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Pictures from that last 2 days/no more fireplace.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

This is how far the boys had gotten last weekend. Over the next 2 days the rest was taken down.

Clean uped on the outside.

Sorry a bit blurry, Jeff removing the inside board so I can use the sledge hammer.

Phred decided this would be a good "doggy" door.

The first blows, to weaken the supports.

Very determined to get that first brick to come down. LOL

This face even scares me. Doing my muscle woman imitation.

Jeff having a go with the sledge hammer.

Jeff and Frank put up temporaty insulation and this is where the new "French" doors with now be (Currently one on each side of the old fireplace)

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TEDDYBEAR662 5/5/2011 4:38PM

    I loved the doggie dog too!

Great job "tough girl"!!! emoticon

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HIKINGSD 5/5/2011 1:57PM

    Love the doggie door! Great job!

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_LINDA 5/5/2011 1:18PM

    WoW!! Look at those guns!!! emoticon emoticon

That will sure open up the place and bring a lot of light in! Phred has a great idea too, a doggy door would be fun!
Won't you miss the fireplace at all? No crackling wood, that pine smell and warmth? Guess you don't need to worry about cold there ;)
Have a terrific Thursday!

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LESSOFMOORE 5/5/2011 11:29AM

    Teri, I've called you this before, and I'm doing it again-Wonder Woman! emoticon emoticon

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MELAPHANTN 5/5/2011 9:02AM

    Phred's pic is adorable. You look great!


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JAMER123 5/4/2011 11:43PM

    LOVE the pictures!! Isn't it fun to take you "emotions" out on something like that? You will have a wonderful area of your home when you are done. Thanks for sharing them with us!!

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TXGRANDMA 5/4/2011 10:10PM

    Wow! Moving right along there with the demolition! Phred is so cute! That is one scary look you were giving the camera there! Loved the pictures! THANKs for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great job! Looks like quite a job but it's nice that you're getting it done. Can't wait to see the end results. emoticon

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CCSDESTINY 5/4/2011 7:35PM

    Nice job Super Woman!!

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 5/4/2011 7:22PM

    I love all the pictures. Moving right along and I bet you burned a lot of calories using that sledge hammer and all those muscles. Phred looks so cute using his "new door"

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GRANNYS5 5/4/2011 7:19PM

    WooHoo what a great new doggy door for Phred, bet he loved it!! Sure gona look different when it is gone ! Work those muscles girl !!!

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Normal day

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Spent 2 hrs and 29 mins cleaning the house today. All the dust from working on the house. I was having trouble breathing a little today, mostly I think from the winds we had yesterday. There is/was a fire out on Catalina Island, even with it being about 40 miles away, the wind just blew it inland. Used the sledge hammer yesterday for the first time. DH took pictures of me slamming it into the fireplace. What fun! LOL Help Frank load up the truck, George came over to talk about the final plans for the house redo and just had a pretty good day. It was very warm in the upper 90's. I know I will be doing a lot of cleaning when we start up in June. Construction zone is coming and I have to do my own clean up. Not like watching "Holmes on Homes" where the workers clean up their messes. OK no problem. lol

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TXGRANDMA 5/4/2011 12:41AM

    Yup, the smoke from the fires in West Texas was bad here, too. Thank goodness they have put them out. I know that your remodel is lots of work, but just the same, lots of fun! Take care of yourself, and watch out for the sledgehammer! Chris emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 5/4/2011 12:34AM

    You could try to send some of that heat our way, not all though! Yesterday we were 25 degrees below normal and we have been running that way. Today we actually got up into the 60's and there were no coats, sweatshirts, and sweaters in sight.

Boy, a double whammy with the dust and the smoke. Take care of those lungs!! emoticon

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    Sorry that you're not feeling well thanks to the smoke. Great job on the sledge hammer workout. Bet it's better than kettle bells! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 5/3/2011 8:30PM

    Swinging the sledge hammer sounds like quite the workout!

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MELAPHANTN 5/3/2011 1:18PM

    I get a sinus infection every time I start cleaning a dusty area. I try to keep those areas to a minimum but there is always somewhere I forget about that is accumulating.

It doesn't help that I was diagnosed by an allergy specialist as being allergic to dust, mold, trees and grass! Easy to avoid those, right? Actually, it's not as bad as it sounds. It's only during grass cutting time or in a very moldy area that it bothers me.

Hope you feel better soon!

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 5/3/2011 8:47AM

    I love hearing that you got to use the sledge hammer...I bet that was so much fun. Could you send some for that heat this way...its so bad that our HIGH is not even reaching our average LOW! We might reach 50 degrees today. Hope today is a great day for you!

