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Update


On the house!!! Lol. It’s almost to the stage of decorating, still have boxes to unpack and haven’t found all the China cabinet stuff from the boys yet but, it’s coming along nice. Of course there is wedding stuff everywere!!!

David found this chair for me, it’s just like the one I lost in the fire 2 weeks before Jacobs first birthday. (19 now) I loved rocking him in it. It fits in perfectly with the house.

We found a pot rack to put up in the kitchen, can’t wait to get to painting in here but, and don’t mind the fish hook lol, it was a, just put it there, kind of thing!!!

Decided on were to put the China cabinet and the mirror over it. I still haven’t been able to get it the way I want with the knick knacks and things till I find them all. All the things the boys have made me over the years go in first. Then I will decide on unused space.

Found this for 10.! It’s on wheels and solid. Needs some love and new pulls but it’s going to be perfect for the extra bed sheets and things. For now this is the laundry room, but someday it’s going to b the new bathroom.

And, finally this huge wicker set of loveseat, 2 chair, rocking chair, 2 end tables and plant stand to match a stool a shelf and a hanging plant holder that we had already. I love it! Felt like we stole it at 70.! Cushions are moldy so have to fix that but still!!!

Going to b a great sunporch! Neeeeds paint!!! Not much for the peachy color it is now. Lol

So, that’s what’s up here!!!

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Cancer free


It is with great emotion that I tell you, I was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. They immediately started on removing it. I had two different proceedings done and after my second , they say it’s all gone!

I am STILL remodeling my house, still planning a backyard wedding for October 14 and then this, I was more frustrated that I had to remain in bed for a week than anything else! Lol  it just never crossed my mind they would fail. I was just not worried, I new, I just had that feeling inside that it was all going to be ok and they would get rid of it all. I was in bed with no problems for the first three days, then on day four I moved around a bit, day five- more and on day 6 was put back to bed rest. Pushed it. Yesterday was day one week and I’m still trying to be easy but it’s so hard with everything else going on.

I still have a , I guess u could say, dormant mass inside my intestines that has just stayed there, not changing, not growing, not doing anything. It’s been there for a few years and the concern has always been with major surgery and how my body would handle it. This was not a major surgery but it was still pretty invasive, I think I handled it just fine. The Dr don’t want to mess with it if they don’t have to, I can see y.

I start with a new primary care next week and am very excited. I have been dealing with so much unknown that it’s got me frustrated, I’m hoping a new set of eyes will finally find me some answers.

Time flies


Moving time is here. My poor man is exhausted. It’s been a push everyday to get it all done. We ended up having to hire a couple guys to move all the big stuff into the uhaul but my son and my fiance had to unload themselves. 

I haven’t been posting much as I been running and moving but things will get back on track after this weekend and I will post more and more pictures from the renovation and more about, well, everything!!  Having a wedding in October, wow! Need to do that stuff. Assassin’s. Lol. See u soon.

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So tired of being tired


Hi, I haven’t posted in a bit with all the choas going on at the moment but here’s an update. 

We are still in the apartment until school gets out June 16. I couldn’t see moving my son with only one month left to a new school. 

The house, we took out a wall, have refinished 4 floors so far, layed down 2 more, replaced some electrical wiring that was so old it was crumbly. Took out panelling all over the place, changed out lights and put up ceiling fans, cleaned up a garden that was started in front of the house, tore out wallpaper,  and a lot of clean up. During this whole process packing and sorting through a 3 bedroom apt with full basement and 8 years of junk. 

During this whole process my soon to be has worked his reg full time job of about 60 hours plus has a side job installing decks and some windows and has been the only muscle to move me. My son being 14 and lazy only helps when necessary and I’m not allowed to do much lifting, carrying, moving , climbing, etc. Etc. 

I feel so bad all the time because even if he let me I know I still don’t get as much done on a day as a normal healthy person does. My sleep is awful, I don’t get even a quarter of the REM sleep needed for anyone never mind me. I’m always fighting a cold or pain or something that were me down even more. It’s been about 20 years since I was diagnosed with Addisons and my health has just gone down hill from there but I don’t even remember normal anymore. I’m always tired and it’s so frustrating esp when I have so much to do. I take extra vit c and was just put on a vit d regimen but, I’m still tired. 

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Kitchen floor


Finally after tearing up two layers of linoleum and sub flooring, then sanding, sanding and sanding, and sanding off two stains that I didn’t like, here it is!!! This is my new kitchen floor!!!! I love it!!!! It’s a grey wash. Not a white wash but grey wash!!! Paint was mixed half paint and half water, water based paint, and my David painted it on, then we wiped it off. As much as I wanted the mix of grey paint and the wood grain to show was not easy but after  a few tries we got it just the way I wanted!! Some poly and this is the finish product!!

Now u can’t see it in the pic but there r two diff kinds of wood were an extension was added on years after the original floor was put down. That was a nightmare!!!!!!!! I wanted the old aged look floor. I did the vinegar and steel wool method and the original flooring was so beautiful, but that other stuff just looked dirty. I put the black tea on the one side with the difficult wood and tried the vin again. Nope. Ugh, Then we got the mineral classic grey stain and did that, nope!!!! The wood sucked it up like a sponge but then it disappeared. It was a spotted mess of brown shades and grey and looked awful!!!!! The old side was great but that other wood just didn’t work. AGAIN!!!!

There wasn’t much left to do to get the look I wanted. The floor changed right in front of the stove so I had to get both sides to match!!!

Then my hubby came through again for me with the grey wash! 

So, three floors, three totally different methods. Living room, we layed the boards, did the vin and wool and after a second coat it was perfect for poly. The dining room, we redid the original floor, stained it, did make the mistake of not popping it and had to do it all again but then we got it perfect and ready for poly. The kitchen, well, it’s done!!!!!

Next


If you look back in my post you can see what this floor looked like before we sanded. I love the original wood!!!!!

The one above is the dining room and then we found under two layers of linoleum and base flooring wood a beautiful kitchen floor!!!

Vinager stained floor


I haven’t been on much lately with the house remodeling but will share our new living room floor!!!!

David put down pine plank boards and I made a vinegar and steel wool stain. We sanded, stained,did a second coat of stain and then poly sealed it. What do you think????

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New floors!!!!!


There it is, the living room floor in our new home is finally finished and it’s beautiful!!!!!!!! I love it. My man worked his butt off to finish it this weekend and he did a great job. Now the rest of the wood is for two bedrooms upstairs and then the sanding begins!! U can see a piece of the dining room floor under the pine boards. When I started pulling up linoleum in the kitchen and found the sub floor I thought for sure there was wood floor under it but I was wrong, it was more linoleum!!! I have blisters on my blisters from ripping up all the layers but the beautiful floor is worth it.

They used SO MANY STAPLES!!!!!!!

This is an idea on my pain!!!!! Lol. It’s going to be great though.