Friday, September 22, 2023

Cape House Randoms, Summer 2023

Sam and my mom on their phones, a common state of being, especially for Sam!

My friend Jen's kids started painting seashells last summer when they rented the house and left them out on the tree stump in the back. It's a great way to liven up a tree stump!

As close as I get to having an English garden...

This guy who lives up the street has always taken such pride in his house and in his car collection.

I finally got a "gurgle pot," a classic New England staple that I didn't even know about until recently. (And I call myself a New Englander!) It's a fun water pitcher that gurgles when you pour from it.
And it's in navy blue, one of my favorite colors!

One of the disappointments of moving to my new place is that I can't have DISH satellite TV there. I love DISH and I miss it and its beautiful monthly Dishscapes. But at least I've still got it at the Cape house! 

Me and the August Dishscape 💖😊

I took updated pictures of the house and yard for my Cape House blog post that I send to people who are interested in renting. Because of all of the rain we had this summer, the grass was nice and green, so I was able to replace the old yard pictures that had fried brown grass in them with these nice new ones. 

It's great having the fire pit set at the house now. I'm glad I didn't have to sell it when I moved.

Even though it was a huge pain in the neck to transport these and get them in, I'm really glad that I still have my navy blue front loaders too! I replaced the old washer and dryer that didn't work the best with them.

I replaced three of the fence rails in August. You can see two of them here.

I love the Cape house and I'm so grateful that I still have it. It's a blessing that I don't take for granted. I'm in the process right now of paying off the mortgage completely, and then it really will be mine, all mine! Unless I remarry (and maybe even if I do), I plan to move here permanently sometime after Sam graduates from high school. Oh, and I have a new nickname for the house: "Cape Coddage." (Get it? Cape Cod + cottage? I know, I'm a genius. 😉) I'd like to get a plaque with that on it to hang by the front door. I have a number of home improvement ideas to do at some point, but for now I continue to enjoy it and love it just as it is.