We've done a few things to the house too. Spring landscaping, flowers in the beds, and a new lilac bush. All to the good. I also installed screen doors on the front and side entrances. And ripped out the old (32") front door and replaced it with a new (36") insulated steel door. It makes a nice presentation on the front of the house ...pictures will follow, I promise. It was a bit of an adventure, but much easier than my worst imaginings would have had me believe. And it's got a great paint job on it as well - tip for you, if you buy a new door don't pay to have it painted at the shop. Buy a primered door (usually $150 to $300 cheaper that way) and go see the nice fellas at the local autobody shop. My paint job cost me a weekend without a front door and $135. And the color was *exactly* to my specifications ...both outside and a different color inside. Pretty cool, that.
I'm looking forward to Sterling starting in a few weeks, and hopefully getting to see all of my 'faire friends' - both in-state and out. Oh yeah, and once again with the Stanley Cup Finals going on, we're a house divided ....Pittsburgh Girl and Detroit Boy keep watching, cheering and trying to not resent the others' team successes. GO WINGS!!!