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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kitchen Reno Day Sixteen


This afternoon The Mister put doors on the dining room cabinets.
I continued to wash up all the dusty dishes and filled the shelves!


Hard to get some good photos as it was already getting dark,
but you get the idea.  After all the chaos, this does my soul some good.
Starting to feel organized again!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kitchen Reno Day Fifteen


Today The Mister and I have been working on the dining room side
of the kitchen.  He assembled cabinets and installed lighting.


I matted, framed and hung some vintage botanical lithographs
that I got at an auction this summer.  


Today the triplets turned 21!
Here's a peek back at them at 2 days old.
Hard to believe that 18 lbs of baby was inside me just
 48 hours before.  ha! You can imagine how uncomfortable
I was.  lol....but I carried them to 37 weeks and they
were big, healthy and able to come home right away.
I. however, wasn't as well off as they were.  The day after
this picture was taken for the local newspaper, I coughed
and split my C-Section incision wide open and had to
go back into surgery to have it repaired.  It delayed our
going home by a day, but after that we were all good to go.


Happy Birthday, boys!
We're doing the real celebrating in a few days.


Kitchen Reno Day Fourteen


and a little randomness....

  1. Kris got the flooring through the kitchen!  Just a little more to do in the family room and into the closets.  Can't wait to see it with baseboards!
  2. Our counter tops don't get installed until the 31st.  Geesh!  The things waiting on the counter top are the sink, faucet, cupboard side panels, and back splash.  I guess we'll be running well into November before we're finished!
  3. I was checking out one of my favorite interior design blogs today and Emily said that Benjamin Moore Paint's Color of the Year for 2015 is Guilford Green.  Well, it's the exact color I just painted our family room.  ha.  I guess we're 'in' and didn't even know it.  I always say I was painting rooms grey a couple of years before it caught on, too. :)  Check it out here.  It's the new neutral.
  4. Tomorrow is the triplet's birthday.  21!  My, oh my.  We aren't really celebrating until next Wednesday since Taylor and Lauren are out of town this weekend.  But I sure will do some reminiscing tomorrow.  Maybe I'll dig out a baby picture or two to post.
  5. The Mister works with hospital administration for our two local hospitals.  He's had two full days of Ebola meetings and briefings.  It didn't seem so close when it was in Texas, but when one health care provider who treated the patient who died flew to Ohio and then came down with it, it puts it all in perspective.
  6. We saw the sun today for most of the day!  Lovely.  But dark clouds rolled back in by dinner time.
  7. Speaking of dinner, we had breakfast for dinner.  Scrambled eggs, bacon, fried potatoes and onions and toast made with homemade bread.  Comfort food.  Yum.
  8. The Mister and I are going to do some work in our new rooms over the weekend....hanging pictures, etc.  Can't really totally move in without the baseboards in place, but we'll do what we can.  My oven isn't completely installed yet, either, and I can't wait to have that done so I can grill...which is how we usually eat our meat!
Alright, enough rambling from me.
What have you been up to?



Friday, October 17, 2014

Kitchen Reno Day Thirteen

It was fun to watch the plywood get covered up today!
Kris got about 2/3rds of the way finished, I'm guessing.


This is a laminate with the padding already attached to the back.
I like the way it already looks worn and old.
Much better than dark blue carpet, don't you think?
I can't wait to walk barefoot in the house again!


I'm wondering if we'll want a rug in the family room.
We've never lived without carpeting before and I wonder
if it will feel cold and less cozy.  Time will tell!  Any thoughts?