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Saturday, July 10, 2010

There is one window in the basement and that is the only one left to be stained and sealed and oh, yeah, cleaned! That turned in to a little bit, bigger job than I ever thought it would. We ran out of stuff so will need to get a little more but not today.

The upstairs is ready for company except for a quick vacuum which I will not do until Tuesday as I can mess things up really fast. I use one of the bedrooms for my office. If all goes well, family should be here late Tuesday afternoon. I'm thinking baby back ribs on the grill - my granddaughter's favorite!

The nearest (18 miles!) Episcopal church here does an outside service on Saturday evenings at 5:30 so we are headed that way shortly. We were surprised there was no church in this town - should have checked that sooner.

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GOHUSKERS2 7/11/2010 8:58AM

    Sounds like you've been working hard...and just think of all he calories you burned while doing it!! Hope you have a grand time with family!!!

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/11/2010 12:14AM

    You have been busy this week! Take some time off and enjoy your evening and your guests.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/10/2010 8:09PM

    You have really accomplished quite a lot in a short period of time! I'd be willing to bet that you've gone way over 10,000 steps today too. I'm sure that your cabin will be a hit with your family and that your granddaughter will love the ribs that you make for her! Enjoy your visit!

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SHERRYTOO 7/10/2010 5:43PM

    It sounds like you've accomplished a lot. I hope you have a great time when you're family arrives Tuesday!

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Stuff you just gotta do!

Friday, July 09, 2010

I've spent about an hour ironing this morning because I tend to put it off until there is enough to warrant dragging out the ironing board and setting it up. I've got one of the upstairs room for company and about an hours work left to get the other one ready.

Company is delayed until Tuesday due to some forgotten commitments so that gives us a little extra time.

This afternoon we'll be working in the basement where we have been just tossing stuff as we completed some of our projects. Once we make a trip to the dump it should improve vastly!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/9/2010 9:06PM

    I hate to iron probably because I'm afraid of burning myself. Sometimes company coming late can be good if it allows you extra time to get ready. You sound like you've got things under control. Have a great weekend!

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SHERRYTOO 7/9/2010 2:13PM

    I've been in that situation before! I tend to pile junk in my screened in room during the winter. Once it warms up, I usually end up tossing half of it. It would b so much easier if I trashed it as I went along.

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NWEITE 7/9/2010 11:28AM

    That sound marvelous. I think I need to work on both my basement and garage this weekend too... Great way to shed some calories and the basement is a lot cooler than upstairs, lol!

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A night off

Thursday, July 08, 2010

We're headed over to my brother's cabin for dinner tonight. My sister-in-law and their daughter have been here for some time but my brother just flew in today. She has cooked his favorite meal: meat loaf, mashed potatoes and green beans and we were invited to share it. Any night that I don't have to cook is a treat and since I knew the menu I was able to plan the rest of my day around it.

On the exercise front I did 45 minutes on the stationary bike, about an hour of painting and 30 minutes or so of cleaning windows. All in all a busy, productive day topped off with some fun tonight. emoticon

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SHERRYTOO 7/8/2010 8:36PM

    Hope you enjoy the evening, and have a great time.

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/8/2010 5:13PM

    It sounds like a well planned day and also a night out after working hard all day. Have fun1

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Still staining and sealing

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

OK. so we are convinced that cute little cabins still take a fair amount of maintenance especially since it appears nothing was done to this since it was built. Window trim is taking 2 to 3 coats depending on how much sun it gets. Decks are taking 2 coats. We should still finish this week. We're hoping that we are doing such a good job that we won't have to do it again for at least 10 years or we'll be too old by then and won't be able to get up and down the ladders.

I continue to find previously under used muscles: legs from all the up and down action, upper arms from lifting and painting, etc. This is all good, right????? emoticon

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 7/7/2010 11:17PM

    I can not wait to see pictures. I hope you are having fun at you fix up your cabin.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/7/2010 10:31PM

    Look at you go with all of your fitness points! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just be sure to do some gentle stretches when you are finished every day so your muscles aren't too sore. You are amazing. When you come back at the end of the summer you can come and work on my house! LOL!

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SHERRYTOO 7/7/2010 9:24PM

    It's definitely a lot of fitness points plus you'll reap two rewards! You'll burn calories and the cabin will look great!

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/7/2010 5:50PM

    Yes, it is very good. I agree with the 10 years. After that someone else can do it, right?

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Good news

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

We learned today that our daughter and family will be coming up this weekend to spend a week or so here. I'm already planning menus and making lists of fun things to do for all of us and to keep our granddaughter entertained.

I also need to go in to overdrive to get those 2 little upstairs bedrooms pulled together! Oh well, I was ready for another project anyway!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 7/7/2010 11:18PM

    So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TBRANCH2 7/7/2010 3:57PM

    Enjoy your time with them! They grow up so fast!! Well, remember to count your housework as cardio!!! hahaha

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SHERRYTOO 7/6/2010 7:58PM

    They'll be here before you know it, as time really does seem to fly by. I'm sure you'll have it all completed before they arrive.

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/6/2010 6:48PM

    I have no doubts you will be get everything done. That will be so much fun for all of you.

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