Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat!

I received a wonderful Trick or Treat email today. This picture was taken in 1952 when I was in Kindergarten. I'm the little witch in the back row. How fun is that!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Now The Fun Begins!

Only two weeks until Phase III and IV of The Great Move of 2010! I can hardly believe it! A lot has happened since last weekend and there's sBoldtill more to do. We headed out early Friday morning and stopped for breakfast at Lazy Jane's Cafe on Willy street. It's by far my favorite place to eat breakfast or lunch. Then on to the City-County building to vote early. From there we headed west to our house to see what progress Brad the Builder made last week. Floor360 had been there and the tile in the shower and around the fireplace looks amazing! But my favorite is the kitchen. I love my kitchen! Just makes me smile to look at it. Can NOT wait to bake bread in that kitchen! I'm so glad we decided to use the IKEA beech countertops. They're the frosting on the cake! Pictures are out of order...but you can get an idea of just how much stone was delivered Friday. Can you say retaining walls! Next week even more changes! Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Three Weeks and Counting!!!!!

A busy weekend! The usual painting, painting, painting with some added sealing of cedar boards for the porch. In between all of that, we celebrated Jim's birthday with Barbara and John on Thursday evening and on Sunday afternoon drove to Oshkosh to have lunch with an old college friend and his daughter who flew in from NY to attend the Packers/Vikings game (GO PACKERS!!!). Here's a peek at the flooring. This week Floor360 comes in to tile the shower and around the fireplace and Brad the Builder will put trim on upstairs. This is all making my head spin, but Jim remains calm and reassures me we will be able to get everything done prior to Phase III of the Great Move of 2010! Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Unusually warm weather has allowed many flowering plants to show their beauty just a bit longer. The Morning Glories on my daughter's patio were no exception... treating us to one last explosion of color before winter. I'm not sure I can call it a vacation, but we spent the past week dog sitting and painting walls and trim in our little cottage in the woods. I'm amazed that my right arm still works! Mr. Amazing and I worked quite well together and finished a first coat of Benjamin Moore's Simply White paint on all the trim. I need to give Benjamin Moore a plug here as their Advance paint is truly incredible. It went on as smooth as butter and, as a bonus, is an environmentally safe paint. I did question the wisdom of painting everything in site, but I'm hopeful the finished look will be what I've envisioned. We were also able to stain and seal the beech countertops from IKEA. I've attached a picture of the three products used. While we painted, Thompson Flooring was installing the wood floors upstairs. Monday they will apply stain and Tuesday apply a seal coat. Next comes Floor360 for tile in bathroom shower and around fireplace. All in all a productive week. Did I mention how sore and tired we are? Stay tuned!