Welcome to Friendship Tea, a blog about the daily happenings in the life of Linda, a tea enthusiast, who enjoys travel and trip planning, and is passionate about family, friends, life in Kentucky, and all things TEA.
The photo above is the back of our house before the addition. The ice storm of 2009 destroyed much of our landscaping. It made it a little easier for GJ to dig up and start all over.
The back addition included two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room. Also, we added a new deck and a patio.
It was a challenge to live in the house while the renovations were taking place. People asked us if it would have been easier and less expensive to build a house someplace else. The answer is yes. But, we love our neighborhood. We could not find a location we liked better.
We began the project in April 2009. The construction was completed in November and the landscaping in April 2010. We still have a few things to complete this spring, such as deck staining and a new driveway, but the rain has delayed the process. We are very happy with the additions to the house. We now have room for all the children and grandchildren to visit overnight.
When the world is all at odds And the mind is all at sea Then cease the useless tedium And brew a cup of tea. There is magic in its' fragrance, There is solace in its' taste; And then laden moments vanish Somehow into space. And the world becomes a lovely thing! There's beauty as you'll see; All because you briefly stopped To brew a cup of tea. ~ Source unknown
"Friendship Tea Recipe" ~~ 1/2 cup instant tea, 1 cup sweetened lemonade mix, 1 cup Tang, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in a an airtight container. To serve, put 2 to 3 tsp. mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust amount of mix to taste. Enjoy!