Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Week in Review

Bob took a new job out of state this past February - at the end of the last big snow storm we had. With this decision came many more. We had "to get our house in order" as it were. This meant:
Finishing the backyard projects. One being a pergola. This would have been done long before now (or even February) had the weather been co-operative. The deck was 98 percent done and needed just a few "tweakings" - but the pergola was the one outdoor project looming over our heads. (No pun intended!)

Then there is the matter of the kitchen. I don't really know what possessed me back in the eighties - but I just had to have a dark blue kitchen with a rose colored counter top. Yep, you heard me right. Now, everyone knows that's just not going to cut it when the house goes on the market. Do you know how many coats of white paint (actually its called Swiss Coffee) (after the primer) it takes to cover up dark blue? Way too many to feel all warm and fuzzy about. Well - I did feel a little "fuzzy", but I don't think it was in a good way. May have had something to do with the amount of time my head was buried in the cabinets! That'll just learn me, won't it? We just have the new counter, sink, faucet, fridge, dishwasher, back splash and the rest of the bead board to install and we will be done. Not much really. Right - who am I kidding!
We (we being Ben - my handy dandy worker - and me) wanted to have all these things done before Bob got here for Ben's graduation, but as you can tell, it didn't happen. So. . . . .

Ben's graduation! Our boy graduated from Wor-Wic with an Associates degree. (He still has some "time" to do - but that's okay!). Bob got here just a few hours before hand. He brought Alicia with him, which was a wonderful surprise for Ben.

It was non-stop from that point on. We tried to cram as much into these few days as we could. There was berry picking, shopping, Em-ings, Delmar Pizza, WAWA, (the local "eateries" that Bob misses!) a cookout, visiting, Barnes and Noble (for Ben and Alicia) . . . . . .on and on. We ate so much this week, if I don't eat for another week, it will be perfectly fine.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Bob and Alicia had to leave this morning. It was a very tearful time. But, Lord willing and the creek don't rise (as my mom would say), we will get done all that needs to be done and the house on the market. And. . . . . prayerfully, someone will fall in love with it as much as we are and will buy it so we can get on with some kind of "normalcy"!

That's all I have to say about that.


  1. Wow!!! Love the new look in the kitchen...enjoyed your post about life this last week... Sure would enjoy some time to get together...soon, if possible...

  2. I hope it takes a long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long time for the kitchen to get finished...

    I think the color is a little off Mom you may have to scrape that paint and start over.... how long do you think that would take (just curious)

  3. I agree with Kelly. Nobody likes that color. All realtors say that new homeowners want blue, so you better paint it back to blue. That won't take long--better get cracking on it. You should be done by Christmas. Can you post finished pictures of the pergola and deck? I'd love to see it.


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