home improvement

In Which The Bride-To-Be Comes Home

Diary of a Wedding

These past two weeks have been two of the busiest, most stressful weeks of my life. All good, though! My little girl got married last Saturday and we couldn’t be happier. But let me back up just a little. I realize it’s been five months since I wrote my last post. The post that informed…

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As Hot As The Sun

We’re staring down what I believe is our 7th heat wave for the summer, which I think is a record. Regardless, it’s YUCKY out. This oppressive heat and humidity is even causing some schools without air conditioning to close early due to heat indices of more than 100. I don’t like it one bit. I…

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Girls’ Day Out

I realize it’s been over a week since last I regaled you with office updates. Since then I received and put together the cabinet and it’s pretty much wonderful. It’s actually a bathroom floor cabinet from Wal-Mart, but whatever. It suits my needs just fine and it looks great! Except for this little oops right…

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The Office Project – Not Quite There

Because I know all this talk of my new office has been so fascinating, so exciting, I thought I’d tell you a little more. Yesterday I put my desk and my chair together. Those IKEA desks are something else. It wasn’t putting together a bookcase, that’s for sure. Nevertheless, it was pretty fun. I did…

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The Office Project – Days Three and Four

Thursday night I was so sore and exhausted from all the painting calisthenics I mentioned in my last post, that at 9:00 I took two Advil PMs and went to bed. I slept like a rock. It was glorious. Waking up yesterday was not quite as glorious. But wake up I did and coffee helped…

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The Office Project – Day Two

Oh my gosh, people. I hurt everywhere. I mean from my toes to my neck. The top of my head feels okay. It might be tender, but I can’t lift my arms up high enough to touch it to find out. Seriously, 30 minute work outs for three weeks had nothing on today. Though I’m…

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The Office Project – Day One

Today was the first day of my office project. The first official day, anyway. The sitting room has been a catch all for weeks months years and I have gotten quite a bit of it taken care of. And by that I mean boxed up and put in another room, which we will get to…

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Challenge Completed

Twenty-one days are done and the challenge is over. I had hoped to finish strong, but Katie was home for the weekend and we went to dinner to celebrate Taylor’s new job and I wasn’t able to do my workouts because Katie brought a friend home and I didn’t want to be caught exercising by…

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I Grow Rocks

I’m sorry I haven’t been very good about writing. (Is it just me, or do I seem to say that a lot?) I’ll be better about it once I get my act together. (Again, I say this all the time, don’t I?) Actually, my act is fairly together right now as I’ve been spending a…

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Aaaaaaannnnnnnd It’s Done!

Well mostly done, anyway. It’s pretty much complete. The powder room is just a few touch ups away from being finished! I promised before and after pictures, but I can’t find the before photos. Just suffice it to say it was a boring, construction-grade bathroom. Linoleum on the floor, a beige toilet and a standard…

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