Saturday, November 3, 2012

It's Hard to Get Back in the Swing of Things

It seems like ages since I have even thought of making a blog entry.  A good friend called and asked me when I was going to start blogging again, and another asked if I had quit.  My daughter asked me to at least post some pictures so she could see how we were coming along with the house.  There were times I composed a blog post in my mind as I was working on something, but when I sat down at the computer, I just didn't have it in me to write it out, or I forgot what I was going to say, or I hadn't taken a picture.  All feeble excuses I know, but that's all I've got.

Since I last posted, we lost Pawpaw and Brownie moved back to Oklahoma. More about Pawpaw later.  It was not unexpected that he would die, just not the way it did.  The first few weeks after that were full as we dealt with a few things with Deedee.

 There have been some changes on blogger since I last posted too I see. I'm not crazy about them, but I guess I can adjust. I've still been online, but most of my time is spent working on the kitchen or looking up ways to work on the kitchen.

And the work on the kitchen continues at a snail's pace. The cabinets are almost finished, the countertop is in, and next we begin tiling the floors in both dining room and kitchen. Then ceilings in both rooms, and hopefully we'll be able to have Christmas dinner in the dining room.

We were going to have someone do the tile, but none of the three tile layers who came out planned to do anything about the joint between the new slab and old slab, except to just tile over it. The last guy told me the thing to do is just pour a layer of self leveling cement from one end of the dining room to the other end of the kitchen, raising one end over an inch. When I questioned how the dishwasher would fit back in it's slot if the floor was raised that much, he scratched his head and said "well, we won't pour under it then, just in front of it." Of course then the dishwasher wouldn't be able to come out. Ay yi yi. That's when I decided we would  just do it ourselves. Photobucket

6 comments:

Kate said...

Very sorry for the recent loss in your family.

Glad to see you back in the blogsphere. Sounds like you've had more than enough things going on to put posting down the list of priorities.

judemiller1 said...

Glad to see you are back.

thea said...

sorry for your loss. I lost my mom two years ago and, like you, it was not unexpected but the circumstances were very difficult.

Welcome back.

A Pretty Pastime said...

Hi Marti!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Even expected deaths can leave a big void.
I was thinking about you the other day and wondered how you were doing. Glad to "see" you!
Katy

FlowerLady said...

Dear Martie ~ So sorry to hear of your loss.

It's good to see you back. It sounds like things are moving along with your home. Pretty soon it will be all done and you can relax and get on with 'normal' every day living. Remodeling is tough work.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Grandma K said...

So glad to see you back. I am also sorry for your loss. Even if it is nor really unexpected, the finality is difficult, and there is a lot of things left to do.

Good luck finishing your remodel by Christmas. It DOES go slow!