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Pantry update


The shelves and brackets are permanent but we are going to build a cabinet on bottom and add more shelves

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Oh Deer


Mom sent dad to the store for a little deer family to put in the front of the house. Now my dad was an avid hunter, it was even in the wedding vows that he takes November off for hunting, I think that’s why this happened.

Dad died last Christmas Eve from Covid so mom sent these out to our place since we have the big yard. They are 7 feet tall easy!!

We miss you dad!

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DIY Pantry


I finally decided on the size based on our need , it only took me days!! Both my husband and I hate doing drywall and we both love weed so we decided to install shiplap instead. I am going to have two drawers the length of the side with only one piece on it and then shelves on the rest. I might put drawers on the other side as well but, not sure yet .

You know the messed up part of this whole thing is, the blue print design was easy, the building part is not too bad but the actual designs, colors , drawers or shelves, lighting, that part is the most difficult!! I’m worried I won’t like the results or it won’t look right, wow! Well I guess we will see!!!

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My dog got attacked 😩


The neighbors dog, they used to play when he was a puppy, they have played less as they both aged. I believe my pup is 2 years older actually, so they played when the other was a pup.

Anyway, the other dog hasn’t been loose to play in awhile, at first, he ran over and started to play but somehow they ended up fighting. The other dog had his throat and I freaked, it took both dads to get them apart. My poor baby was traumatized. We had to take him to a weekend vets an hour and half away. He had a drain and a lot of stitches put in, he had to be watched so he didn’t itch, he has had to have antibiotics and pain pills twice a day, warm cloth to clean all the stuff up, I think I have been traumatized as much as him!

He got the drain out but still has the stitches, we tried putting socks on his feet so he won’t itch but he just rips them off. We can’t put anything on him like his collar or a cone because it’s his neck.

He still shakes like crazy any time we even look at it. He has just started to act like himself again, it’s been a week today. I’m afraid we aren’t keeping it clean enough or he will scratch a stitch out.

The redness at the top worries me as well.

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Granite in the wall?


As we continue on in our renovations we decided to take the basement stairs down and remake them straight instead of with a turn.

We had to go through the concrete of the original house foundation and found it was packed with rocks! This made it very difficult to do so my husband had to rent a jack hammer!

My husband also finished taking down another spot since he had it already and that’s when I noticed a large piece set aside, he said he found it in the wall and it was granite!!!

It still has some brick stuck to it but I can only imagine how using granite would be cheap? I can see how the rocks would be, any market out there for rocks hundreds of years old!! Lol

Next we will rebuild these stairs to go straight down, then the second story stairs can be done the same way.

It’s such a slow process but it is coming along.

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Upcycled grill


Cleaning up around our yard I ran across the old grill, lightbulb!!! I have seen photos of people doing this and thought it always looked cute so off to the Depot I went.

The selection of perennial plants was limited so I’m not very happy with the look but maybe once they grow out it will look better.

Decided to add some lights and what a pain that was!! The watering can I used had a difficult spout so getting the lights through was not easy! First I had to make 10 holes bigger, then I had to find a long sturdy wire to thread in and wrap the lights around good enough to pull back through, took me awhile to think of cutting the first light on each end off to stop it from getting stuck at the hole and slipping off, but I finally got it. Phew! Done !