What A Life!

Yes today is Wednesday!

Yes today is Wednesday!

Yes this is last Sunday’s newspaper.  Am I behind–that is a yes too. This morning I drove over to my foot doctor’s office (58.6 miles round trip ) to pick up some blades so daughter Cindy can work on my feet.  They cost me nothing but my gas so I took two jars of jam for their break room.  Now all I have to do is find out when Cindy can come to visit.

Speaking of visiting Dar and Michael were up on Monday to bring a new filter for my faucet in the kitchen.  While they were here they took me to lunch after which Dar and I played ‘loose rummy’.  It was loose because we didn’t follow the book rules.   Oh yeah I won two out of three games.

Last Sunday was a funeral for a dear friend of ours so while I was at the cemetery  I visited Jay’s grave.  I was surprise to see the date of his death on the stone because I had not paid for that service yet.  I called the cemetery on Monday to see who had paid the bill so I could pay them back..  A little explanation on this.  The day before his service I had received a phone call from the cemetery informing me that I owed an additional fee of over $200. to have the date of his death added.  At that time I didn’t have the money, I was extremely upset and went straight up with the person on the phone.  Well as it turned out It was part of the burial insurance package so everything is settled.

The last few days it has rained here so I have taken time off from my chores.  No mowing has been done, no painting on the wishing well, no trimming of bushes at the base the trees, and no trimming of limbs.  Just keeping the dust down, getting the Sunday chores caught up, watching the idiot tube, and going to bed early.  What a life to have to live !!!

Now We Wait!

Wes and Debra were in yesterday to put some finishing touches on things.

Wes climbed step # 3 for me and with Debra's help they finished the shed.

Wes climbed step # 3 for me and with Debra’s help they finished the shed.

They worked in the garage and the basement clearing and sorting things so that there was some order to everything.

A new curtain went up over the closet in the mud room.

A new curtain went up over the closet in the mud room.

Today I met With Mike Sanchez

Today I met With Mike Sanchez

The papers were signed and the sign went up at the road.  So now we wait!  This was a big undertaking for Wes, Debra, and me but we can count it done.  My thanks to my children for all the time and effort they put forth.

Hey Anyone want to buy a dome home?

 

Almost Ready To Smile!

We are almost ready for Real Estate pictures.  It has been quite a journey.

Wes and Debra correcting the floor.

Wes and Debra correcting the floor.

Several times recently Jay had kicked over his oxygen bottle on the kitchen floor.  This has caused several cuts in the linoleum .  As chairs or the table was moved over this area it began to rip out pieces so I taped it with duct tape.  Wes took a piece to match from another area and with Debra’s help they got it corrected.  Another project well done.

 

Between the three of us we now have the utility room done.

Between the three of us we now have the utility room done.

Wes has painted the woodwork where it was needed all over the house  while Debra worked on organizing the basement.  They both worked on the garage.  This was done over the weekend and into Monday.

Today I worked outside.

Painting the trim on the shed.

Painting the trim on the shed.

I had a couple of setbacks so I’m not quite done.  First I can’t make myself climb to the third step on the ladder so over the doors and under the peak at both ends of the building I didn’t get it done.  On top of that what bit of paint I had in the can I accidently knock out of my hand and spilled.  ( Clumsy–you bet). I’ll buy more!  ( I wonder If I just didn’t want to try for step # three!!!)

Getting There!

Good evening.  Well Was and Debra came up today and started on the kitchen.

My dining room table this past week.

My dining room table this past week.

After Debra washed down the kitchen walls it was decided that the room would have to be painted.  So it looked like this all week.

The bare essentials until this weekend when they came up again.

The bare essentials until this weekend when they came up again.

Now the two of them prep and painted all day.

They work very well together getting thing done.

They work very well together getting things done.

The results so far.

Still a lot to put in place but it is looking great.

Still a lot to put in place but it is looking great.

A look outside today.

The Fire bush is really burning.

The Fire bush is really burning.

There are two more across in my neighbor’s garden so I guess you can say we see red around here ( in a good way).

Well my new book came in yesterday.

The jacket sounds like I'm going to enjoy it.

The jacket sounds like I’m going to enjoy it.

Just got to get some time to devote to it but that will come.

Wes and Debra will be up again in the morning so it promises to be another day when this momma tries to help (but I don’t think it is enough).

Have a good weekend!

The Weekend

Good morning   After I cleared the kitchen counters on Friday afternoon, then Debra washed the walls on Sunday, it was decided to paint it.  So I opted to leave most of the the things on the dining room table and use my small kitchen table for meals.

How it looked Saturday.

How it looked Saturday.

Saturday I also went to the burn pile out back for this job.

Little wind,no rain this is the results.

Little wind, no rain this is the results.

I sat on the tractor and watched this for over an hour.  The branch in front I had brought up from the front yard with the tractor and trailer. That pile also contain the last piece of the decoration I had made and painted for the back of my old pick up to make it a circus wagon for clowning parades long ago.  Things now lost but filed in my memory.

That day I also pulled the umbrella and table off the deck because the wind had blown it over damaging them and destroying the netting that was over the umbrella. I got the netting into the burn barrel, the table and umbrella onto the back of the pick up.  That went down to the road and was gone shortly there after.

