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Izumiさん: 劇的ビフォアアフター in ニューヨーク
ハンドル名Izumi さん
ブログタイトル劇的ビフォアアフター in ニューヨーク
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サイト紹介文ニューヨーク州に中古物件を購入し夫婦二人三脚で改装中!日々の出来事を英語/日本語で綴っています。
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Izumi さんのブログ記事

  • A secret project #2
  • 7/16/2018 We hired a contractor to make a concrete slab for our secret project. They did a great job! More details will follow.2018年7月16日 例の秘密プロジェクトですが、今日業者さんが来て、コンクリートベースを作ってくれました!First of all, they put their “cool red radio” on top of the wooden pole and tune in their favorite radio station! Yes, this is very important! And then started digging the [続きを読む]
  • A secret project #1
  • 7/5/2018 We are going to have something here with those orange flags area. We’ve always wanted this and finally made an exciting decision! More details will flow.2018年7月5日 お庭(デッキのすぐ下)にずっと欲しかったアルモノをお迎えすることになりました。とりあえずオレンジの旗で場所をマークしています。詳細はまた改めて。 [続きを読む]
  • Gardening in July 家庭菜園
  • 7/4/2018 Happy July 4th! We had a nice BBQ chill out today. Our vegetables are doing great and some have flowers and fruits on them!2018年7月4日 独立記念日。今日は友人を招きお昼からBBQをしました。お庭の野菜の進捗ですが、花が咲き始め少しずつ実もついてきました。日に日に大きくなっているのを見ると嬉しくて、野菜から元気をもらっている気がします!Mini tomatoes. プチトマトたち。The eggplants have their fi [続きを読む]
  • Compost bin 堆肥箱
  • 6/30/2018 This is Rich’s latest woodworking project. He made a compost bin from scratch.He cut some leftover wood into pieces and assembled them and painted it.2018年6月30日 我が家では野菜を料理するときに出る切りくずや、紅茶の葉、コーヒー豆、卵の殻などを堆肥として再利用しています。日々、結構な量が出るので、ちゃんとした堆肥用の箱を作ることにしました。It is 3’x3’ and quite big. 一辺が1mあるので [続きを読む]
  • Gardening ? The 1st harvest 初収穫
  • 6/25/2018 We were away for 4 days and came back with a happy surprise. There was a heavy rain storm passing by on Sunday and I was
    worried about our vegetables. When we checked our garden, there was no damage and veges have been growing so well! They are stron
    g! We harvested kale, Swiss chard and beets leaves. We are just so happy to see our garden is working and feeding us! 2018年6月
    25日 先週木 [続きを読む]
  • Gardening in June 家庭菜園
  • 6/11/2018 Gardening update! We were growing some Japanese cucumbers but unfortunately they didn’t survive. We waited too long to transplant them so by the time we did that they have had flowers on them and they weren’t in good shape… Anyway, it is already mid June and we don’t have time to grow them from seeds. So we cheated and bought some pepper plants from a store for the replacement. Now, [続きを読む]
  • Irrigation system 灌水装置
  • 5/31/2018 We have finished planting the vegetables into our garden so the next project is setting up an irrigation system.2018年5月31日 気がつけばもう5月も終わり。さて、田植えが終わったので、次なるプロジェクトは水遣り装置の設置。家を空けても野菜に水をやれるように自動灌水装置を取り付けました。Rich ordered parts through Amazon. アマゾンで買ったパーツ。私にはサッパリ分からん。Rich is ON it! さっそく [続きを読む]
  • Gardening in May 家庭菜園
  • 5/28/2018 Memorial day. We finally transplanted the vegetables into the raised bed garden. We should have done this earlier as som
    e of veges were overgrown/weak in a small containers but we didn’t really have time until 2 days ago. Anyway this is our first y
    ear of gardening in Hudson Valley so we should enjoy doing so and make some errors and learn from there!2018年5月28日 今日
    、アメリカはメモリ [続きを読む]
  • American robin
  • 5/27/2018 I discovered this robin’s nest while trimming the hedges about a week ago. When I found it there was no mother around
    so I was little bit worried. But as we watched them closer we soon found their mother working hard to get worms. It was really nic
    e that the mother robin chose the location to nest right by our house entrance. She must have felt safe here! You don’t encounte
    r this kind [続きを読む]
  • Amish furniture 家具
  • 5/25/2018 It’s been a while since I posted pictures the last time. I was in Japan for about a month and just came back home. The weather has been great last 5-6 days here and everything turns green!Well, we ordered some furniture last November from a shop that deals with Amish furniture. We were told that the furniture will be delivered sometime in February. Anyway, long story short we finally re [続きを読む]
  • Wood deck ウッドデッキ
  • 5/9/2018 Our wood deck was dated and needed TLC. Rich re-painted the it and it does look great again. We are ready for BBQ;) 2018年5月9日 我が家のウッドデッキは家を買ってから今まで改装をしていなくて、ペンキが剥げ剥げで結構お恥ずかしい感じでした。最近ようやく暖かくなってきたので、リッチ君がペンキを塗りなおしてくれました!(寒いとペンキが塗れない)ペンキを塗っただけで見違えるように美しくなりました [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #4
  • 5/8/2018 Rich Just finished a marathon project of installing flooring in the finished basement. It took 25 hours over four days. H
    e said that it was very intense since adhesive was used and you need to set the wood before it dries. From this point all projects
    will be downhill!2018年5月8日 マンケイブの床張りプロジェクトが終わりました!リッチ君が費やし
    た日数は4日間。時間的には約25時間だそうです。 [続きを読む]
