June - replaced the livingroom ceiling fan and added an awning above the kitchen window using the same materialas the front porch awnings.
Early May - Bill is working hard getting the gardens ready for the season. The conversion to less maintenance continues with the next phase being the fountain area.
April 18 - launched our Facebook Business Page - check in out at http://www.facebook.com/AmadeusHaus
Mid April - our living quarters in the loft are undergoing a two year renovation - this year we have redone the bathroom with new vanity, cabinets and flooring. The main area blinds have also been replaced.
Room #2 our Blue Room has new drapes, bed runner, shams, bedskirt and the bathroom a new shower curtain. The old shower curtain took on one two many soakings. With no more extra material after many reworks over the past 10 years, it had to be replaced... so Dorien took on sewing the new ensemble with bright and cheerful flowered and matching stripe material. A new blind was also installed to provide the option of blocking out the sun in this bright and "happy" room!
And... we have installed new awnings to the west side of our front porch. This will ensure that guests can enjoy sitting on the porch all afternoon with the man made shade! A great addition to this frequently used sitting area.
Spring has definitely arrived... Bill is ready to add mulch to the front and side flower beds!
End of March - our winter projects are near completion - in the kitchen we installed the metal backsplash to match the ceiling and new counter tops. They look great! A new hot water tank was installed. In fact we moved it from one end of the basement to the other, close to the drain!
March 26 - Butler celebrated his first birthday. His friends next door gave him his very own "beef bone" which has been and continues to be a favourite!
Mid March - the basement shelves and sewing area project are nearly completed. Bill is now busy painting the floor and waiting for the electrician to do some electrical work! Butler will not come down the open basement stairs, so he patiently waits on the ledge at the top landing...
Butler continues to enjoy what little snow the winter of 2012 can bring for him to play in. Bill has been making a pile for him on the deck which he loves to roll in.
January - Bill has begun the west side basement restoration project and the preparation for new storage shelves. The old cupboard that Mr. Zurbrigg prepared his bread dough on has been pulled away from the wall and into the centre of the basement. It is being repurposed to Dorien's folding and ironing table. Considering it had been in the house since 1927 it is in remarkably good shape. The maple wood has stood up to more than 90 years of service. It only needs a new coat of paint and it will be ready to use! The back of the unit was removed and will be replaced as it had deteriorated beyond repair. A new coat of paint was also put on the floor where the shelves are going!
First Week of January - Butler enjoyed our first major snow fall. We took him for a off leash walk in the cemetary so that he could run, roll and enjoy the snow. This has been a strange winter with little to no snow and lots of rain and milder temperatures.