On Sunday Wes was outside on a tall ladder painting the trim on the dome.  He also worked on the living room ceiling.

Debra was busy with hallway.

All the pictures down and new paint on walls and ceiling.

All the pictures down and new paint on walls and ceiling.

This was before she washed down the kitchen.  I’m sure they were both two tired people when this day was over.

But Molly and Brandy found the sunshine relaxing.

But Molly and Brandy found the sunshine relaxing.

For me –I have the blinds from the kitchen window and door soaking, curtain rods to clean, something to exchange at Home Depot, summer clothes to pack, and the shed trim to paint if it doesn’t rain anymore today. I did manage to read the literature on my new stove and I warmed up some soup Debra had made the other day for my supper.

I hope this week goes well for you.

 

Things Keep Happening!

Well on the 8th I took Molly to Dirty Paws for her first ever haircut.  They said she did really well which surprised me.  I brought her home that afternoon and she went into hiding.  I never saw her again until last night so getting a picture wasn’t easy.

The new haircut.

My panther with a lion’s haircut.

She is quite a beauty

She is quite a beauty

I also had an appointment for a carpet cleaning that day but wires got crossed so it was Thursday before they got here,

A major cleaning.

A major cleaning.

It involved the loft, the stairs down, the living/dining area, the hallway to the bedroom, and my bedroom.  This meant moving things and then trying to put them back as Debra had placed them originally but I got it under control.

I washed the walls in my bedroom (as high up as I could reach) yesterday.  I made a note of anything Wes might have to fix.

A visit from the plumber to replace the sump pump that finally gave up the ghost got sandwiched it in there somewhere. But it was here when I moved in 15 years ago so I guess it just got tired.

Today the cupola area took most of Wes’ effort.  He cleaned the five windows and screens then worked on the wood beams, walls, and ceiling.  Next he took the fan blades off, took down the light shades,  the bulbs, and cleaned that all up and replaced it.  (I tried to help.)

Wes working on the fan.

Wes working on the fan.

It is all shiny now!

It is all shiny now!

Last but not least the new stove came today.

It is here finally and I can almost taste the Crescent rolls.

It is here finally and I can almost taste the Crescent rolls.

So I think I will close for now and go read the manual on my stove.  Have a great weekend.

 

 

Debra’s Magic

Debra, Wes’ wife worked on the “hoarder’s cave” yesterday cleaning and staging.  This is the lovely results.

Starting at the foot of the stairway.

Starting at the foot of the stairway.

The rocker was returned   to join the Lazy Boy in the bay window.

The rocker was returned
to join the Lazy Boy in the bay window.

The sofa is centered on the back wall.

The sofa is centered on the back wall.

Momma's Corner is still tucked in near the french doors.

Momma’s Corner is still tucked in near the french doors.

On the other side of the doors are the birds.

On the other side of the doors are the birds.

Across from the sofa is the media center.

Across from the sofa is the media center.

She did a wonderful job on the whole thing and I thank her very much.  Of course while son Wes was working on other projects he took time out to help move things to the basement, take other things to the burn pile, remove the air conditioners, climb ladders to move the higher up items,and generally clear the way for the project being accomplished.

Shane ( my old clowning partner) and her son Avery were up yesterday to pick up some shelving units.  While they were here Avery power washed my back deck.

All the algae is gone and it looks almost new.

All the algae is gone and it looks almost new.

A big thank you to you too Avery.  Shane pitched in cleaning the dusty things that were moved during their visit.

Well as you can see it was a big day yesterday and every thing is moving along thanks to family and friends

 

 

 

Red Sails

If you are near my age you have read the saying about sailors and red sails.

To the East

To the East

Also to the West.

Also to the West.

No matter which direction you looked in it was definitely a red sails (sailors take warning) this morning.  Cloud were moving rapidly and I could smell rain coming my way.  But I must admit it was pretty out there.

Well the visit to Sterling Hearing on Wednesday  helped a lot.  The adjustment were an improvement.  I’ll go back in November for another check up.

Yesterday it was Brandy’s turn.  She was having trouble with her ears, her eyes were acting up so we have drops for the eyes and the Vet. said the ears were ok.  Otherwise she is all right.

Next week Molly goes to Dirty Paws for her first ever grooming if I can lure her into the pet carrier. Wish me luck on that one!!

House wise the main bedroom  is looking better.

I added the rocker in the corner.

I added the rocker in the corner.

I packed several things up then Wes and I got them to the basement.   We also took some stuff to Goodwill and more to the basement from the living/dining area.

Looking a little less like the "TV Hoarders" program.

Looking a little less like the “TV Hoarders” program.

I have hopes of it being normal soon.

Well the new gas range was do to be delivered today.

They pulled the old one out away from the wall.

They pulled the old one out away from the wall.

But when they took the new one out of the box there was a big dent in the side of it.   So it had to go back.  When I called on it they said Monday or Tuesday for delivery so there will be no Crescent Rolls today folks because I have a bad oven on this one.

But as they say –The best of plans–.   I’ll survive this set back too.

The good news was gasoline was $3.32.9 the other day and the bad was it is getting colder  by the day.  Have a great weekend!