02.04.15 Rainy day, taking it slow and Wacky Wednesdays!

rainy day cleanse heartFebruary 4, 2015 – Not much happening here today other than more air conditioning installation this evening. Hopefully the correct size windows will arrive tomorrow and be installed – yay for rain not pouring into the windows any more!  Friday we’ll have our next inspection and Saturday the vinyl siding installation will begin!

Roy spent this dreary, rainy day on the road returning some things we don’t need at Home Depot and Lowe’s and loading up on paper items at Sam’s.

I’ve spent the day catching up on creating new posts for my other two blogs, Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays (WWW) The-Return-Of-Bruno-coverand Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s (STILAA) since there hasn’t been much time for that recently.

I’m closed up in my bedroom writing blog posts and jamming to Bruce Willis’ Return of Bruno (1987) one of my all time favorite CDs. Both my boys will remember us cleaning the house to his songs every Saturday morning, loud and wall thumping!!  If you’ve never heard Bruce Willis sing you don’t know what you’re missing!!!!!

I’ve been asked a couple of times what happened to WWW and STILAA since some folks weren’t being notified about them any longer.  What’s happened is that those folks missed the post about WWW and STILAA moving to their own sites!

This means you won’t be notified when a new one is published UNLESS you specifically go to one of the posts for that blog and click on the ‘FOLLOW” button on the right.  Then enter your email address and from then on you will receive notice when a new one comes out. Easy peasy!

Here’s links to the most recent post for each of these blogs if you want to catch up or FOLLOW:

Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s  and

Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

You guys have a great day – just learned we got the okay from both parents for Madisyn to spend Friday night and Saturday with us!!!  Mud pies and rolling down hills here we come!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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01.31.15 Electrical, outside lumber clean up, return air space and Grannie Madisyn

z4 Friday, January 30, 2015 – Yesterday evening Roy and I enjoyed a major bonfire burning everything we could burn.



I have to share these precious picture with ya’ll.  Our granddaughter Madisyn dressed up as a Grannie for the 100th day of school.  Her outfit reminds me so much of what my mama always wore when she was at home.  It just touched my heart and I’m now looking for a Grannie smock so I’ll be a proper Grannie!

madisyn granniemadisyn grannie 2Jerry, our electrician was back for day two of electrical wiring.  Today he had a helper.  Our contractor Ronnie checked in on things this morning.  Here’s some pictures of the electrical wiring – real exciting pics!

20150130_102652 20150130_102656 20150130_151241 20150130_151257 20150130_151316 20150130_151407  20150130_151553Roy collected all the remaining wood in the yard and burned it this morning.  After the electricians left for the day I swept up all their wood shavings and added them to the outside fire.

20150130_103217  20150130_102613 20150130_102528You may have noticed that my husband rarely rests.  He hauled some gravel down to the culvert/creek area to see how it would look and if it will stay there before he puts any more there.  If we have a good rain on Sunday we’ll know if they leave or stay. 20150130_151041 20150130_150952Roy is back in the house finishing putting the insulation board in the return air vent space.  The pics below are of him working on that space.

20150130_170805 20150129_165256 20150129_165203 I hung up the white porch swing bird feeder across the pond and I think I like it there! Sure hope the birds do too! Anyone knowing of someone who makes decorative bird feeders please let me know about them!

20150130_165351We met with the concrete staining man today to discuss colors and designs.  We followed him to a house he recently completed and were able to tell him what we like and what we’d like to be different in ours.  We’re thinking about having a Fleur de Lis in the floor when you walk in the front door!

Saturday, January 31, 2015 – Last day of January – Wow!  Our electrician wrapped up his work this morning and Gabriel picked up all the excess lumber we don’t need.

20150131_093614The yard is nice and clean ready for the little ones to come tomorrow to play!!!  Yay for children and grandchildren coming to visit!  We’re going to church with Chip’s family tomorrow and he’s taking us all to Cracker Barrell for lunch so it will be a total family day!

Next week’s construction schedule, if all goes well, is shaping up nicely. Plumber, air and heat, next inspection, shingles, vinyl siding and concrete stainer!  Wow!  Don’t know if all that will get done next week, but we’ll see!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!




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01.29.15 Electrician, tub/shower enclosures, attic stair relocation

It still is when we’re living on the road in our RV!

Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Not a huge amount of construction going on today.  Our electrician, Jerry Joiner, is here a day early (I’ll never complain about that) putting up electrical boxes for switches, outlets, lights, etc.

I found out from our contractor that he asked for a rush on the new windows so hopefully they will be here by next Friday and the siding/trim can go up on schedule!

20150129_122535 20150129_122619 20150129_122714For reasons too numerous to describe here, Roy changed the location of the pull down attic stairs which means he has to close up the original opening and create a new one.   One word of advice to future builders, when you run into a problem because of where something is located, it is way better to try to relocate the thing instead of searching for something to fit where the problem is.  That may not apply in all situation but it certainly did in this one.

20150129_122632The two tub/shower enclosures arrived from Coburn’s in Hammond. Their wonderful and strong delivery man Troy got them both inside and then we discovered neither one would go in correctly without removing a several studs.  So  Roy and Ronnie removed two studs on three walls for each of the enclosure to go in.  Thank goodness for Ronnie and Troy’s help because this is not something Roy and I could have handled!  Ronnie helped Roy put the studs back in place after the tubs were situated.

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Ken, who will be providing us with shingles was here today to check everything and meet with Ronnie.  As soon as the plumber does his thing next Monday the shingles will go on.

My big contribution to today’s work was using the magnetic thingy on a pole to pick up all the roofing nails and other y2metals around the outside.  I do all the bookkeeping, paying subcontractors and writing this so I contribute more than the piddley things I say.  Roy absolutely does all the he-man work around here!

Gabriel’s will pick up from the front and side yard tomorrow the framing lumber that was not used.  The yard should look pretty good again and I can start planning for planting bushes when the roof and siding are finished!  If anyone has any lillies or other plants like that and are planning to thin them out I’d love to help you out by coming to get some of them!!

The concrete stainer man will be here tomorrow to show us a selection of stain colors for the flooring.  That should be fun!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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