Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Grandfather's Seth Thomas Mantel Clock - Circa 1879




My great grandfather’s Seth Thomas mantel clock. I’ve dated it to about 1879 or thereabouts. Still haven’t figured out the exact model.

We had it fixed about 10 years ago and it worked then, but I don’t think it works now. I would like to have it fixed again, but I don’t think I want it restored, as it has that nice old world charm about it.
PS: Notice my art deco 1930’s Seth Thomas clock on the mantel.

Check Out My New Orchids




Picked these up from The Fresh Market today. Aren't they beautiful?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Backyard Restoration and Garden (Before and After)



Before and after of the backyard restoration and garden. After the tornado came through in March 2007, it ripped up all of the grass and, and we never were able to get grass to grow back due to the shade provided by the sweet gum trees (left in first picture). This caused mass erosion of the backyard.

Well, this week with the sweet gum trees cut down and removed, my family and I installed a dry riverbed to help with water runoff. Then we installed a garden around that. It looks amazing, doesn't it?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Have Tickets To See Barbra Streisand!

So, Saturday morning at 10 AM, I was on Ticketmaster.com to purchase Barbra Streisand tickets for exclusive concert in Brooklyn on October 11, 2012. Well, everything did not go to plan; I couldn’t get tickets right away. Apparently, there were 1,000 tickets released and 5,000+ fans trying to get their hands on them.

Out of all the people on the fan forums, I know of about 7 people who were able to get a ticket. On Barbra’s Facebook page, 2 people got a ticket out of 400 people that were extremely mad and letting their voices be heard.

I feel like the luckiest bastard on the planet right now. While my seat isn’t exactly front row, it’s still a very good seat, and a better seat than when I saw her in concert in Atlanta during 2006. The American Express sale is going to happen as well soon, and I may be able to get an even better ticket and sell my current one.

I got my hotel and flights already booked and am ready to go! I feel like an exclusive celebrity, and it’s possible there will be many celebrities there and maybe even the Clintons!

Can’t wait for the set list to see which songs she’ll sing. :D *swoon*

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Side Yard and Back Yard







Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Mailbox Garden is Flourishing!


The marigolds have taken bloom even more and are spreading out quite beautifully. I do wonder what they will look like when they become even more mature.


How it looked before and after when I first planted the mailbox garden can be found here. Before & After

Have You Seen My Azaleas?













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