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Monday, March 18, 2013
Quick Catch Up
So many of you tell me all the time…. “Charlene I envy you all the travel & places you go”. And I do travel & go a lot but, lately… the photo above shows my life. My traveling has been between my houses.
Seven long days & three wonderful painters we hired are done with the painting!
The SCREAMING RED room has been tamed (see the little peek of what was left of the red). The GREEN rooms toned down too. I went with a nice neutral color to just let things be calm & then I’ll decide how & what each room will be.
The window above is in my Master Bedroom closet. See the huge gap on the left side? That’s as far as it shuts. All the dirt, moisture, mess from outside just BLOWS right in. Needless to say I’m not putting my clothes in that closet. Have you ever priced windows? SIT DOWN WHEN YOU GET THE BID!!! I about passed out. But, we’ve ordered some. More than I wanted to pay for I can tell you but, it will be wonderful when it’s done.
So far completed:
Dead trees & bushes pulled out.
Weeds treated (oh we had some beauties… healthiest dandelions I’ve ever seen).
Entire house painted inside (every wall, closet, piece of trim, wall paper gone…).
New doorbell & smoke detectors (yellowed plastic is not my favorite).
Water Softener installed (to save our new things as we have well water & need I say more?)
Windows ordered (well the broken ones anyway & there are still plenty with broken seals but, that will have to wait).
French Double Doors ordered & a new back door too.
New jetted tub ordered & due here on 4/9
Packing, Packing & some more Packing! WHERE DID ALL THAT “STUFF” COME FROM?
See why I haven’t been around? But, while I wait for the next step (yes, that’s the bathroom remodel) I am thrilled that my gal pals from California are coming out to go to Round Top with me.
These sweet girls (PLUS MS SANDY) are heading out here for some Texas fun. We’re hoping Ms Cindy gets well & will be with us. The shingles have knocked her for a loop. So stay tuned for more tales…….. ROUND TOP here we come! And I’m leaving Hubby (& his horrible sinus infection… geeeeez I pray I don’t get sick from all his hacking) here to wrangle the contractors.