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My busy weekend!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I've a busy weekend ahead of me, yesterday the carpet layers came to install all the new underlay and carpet in the basement (replacing what was lost in the flood). I'm so thrilled with it. They even had enough carpet left over to do the stairs, which weren't originally done. I'm so thrilled with the results. So comfy soft now after the hard concrete floor.
Today will be spent moving things back down to the basement and regaining my house upstairs. We will once again have to clean out the crawl space and organize it, because much was just shoved into the space to get it out of the flood waters.

I'll post some pictures of our deck tomorrow if possible. Garry and Q have been doing a fabulous job of redecking and redesigning the deck. We had some friends of Q's over last night for a BBQ and it was so nice to be able to all sit on the deck without fear of anyone's chair falling off the deck. Garry is going to build me in some planters so that I will have some permanent spots for my mini gardening, woo hoo!

Our next projects are already to be started, they are just sitting in the wings waiting for completion of what we are presently working on. My kitchen is the next major one, painting while we can leave the doors and windows open and the Master bedroom bathroom. There are other reno projects even further in the wings, but those won't be started for another year at least. It's so nice to finally have some of the major stuff completed and underway in some cases.

My positives:
A beautiful big new deck, perfect for entertaining.
New carpet installed in the basement.
By the end of this weekend, I should have my floor space back upstairs and some organization happening.
Wonderfully sunny days.
Life...it's just filled with so many blessings when you take the time to appreciate all the little things.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful day/weekend.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/30/2009 11:42PM

    so nice to hear everything is coming along after the flood ...

AND Yahoo - permanent planters! Pretty soon you'll be doing square foot gardening (a technique in gardening where you can grow lots & lots of plants in very limited space)! emoticon

Have a Serene Sunday!


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KSNICKER 5/30/2009 1:13PM

    How exciting to be able to complete some of those things and to be able to enjoy your space again. Good Luck on all of it... Can't wait to see the deck. I need to get out to ours again and get it organized a bit... Then take a picture of all that Andy has done. I'm so proud of what he has accomplished so far.
So I can relate to what you are saying. And woo hoo on getting those planters too... That will be a wonderful addition to your deck. What a great son you have.

Enjoy your busy weekend... You'll love it when it's all done.

((hugs))

Kathy

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May 27

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another beautiful sunny day today. We had lots of heavy winds and thunderstorms circling around last night, not a lot of moisture dropping, but boy that wind was something else.

My new deck is coming along. Our son, bless his heart is using his holiday time to do the deck for us. An early Father's Day present for his Dad. I can't get too close to it as yet. I'm allergic to cedar and of course the deck is cedar! Once it's sealed though, I'll be able to sit out there, eyes closed and listening to my magic ocean sounds as the wind blows through the leaves of all the trees in the back. AHHHHHH love those ocean sounds. It's amazing what a little bit of imagination can do your spirit! lol.

My positives:
Our deck is making awesome progress.
A trip out of town tomorrow as we head to Calgary for meetings.
Well within my calorie range.
No outside walk for me today, but 30 minutes of walking indoors while watching the news at least puts a dent in my exercise time.
A nice comfy bed to crawl into tonight.
Food on our table, love in our family, what more can a person want????

Thank you for stopping by for a wee visit. Tomorrow is Thoughtful Thursday....random acts of kindness day....do your part.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/28/2009 6:42PM

    Just wait until all your plants start growing - what a lovely deck it will be then too! emoticon

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KSNICKER 5/28/2009 8:50AM

    I picture myself sitting quietly next to you listening to those waves... lol Yep I am there...
Well as soon as that deck is finished... How exciting! Enjoy your day!

((hugs))

Kathy

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NJMATTICE 5/27/2009 10:25PM

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CAMMIECAT 5/27/2009 10:16PM

    I'm glad that you were able to see the sun. We didn't get the wind and thunder. We got dumped on with the rain. Your deck sounds wonderful and what a great gift your son is giving his father (like you aren't going to use it too.) I can almost here the ocean all the way over here.

Stay positive.

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Another gorgeous day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Woo Hoo, what a beautiful sunny day today. Perfect walking weather, the sun was shining but there was a nice breeze blowing to cool you off.

Another busy day at work as well as at home. The deck is being dismantled in the back yard in preparation of a lovely big expansion. Garry and I headed to the home depot after I got off work to purchase and load up all the new cedar decking we will need. By the time I had helped to unload it into the garage at home, I was feeling the effects of contact with unsealed cedar! I'm allergic to cedar, once it's sealed though I'm fine! Go figure and we are putting in a cedar deck....yes, we really are crazy! lol

Got my exercise in for the Moving Monday...Shy and I walked for 45 minutes! I'm hoping to be able to get that kind of walking in every day. Thursday may be difficult though as I have meetings in Calgary all day, so much of the day will be spent traveling 3 hours there and then another 3hours back again. It will be a day of lots of sitting unfortunately. A very long day.

