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Another project has been accomplished!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yay, my new floors are done. I now have lovely new flooring in my in as yet, empty kitchen.

The beginning of the kitchen demo



Another lovely "before" picture


Love how the previous owners completed the paint job in the kitchen!



My handy Mr. is making progress with getting those cupboards down. He's excited because they are all going in the garage for his "new" workshop!



Yay, the cupboards are out....now for the floor!


Not sure how well you can see it, but it's lovely cork flooring...almost looks like a burl wood.



It's so nice to have a lovely floor to walk on and admire. I'm so thrilled with it.
Next project is installing the new cupboards. That should be happening in the next few days.

I am so blessed with where I work, I was able to leave work this morning about 10:30 am and head home to be there when the floors were being installed. As I have the software on my home computer that allows me to connect to the server at work, I was able to continue to work from home. I kinda like working from home...hmmmmm, wonder if a deal could be worked out? lol

My positives:
My new floor.
A husband who enjoys providing such lovely things.
Being able to leave work and work from home.
One more project scratched off the too do or finish list.
No snow yet....but by the weekend, we are told we will probably see some!
God who provides us not only with our needs, but throws in some wants too.

Have a lovely evening, I'm off to wet mop the dust from the kitchen floor and think about what to have for supper.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CMR132 10/1/2009 11:48AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your floors!!!!! Good luck with it! Once it is done you will feel soo good!

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CAROLYN0107 9/30/2009 10:42AM

    Your floor looks nice!

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ALFREDIA 9/29/2009 11:04PM

  Wanda

It seems so unreal to hear you talk about snow. Where we live that shouldn't happen here until at least December. Brrrrrrrrrr Winter is approaching.

Looking forward to seeing more or your renovation. We are planning to do some renovations ourselves but I wanted to wait until after Christmas. You're making me want to jump ahead and start now. LOL

Marie

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NJMATTICE 9/29/2009 9:33PM

    Looking good! I'm tired just looking at all your work! Have a good sleep and I too and looking forward to the "reveal".
Love,
Nancy

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YOYONOMORE1 9/29/2009 6:46PM

    Wanda I love your new floor, it is so pretty. Can't wait to see your new cupboards.Just what are you doing saying that naughty s word, lol, don't even want to think about it and I thought our summer was short. Enjoy your evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Yikes!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just listening to the news for the first time in several days....the weather is not looking so good.
We have had major winds for the past couple of days. Temperatures have dropped considerably. I've been out to try and cover up the plants that still need some protection and hopfully a little more growing time. Trouble is, I don't think they are going to get it....our weather prediction is for "slush" on the weekend! YIKES! I'm so not wanting winter yet.

Hey, Nancy...it's great to hear how your day has gone.

My positives:
A crock pot with supper in it. Just had to reheat from yesterday.
Blessed with having a nice solid house that has been with standing all the winds and cold temperatures.
Friends, who offer such wonderful support and encouragement.
My new floor is supposed to go in tomorrow. When it's done, my new kitchen can then be installed. With luck, I'll have a new kitchen by next week.
God who is teaching me to remain focused on my goals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 9/29/2009 2:24PM

    Oh, that five letter word...yuck.

Take care of those plants...pull up their "blankets!"

Can't wait to see photos of the new kitchen!

Hugs and blessings.

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STORMTMB 9/29/2009 9:47AM

    Ugh, slush. We're not too far behind. I had to turn on the heat last night for the first time. 43 degrees this morning to wake up to. We can be thankful for warm, wonderful homes and that you have plants to take care of and give you happiness and perhaps some exercise. Yeah for all of our blessings. Enjoy your new kitchen as well.

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NJMATTICE 9/28/2009 9:12PM

    Woo Hoo! (that's for the reno's) Gee whiz! (that's for the slush) and as the kids say OMG on the strong winds! Your poor plants. Poor you for having to cover them all. I will not complain about my weather, I promise. You're talking snow and I'm taking a swim in the 72 degree pool and feeling sorry for myself? I'm readjusted now, thank you. Have a great evening. I look forward to meeting this week's challenges with you.
Love, Nancy

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Serenity Sunday ?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Okay, Serenity Sunday wasn't exactly kick back and relax in our house. We still had a couple of cupboards to get out of the kitchen and needed the help of a couple of people to accomplish that.
Floor is all cleaned and ready now for Craig to come in on Tuesday and lay the new floor.

