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Posted by / June 9, 2014

Weekend Basics

The weekends here in Richmond have been exceptionally nice — so great for getting outdoors. This weekend we balanced tackling a large indoor project and taking breaks to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Probably the biggest event from this weekend was beginning to take on the restoration of the plaster wall in Stephanie's room:


Living in an older house definitely keeps things interesting, as there's always something that needs a little repair, and in this case, a total overhaul. Repairing the wall in this room is something we're going to try and DIY — it's also part of a much larger and ongoing story we'll be sure to detail out as we make progress, most likely over the next 2 weeks.

Late Saturday afternoon we took a break from demolition and plaster to hang out at the Richmond Food Co-op Annual Summer Picnic:

Lobo Marino playing at the Co-op picnic

Susan Hill & Michele Lord, co-founders of the Richmond Food Co-op

Painted Crop Markers for Shalom Farms

Mint for all!

It's was a chance to get together with others interested in the Co-op, enjoy live local music and eat some great food! We also had fun getting our hands dirty (in a less monumental way from the wall project), getting a chance to transform paint stirrer sticks into large crop markers for Shalom Farms' summer produce starting to come in.

To close the weekend out we grilled out for three — pork shops and summer corn on the cob:


It's been a lot of fun (and as you can tell, a needed push to get some work done) having Stephanie living at the house. She's already got big plans for the paint color in her room, so we'll be sure to keep you updated with progress as we chug along.


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