Monday, October 17, 2011

Various photos and a reminder about saving money for Xmas

My dear friend Jane from The Maple Syrup Mob is starting a new meme and I thought you all may be interested in it?  It won't officially be starting until November 17th, but thought I'd tell you all about it so you can think about what you will do.

It's called "A View From My Window," and you take photo(s) from the same window(s) each week (posting on a Thursday) and we can all watch the changing seasons from your window.  To read more about it, click on the link

I have decided to take photos from Molly's window for you to see what she watches all day.

Molly looking out of her window:

Looking to the south:
Looking to the north:

Looking to the west:

Molly sleeping after all that watching:

Something is missing from the bathroom?

The washer and dryer have gone!!!!  Mind you don't get too excited as they are still not hooked up but are in the basement.  At least they are getting closer to the laundry room!!!!  Dh plumbed in the sink and is more or less ready to turn on the water.  Still don't have the electric hooked up, although all the plugs and switches are all wired in and plates on them.  I hope to go next weekend and pick up the door, not sure if dh will have time to hang it before my mother arrives, as there is a lot of electrical work still to finish, plus dh is pretty sick at the moment with his sinuses.

Also have the back splash tiles to find and the drop ceiling to put in, all those things can be done when we save up the money, as I can see me spending at least another $500 to do both of those jobs.  There is a lot of tile work to be done on the walls.  I will take photos when the washer and dryer gets hooked up.

Also do you remember this post when I was saying it was 90 days until the 20th of December and if you put $1 a day away each day you would have enough saved to pay for the Christmas meal and treats?  Is anyone still doing it?    I am and have got $28 saved up so far, so should reach my goal of $90. 


beagleAnnie said...

Adorable Molly!And what a wonderful view you see every day!!

Jane and Chris said...

What lovely views you have! Most of our windows face south (passive solar house)except the dining room (east). The other windows look directly at trees because the house is built into a hill in a wood.Look forward to all your views.
Jane x

LizBeth said...

I do hope Molly is feeling better! Beautiful views from the window. Maybe she's dreaming of chasing rabbits now, Liz

Gary said...

Molly is quite the beauty!! Thanks for the visit. On Wednesday, I'll be posting some photos of Bohemian Waxwings. Take a look if you're around. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karine said...

That's a great idea for a meme, but I don't think the view from any of my windows would be very intresting as I live in an interior courtyard. The neighbor across the courtyard might actually think I was some creepy stalker if I started taking photos out of the windows lol

I'm glad your laundry room is coming along, you must really, really be looking forward to having it all done!

Jake said...

No, haven't booked it, thanks for the reminder, it was on my To Do list!!

Also thanks for telling me about the new meme Out My Window!! I will definitely be linking up to that.

Jake said...

P.S. my comment should have said "A View From My Window".

Also you mentioned you like the Keep Calm posters and I found this one today over at


Denise said...

Hi Gill, these views are lovely. I especially enjoyed the one of Molly in the first. Thanks for stopping by. I have not been home because we have a family member in hospital undergoing major surgery and that's the reason we have been out of town. We are home for a day or two and then will be leaving again, so I'm sorry I won't be able to visit as regularly as I have been.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gill,thankyou so much for finding me and for joining my blog.Of course you can enter my giveaway,it wont be long now! Im looking forward to having a little read over at yours now,looks like I can get quite a few money saving tips,I need all the help I can get at the moment,(My hubbys being made redundant in December)and hasnt had any luck yet,but is applying for lots of jobs...
I hope you have a great week and 'speak' soon,love julie.xx

magsmcc said...

Hi Gill, shall go look up the meme after this- meme such a strange word, don't you think? I got my mug in Tesco for a very frugal amount and if you thought it would survive the voyage I would get one and post it to you!

Jane and Chris said...

Gill, do you describe me as a 'dear' friend because of how much it would cost to call me if you didn't have a phone plan?
Jane x

The Witch said...

Molly looks quite comfortable sleeping on her sofa.
I think it will be wonderful to see your pictures weekly from one window to watch the seasons change.
When we were building the house we took pictures from one direction to watch the daily process and then turned into a slide show.
I have been putting money away daily for Christmas so I'm all set.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I saw the photo meme on Jane's blog and I have been trying to figure out which window would give the best view of the area. I haven't decided yet. Molly is so cute! Makes me think about another dog. Sounds like your remodel is really shaping up -- can't wait to see all the finished pics!

Maa said...

Your blessed to have such a lovely view. All I see is silos and trains. No tell a lie...I have a quaint little cottage adjoining my property at the back, and I've actually taken pictures of it last winter when the fog was hanging around. What fun..I must have a look.
Thank you for popping over to my blog, I very much appreciate that you've taken the time in your busy schedule. Maa

forgetmenot said...

What a great idea for a meme!! I love that first photo--beautiful shot. Have a nice week--sounds like you have been busy cleaning! Mickie :)

EG Wow said...

You have such lovely views ... or should I say Molly has such lovely views? Hmmm. This meme DOES sound interesting.