Crock pot was put to great use today, producing a lovely aromatic pot of chili. Garry popped some baking potatoes on the BBQ and supper was an easy meal. Sure did taste great. There is enough left overs now for a couple days worth of lunches. YAY!

Quinton arrived home today. What a nice surprise. He's crashing at our place for a few days. He's not sure if he will look for a place in the city to reside or if he will head off to the mountains in Revelstoke for the winter. He's looking on line at the moment about the job situation there and how knows what he will finally decide. In the meantime, he's going to install my new lights in the kitchen for me. Bless his heart.

My positives:
Everything is falling into place for the new install. Floors on Tuesday, electricians on Thursday and then the new cupboards.
A very blustery day and I was able to grab a few minutes to sit out on the back deck enjoying the solid wind blowing. Loved it!
Time to sit down and watch season Premier of Extreme Home Makeover with Shyra.
Supper provided by my lovely crockpot.
A blessed day in so many ways.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 9/28/2009 7:49PM

    Sounds like a very busy time, no wonder you had some sore muscles, but it'll all be so lovely when it's all done.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 9/27/2009 10:00PM

    Serenely busy and productive. Have a good sleep.
Love,
Nancy

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LOSETHEWTIN08 9/27/2009 9:40PM

    Sounds very busy and blessed.

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Oh boy am I sore!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Okay...I feel every muscle in my body right now. I'm heading for a long soak in some hot water and epsom salts.

Our demo people cancelled on us today as they have a new baby trying to makes it's entrance into the world. A baby is much more important than demolition of a kitchen. We understood and it isn't a problem. Because we have so much cleared out of the kitchen and the flooring guy is coming early Tuesday morning, Garry and I decided that we could most likely do the demolition ourselves...WHAT ON Earth WERE WE THINKING! Mission accomplished though, but when this is not our usual activity...we are sure going to pay for using muscles that had been dormant for a time! lol
I did remember to take pictures of the before and the in between and I will take pictures of the after and post them all at the same time. I'm too tired right now to make the attempt.
We only have two cupboards left to get out to the garage. I think the pantry will have to wait until we can get some help...it's too heavy for me, and the corner sink cupboard is going to require some special tools to remove. In fact it just may have to be taken apart to get it out.

My positives:

My kitchen is demolished...YAY.
The people we donated the old dishwasher to arrived to take it away as well as they welcomed the donation of the old stainless steel sink and faucets. Yay...two less things that we have to find a recycle home for.
Garry and I worked well together today....only one minor blow up! lol
I was able to reconnect my stove and make supper tonight.
A nice warm relaxing bath in my immediate future.

Thanks for stopping by...I'll try to catch up on all the emails this evening sometime or tomorrow.

Have a wonderful evening,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 9/26/2009 9:20PM

    Job well done. I want to feel your muscle! And only one minor blow up. You and Garry should get a special award. Rest well and when you feel those unpracticed muscles "speaking" to you tomorrow, rejoice in getting to know them better!
Love,
Nancy

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Fabulous Friday's Blog

Friday, September 25, 2009

A very brief and quick one tonight. Just so you know I didn't forget to do my challenge blog for this day! lol

I'm busy packing up my kitchen in preparation for tomorrow mornings demolition. Not sure where all this stuff came from....but what a great opportunity to get rid of the things that I no longer need or use! WOO HOO.

I have a long night ahead of me...as we realized that we have to move some stuff in the basement also so that the electrician and plumber can get at the things they need to in the ceiling of the basement.

My Positives.

It's Fabulous Friday.
My granddaughter's 12 th birthday.
I have the ability to clean out my kitchen and donate what no longer serves me.
Demo time tomorrow....it's finally here. I'll be living without a kitchen for about 10 days or so...but what a blessing that God has provided us with...a new kitchen!

Have an awesome evening...I'll touch base as I can tomorrow.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 9/25/2009 9:59PM

  Looking forward to pictures of the new kitchen. Happy renovating.

Marie

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MICHCLEARY 9/25/2009 9:46PM

    Good Luck with your new kitchen! visit cleaneatingmag.com for some great new recipes to try out.

I wish you peace throughout the event!

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NJMATTICE 9/25/2009 9:25PM

    Have fun shuffling stuff about. Good things to come. Have a good evening.
Love,
Nancy

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