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CCSDESTINY 5/3/2011 7:29AM

    Sounds like you are getting plenty of exercise without looking far :)

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_LINDA 5/3/2011 1:31AM

    Its been so dry and windy here, I have to wonder when the forest fires will start. Even though we live 88 miles from the nearest one, they always seem to blow in on our city :( Right now the dust being stirred up by our strong winds means I get a runny nose every time I go out the door :(
Cleaning is great exercise. I washed my windows and vacuumed today. Will be a very busy bridge week coming up, so not much time to do anything else..
Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Busy day and woke up feeling great.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Got up and of course my DH started up on the chimney again along with our son. It is almost done and I will post more pictures. Jeff just asked me if I wanted to use the sledge hammer tomorrow. You know I am all over that and can't wait to swing that 8 pounds. Better than the gym.

Did some errands, went to the market. Came home and had lunch with the boys, who then went back to destroying the chimney. I went to the gym and had two good cardio workouts. Jogged for 50 min. today and close to 4 miles. emoticon emoticon

Came home and turned on NASCAR, Jeff didn't realize it was on. Silly man.
Made dinner Shrimp with Angel Hair pasta added to it. Along with some mixed veggies and mini sugar free banana muffins along with 1% milk. I then took Phred for his walk and did the dishes. Sort of boring, normal day.

Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday!

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MELAPHANTN 5/3/2011 1:32PM

    Great blog, thanks for sharing!

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GRANNYS5 5/2/2011 7:20PM

    Great workout, your dinner sounds like it was good.

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TXGRANDMA 5/1/2011 12:37PM

    emoticonon all the fitness minutes! I want to see a picture of you swinging that sledgehammer! emoticon I'll bet it is bigger than you are! Sounds like a busy, but good day. So glad that the remodel is going right along on the house! You need to post another blog about it when more gets done! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Sounds like you're having a good & busy weekend. Great job on the fitness. Bright blessings to you my friend. Hope that you enjoyed the Nascar race. I was bummed because my man wrecked... I'm a big fan of Mr Gordon in #24. Happy May Day to you. Love, Dawn emoticon

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HIKINGSD 5/1/2011 2:22AM

    Sounds like a very productive day!

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_LINDA 5/1/2011 1:11AM

    Sounds like you had a rather busy day! Good work on the exercise!! I rather do some natural work then go to the gym any day, much more interesting!
Keep up the great work!!

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DODDSE 5/1/2011 12:25AM

  Sounds like you enjoyed it - your normal sounds good! Best of luck to you in your healthy future.

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Lazy Day, no energy.

Friday, April 29, 2011

I didn't sleep well last night. I think is because I didn't make it over to the gym until after 3pm. For some reason if I exercise late, I have trouble sleeping. I also couldn't get comfortable. Oh well, doesn't happen too often anymore.

Got up and my husband turned on the tv for me to watch the wedding of the year. He actually got up at 3pm so he saw alot of it live. He thought all the pomp was fantastic, with the old cars and carriages. Such tradition can't be purchased. You could tell William and Kate are very much in love. I saw a moment after they first got into the carriage after the wedding and W was so sweet and I read her lips as she "Thanked him" and said how happy she was, well really both of them. You know Di is smiling down from above that her son found a great match!

Frank and my husband worked some more on taking down the fireplace today.
Here are some shots from today.

The above is where they started from today. It took them a couple of days to get the fireplace down to this point.

DH Jeff working hard. He is trying to keep as many bricks as possible to reuse.

Son, Frank loading up my husband truck for the dump in the morning. Then do it all over again.

I am getting more excited now that we are starting on the home update.

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HIKINGSD 4/30/2011 11:27PM

    Hope you had a great Saturday. That fireplace looks like quite a lot of work! That's great that your son and husband are able to do the work, good for them!

Enjoy your weekend and remember that tomorrow is a new day.

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CCSDESTINY 4/30/2011 10:28PM

    I watched the wedding too. I just couldnt turn it off - they really are a beautiful couple! Luckily I was working remote from home that day!

Those are some hard workers you have there! Remodeling is such hard work and takes so much patience, but How Exciting!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/30/2011 8:24PM

    Teri, I think it's important to listen to our bodies. If you need a lazy day, take it! I know that you normally get in lots of fitness minutes!

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GRANNYS5 4/30/2011 7:54PM

    I think we all deserve a lazy day now & then. I did not get up early to watch the wedding, but I still seen a lot of it on TV. They did look very happy. I think they are a beautiful couple, and I too believe Diana was watching down ion them:)

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IZZYBEBOP 4/30/2011 4:02PM

    Been exactly where you are, only my lazy day/no energy lasted two weeks. You'll bounce back, I'm sure. Good luck with the rest of the "home makeover".

