Thursday, February 9, 2012

 Our family is busy preparing our upstairs for wood flooring.  Hooray! 
 First we have a lot of work to do.  We decided to move most of the bedrooms downstairs.  Sounds easier than it is!  Last night we filled all the nail holes with putty.  Made a shopping list for Lowes.  Made another list of everything that has to be done.  Gave up.  No...just kidding.  But I do feel overwhelmed.
 She doesn't know I'm taking her picture, hee hee.
Oops, Momma has the camera...better smile!
 This is what we call our "Clara look."  Only Maggie can do it.  (She is having fun. Now that I'm proofreading this page, she almost looks angry!)
 It's hard to have everything out of place.  So far no one has been brave enough to carry my heavy cactus downstairs.  I'm not sure it's possible to do without getting pricked.
 Mike attacked all the picture hanging nail holes with joint compound.
 We now regret giving Lizzie and Ruthie the "temporary" western art decorations.  We had already removed most of them (along with the attached sheetrock!) before Maggie reminded us that they are easily removed with a hairdryer.  Oh well.
 Remember all the water stains on the ceiling thanks to Hurricane Irene?  Mike painted over the stains with Kilz so that the stains won't show through the paint.  Hope it works...those stains are ugly!
 I finally came up with a new system for our kitchen.  Usually everyone tries to find a weirdo glass or hides their glass in a weird place in an effort to remember which glass is his/hers.  Then when it's time to fill the dishwasher, there are glasses all over the kitchen.  Now I know exactly where to find all the dirty glasses.  I was originally going to put the coasters in a nice piece of oak...but I finally realized that was never gonna happen.  I bought these coasters at the thrift shop.
 Guess who was the first person trained to use the coasters?!
 Try to guess what we had for lunch today!  We had leftover mashed potatoes that were chunky, so I heated them up with chorizo and onions.  Our local Giant store has the best chorizo around.  Delicious!
 Yesterday I showed you Ruthie's new Waring Professional Deep Fryer.  Today I want to show you how easily this comes apart for cleaning. I love it! Just lift everything screws or buttons. 
 I also like the three baskets that come with it...
...and the way all the baskets and plug get stored inside the fitted lid.  There's a reason why this got many 5 star customer reviews!
Today Ruthie is cleaning out her room and she made the tough decision to give this plaque to the thrift shop.  Breaks my heart.  We love anything to do with Texas...but there's nothing like a move to make you prioritize your junk...even if you're just moving downstairs!

Well, it's time for me to get back to cleaning out my closet.  My neighbor has been driving his dump truck back and forth today, so I've got to go find out what he's doing. 

Many blessings ~ Kathie

"I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." ~ Psalm 34:1 

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