My positives:

A beautiful sunny day.
Arrangements have been made to rent a mini van to take us all to Calgary on Thursday.
Old decking under destruction.
New decking purchased and ready to go on. Yay! for our son who is lending a hand, as well as one of his buddies.
A lovely 45 minutes walk.
I'm reclaiming floor space in my kitchen and family room.
All of you who stop by and leaving me such warm and encouraging comments. Thank You.


Have a wonderful evening...tomorrow is Talking Tuesday....time to connect with others.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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KSNICKER 5/26/2009 7:55AM

    I'm so happy for you that you are getting some nice weather to walk in. I'd be happy to share some of that cool breeze if you wanted to send a little this way. lol It's back to being very hunid here... Yep Summer showers bring it... lol

Good luck with that deck. You should take before and after pictures and share when it's all done.

Have a wonderful Talking Tuesday.

((hugs))

Kathy

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NJMATTICE 5/25/2009 9:05PM

    Glad that you some nice weather. Glad you had a lovely walk. I had an easy day at work and got to come home and take a nice swim. Now I'm ready for bed and I get to sleep in my own bed tonight. I am very excited about that. Have a great Tuesday. Talk to you soon.
Love,
Nancy

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May 24

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ahhhhh, Serenity Sunday....the end of other weekend. What a lovely weekend it has been.
The sun has been shining, the temperatures are beautiful. I've been able to move all my plants back outside, I now have kitchen floor space again.

Shy and I had a great long walk yesterday, we walked to her eye appointment, walked around the mall and then walked back home again. The walk to and from the eye appointment alone was 1.5 hours. It was so nice to be outside and walking again without freezing.

Had a phone call from Kaeli Friday night to let us know that she had arrived safely and then a call from her yesterday to give us an up date on what she had accomplished during the day. One of the first places that she had checked out was the local library and signed up for a membership! lol. How can you tell that reading is a major pass time in our family!

Today, we are hoping to make a start on ripping up the old deck and finding out if we need to replace the any supports underneath before purchasing the needed material for the new deck. Kathy....my "beach front" is being extended. lol

Have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by. Remember to take some time for yourself today and recharge your batteries.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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KSNICKER 5/24/2009 11:42PM

    Wanda - woo hoo and bigger deck. Andy is almost finished with ours too... I'm sure you will enjoy yours soon. Glad that the weather is getting nice for you.
Good news that Kaeli made it safe and sound. Hope she enjoys her time there.

I hope to blog about it, but I will share that I spent the day at Cypress Gardens today. I've been wanting to go for so long. And was so thrilled when Andy asked me to go. What a great day looking at all the beautiful plants, trees and flowers. Lots of walking and resting too... lol With our backs it was a must. All in all a very nice Serenity Sunday for me.

Glad you had a nice one too...

((hugs))

Kathy

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/24/2009 5:51PM

    Wanda, Thank you for sharing with us. It has been a Serenity Sunday here as well. After church, Ken and I were planting some tomato plants and hostas when the thunder and the rains came. We got finished just as the big drops started hitting the trees. VIsited with our neighbors across the street for a while. We are just enjoying the quiet now.
Have a great Memorial Day!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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NJMATTICE 5/24/2009 10:21AM

    I am recharging as we speak. Company is sleeping in and I have come to the oasis for refreshment. I will keep the calm and serene that I enjoyed here and let it carry me through the day. Ahhhhhhh. Thanks for creating the lovely space. I'll see you tomorrow. Have a very blessed day.
Love you.
Nancy

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-DEBY- 5/24/2009 10:15AM

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~BLESSings~ this Memorial Sunday ~~0:)

Deby

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Fabulous Friday....

Friday, May 22, 2009

Yippee, it's Fabulous Friday...not only do I acknowledge my own fabulousness, I acknowledge the fabulousness of God's creations around me.

The sun is shining so nicely today...we reached a whopping high of +13, woo hoo! Supposed to go down to 1 tonight, so still not putting the plants out. Tomorrow though is another day. Those plants are going outside to soak up some rays!

It's a bit of a sad day also, my eldest embarked on her career move today. Departed for BC at nine am this morning. I'm excited for her, but sure going to miss having her close by. Our son will be home for the weekend and preparing for his departure back up north until October. At least I'll still have one of my little birds at home. I enjoy having my children close by, they are such amazing young adults.

My positives:

Did a great job of staying on track with my nutrition today...in fact, I'm under so will have room for a treat tonight.
Sunshine, beautiful sunshine.
It's the beginning of a weekend.
My half bath sink is all reconnected and now I can begin putting the room back in order.
Great to hear from Marla on the posts today...miss you when you aren't able to get on.
Friends who think of me during the day and send me emails to giggle over and enjoy.
People in my life who without their even knowing, bless my day just by their smiles.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to feed my family. Have a wonderful evening everyone.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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KSNICKER 5/22/2009 8:57PM

    Always nice to hear how fabulous you are... lol Thanks for sharing with us.

((hugs))

Kathy

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NJMATTICE 5/22/2009 8:35PM

    Thanks for sharing the sunshine. Have a very good weekend. I look forward to hearing about it.
Love,
Nancy

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