Sunday, March 27, 2011


David came over to help place the mirror. No one wanted 7 years of bad luck, so there was plenty of help. It's looking good and all done except some finishing touches.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

More than a Week Ago

The 25th we drove up to the farm to check on the demolition in the evening after fish supper in Grand Junction. They were still working. Nothing much left except piles of dirt. Haven't gotten up there this week. These were taken on my camera phone. I didn't get then off the phone until yesterday. Now have it mastered, but couldn't get the ones off Pop's phone. They are taken on a different program that isn't compatible with the computer programs we have . Will have to work on that too.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Closer to Being Done

The tile has been laid. The counter top is on. Tomorrow the grout will be put between tiles and mirror hung. We had good luck with Carroll Glass cutting down the old mirror. Curtains are up. Also light switches back in place. Closet doors will be rehung when the grout is ready and then the plumbing will get finished. Probably Monday afternoon and it will be finished. Right now I'm picking paint for the cabinet under the countertop. I'm thinking the darkest shade. It will be a couple weeks before the sealer can be applied.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Painting and Dodgeball

_____Yesterday afternoon and this morning we painted. This evening we watched dodgeball. The painting went well and covered with one coat and a little touchup. Tomorrow flooring is on the agenda. Jeff's dodgeball team was eliminated in two rounds. They have some new rules this year and the games went much faster. (Too fast for Jeff's team) We didn't stay for the end.

Monday, March 21, 2011


______The texturing is done and drying. We picked out paint this morning. Pumpkin Spice is what we decided on. Teresa's Tan seemed a bit too dark for a small room and the other too light. It seems to blend with both the tile and counter top. We plan to put it on tomorrow.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Update for Joan!

The second coat of stuff on the seams of drywall has been applied, as of now. This was from this a.m. with one coat drying.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bathroom Update

Remodeling started in earnest today. A busy day. And a good day, except for a leak that sprung below the floor, where an older joint loosened. A shut off was than put in with repair planned for tomorrow. It was such a nice day, the window was left open and old wall materials were thrown out into the trailer. (Didn't have to take them out through the house. Hurrah!)

Monday, March 14, 2011


Paul called this morning that they were planning on tearing down buildings this week. Then Jerry got a call from a friend at noon that things were burning. They could see it from Churdan. We drove up to take pictures, when I got done with bridge. Everything was down except the barn and they were turning the house into a pile. Various fires were burning here and there. They were knocking down trees onto the pile of rubble of the house and plan to burn it tonight and also start on tearing down the barn to burn tomorrow. ______You have to look at the progress and remember the memories. Nothing stays the same--time marches on. They had some logs on trailers and most of them were rotten in the center. About all they are good for is firewood. Still some stumps around to be demolished later.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fun Company

Dan called to catch us home today. Nancy and Courtney were busy sewing curtains in Des Moines, Jenni had been couped up at home and was ready to get out, and Dan didn't want to sew curtains!_______ We still have toys for this age (and more), but no changes of clothes anymore. So Mara is pictured in an old basketball camp shirt/dress, which she needed until her things were dry. Teresa and David came over to share the fun. Dan was teaching Mara new tricks. i.e. throwing things at him..... and saying "Ow, quit it!", which she thought was hilarious. Daycare will have to unteach that one! I had forgotten what perfect height our front window is for little ones. A nice break on a quiet day.