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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Out with the old, In with the new

 Cullman,  AL

Something New  Part One

    Last week our friend Stephanie called.   She has a friend that had a few Pekin ducks.   A predator got into them and killed all but one.   Penelope was lonely.   She was looking for a place, preferably with a pond and other ducks.   Stephanie thought of us.   Yes, our Pekin duck is lonely when our Muscovy and Muscovy/Mallard fly off to visit other ponds.  Pekins can't fly.   So, two problems solved.   Stacy brought Penelope over.   She ran straight to the pond.

Penelope and our Pekin, Baby Duck, are inseparateable   Too much sometimes, if you get what I mean.

Something New Part Two

We were finding we needed a closer place than the lawn mower shed or shop to store some garden supplies and other stuff.     We found what we liked at a Lowes up near Huntsville.   

First of several assembling projects just these last few days.    This cabinet came in parts that were easy to snap together

This is now on our back porch.   Makes us more organized.

Out with the old/In with the New Part One

When we bought the house in December 2016 the refrigerator that was here was ok but the water and ice dispenser never worked.   We had it repaired three times.   Nope, still didn't work.   Then two weeks ago it stopped making ice.   So every few days we would buy a bag.   Didn't take long before that was getting old.   I put an ad on Cullman Facebook Yard Sale page.   I guess it was a bargain. Even with no ice maker I had 48 replies to my $60.00 fridge.

The Old:

The New:

We had replaced the microwave just about a month ago. Wish I had gotten stainless.

Out with the Old/In with the New Part Two

I had bought a small used hutch I kept in the laundry room.  I knew we would have to move this before the new fridge arrived.   So instead of just moving it, again Cullman Yard Sale.   Several responses and I sold it to  the first.    So I got $40.00 and this left.

The Old:

What to get?    That's why I have Amazon Prime.   Always quick delivery.  So another assembly project.

The New:

We really like this:

 We liked it so much which led to Out with the Old/In with the New Part Three

Leonard made a table for me many years ago.  I love it but really have no need or room for it after the replacement.   So we gifted it to DIL Lois as a side table in her crafting loft.

The Old:

The New:

This kit came today.  Already assembled and our DVDs inside.
 We love it.

 A few weeks ago we planted some blackberry plants.   Where we put them just will not work.  We needed a trellis.     Since Leonard had all those tools out this week and had a few (very few) spare minutes I ordered this from Overstock.com.     We still need to transplant the blackberry plants.  

More assembly work:

We like it.

Whew!   What a week.  Poor Leonard needed a break.   Only short lived.

He is out in the shop now.   One of our current Boondockers asked to he could help with anything.  As a matter of fact, oil needs changing in the Tractor.   Ideal!   He was a diesel mechanic.  

While out there our 2nd Boondocker arrived for the weekend.   We have a crowd now.   One couple, another couple with Five kids.   And a total of 4 dogs.  (Not counting the host Biscuit). 

We had a Boondocker couple leave today.   The two here now are here  until Monday.  Then another couple arrive on Tuesday.    We are busy.

Until next time.


  1. Keeping busy is a good thing! I love new things :)

  2. Nice that you helped in relocating another Peking Duck.
    Keeping busy with changes and Boondockers is really keeping you busy. No wonder Len needs a rest.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Nice replacements are always a nice lift to any home and Len loves to be busy. YOur boondocking is going well.