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Thinking over my week

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Baby ducks and daffodils -- a surer sign of spring not to be found!

It seems like mostly what I did last week was lament (a fancy word for worry) over the things that were not getting done on my home in Yarnell. With the temperatures rising quicker than anticipated it is even more important for them to finish up so we can move up there for the summer. I had errands to do on Wednesday and saw by the indicator in our car it was 95F outside; and listening to the radio they forecast 98F for today. I was out again today but it was earlier in the day so it hadn't reached that burn-to-the-touch temp yet.

It really makes you want to think of some hobbies or activities to do inside the house where the A/C brings the temp down to whatever your body needs. However on Wed. I did get a call from the supervisor on our building. He wanted to tell me they are at work on stucco/drywall. Of course there are a couple of steps to be done before they actually apply the stucco or drywall, and that's what they are doing right now.

Can't remember the date this photo was taken, but I believe it was mid-March. Not too much has been accomplished since then. I told the supervisor I would be happy when he phoned me to say we could start painting in two days. He laughed and said he would be happy too, because then he could be bugging ME about when we would be done. Strange case of builder/owner participation, but they assured me it was a money-saver for us. I have my doubts, but at least during that week we will be in charge, and I know for sure our painter will be over there, on the job, every day!

Stopped by the furniture store today and saw my beautiful King-sized bed, night-stands and TV stand for the Master Bedroom. Can't wait until it is time to order my mattress. Think I will try one of those big thick foam things. You never have to flip them, most likely because they are so heavy you wouldn't be able to. Wonder how you go about getting sheets on them? lol

Weight shot up when I celebrated my "art finds" -- see another blog, and now after a week it's pretty much back to normal, so no worry there.

Things are blossoming, apple trees and grape vines all leafing out -- and I'm missing it all, stuck here in this oven they call Phoenix.

I'm trying to take it one day at a time though, so calm down, this too will pass!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATLADY52 4/11/2014 6:45PM

    The hardest part of building a home from scratch is waiting for it to be done. emoticon You never have time to do everything that needs to be done and then suddenly there is nothing left to do.

That's when you get to kick back and relax. emoticon emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 4/11/2014 4:13PM

    It looks wonderful and will be even better when it is all finished. Glad you got back on track so quickly. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 4/11/2014 1:01PM

    Bless your heart. So, you're going to miss a little Spring, but doesn't sound like you'll miss it all!
So sorry about your really hot temps so early!! Ours is either below normal or above, it seems. The last 3 days were pretty close right on, but the next to be above then another front with some rain and temps to dip to below norms again! Roller coaster continues! lol
You'll get up there soon. Keep the faith! (((HUGS)))

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VITCHY-VICKI 4/11/2014 8:31AM

    the house looks great and BIG can't wait for inside pictures too - sorry you have high temps but I would take them right now for it is still chilly here
enjoy watching the house go up

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CAROLMAID 4/11/2014 6:51AM

    House looks great! It'll get worries! then you can kick back in the A/C on your big fat giant mattress! If you can get the sheets on it. LOL
Can't even begin to fathom 95degrees yet. Tho when it gets here that's prime pool and lake weather. All things in due time I guess. Still running pellet stove at night here....sitting by it right now! Will warm up to springlike temps later today, approaching 60 wahoo!
Best of luck Eve, playing general contractor/painter. A woman of so many talents! Glad your weight settled back to normal too.
Have a great day!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/11/2014 6:38AM

    Looks beautiful! How did we ever manage without AC!

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DALID414 4/10/2014 11:29PM

    Thick foam things, huh? I think I'm gonna look into an 'adjustable' mattress.

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SWEETNEEY 4/10/2014 11:13PM

    Hope House gets tghether

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SKATER787 4/10/2014 9:24PM

    I'm glad you're doing this and not me.

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