Thursday, February 28, 2008

No it good news?

OK, been waiting on the was two weeks on Monday, and DH wants me to call him for some news.

I am not prepared to actually have the work done yet, so I am kind of.....procrastinating.

I know, I was told, it would take about 1 1/2 weeks to get the estimate..but it's a lot of house, and maybe it's a bit more than he wants to do? I hope not. Actually, I recall him thanking us for thinking of him for the I am hoping it is just taking a bit more time than he anticipated to come up with a number.

I'm home this weekend..but the following weekend we are going up to the house..we have some things to do..and a lot of snow to shovel (sigh) soon as I hear about the cost for new electric..I'll be back, unless we make a visit to the house by then ...hmmm till next time!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I've been tagged??????

Oh no! I've been tagged by Loulee

I have no clue what it means, other than I am supposed to tag someone else...7 someone elses??? Other than Loulee's Blog, the only other blog I read is Pam's.

I don't know who else to tag! I hope Loulee doesn't hold me responsible for keeping this going, for I don't have many interests, to read blogs about them. hold up to my part for a few moments..I will start the form, but I need some time to consider who I can tag.

The Rules

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about you on your blog
4. Tag 7 people and link to them
5. Comment on their blog and let them know they have been tagged.

The facts

1. I have a creative mind, but can't express the creativity. I'm the thought process.
2. I don't like to spend money (I hate random shopping, or window shopping)
3. I am generous to a fault. (or if I have money, I like to give)
4. I don't normally receive gifts, so it makes me uncomfortable to receive them.
5. I like to read interesting books.
6. I can't type well.
7. I can take a lot of *stuff* before I break.

OK, here is where the problem comes in, the only other person I can think of to tag is
1. Jamie over at Stars are shining Bright
2. Meri over at The Meri Wanderer
( I know she doesn't update her blog much, so I am not sure if she will see this.)

I'm sorry, I am not avid at reading blogs, but I will update if I can think of more.

As for the house now..hmmm...We have a serious leak in the sun porch roof. I am trying to get Hubby to go back this weekend and try to cover it over, as to keep the thaw out. He is not anxious to go back, but other than this trip, the next trip will be to start ripping out the plaster...I didn't want him to have to waste a day fixing the roof first, so it is imperative he get there asap! (He doesn't see it this way though)

My son, who was going to move in our house, to help fix, has decided to head South instead. He is moving to Florida, in Two weeks!! I guess we are on our own!! (Laughing) I have to start lifting weights!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Home again!

Saturday morning, rise and shine at 5:30am. Finally got off at 6:30, had to make a bagel run, and they open at 6am.

Stopped home some bagels for the kids, and off we went.

The electrician came, he thought it best to gut all the rooms, so he can put the electric where it need be..more cnveniently..since there are wires running all over inside the walls.

I think it's best for us that way also..we can tear down the dried out plaster walls..

You know when you rip down wallpaper, how it falls like an accordion...oh..but not comes off like thick pieces of cardboard >>sigh<<,

I placed some photos in my picturetrail album if you are curious to see them. I took lots, and only posted 30.

Now..we were almost home...just paying the toll at the toll booth..when the cell phone's home calling..emergency ...hmmm...the toilet over flowed, and the water was pouring into the kitchen below...OH HOW SPECIAL!

Luckily, we only had a 30 minute ride'm exhausted!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Railing Spindles

DH has copied an original spindle from the house, and made a pretty good copy! Here is a photo of it, showing both spindles still on the lathe.

This photo shows it in some closer detail. It's going to be painted eventually anyway, but we had to strip the paint off the original one, to get the details was so matted down with paint, the details were obscured!

Only 8 more to go!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Wow..I finally got in touch with the Electrician we wanted..he came so highly recommended by so many sources... and now he has agreed to meet us at the house Saturday! Yippee!!!

I plan on taking pictures up the kazoo.....We want to start stripping wall I want to be sure to have all my pictures taken before it's all gone .

Is it Saturday yet?