Thursday, August 16, 2007

What's Next

Now that the renovations are almost complete, we can live like normal people again! It still takes a bit of getting used to, the kitchen is new and so is the layout, so I occasionally find myself opening several doors to find what I need but it is getting easier with each day.

All of this upheaval has put me behind on cataloging my videos, I'm behind probably twenty or more movies. Heck, we haven't even had time to watch a lot of video but once things settle down, I'm sure that we'll have more time for relaxing.

I had always said that acreages take more work than it would first appear and I was right, our lawn loves to grow and it takes quite a while to get it all mowed but then, we're retired, we have nothing but time on our hands :) We trimmed the bushes and trees on the west side of the property so that we can mow under them without being impaled by the branches. I'm going to do the east side when the ground dries up a bit, we had some rain last night. Once that is done it will make cutting the lawn a lot easier. Lynn handles the tractor like a pro but I'm sure that with practice (I seem to be getting a lot of practice) I'll get better.

Lynn now has the opportunity to get setting up her workshop at the back of the garage with all of her tools and new toys, she's itching to build. She already made a tv stand to lift the tv in our bedroom so that it's higher than the foot of the bed and not only does it do what it was designed for, it looks very nice too.

I'm gonna head off to get the mail now and do some stuff in the garage...l8r

Living room done!

Lynn made new drapes for the living room, replacing the old dowdy pink curtains that had been there when we moved in, now we have lots of light streaming in and beautiful colors to look at instead of that pink or dusty rose! If you don't remember what I'm talking's the link..

Renovations 99% done!

Actually, the original reno's are now done, I
decided that I needed a cabinet to hold all of
my spices, so that is being built right now
and will be installed in September. However,
everything else is done and paid for! We
survived and now kitchen duty is normal and
Lynn doesn't have to do the dishes by hand

A little patriotism

I have finally gotten what
every kid dreams of, my
very own flagpole!

Catching some shade

Dog's are smart, when the reno's get going, it's time to catch some shade and have a relax.


Now it's all coming together, a little electrical work and we'll be up and running...and those aren't my fingerprints on the fridge..really...


From empty
space to a
glorious buffet and


The appliances are
beautiful but would
be nicer if they weren't
in the dining room!


Progress is being made
Cabinets are going in!