  • Cutting the grass 芝刈り
  • 5/5/2018 Here are some photos of our backyard. Dandelions are blooming beautifully but… it is time to cut the grass! Rich mowed it for the first time this year. He did a good job!2018年5月5日 こどもの日。リッチ君から今年初の芝刈り写真が送られてきました。写真の補足メッセージには、「タンポポがとってもキレイに咲いているけれど、綿毛になるまで待っていたら来年からは庭中がタンポポだらけになっちゃうから [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #3
  • 5/2/2018 Man cave project update! Rich’s started putting the flooring down. I am not there with him so I can’t tell how hard this is though he told me that it is tricky to handle the glue. More photos will follow!2018年5月2日 マンケイブ・プロジェクトの最新の様子です。本日から床張りをスタート。コンクリートに専用の接着剤を塗って板を置いていくという作業をひったすら繰り返すとのこと。この接着剤がやっ [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #2
  • 4/26/2018 The man cave project update! Rich is working on HIS dream room. It began by taping and finishing some exposed sheet rock
    in the ceiling. Then painted the upper part of the wall.2018年4月26日 マンケイブ・プロジェクトの進捗です。
    床のカーペットを剥がしたあと、天井の一部の石膏ボードが露出していた場所を直し、壁のペン
    キを塗っています。次は下の赤いペンキのところを塗り替えるそうです。私は今日本 [続きを読む]
  • Grass 芝
  • 4/25/2018 There used to be a swimming pool in our backyard. The previous house owner told us that there was a big storm and it destroyed the pool at midnight… Anyway, the spot has been bald and Rich decided to put the grass. He got sand/dirt from our neighbor and planted the seed and watered it. Let’s see how it goes!2018年4月25日 家の庭には昔プールが置かれていた場所があります。前の家主がプール [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 32
  • 4/14/2018 It was very warm yesterday. The outside temperature got 74F! Anyway, we transplanted some of the plants into the planter
    s. The ones go to the raised bed garden need to wait a couple more weeks. We really want to avoid the frost.2018年4月14日 昨
    日はとっても暖かくて日中の気温が20度を超えました。今シーズン初!ということで、野菜の苗
    の一部をプランターに移しました。土はお隣さんの畑から分けて [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #1
  • 4/10/2018 Well, the hardwood flooring for Rich’s man cave finally arrived today! He chose quartersawn white oak and yes, he is g
    oing to install it by himself. The flooring needs to be acclimated before the installation which takes about a week or so. So he h
    as sometime to do preparation work. Progress photos will follow!2018年4月10日 注文をしていた団欒部屋用(マン
    ケイブ = リッチの男部屋)のフ [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 27
  • 4/9/2018 Gardening update! We are slowly getting ready for the garden. We purchased garden soil yesterday and put it in the raised
    garden bed. The plants are still kept in the house and growing happily:) I guess we still have to wait 1 to 2 weeks before transp
    lanting them into the garden. Next, Rich is planning to build a fence around the boxes.2018年4月9日 まだまだ寒い日が
    続いていて、先週は2度 [続きを読む]
  • Bookshelf 本棚
  • 4/4/2018 There are many books in the boxes at our basement. And we have been thinking for a long time what kind/shape/size of book
    shelf is suitable for our house. Rich finally came up with an excellent idea that make two bookshelves and attach them both side o
    f the Murphy bed. It sounded great! He designed the shelves right away and bought plywood(birch) from Lowe’s. It took less than
    2 days [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 18
  • 3/28/2018 Gardening update! It’s been almost 3 weeks since we planted seed. About a half are doing great and the rest are either
    taking time to germinate or not growing (due to the room temperature and/or lack of sunlight). Anyway, the ground still gets fros
    t so we have to wait until frost-free season comes to transplant them into the garden. Still long way to go!2018年3月28日 種
    まきをして3週間弱 [続きを読む]
  • Staircase railing 階段手すり
  • 3/21/2018 Well… according the weather forecast another snow storm is coming here today. Anyway, I worked on a tiny project last
    two days. We renovated our staircase area back in November and it looks good except for the railing. The pieces have damages and n
    eeded a TLC. So refinished them!2018年3月21日 今日はとーっても風が強くこれから雪の予報。ニューヨー
    ク州の領事館から暴風雪についての警告メール [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 4
  • 3/15/2018 Gardening update! The Japanese vegetable seed arrived yesterday. Eggplant, cucumber, burdock, bunching onion and pumpkin
    . I hope we make enough and don’t have to buy vegetables from grocery store this summer!2018年3月15日 昨日、日本の野
    菜の種が届きました。新たに加わった野菜は、胡瓜、茄子、牛蒡、長葱、南瓜です。日本では普
    通に買える野菜ですが、私にとってはお宝のようなもの。今住んでいる町 [続きを読む]
  • Planter プランター #1
  • 3/14/2018 We are making some plans for our garden, what to put where and so on. There are two raise bed planters in our garden but
    these need to be protected with net or fence from deer and rabbits(This is another project that we need to work on). We also have
    a secured wood deck connected to the dining room so we decided to use this space for some herbs and small vegetables. Rich decide
    d to make [続きを読む]