Wednesday, March 6, 2013


You know that old saying.... in like a lion out like a lamb
Well, we are having our lion...the dreaded four-letter word fell here in TN last night...SNOW!
You know the stuff... where all you have to do is hint at the "S" word and everyone in town runs to Walmart for TP, milk and bread! Even when we lived in VA, just mentioning the "S" word or seeing one flake could start a panic run.  Schools would be delayed or even closed the night before the first flake fell!  Coming from New York, I never understood it... still don't.  I know, we don't have massive amounts of removal/salting equipment here.  The school buses have all those hills and hollers to drive.  But we don't have massive amounts of snow here either.. and for the most part... the roads are usually melted clear before lunchtime.

We had maybe an inch last night... and it's sticking only on the grass!  The roads might be a little slick until it warms up in a couple hours... you just have to drive carefully.  Schools are closed here for Spring Break so no panic here, but all across middle TN they are closed due to inclement weather.  

I haven't gotten any quilting done this week.   Our church rummage sale is Friday so we have been busy taking donations, sorting and pricing.  The rainy weather yesterday gave us time to catch up with all the donations.  The snow today will probably mean a slow day too.  The nicer weather on Thursday and Friday should, hopefully, pack our tables full. (I'll get some pictures today tp [post later)

Construction on my daughter's home began Friday with digging and pouring the foundation.  Monday and Tuesday had the contractor laying the bricks.  Today, the college kids arrive and the plan is to lay the flooring.

I think this foundation is complete.  Flooring is next.

supplies for the flooring

 I will stop by later today to document the progress.

I was incorrect... the foundation needs about three more rows of blocks added.  Hopefully that will get done tomorrow.  The footers also have to be constructed.  The college kids are heading into Nashville tomorrow to see the sights (they are from PA, IA and IN) They will be back and ready to work hard on Friday!

I think this group is from IA
making saw horses to be used at various build sites
roof trusses for backyard shed

Not sure what these are for.  Someone suggested they might be shelving for the Habitat building