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day 5

Saturday, October 02, 2010

up at 3 a.m.,, cannot sleep, pouring rain,, erand running day,, buying more mouse traps for moms house, paint,etc..
I think I may have lost soem weight, my pants feel loose.. , not even enthused about that..
If contractors dust and mess had calories, we woudl have gained 50 pounds..

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HADYDADUBR 10/2/2010 2:04PM

    With all the work and stress it is understandable that you will lose some weight.
Take care of yourself.

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COOLGRANDMA03 10/2/2010 12:14PM

    but all the work and calories burned will help you lose pounds instead.

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NORASPAT 10/2/2010 9:27AM

    LINDA, do take care of yourself. Take afew minutes for yourself, just do something for you. You are under a lot of stress here, please be careful. Find a place to sit and calm down once in a while. Please take care and keep sharing.I hope you sit down to do your sparking so make your blogs longer-Just kidding there but I do mean, do try to take some breaks. Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/2/2010 8:55AM

    You have had an awful lot of stress going on it's quite understandable. I recall you sharing the fact you were not eating.

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KILLERANGEL47 10/2/2010 7:07AM

    Yes! Renovating is messy work, but it's worth it! emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 10/2/2010 6:59AM

    You are so cute, love your humor. I am anxious to hear you are all done, You will love that kitchen emoticon

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day 4

Friday, October 01, 2010

today was more wiring, insulating, setting up appointments with drywall guy, flooring guy, starting in on rrof vent for fan,,
Monday and tuesday are drywall, thursday is florring guy here to place underlay, Friday is prime and paint day, Oct 11, the following MOnday, is hanging cabinets,
Pooky's doctor called while I was at the salon for a cut:Pooky's ashes are ready for us to bring home..
had to hear that message when I walked in the door..

we have no power in kitchen at all, microwave in living room keeps snapping teh circuit breaker, crockpot cooked us a trukey breast , ON TOP OF THE WASHER IN THE BASEMENT.. I carried it upstairs and it is on the floor in the kitchen,, we are sitting here in the dark so micro will finish our dinner!

back to moms tomorrow, buy paint and supplies, order new draperies for living room and look for new drapes for patio door,,,

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/1/2010 10:05PM

    Ya could have cooked in moms stove or oven. (runs)

It will all be done soon and your power back on hopefully.
Enjoy your weekend.

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BECKA525 10/1/2010 6:03PM

    Been there done that. Hang in there it will be worth it when it is done.

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Day one

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Everything is out of kitchen, some soffits are gone, but dan is bringing his grinder tomorow to get it done more efficiently, space for my 15" cabinets above refrig is cut out of wall..
got to get rid of old stove,,

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OCTOBER2842 9/28/2010 7:28PM

    Great project to keep you going and having something to look forward too

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/28/2010 6:55PM

    Have fun and don't work too ahrd.

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NORASPAT 9/28/2010 6:26PM

YaY Linda---

Tomorrow !!!!!,

Woo hoo, its time to get it done. keep us posted, and can you take some pics too, I do hope so Pat in maine. wou;d love to see your drem come true kitchen Pat

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cannot sleep again

Sunday, September 26, 2010

upset that I am alone without my Pookster, not comfortable doing OUR walk at 3:30 am alone,,
started to tear up old flooring yesterday, got one third of the room done, discovered that there are two layers of linoleum, one of underlay,, on top of the subfloor, so called Dan and he told me to just let it lie, he would finish the floor.. today is emptying the remainder of the cabinets, hauling it all to the basement, organizing the conter inthe basement with our everyday needs for the nest month, microwave on cart is plugged in in the living room, IN MY FRONT WINDOW!
dining table in there also, along with a chair,, 2 captain's chairs in Lodge room, one in my bedroom next to the bed..

Something I have looked forward to for 25 years,(this new kitchen,) is now just a chore.. wish I could get excited about it like I have been for years,,

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SHARON10002 9/27/2010 7:12PM

    Try immersing yourself in the progress of your kitchen renovation. Redirect the energy that lies within . . . Are you taking progress pictures so that you can look back to see how far you have gone?

