Saturday, December 11, 2010

Troubled Trim

After living on Ocracoke for almost two decades (can I be that old?) I still marvel at the ease with which we handle our affairs here. Example- We've hired a friend to do some interior trim work in our home. He worked in our house all day while Frank & I worked in our shops. Upon arriving home around 5pm we consulted about some difficult trim angles then sat down for wine and stories. Jaren & Dale joined us and they brought over an "almost" empty peanut butter jar for our Corgi Willie (his favorite treat). After much laughter we settled in with some good homemade split pea soup and Italian Bread from Niagra Falls.



Click on the photo below to view a selection of Kate McPhee's art from Village Craftsmen's online catalog.

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  1. Anonymous7:10 AM

    Jude, your blog painted just an ordinary winter's evening spent on Ocracoke Island which sounds most inviting & extraordinary to a mainlander!

    BTW, I adore Corgis! Precious dogs with such sweet, loving personalities.

    My late husband & I adopted a part Corgi from an animal shelter in the late 80's. The dog's elderly owner had to go into a nursing home, so "Pepper" as we named him, became ours to love and spoil. What a wonderful and smart companion he was, too. He lived with us for many years and to this day, I still miss him.

    Truly, Corgis are friends for life!

    Sending a hug to your sweet Corgi!

  2. Anonymous12:41 PM

    well i toss the peanut butter jar into the front yard ----with the hard to remove by a human peanut butter -- for what ever varmint be it squirrel armadillo, cat ---- for them to enjoy I can't see that in the trash --i also keep an eye on it to see how much time would lapse before something would find it... i wonder if others do the same thing.