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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Working the Weekend



We were hard workers here this weekend!
"Bot" helped, too!  I'm loving the new floors and haven't
missed carpet for one second!  The biggest change is that
our rabbit's fur (he sheds worse than any dog or cat) rolls
like tumble weeds across the floor.  I've had Bot out
every day to take care of it.  So far, so good!


We're no longer eating on the little card table!


And we've put the drawer pulls on!
(More on these later....aren't they pretty?)
We still have a few things to happen...counter tops come
on Friday.  Then next week will be all the finishing touches
like lighting, back splash, sink, faucet, etc.


I gave my desk a fresh coat of paint and got it back in it's nook!
Today I brought in a few plants for the season.
 We'll have to see how this pot of geraniums does.
I trimmed, watered, and cleaned up the pots.
And topped them all off with some fresh potting soil.
They had been neglected since the reno started!


It was lovely here today...warm and sunny!
Felt great to have the windows open!
If it stays like this we'll have to call it Indian Summer!

58 comments:

  1. Everything is looking good, Betsy! It must be feeling like things are almost back to normal, eh?

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    1. Yes! The worst is certainly over and we're almost done...another 10 days or so, I think!

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  2. Congratulations you two! The place looks remarkable!!! I'm loving it! And then you closed with the porch swing.... my weakness. Well, ONE of my weaknesses! HA!! It was 85F here today!!! I actually found 30 minutes for the swing! First time in a while. Again, loving the new look! Awesome!

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    1. I knew you'd like that porch swing! I need to sit there and relax while the weather is still nice enough! Maybe tomorrow!

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  3. Boy . . . what a transformation !!
    It looks absolutely beautiful . . . and I was quite moved to see your desk back in place where you love to sit and work and be close to garden girl and the birds and your garden . . .
    You have worked so hard to get it all "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion" (an actual expression!!)
    I envy you your weather . . . quite cold here.
    Your desk compliments the kitchen colours very well.
    Congrats on fixing the handles so well . . .all look very well lined up . . . like a regiment of soldiers . . . :)

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    1. Thankfully, Ikea sells a template for attaching the handles. Made it very easy and well worth $1.99. :)

      Shipshape and Bristol Fashion? Oh my....I should have known it was a real expression. lol....

      I haven't sat at my desk yet! Just toooo busy. Soon, though! Can't wait!

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    2. So pleased you got that template, Betsy . . . everything is beautifully lined up . . . if it isn't it aligned exactly it is so unforgiving . . . great investment to get it, especially for $1.99 . . . boy!! what a snip.
      Off to bed now . . .sweet dreams . . . :)

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    3. Yes, it really made it easy and foolproof...and we sure didn't want to goof up on those!

      sweet dreams!

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  4. It looks so wonderful. We have mostly wood floors, but a little carpet left. I really dislike it!

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    1. I'm liking this so much better than I thought I would!

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  5. i know it feels good to have a sense of settledness again...ha...the thought of the bot chasing the tumble weeds across the new floor is pretty funny....
    looks great bets

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    1. He's a good little robot.....and I put him through the paces here! ha.

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  6. No more dust just rabbit fur tumbleweed
    But bot takes care of it at your feed
    Everything looks great too
    Rainy and cold at our zoo

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    1. I think we're getting rain soon
      just hope it isn't a monsoon!
      Cold will be here before we know it
      and I'll be wearing Hot Hands in my back pockets!
      lol....

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  7. It was beautiful here too - hit 75! However, the s word is in the forecast for Friday. :(
    Everything looks beautiful and I love the drawer pulls. I think I need a bot - I'm just a little jealous.

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    1. "S"????? No way! It's a little early even for this winter loving girl! I was looking at old photos of last fall and noticed we had snow mid November, though,...only 3 weeks away!

      You would love bot....certainly worth the money. Maybe Santa will get you one. :)

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    2. Just looked at our extended forecast and we have a low of 27 degrees on Saturday night!

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  8. Hi Betsy....
    You were warmer than me...we had sun, but still nipply!
    Thunderstorm due overnite and tomorrow...and warmer temps!
    I love your table and chairs....the flower print is lovely....
    Kitchen almost done...YAY!
    Good thing Bot is on the job♥️
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Almost done....can't wait! We're so close... I want my counter tops! Tired of the cardboard! haha.

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  9. it all looks wonderful, I never knew a rabbit would shed as much as a cat, our rabbit was an outdoor rabbit, good to know!

