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Getting Ready for the Ranch

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In about a month, our house will be delivered on our land. The boys are planning a trip before then to grade the land where the house is going and the driveway to that location. They are also planning on burying the septic tank and finishing the bathroom. Meanwhile, Gary and I have been doing lots of DIY projects of items we are bring up there and antique shopping as well. This is what we have so far: The antique sewing machine cabinet we turned into a bathroom sink. I did a post about it. The vanity I redid. I did a post about it. We picked up 6 used solar panels. We hope they work well for us. paneling for our walls paneling and two butcher block counter tops I found this small farmhouse table at the antique mall. It is the perfect size for our ranch house. My addition to our picnic table. I got this chair at an antique mall. I was wabbly and the seat was not safe to sit on. The wood had some gross sticky stuff on it. We added foam and a board to the bottom, tightened the screws and

Our Birthday Celebration at the Buttes

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Sharon and I thought we would not see each other on our birthdays this year. She was to go out of town on business and I have a trip planned to Universal Studios with my girls. We decided to celebrate our birthdays in August at the Marriot Buttes Resort. We have been to that resort after each Zombie Housewives book was completed and published. (Check Amazon for all four books.) We had a great time. We got a full body massage and ate the finest foods. We even took some time to swim and enjoy a couple of well-deserved naps.  Of course, the scenery from the resort is gorgeous. I did manage to capture many pictures of the scenery, pool area, landscape, and the delicious food we ate. THE BUTTES RESORT: SCENERY FROM THE BUTTES: FOOD AND COCKTAILS: Charcuterie Bone Marrow  It was so good we had it both nights. A surprise birthday cake for us. King Salmon with quinoa, Brussel sprouts, watercress gremolata.