Tuesday, September 16, 2008


The word free gets my Scottish blood moving faster. Earlier this week I noticed that a neighbor was taking down a chimney and placing the bricks along the side of their driveway. I wanted to stop and ask them what they planned to do with the used bricks but not wanting to appear pushy, I didn’t.
When I drove by the next time and saw the “Free” sign I almost postponed going where I was headed to eagerly pick up all the free bricks that I could handle. But, I’m proud to say that I continued on to my appointment and a couple of hours later the bricks were still there waiting for me.

The Cottage Master and I loaded many brick and left many others. They are all covered in mortar and will need lots of TLC to clean them. I plan to have them cleaned and ready to use in the garden this spring. What is the best way to chip away at that mortor?



Evie said...

What a find! My dad is a true "free" fan as well. What can go wrong with free??? Well, don't ask my mom that! Good luck with your bricks and I can't wait to see that garden!

Bridget said...

Just a note to welcome you to my blog. I was so sad to find out that For Better or For Worse was ending. I am 39 and have been reading it forever. My Mom, like you, was reading it while my brother and I were growing up. I love your red kitchen, mine is also done in red, well sage green and red and I love vintage things. I have them scattered through the house, some of them pictured throughout my blog.
Come back for another visit sometime.

Melissa said...

I love your new banner. And, I am so envious of your upcoming retirement. I have 14 more years to go.

Congrats on your upcoming retirement.


Liz said...

Good for you! That's awsome, but no idea on the morter thing. I bet it's the perfect question for google! :)