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DAY 35

Monday, November 01, 2010

Went to gas station after work,, got $.55 off per gallon of gas, but filled up four gas cans besides which ar e atotal of fourteen gallons,, so the sticker shock was $66!! My tank was on suck, but still...
hunkering down for winter with this 18 degree weather!! Soup-making weather!

I will have to prepare for the frigid weather and get a new pair of slippers to get my mail!!
Still lining shelves, got to work on them tomorrow.. gonna see if the money tree is shedding so I can buy more shelf liner!!

As far as layering and comforters, I have had three blankets and a quilt on my bed for two months!!
I absolutely refuse to break out the flannel sheets until winter is offically here!!

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NORASPAT 11/3/2010 3:15PM

    I have my side of the electric blanket on DH finds sheets too hot I am ALWAYS cold so this is our compromise. Pat in Maine.

BALMY 26 degrees this am.

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SHARON10002 11/2/2010 10:37PM

    We had our first frost last night. Flannel sheets will go on next time I change sheets.

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NINALEE35 11/2/2010 7:22AM

    It really isn't winter yet here in New Mexico, but nights do get cold. So far I sleep with only one blanket. But it will get colder soon!

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HADYDADUBR 11/1/2010 10:08PM

    I have the flannel sheets on.

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COOLGRANDMA03 11/1/2010 6:54PM

    I think winter is here! I am going to have to break out the winter coat in the morning! BRRRRR.

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DAY 24

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Water is hooked up to the dishwasher, faucet, knobs and handles on cabinets, toekicks on, electrrical panel all revamped, rewitring done, plumbing done,, wood panel and wood trim on end of cabinets done,,

Looking forward to our Sparkday Saturday with fellow Sparker, Coolgrandma03!!

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OCTOBER2842 10/22/2010 9:14AM

    You are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, emoticon

Have fun with Coolgrandma03 emoticon

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NORASPAT 10/21/2010 9:35PM

    WHAT a joy, Indoor plumbing and electrics. Doorhandles and dishwasher.

AND a Spark day!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOO HOO

FINALLY PICKIE has a little fun to look forward too. I am so happy for you You have had such a difficult time for way too long. ENJOY your new kitchen, looking forward to a picture of it completed especially the arch way. Pat in Maine. SO very happy for you LINDA. HUGS!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Jumpin' for joy with you!
We'll be waiting to see pictures!!!!!


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DAY 22

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Microwave is on the shelf, dishwasher hooked up, stove ready(need to add outlet next to it, so not yet,,
got tractor repaired, will hope to have a real sink and faucet to use tomorrow,,,

got to train at work tomorrow,, excitement never ends,, went to jail and apid moms' ticket from accident,, better her than me..


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OCTOBER2842 10/20/2010 7:40AM

    You are so funny, have a great day, things are moving along emoticon

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SHARON10002 10/19/2010 6:20PM

    That real sink and faucet will be a huge milestone for you, huh? You'll probably have to pinch yourself the first few times you use it! emoticon
Are you going to cook an inaugural meal and host a dinner to christen everything?

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NORASPAT 10/19/2010 5:35PM

    Linda you sure are getting this all done now. It seems to be going ahead at a good pace. Pat in Maine.

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DAY 19

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Watered glass is clear glass, but it looks like it has little raindrops in it, they are little air bubbles,, I love it, have it in all three of my new exterior light fixtures; I am going to see if they can just apply it over the existing clear glass,, easier to clean but same effect,, that is how the etched glass is, in my front door.. clear glass on both sides to clean easier..
as far as being organized, Patsy and Dan had this cute little timeline she typed up for a two week finish time to do the job,, Kristy and I read it in front of them and turned to each other and burst out laughing!!
We TRIED to explain that this is MY house, that it is like that movie MONEY PIT, but no hubby,, just a poorly made home, that EVERYTHING has to be completely re-done from scratch..
they looked at me like, "She doesn't know how to do building,we will tell her". they proceeded to tell me how Dan built five homes, they flip houses every year, yadayadayada....
Well, it is now three weeks in, and another week to go easily,,every time Dan tried to do something, he ended up tearing out something else to do it to code...
Linda's Law,, nobody believes until they actually start a project here,,,
I now have two new members of my congregation:patsy and Dan..LOL! Joe was the same way,, he is a card-carrying member of believers of this Linda's Law!!
I have not heard a word about that darned timeline either, BUT I kept it,, for part of my renovation projects notebook,, for a goof,,

It also takes longer because they never start work until about 9 or 10, leave for long lunch, then quit work about 3 or 4...
When Joe, the guy that did all my other renovations, was here, he worked until dark after he got out of his regular job, then from 8-8 on weekends,, a half hour lunch, sometimes,,

The Knotty Alder mopboards look so nice,, beautiful grain,, match the hickory so well,,
I have to say, these upper cabinets are REEEALLY TALL! I do not regret them, I did not want dust collecting shelving above for health reasons, even though I would love to have my antique tin collection there, I need my STUFF upstairs, not schlepping up and down the ten stairs to get things when I am more old and decrepit than I already am!!

