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Well, what happened to April?

on May 4, 2018

I don’t know about you, but those winter months seem to drag by.  Then it is Spring and the months seem to pick up speed.  April was certainly that way.

I have been having camera issues.  So no pictures.  But then it finally occurred to me that I have a tablet which takes pictures.  Of course it took me about an hour to get my tablet to talk to my laptop and get just the few  pictures that I wanted,  transferred.  Finally, I got it working.

So a brief recap of April.  It was still cold at night.  Hydrangea was still wearing a towel on many nights.  Robins appeared on the lawn wearing hats, gloves and mufflers, asking for directions back to Florida.  Ben’s nephew and two of his daughters blew in from Kansas for a soccer tournament in Greensboro.  We toddled up to meet them for lunch.  Before Easter I started working on stenciling a faux tile pattern on the steps.  Who knew that would take so long.  Each step took about 3 hours total and had to be done in stages.  What with doctors’ appointments and exercise classes I would fit short 2 hour work sessions.  (American steps, 10 inches, Italian hips much larger.  I could really only perch on that little edge for so long anyway)  Finally, I finished at the end of the month.

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Before

 

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after

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I also touched up the backs of the steps.  They had gotten scuffed.  See how they go from dark to light.  I used those colors and the gold that is on the wall  and just a bit of red that is near Ben’s office that you can’t see.

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So that is April.  Already exciting things for May….

 


7 responses to “Well, what happened to April?

  1. Great job on the stairs

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  2. JoAnn says:

    Wow! The stairs look lovely!

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  3. Jules says:

    Impressive Martha, love that look, good to hear from you

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  4. gvmelissa says:

    Beautiful job!!

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  5. Deborah Gallarelli says:

    That looks amazing!!

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  6. Dinah says:

    The stairs look terrific You did a very good job. How creative you are.

    Did you know that Allen and I are moving permanently to Florence by the end of this year 2018? We will keep the place in Lucignano as our ‘cottage’ but spend most of our time in the Florence place. Best regards to you and Ben

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