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Garage painting finishes today, & decided I hate wall paper...

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

We got 1st coat of paint on the garage done yesterday, and will be working on doing touch ups today and then moving on to painting repaired/new wood areas around the breezeway doors and soffits at the front of the house. MAN do I hate cleaning up paint brushes! But things are looking good, YEAH!

Then last evening after dinner I got a little rambunctious and decided to remove funky old "fake wood" wall paper that's been hanging in one of the bedroom closets since we bought the house in 2002. Oooooooh what a goooey mess I made! I hope to finish up the closet gooeyness tonight after dinner.

I have also decided that I hate wall paper, what about you?????


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MISS_VIV 2/7/2013 9:24AM

    Wall paper - not my thing. I still have glue on a wall that I can't seem to find time to work at finishing emoticon emoticon .... YUCK.

Have fun

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/6/2013 10:06PM

    I hear you on the wallpaper! What a mess to take down! Sounds like you're getting lots of really productive exercise! emoticon

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Painting garage today w/hubby

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Well the work on the house continues. New drywall is up in the den, kitchenette & laundry room; new vinyl floor and new base cabinets are done in the kitchenette. We've finished all the dry rot repairs to the garage, breezeway and soffits so it's time to paint the garage today. Hoping the weather stays nice today.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/6/2013 3:04PM

    I like it, but then I've never had to take it down either. emoticon
Oops -- this comment was supposed to go on tomorrow's entry!

Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 3:04:39 PM

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MIMULUSBUG 2/6/2013 1:43PM

    Thanks for ally your great encouraging comments :-)

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ASPENHUGGER 2/5/2013 3:05PM

    I know you'll be bored and purposeless when you get your house finished, so let me give you my address ...

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/5/2013 2:41PM


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ALICIA214 2/5/2013 12:23PM


Do we get pics of the finished product??? emoticon

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Rafting on the American River w/family

Sunday, December 30, 2012

With 2013 coming up shortly I thought I should update my profile photo with snapshot of the family rafting down the American River this August. It was a blast! Shooting rapids, whether in California or West Virginia, is fantastic fun with the family. On this float we met up with some senior ladies that were ultimately interviewed on the local TV station after their trip down the river! The 4th lady was 93 years old!! What an inspiration for staying active. Can you imagine, 93?! They are my inspiration for staying active, healthy and happy in 2013!


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    I remember the senior lady rafter interviews on TV! (and glad to hear you weren't rafting just before Dec 30th!). Have fun in the new year!

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AJDOVER1 12/30/2012 7:06PM

    What a great picture! Thanks for sharing your inspiring new friends.

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Help needed for a CLUTTER-BUG!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'm a clutter bug and a procrastinator in need of some helpful encouragement. I'd appreciate any and all helpful comments on de-cluttering...


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MIMULUSBUG 12/30/2012 2:56PM

    Thanks for all the great comments! I really needed them. I have actually filled up about 2 of the large "blue" Sacramento recycling containers with paper stuff (old magazines, reports, mail, ancient books, etc. ), now have 2 big boxes of stuff to for donations, and 3 boxes of stuff I'm setting a side for garage sale in January.


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ASPENHUGGER 11/15/2012 5:09PM

    I also struggle with clutter, and have been working on clearing it out of my life for some time now. It's a slow go for me, but I'm definitely making progress! Besides Fly Lady, there is Clutterers Anonymous. Watching The Hoarders on a regular basis helps too ... LOL!

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MISS_VIV 11/14/2012 7:45PM

    I really admire FlyLady.. she will teach you to clean your place while FLYING..

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 11/14/2012 3:50PM

    Small steps every day. Just like weight loss. Commit to cleaning/decluttering 1o minutes every day. No matter what. If it's the last thing you do before bed, make it happen. Frequently, 10 minutes turns into longer. Also, don't be afraid to let "stuff" go. If you haven't used it, picked it up to look at it or acknowledged its importance within the past year, get rid of it. Take three boxes--one for items you will keep, one for usable items you will donate and one for items you will throw away. Start at one corner of one room, or your coffee table, or kitchen table and focus just on that task. Don't worry about putting it away until you have sorted for 10 minutes. Then put away those things you are keeping--in their permanent place. If you don't have a permanent place for an item, reconsider keeping it. Put the items you are donating in a bag and the items you are throwing away in the garbage.

It's just a start. But be committed to daily small projects. It will eventually come together.

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KRISTEN_SAYS 11/14/2012 3:34PM

    Trust me, after you get rid of everything you no longer need or haven't used in ages, you'll feel so much better! Bring some things (like clothes, books) to a consignment shop if you can, or better yet, donate some stuff.

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Back in Sacramento

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hi all!

Sorry about being MIA for so long :-/

But as I wrote earlier my family is in process of moving to farm in West Virginia. At the end of September we moved most of the furniture from our Sacto home to the farm with the help of my parents. In early October we sold our cabin in the El Dorado National Forest (bitter sweet life event). Then hubby & I drove a Penske moving truck, with the cabin furniture & my 3 cats (!!!###***!!!) hauling my beloved "beater truck" -to begin service as our "farm vehicle" in WV. Hubby flew back to work in Sacto and I drove back (for the 3rd time this year) by myself hauling our small trailer. Ahhhh... the stories I could tell you. Next we were off to New Orleans to attend nephews wedding Nov. 2nd, catch up with our Louisiana family & friends and try to support the LSU Tigers game against the Crimson Tide.... -yep, we are depressed about loosing that game.

But I'm back in town for a while and wanted to touch base with everyone. Hope you are all doing good :-)

Love to all!

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SNUZSUZ 11/12/2012 6:06PM

    Glad to have you back for awhile:)

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ASPENHUGGER 11/12/2012 1:34PM

    I sure hate to see you go! But wishing you all the luck & happiness on the farm. Are you going to make it a working farm?

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NEWKATHYNOW 11/11/2012 8:10PM

    There's nothing I love better than a road trip but the moving part is rough! Sounds like a very busy time! Good luck on the farm.

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AJDOVER1 11/11/2012 4:34PM

    So good to hear from you! Sounds like you're having such adventures -- I'll bet you'll be happy when it all settles down.

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LTMURPHY7 11/11/2012 11:09AM


Lots of driving alone. I can't do that

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