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Showing posts from April, 2010

Busy Day ~ Busy Week

So much going on around here this week!  It's been a busy few days, for sure, and I'm really looking forward to this weekend and having a couple of days to get some things finished up.

Eddie has been off the last couple of days and accomplished alot.  His focus has been on finishing out the trim in the kitchen.  He's just about got it under control and plans on finishing up tomorrow.  It's looking great in there ~ and, after I get in there with a paintbrush this weekend, we will be really close...really close!

Good thing he was working in there this afternoon!  The water heater sits in a closet in the kitchen and it decided to spring a leak today.  Just a tiny, little pin-sized hole, but if he hadn't noticed it right away it would have been disastrous.  Fortunately, he was able to get the thing disconnected and dragged out of the house before it caused damage.  Then he ran to Lowes and picked up a new one, lugged it back and snagged a neighbor who saw him strugglin…

No More Washing Dishes in the Bathroom Sink!!!

I am glad we are one step closer to wrapping up the kitchen renovation! 

Here's a little reminder of where we started ~ or should I say "what we started out with???

Countertops went in on Friday and I couldn't be happier with our choice of quartz.  I originally longed for dark countertops, but the space here is small and the cabinets were already dark enough.  So, we opted for this ~

The color is absolutely neutral and fits the space beautifully.
I'm still in lust with this beautiful shade of green that Mom helped me pick for the dining area.  The room is still a work in progress, but check out the cute little shabby chic corner hutch ~ a housewarming gift from Mom. 

(Okay, she bought it on a whim and didn't like the way it looked in her sunroom.  And she was right ~ it's just not her style at all.  It works SO much BETTER at my house!) 
Light and simple cafe curtains with black eyelet trim were a bargain at JC Penney's online outlet and I'm pleased with…

Seeking Balance in Blogging

I can't believe it's been nearly two weeks since I've had time to create a post for my blog! 

It's just been so crazy around here ~ overwhelmingly crazy ~ and I've been beating myself up for not keeping up with my posting.  I was kinda on a roll for a few weeks there, getting into a blog groove...and then, WHAM!!!  It all blew up on me....well, sorta.  Let me explain.

I had to go back to work.  No, wait...let me rephrase that:  I got to go back to work.  Because I was fortunate enough to find a job within a couple of weeks after I started searching.  And, believe me, this was a blessing because the money has been going out-out-out, with none coming in-in-in.  And our resources are definitely finite!

When I started blogging about six months ago, I was working part-time.  Then, at the end of January, I became unemployed when we relocated to Abilene.  My full-time job became rehab-ing this house with Eddie.  (And trust me, that is more than 40 hours a week of work,…