1/14/18

Jan 7-13

This week I had an endoscopy - not as bad as it sounds because the drugs are really really good.  And I sufficiently recovered so as to have a late lunch at IHOP.  So, not a bad day...

Lowe's called and said our new refrigerator arrived at the store, but it was damaged. So we ended up going over there and picking out a replacement - fortunately they had the same one we had originally chosen as a floor model, so we took that and arranged delivery for the next day, since they also had received the range.
They are temporarily stored in the library until the kitchen is ready for them to be installed.

We enjoyed the company of two large dogs during the week...



The first time they showed up, I conned them into going into our backyard and called animal control. When they were back in the backyard a couple of days later, we figured out they belonged to one of our back neighbors (they came through our fence the second time).  He came and got them and then he put up wire on his side of the fence and Dave put up a large board on our side.  It's too cold to repair the fence now and so it will have to wait until Spring and one of our boys comes out to help!

Dave also took a moment and made more room in the laundry room by hanging up the ironing board and the iron - much nicer!
As for art...well, still working on the afghan!  Maybe more stuff next week....

1/7/18

Busy Week

It was a busy week for us - 

Tuesday, Pete from Brennan installed our front door -
Our new storm door will be installed at the end of January.  The door is currently just the primer color - It will be red outside and white inside...it can't be painted until the temp is consistently above about 60 degrees.  I guess paint is as tolerant of below freezing as I am! 

Wednesday, the guys from the remodeling company came out to take real measurements of our kitchen and to discuss the proposed changes - it's going to be so nice when that's finished! It probably won't be done until mid-March.

Thursday, ADT came out and upgraded our alarm system, installed a second fire alarm, a keyless lock and a Ring video doorbell.
Friday and Saturday, Dave replaced the door handle on the heater closet door in the kitchen - the old brass one was so ugly!
...took down the blinds from the kitchen windows (we never closed them anyway) -
And, since the new doorbell is to the left of the door, he removed the old doorbell and repaired the siding where it used to reside...
He also removed the old fire alarm from the living room and repaired the space where it had been - it probably wasn't functional - it didn't tie into our alarm system and we hadn't touched it since we moved in (17 years).

As for me, I cleaned out my side of the dresser and the closet, so everything at least starts out neat for the New Year!


No art yet, unless you count crocheting on an afghan.

Yes, indeed - exciting times!

1/1/18

Happy New Year!

photo from clipart...