Remember that song by Jim Stafford?
Here's a pic (albeit not a great one) of my front porch.
And here's a pic of my back porch. (Never thought about how much alike they look!)
Why am I showing you pics of my porches and what does that have to do with Jim Stafford's song? Today I spent 3½ hours taking my porches back from the spiders, wasps, muddobbers, moths and various other crawly things. Our porches are something like 40 ft long and the front on is 6 ft wide and the back one is 8 ft wide (in case we ever wanted to enclose it). I worked long and hard with a broom and the hose and washed the furniture and the windows and screens as well. And then after I got myself cleaned up, I spent some very enjoyable time in my rocker on the front porch handquilting. It's been a long time since we've spent any time in the rockers -- I don't like to share my space with spiders and I also felt guilty every time I went out because the weed choked flower beds haunted me. Now -- my flower beds are free of weeds and my porches are free of bugs! And the afternoon was wonderful -- very still and quiet except for the occasional car or truck on the road.
I'm going up now to sort through my quilt piles and pull out my summer ones and my flag/patriotic ones. I'm really late in doing this this year, but I've enjoyed the ones I've had out for spring. I do like to change the wall hangings and table coverings with the season though.
JR standing guard in the yard while I quilted.