Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gone Fishing

We decided to take a little time off from work and house chores so we went up to our little spot in Tn. for the Memorial Day holiday.  The grandbabies came in from Tx for the week-end and we had a blast chasing them around and cooking out.
The boys decided they wanted to go fishing so Dad and Mom took them out in the boat to catch a big one.
Well the big one never showed up but, the boys jumped in and swam around looking for  "the big one"!  After some cooling off it was back to some serious fishing.  

As you guessed the big one got away, (actually I think he probably swam to the other end of the lake) but the little ones didn't mind because they got to pick up worms with Papa and do all those things little boys do like throwing rocks in the water and getting muddy!!  Awww the joys of  summer.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Almost done

After about 4 months of remodeling we are close to being done.  Now what?  The waiting is going to be awful.  I've stayed very busy with all this but, I don't sit still very well.  I've already got hitch itch and it's getting worse by the day.  You know you always say things like I'm not going to do that again but, as much as I don't like the renting thing it may be our only option out of here.  We will see what happens. 

Painting the kitchen cabinets was a big project!  The cabinets were oak stained a dark color and I wanted to lighten them up so we painted them a off white and put a faux finish on them.  They turned out good and I sure am glad we are done with that (I'm not going to do that again).  I really didn't want to redo them myself and I got a estimate from a guy  that refinishes cabintes and his quote was $4000. after I got up off the floor I decided I can do this and for $300. I'm happy with it.

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