Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
Wednesday Chatter

We got two sets of kids on Halloween :-) We sat outside and met some neighbors, so I call that a win. There’s a lot of dogs in the neighborhood too which is really cool. Maggie loved sitting by us and watching all the kids and dogs. Maggie seems very happy here, and she loves being in the garage any time we bring her out. When we don’t, she gives us her sad eyes. This is her on a sit/stay living the dream.

See that look on her face? She’s scenting the air while feeling the sun. Behind Maggie are all the cut and painted pieces for two cabinets that will go over the workbench. They are now assembled and ready to hang. Wizard is working on the workbench, and once that’s up, he’ll get a stronger person than me to help hang them :-) It’s slow progress but he’s enjoying it most of the time.

And here’s some pics of the small back yard.


This is our covered patio (it’s a bit bigger than it looks here) to the backyard.

This is from the far counter of the yard (I’m up on a small hill) to the backside of side of the house. The patio cover and the room attached to it our the additions to the house we had done. We love them both. At the very end is the sun room/ dining room. So outside there I either want a lot of plants, or plants and a small sitting area.

These are before pics. Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have after pics. We’re working on estimates and adjusting and refining our ideas as we get more info and professional advice. Because the house next to us is a pretty high elevation, the house on the other side lower, and we’re surrounded by hills, it all needs to be done correctly with the right drainage. Our last house was terraced so this part we understand :-) At least a small yard helps contain the cost! In the front, we are concentrating on the hardscape of concrete and any block walls, the rest will have to wait. I’m not going to overwhelm you with pics of that.

So what’s going on in your world today?

6 comments to “Wednesday Chatter”

  1. Silver James
    November 2nd, 2022 at 10:12 am · Link

    What a view! Too bad the fence is solid so you don’t get the full splendor but totally get why you’d want something that solid! And so nice to know that there likely will never be houses behind you! Yay. Lots of potential there. Glad Wiz is having fun putzing around with his work space and getting it juuuust right. And Maggie is such a good girl. Glad you had a few kiddos at least.

    Our Halloween was quiet which was good for the dogs. Sadly, no World “Serious” so we watched Expedition X as Josh Gates sent his minions to hunt scary stuffs. LOL

    FYI, y’all totally live in the mullet house! ;)

  2. Jenn
    November 2nd, 2022 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Silver, it’s a beautiful view and from the house, easy to see over the fence if that makes sense. Now I have to ask, is a “mullet house” long in front and short in back? Is so, then yep! At least the inside it doesn’t feel like a tunnel house — that would be very bad! The inside is kind of broken up into two wings, the long hallway leads to to the main living area and primary bedroom. The smaller second hallway leads to the study (office) and bedrooms.

    Sorry the World Series got rained out (I think I remember that right). I looked up the show, and that looks interesting! I watch similar stuff sometimes when Wizard goes to bed.

  3. Viki S.
    November 2nd, 2022 at 3:10 pm · Link

    WOW! That is so nice. I like that the backyard is small. Less work for you and Wizard. And like you said, the cost of having the landscape done properly will be a tad less (or so we hope). I can’t wait to see when it is all done.

    I’ve been wondering about the plant your son gave you for your birthday that he hoped would make it to the new house. Did it?

    I love Maggie. She looks so very happy. The move appears to be a great one for her.

    It’s nice that you had kids come by. I miss that. I used to love seeing all the different costumes.

    We didn’t do any thing for Halloween. Like Silver we enjoyed Josh and Shatner :).

    Have a great afternoon.

  4. Silver James
    November 2nd, 2022 at 4:11 pm · Link

    Jen, a mullet house is business in the front and party in the back. ;) Or looks short on the front with all the long stuff on the back. And yeah, the Travel Channel (lots of paranormal stuff) and the Science Channel (lots of sciency stuff along with some archeological and cool things like Mysteries of the Abandoned and What On Earth? are our default shows. LOL Oh, and occasionall the Discovery Channel, too. Happy Hump Day!

  5. Jenn
    November 2nd, 2022 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks, our goal was a yard that’s less work for Wizard so it’s a win for us.

    Yes I still have the plant “Bromley” and have transplanted him twice. He’s on the floor in the corner of my dining room. If I knew how to insert a picture in the comment, I would :-) He’s doing great but lost color, which I think you said happened to yours. But he’s alive and happy! BLB is keeping an eye on it so I don’t commit planticide, LOL.

    I’m sorry you guys didn’t get kids. We have gotten fewer each year. I imagine parents are choosing options they feel are safer for their kids. But we enjoyed the evening just by sitting outside.

    I must find this specific show you and Silver are watching! We are still adjusting to our new cable channels. But we’re learning it!

    Hope you have a great night!

  6. Jenn
    November 2nd, 2022 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Silver, ah!! I should have known that. I knew what mullets were once, but you know…time has gone by :-) I knew alllll the haircuts when my boys were growing up. Now I can barely manage to get mine cut, LOL.

    Okay, the travel or discovery channel I can find on our new cable. I’ll look to see if we have Science channel. Thanks!

    Have a great night!

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