cold and feel like eating a donut too! but no taste so why waste the calories? Right?!

Thanks for stopping by...yes my first teen is out of the nest...but back for the holidays soon. I just have to be patient...

God is good and I am thankful.

Smiles,
KayEllen

kimsound studios said...

I love the photos... and completely agree that donuts are good "brain" food :0)

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Your post is wonderful ~ Thank you for making me smile and laugh out loud! ;-) I'm with you and the rest of the girls...love brain food...They make any project go better!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note. ~ Rebecca

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Cute apron, and so glad you reminded me that donuts are good brain food. The weather sounds wonderful. Jackie

koralee said...

great post! I love your way of thinking...donuts make all things better...sweet apron.

Julie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. :)

I really like the apron. Those are two of my favorite AB fabrics.

Anonymous said...

so do you feel smarter after the donuts? LOL.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Donuts....Brain food....I knew all along that they had to be good for you. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

SmilingSally said...

Hi Janean, Thanks for visiting my blog.

Since you obviously like blue, I would LOVE to have you join me for Blue Monday. Just do a post on blue and come link in. If you would like more details, see the blue jay button in my sidebar.

Sally

Shannon said...

I hope you get the measurements down. I know that is frustrating. :( Your brainfood sounded good though! :)

Jess said...

LOL, glad to see so many gals agree that donuts should be considered brain food!
I want that apron! I went over to check it out and it is sold out! She does have some other cuties though.
Thanks for stopping by today. :)

pk said...

That apron is adorable (and the donuts don't sound bad either! :-)) Hope you're having a good day...

pk @ Room Remix

Twice as Nice said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog, otherwise I may never have found yours and I think I'm going to like visiting!

PamperingBeki said...

Donuts sound so good right!

That apron is just fabulous.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

who needs brain food when you can munch on a donut? I love that apron... well, I love all aprons, but that is especially sweet.

Amy said...

This sounds familiar. This seems to be a similar story to the one my mom tells me every time my dad does a project. I had dinner with them tonight and they want to replace all the windows in the house. My dad said it will be easy and wants to do it himself. I told him the installation of the bathroom vanity was supposed to be easy and it took two days to get it to fit, plus 3 broken tiles that still need to be replaced. :)

Thanks for visiting No. 15. Farm tables are so useful, aren't they.

the wild raspberry said...

cute apron.

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your "sweet" comment! Love the apron!
Catherine

kristeen said...

Well I know you going to get it all completed before to long -- if we were living in your neck of the woods I kown my husband would be there in a flash! We had cloudy skys most of the day here in northern Utah.. I am into apron --- love the one you are show casing -- Kristeen -- kandgough@gmal.com

Paula said...

Janean,

You have thoroughly entertained me with your wit, lovely posts, gorgeous pictures and your way with words! Thanks so much for the smiles. And thank you for visiting my blog today and your sweet message. I hope you'll visit again. I will defintely be back to visit you...

Many blessings,
Paula
paulasserendipity.blogspot.com