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KILLERANGEL47 9/26/2010 9:36PM

    Don't worry, it wll get done smoothly. Getting kitchens redone is always a hassle. We had our kitchen done too and we had to take EVERYTHING out, including the sink! It made a great big mess. But we got it done. Soon you will have a nice new ktichen to enjoy. emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/26/2010 1:26PM

    emoticonHopefully it will get better in time.

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HADYDADUBR 9/26/2010 11:30AM

    Give yourself time....the excitement will come back.

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NORASPAT 9/26/2010 10:56AM

    It's always a mess and a stress but once it is all accomplished you can relax in it.
It seems as long as I have been reading your blogs it has all been very hard work and stressful. Hopefully you will have your home in order to enjoy it through the holiday season and winter.
You are still mt special person Linda, I truly hope this all comes together soon, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 9/26/2010 9:58AM

    I DON'T want to be your neighbor. (Microwave in the Front Window ! ! ! ) LOL
When we did our addition,(that I could not wait for) All I did was complain. We lived in saw dust, drywall dust, paint fumes, electricians, plumbers ad nausium....for 1 1/2 years. When we were DONE, I was at a loss. I got so bored that I thought I'd go crazy. BUT, I LOVE my addition(Kitchen, Family Room, Master Bedroom and Master Bath) The picture on my page is the porch on the family room/ kitchen.
Any Hoo, It seems that anything worth while usually ISN'T Easy and we appreciate it even more...
Thank you for the comments on my pictures and you can be my neightbor any time...
Hell, Come on over for a cup of coffee ! ! !

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COOLGRANDMA03 9/26/2010 9:41AM

    Take one day at a time. It will be exciting when its done.

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MISSWINGS1 9/26/2010 7:29AM

    It's much more fun to plan renovation than to actually do it. We've done three: kitchen, master bath and guest baths and kitchen floor again. Each one with a different person/company. Te last one lasted the longest because the workers tore up our wood floor and it took twice to fix it properly. That lasted from early November to after Christmas and was a mess many times over. We have learned somthing each time. The third time we stayed in our room over the garage to avoid fumes, dust, etc. No, it's not pleasant DURING construction, but afterwards... It's sort of like childbirth!

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FATHINSN 9/26/2010 6:52AM

    that's impressive, doing your house job by yourself, not hiring other people to do it. The nearest thing I know DIY is helping my dad do his DIY, hehe.

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SLIMTHICK2 9/26/2010 5:55AM

    I've had the renovating stress experience, and I can't stand it emoticon, but focus on the joy of having your place the way you always wanted emoticon this will pass soon enough and you'll feel emoticon.
Enjoy the rest of your day.

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From the bottom of my heart,,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thank you to all my wonderful spark friends who took time out of their lives to comfort me in a time of profound sorrow,, Still not easy, still crying, but still going on.. Bless your hearts

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KILLERANGEL47 9/24/2010 7:54PM

    You are very welcome! emoticon We are all here to support you during this difficult and painful time. emoticon emoticon

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TERRIEJO53 9/24/2010 7:41AM

    Lin ... I'm so very sorry for your loss. I've been there and it's not a happy place. Like you, I held both of my furry son's during the procedure. They both went peacefully and it was their time. I know that in my heart because they each told me so in their own way.
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OCTOBER2842 9/24/2010 6:06AM

    You are special to me and a good Spark Buddy, and I don't like to see you hurting. When you are hurting we hurt too. Take care and have a relaxing weekend. emoticon

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HADYDADUBR 9/23/2010 9:59PM

    I know it isn't easy. Give yourself some time to grieve.

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NORASPAT 9/23/2010 7:27PM

    LINDA,I am so thankful you are handling your loss so well. Grieving is needed to help recover from the loss and pain. Take care of yourself, stay in touch. You are Special to me Pat in Augusta Maine

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GEMINI-SKY 9/23/2010 7:04PM

    Bless You and Big, Big Hugs....
I wish I could share a cup of Coffee with you and make it all Better.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/23/2010 7:00PM

    Blessings to you, too, Linda.
It's hard but you will be alright.
Even though I didn't know Pookie he was in my heart through you./

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