Saturday, July 09, 2011

Hours of Powerspraying and painting in 112 degree direct sun.....

after hours of using this power sprayer...we finally got the 6 year old cobwebs we had know the ones that the broom doesn't take down cuz they are too bloomin' sticky. THey were clung so hard to our house and our deck that it took not 1, not 2 but 3 separate sprays with the power washer. I was super excited at the start of this project and after three powersprays and two days painting in the sun.. during the heat of the day cuz you know that is when the kiddos take naps. IT is OFFICIAL---I am AN INDOOR PAINTER!!

I also know that my husband is quite handy...he unplugged some drains in our walk out...hopefully this will help it drain better when it rains...He also took the entire roof off of our deck and rebuilt the railing and repaired our roof...all by himself...I would have looked at it and never thought it could happen.

Due to the lack of time...(cuz I have a hubby that is still working til 7 pm every night...yep 12 hour days) and the fact that it costs money...I need you to imagine our home painted this middle color.  It will happen someday in the next 5 at least before I have to repaint this deck.  haha!!  Do you have it...can you see it...

Pretty Granite color with white trim around the windows and door, and our big white garage door.....yep it is pretty isn't it.  and can see the color we painted out deck...

yep it is a light grayish brown...if I was to give it my own name it would be putty.  ON the paint chip it is called Autum Sand.  it looks so nice to have it freshly painted....I am working on some outdoor cushions for our deck furniture too.  I gotta say the part that makes my minor heat stroke worth it today is that we turned in our aluminum for scrap and paid for the whole I think I have half of what I need to finish the furniture...LOVE IT!!  I will let you know if we decide to paint the house, I am thinking we might need to hire a painting crew...anybody want to volunteer....the pay will be pizza and beer.  :)  til then I will enjoy my morning coffee and a book on our pretty deck. 
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

happenings of June....

Well since I feel like my life is flying by as I sit and watch....I decided I will do a highlights of june post.  So here goes...the

the beginning of june we had our baby girl turn 2.  She is growing up too fast.  She talks a mile a minute...still mainly gibber gabber and then out of the blue she will have a totaly clear sentence to surprise you.  She has surpassed her bro in weight and height.  Loves having her fingernails painted, her hair done and about the minute you think She is a girly girl.  She will come in from outside covered in sand or mud from head to toe.  Her new discovery this month has been the raspberries in the back of our yard.  She can't ever sneak them as she ends up with them on her fingers and her face from ear to ear.  She is all about her shoes and accessories lately.  She loves wearing bracelets and picking out her own shoes. 

then that same week we headed down to Riley for Jack's surgery.  this was a wake up call to what is going to continue to happen as he gets older.  He is definitely understanding what is happening to him more and more.  We get lots more questions and are having to rely more and more on the man upstairs to give us the answers.  He did very well despite being a bit upset when they carried him off.  He healed quickly and was ready to run far before he had permission too.

We returned home just in time to celebrate father's day.  We had a cookout with family and attempted to make some pavers for Adrian to put in his landscaping...unfortunately...they dry really quickly and we didn't really make anything that even resembled a we decided to redo our porch/deck instead.  Not that that was a father's day gift as it has been a lot of work for Adrian...but it is looking very nice now that it is in the last stages of being finished. 

I got to spend a weekend away in Fort Wayne with my friend Crystal, shopping our little hearts out and getting many new ideas for sewing.  We got to take in the Matilda Jane Art Fair and meet some of their staff at the preparty.  What wonderful ladies and a fabulous company. 

Then I returned home to a sick kid and a sore throat for myself.  We cleaned for a day and then welcomed my mom and niece for the week.  We entertained them, with raspberry picking, swimming, a trip to shipshe, a train ride to shed's aquarium, some shopping and a trip to Long Lake for more swimming, a boat ride and fireworks.  HOpe they enjoyed their time with us as much as we enjoyed having them.  praying they stay healthy and aren't affected by this nasty cold I still have. 

Daddy also made the kids day, by building them a super huge sandbox in the backyard.  Lot of fun and enjoyment yet to come in this for the rest of the summer...hoping this will reduce the fights and sand throwing at least. 

Well I guess that was a recap of June and the beginning of July as well.  Hope this summer is treating you all well...and you are enjoying yours as much as we are.  We look forward to accomplishing more of our projects and sharing them with you....