|Smoke from our house|
|Daylight? Not for a couple of weeks.|
|They have a wonderful view from their house|
|Mixing cement for the posts|
|Sunset from their yard|
|Always love sunset at the lake|
|Even when the smoke rolls in|
|This boating adventure didn't go quite as planned and ended with a tow back in|
|Taking off the old steps getting ready to put up the frame|
|Frame mostly up|
|Aria is inspecting the work so far|
|Making it so no critters (or Aria's) can crawl underneath|
|Starting to put the top on. Love the camo fastener system that has hidden screws.|
|All the boards on|
|And the steps on|
|Just need to paint the trim now!|
|Thrilled to have so much deck space now!|
|Both cement pads in|
|All finished in front of the shed|
Our local library moved locations so we had a delightful quick date morning with coffee and a book sale where we acquired quite a few titles for our new home library.
|Love book sales|
|Even got a bag out of the deal|
We also had a visit from my dear friend Courtney which as usual was wonderful. Took some time downtown shopping, had a delightful meal at Rock City Grill, and then a trek to Greenbluff for peaches and lots of cider tasting as well as a late lunch at Twigs. The time flew too quickly but we are so grateful she came up for a visit.
|Tasting at Twilight Cider Works|
|Martinis at Twigs|
|New favorite local cider!|
The month ended with an exciting craigslist score, Kayaks! A matched set, one for us & one for my folks. Excited about the new adventuring this will bring our way! Now we just need to round up one more...
|Sunset test paddle|
|We're all excited!|
In non August, but recent news, we also just opened an etsy shop. We are hoping to continue expanding on here as we create things! Check it out here.
Next up: Library, Library!