I cannot believe I have an actual floor that does not need cleanser, brillo pads, a deck brush and straight bleach, to clean!! Only mild soap and water!!
And soon, handles and knobs, a stove to cook on!! And, miracle of miracles, a faucet that actually has water coming out of it, WITH a built-in sprayer!! That Moen junk is history,, I love Delta, only quality,, not hype,,
For the past two years we have had the water line that was connected to the sprayer, lying in the sink and that is how we got our water!! If we wanted water to come out of the faucet, we had to put our finger over the top of the hose, and the water would come out of the faucet,,
if the hose fell down through the hole where the sprayer was SUPPOSED to be, the water sprayed all over under the sink, mold all over,,
we spent more time on our knees and backs repairing and cleaning from that, than we did deck brushing the floor!!
Plus, since the floor was so uneven, all the water that went on the floor drained right under my stove, or fridge or dishwasher,, lovely mold under there too..

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NORASPAT 10/17/2010 7:13AM

    Hickory mop boards oh hso PICKIE, good it matches so well and soon you will be cooking in your own kitchen. GTREAT!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/16/2010 11:49AM

    You are so fortunate to be able to ahve all these new things in your home.

Love ya, friend.

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HADYDADUBR 10/16/2010 11:37AM

    You will think you are in heaven when everything is done.
Enjoy you deserve it.

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SHARON10002 10/16/2010 8:04AM

    I loved the movie the Money Pit! Absolutely hilarious. . . although I will not say the same about your renovation. . .

The water glass sounds beautiful! Sounds as if it is coming together! How wonderful! How about some after pics?

Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

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DAY 18

Friday, October 15, 2010

Finally got our refrigerator out of the living room and into the kitchen, but it took three of us, a hand truck, lots of cardboard, and time,, horsed it into its' cubbyhole, got the water line hooked up, then took all the shelving out and hauled it to the basement to clean, Kristy cleaned the interior..
One job down and 1,000 to go.. no work doing all weekend, Dan now has kidney stones,, so they will not work at all until Monday,,
I called appliance place and ordered new filter for water line to icemaker and interior cold water dispenser,,

We also carried my dining table into the dining area,, on cardboard of course,,
that is no mean feat, my table is solid oak with two pedestals, seven feet long(nine feet with the two leaves in it).. it is very heavy,,

cleaned the patio door, screens, installed the cabinets above refrigerator,

we can now get into the half bath, kitchen, living room and hallway,, until now we had to go outside, come through kitchen, squeeze into hallway around fridge and two base cabinets,,

Dining area lighting fixture will be going in MOnday,, before appliance delivery,,

my back is killing me,, but lots to do,,
tomorrow is going to glass store to see if they can put watered glass in my china cabinet doors, attaching it to my plain glass now there..

for tonight we are trying to wind down,, lots of running around tomorrow,,

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NORASPAT 10/17/2010 7:10AM

    Pickie this all sounds so wonderful I am looking forward to pictures, it sounds like it will be something in better homes and gardens, you seem to have a flair for real wood. I do but can never afford it, or maybe I am too frugal Pat in Maine.

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OCTOBER2842 10/16/2010 6:27AM

    The end is in sight, you should be so happy and proud. All the hard work is paying off and you should be down another 10#'s. Hang in there, it won't be long

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SHARON10002 10/15/2010 10:58PM

    Good to see that you are now focused on other things, and that the kitchen is coming along so to speak. I'm sure it's not fast enough. . . it never is.
What is watered glass? You sure do know alot about remodeling, and you seem to have it down to a science.

I hope you are feeling better. . .


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HADYDADUBR 10/15/2010 9:46PM

    Busy, busy.

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COOLGRANDMA03 10/15/2010 8:26PM

    Wow!! Just think of all the calories you burned moving furniture and appliances.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/15/2010 8:11PM

    Boy oh boy! You shoulda been an army sargeant! You are organized enough to do so. I'm wayward. I start a task and it never gets finished.
Hope all si well with Moms!

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