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/30/2011 10:20AM

    The remodel looks like its moving right along. I havent been sleeping really well either. Hope you are able to get your exercise in earlier today.

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    Sorry that you didn't feel up to par today. I hope that you get caught up on your sleep & feel better. Looks like quite a project. Glad that you've got folks who can do the work!!! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 4/30/2011 2:03AM

    I find I can't sleep after evening exercise either, and besides, in the morning I feel the best with the most energy, so I can give my workouts 110% ;) I wished I had seen the wedding live, missed all the important parts while I was exercising :(
What a load of work your husband has taken on removing that chimney! Hope he doesn't feel too many aches and pains afterwards!
Hope you have a great weekend!

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TXGRANDMA 4/29/2011 11:43PM

    I, too, was happy to see that William really appears to love Kate, unlike his father who more or less HAD to marry Diana to produce heirs. Poor Diana, she ended up being used as a broodmare for those two boys, and after she produced them, she was cast aside by Charles, who never really cared for her, anyway. The whole thing was a sham.
After Diana was killed, he couldn't wait to marry Camilla! It really IS an outrage, and I think he should be skipped over for King.

The remodeling looks like it is going well! I agree, I would be very excited too! Be sure to keep us posted! Thanks for sharing!
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SOFT_VAL67 4/29/2011 10:43PM

    i was up at 4, but laid back down at 5, i didnt see the actual wedding, but its been on all day over and over
hope its the real thing

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Hurrah for me! I did a 5K on the treadmill today!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I have been working towards jogging a 5K for a while now. I plan on being in a 5K race here on Flag Day June 11th. I am not currently going for time, but endurance to complete the race. Speed may come later but the coach at the gym today said it was fantastic. I need to get early and try running around the neighborhood (which a couple of people have told me to start doing to get use to running on the street). I did 3.37 miles in 45 min., starting with a 4.0 speed and working up to 5.5 then back down again. I did a fast walk for the cool-down.

Our weather today was over 90 degrees but is suppose to do a slow cool down over next couple of days. I feel sorry for my husband because he has been working in Newport Beach setting up all the electrical for the Yacht/Boat show. He rather the weather were a bit cooler because it gets real hot out on the docks running cable.

I still need to walk Phred but will wait until after dinner for it to cool off a bit. At least there is a breeze coming up now. Maybe eating late, just got a call from hubby, stuck in traffic for who knows how long. Oh well, just another day in paradise.

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JAMER123 4/29/2011 12:02AM

    emoticon Teri!! emoticon run!! You are going to be able to do te run in June, I'll bet on it! I am so glad you are progressing so well. Lots of emoticon and emoticon from this corner!......Eileen

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LESSOFMOORE 4/28/2011 9:54PM

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BABYLUVMONKEY 4/28/2011 9:28PM

    Fabulous job Missy!!! I am so proud of you!! It is fun to celebrate what we can accomplish now!!

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MELAPHANTN 4/28/2011 8:35AM

You are going to be ready! Great preparation.

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TERRYT55 4/27/2011 11:45PM

    Good for you! I walk/jog on the treadmill at the Y and usually do a 5K a time or two a week. The treadmill makes me work harder then if I am on the street.....I have to keep up with the darn thing emoticon

When you do the race there will be so many people to encourage you. Plus there are always people I want to pass! It keeps me motivated. I'm making it sound like I run these every weekend but I've done only one race and have one coming up! You are going to have a great time!

It was warm today.......it's too early for these summer temps.

Take care and keep on moving, Terry

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_LINDA 4/27/2011 10:24PM

    Way to go with your running!! And in such heat too!! You rock!! We made it up to 66 today and it clouded over with a thunderstorm, but I got out for my hike anyway.
Make sure you have water for you and Phred on your walks in that heat!
Take care and enjoy your evening

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VOLLMELD 4/27/2011 10:23PM

    Great job. emoticon

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RELLIMTENAJ 4/27/2011 9:12PM

    Awesome job!

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    GREAT JOB! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 4/27/2011 8:06PM

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GAMELISSA 4/27/2011 8:02PM

  That is so awesome!! way to go!!!

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NANNER2121 4/27/2011 7:48PM

    Congrats! I'm planning mine for this weekend.

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GRANNYS5 4/27/2011 7:43PM

    Congrats - that is totally awesome!!!!! WAY TO GO emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/27/2011 7:38PM

    That is so awesome!!!! GREAT job!!!!

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