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    1. Yes, he's awful! Our cats only shed in the spring, really. Right now they are getting their winter coats in and don't much at all. But Nugget just sheds all year round. Who knew!? At least he lets me brush him.

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  10. Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! Just like a magazine picture.
    :0)
    If I ever have all wood floors (or even laminate) I', going to fine me a bot too. Does yours have a name?

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    1. Bot does great on carpet, too....He self adjusts to the height of carpet to floors. I let him go all over the house. We just call him Bot. His proper name is iRobot. ...we weren't very original with that name. But my parakeets are Mr. Bird and Mrs. Bird. lol....

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    2. Bot is a perfectly splendid name, as are Mr. and Mrs. Bird, and iRobot is quite nice as well.
      He well adjusted, you say... Hmm. perhaps I shall have to find out whether or not he has a brother.
      :0)

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  11. lookin' good! so glad things are finishing up for you! Hopefully things will continue as planned and you'll be all done by the end of next week! I brought in a bunch of potted things into the greenhouse as well. Smells so good in there!! Love it!

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    1. It was almost 80 today, so it felt funny bringing things in....but we're dipping down in the 30's at night, so it was a good day to get that done.
      You crack me up loving that smell of soil....you should look for a scented candle of it. lol.....

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    2. Hey now there's an idea! I think while I'm at it I'll look for a 'drying hay' scent as well! lol two things they haven't duplicated yet.

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    3. I bet you could find freshly cut grass, though! ha.

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    4. Oh, I love drying hay smell too - I remember that from my childhood. And I love the smell of soil as well.

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  12. You must be so pleased, Betsy. Everything looks grand. Bet you can't wait for those final touches but how satisfying it must feel now. That swing looks very inviting. If I bring some delicious treats from my English bakery next door... may I come and have a swing?!

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    1. I'm very pleased...it's looking better than I imagined!

      Yes, please bring treats and swing on the porch swing! I bet we'd chat the night away! :)

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  13. Oh... and didn't you know? Cardboard is all the rage in kitchen décor now! :-D

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  14. So exciting to peek at all the new details! Looking fantastic!! So now that your desk is back in the kitchen are you going to loose money and gain weight? hee hee! ;)

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  15. It's just getting better and better. Love each of the new things you are sharing. Just in time for all that Thanksgiving and Christmas baking and your lovely baskets. We made the decision to have Thanksgiving at the Tree House, and use the Senior Lounge which holds 24. Should be fun.

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    1. That will be great....lots of room and so close to home! I thought T and L might be gone for Thanksgiving, but they will be here...which makes me very happy! It's not that far away, is it!

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  16. I had to stop by to see how the reno was progressing...beautiful!

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    1. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, now! yay!

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    1. Almost done!

      Love the rose on your sidebar!

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    2. Yes the roses are beautiful this year!

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  18. Hi Betsy - we too had a glorious day .. so beautiful in the sun - same today. Lots going on your end of the world - the dining room looks as it should be - so smart ... and the kitchen is going to be amazing ... so pleased your desk is back - and plants are in ...

    Cheers and have a fun week ... nearer and nearer ... Hilary

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    1. The leaves were falling like snow out those windows yesterday...just beautiful.

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  19. Your home is like a big warm hug Betsy...I love what you've done to it. It must feel so good to see it all happening. My kitchen, back patio area are all over due for a makeover and looking at your transformation has lit a fire in my belly to get started....and started soon. Cheers Katherine

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    1. How exciting.....can't wa to hear if you start a project!

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  20. I am LOVING your kitchen, Betsy!! And, your desk spot... heavenly. Can't wait to see those countertops. blessings ~ tanna
    ps I think I may need one of those Bots!!

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    1. How fun that we are doing kitchen renos at the same time.....yours is looking lovey, too!

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  21. Facelifts are a thing of beauty!

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  22. I'll bet Bot is getting quite a work-out!

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    1. He sure is getting a work-out....I think he felt neglected when we didn't use him while we were living on plywood. ha.

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  23. I need one of those bot thingies for my Katie's fur- it floats around and the vacumn cleaner doesn't get half of it. Love your reno- and of course, I am still drooling over your windows..simply gorgeous!

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    1. I think you need one, too! Everyone does! haha...there's just something fun about doing something else while the vacuum is running!

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  24. It's looking great, Betsy. I borrowed one of those bots once.. just to see if it would work well at my (old) place. One cat was afraid of it. One cat tried to ride it. The dog tried to attack/eat/kill it.

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