I can’t tell you how much I love the screened porch here. My porch in Tampa is great but the mosquitoes are really, really bad there. Here I can enjoy the porch without worrying about the bugs and instead of watching the cars drive by, we watch the deer. Yep, almost daily we have visitors … and even without them, I enjoy the view of the trees in our back yard. There’s a deer in this photo but you’ll never be able to see him because he’s pretty well hidden.
Finn always hears the difference between the rustling sound the squirrels and birds make and those made by the deer and jumps up and watches closely when he hears the deer.
I spent a little time sewing HSTs today but most of my time was spent moving and putting everything away for the carpet installers who are coming tomorrow.
We also had the fireplace guy back out. We’re going to switch our unvented gas fireplaces… to a vented gas one upstairs and an electric one downstairs. It’s pricy to switch from unvented to vented and I’m willing to pay that for our main living area but I also want the added safety of electric versus gas downstairs where the children will be. I’m just not comfortable having the gas fireplace down there. The electric one will still provide me some heat when I’m sitting binding or crocheting down there and also a little atmosphere even if it isn’t as realistic as the gas flame.