All Around the House forum: 2011 June Week One ~ Entryway and Dining Room

 
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2011 2:57 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Well, ladies,
I'm home permanently for the summer and am back to my cleaning. We finally got our warmer weather (98 today) but tremendous winds along with it. I stay inside in those kinds of winds.

So I have been cleaning like crazy. We got a new stool in the down bathroom this week so I cleaned it top to bottom . . . squeaky clean. All the covers for our hot water heat have been removed to be sandblasted and repainted so it was a perfect opportunity to clean those areas. (That sorta includes the dining room and entry way).

Hope everyone is keeping up when they can.

A
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Imagequilter5
Jun 4, 2011 8:03 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Hi Arlene,
Been busy here too. I had a DG friend come from IL last week and spent a day with her and her family. We had a lovely time showing her a bit of NH. Had my house spotless before she cama and I'm trying to keep it that way. Good days and bad days!!!
Had a guest and her two children for dinner Thurs night that ate me out of house and home!!! Everything she could get a hold of was gone!!!Thumb of 2011-06-04/quilter5/e3f665 1st she got the songbird seed, then came back for hte suet and again for the thistle. Needless to say no more feeders out for us!!!
Have a great weekend. Barb
Imagevic
Jun 4, 2011 10:18 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Oh my goodness Barb! I can't believe you got a photo! YIKES!!!!!!!!

Arlene - you're getting the temps we've been having. I'm keeping up. I work inside til it gets light and work outside til the heat drives me in, etc.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Group hug

vic
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 5, 2011 4:59 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Oh, my! You have BEARS?! I'm never coming for a visit.

Zany would probably appreciate that pic for her puzzles.

Yes, very hot here but that's ok. Got some plants in the ground yesterday and did some watering last night. I need to go see what area of the house we are to work on this coming week.

My goal is to clean my garage. It usually is done by April/May and this year it just didn't get done. We have an annual garage sale here on the lake in a couple of weeks. This is going to be deep cleaning in the garage to get rid of some things at that sale.

The week after the sale is the annual junk day; You can drop your junk at the state park and they haul it away for you. Hope we can dispose of some things that way too. June is going to be "deep cleaning" month for me.
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Imagevic
Jun 5, 2011 4:20 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Here's what's been going on in my head all day....

Lions, tigers, and BEARS - Oh My!!!!!!!!!!

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 5, 2011 8:09 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Got half of the garage floor cleaned today; I'm beat. Tomorrow will be easier to finish.
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Image1AnjL
Jun 14, 2011 3:45 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Hi everyone!

My hubby started digging our our basement a few weeks ago and ever since then my schedules been all wonkie Blinking we removed 12 cubic yards of dirt, getting ready to start pouring the footings this weekend and hopefully framing next weekend. We are adding 300 sq feet for an office, laundry and craft room and another 300 sq ft of storage. I sure hope this project gets finished sometime this summer. I'd like a 'home' again instead of living in a construction zone Rolling on the floor laughing
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 14, 2011 3:52 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Good to see you Annmarie!

How exciting. More space!

I finally got my garage cleaned. Hurray! But now I am working at the plant for the next two weeks. I do have a little help coming in on Sat to try to keep me up to speed.

I'll be back to get on track.
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Imagevic
Jun 14, 2011 3:59 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Oh Annmarie! Remodeling and new construction are always so stressful but I know you're keeping your eye to the end of the project. Sounds wonderful!!!!!!!!!

Hang in Arlene and I'm glad you're getting some help on Saturday! Hurray!

vic
Image1AnjL
Jun 14, 2011 4:01 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Hang in there Arlene! there IS a light at the end of the tunnel...er... at least thats what I keep telling myself Rolling on the floor laughing
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 15, 2011 6:38 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
This is NOT the way I would want my June to go; but it's OK. Ther IS a light at the end of the tunnel. God works in mysterious ways. So sorry I can't be in here as much as I would like to.
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Imagevic
Jun 15, 2011 7:01 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
But you ARE here Hurray! and you WILL be back Hurray!

Take care of you Lovey dubby
Imagequilter5
Jun 16, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Light?? Did you say light? I'm hiding in dark glasses from the light right now. Had cataract and laser work done on my left eye on the 8th. It is healing beautifully and my vision has improved so much. Next Wed the 22nd, I'm getting the right eye done. So I'm afraid June has not been a housework month. We had the place spotless before company Memorial Day and it is holding up pretty well. I'm so grateful Norm is home right now to help though. The drill of no lifting, no bending etc is hard to keep up with when I'm used to doing for myself and nobody drops things more than I!!!!!
Glad to hear you are well ladies - I've missed popping in here as often as I did. Sounds like things are happening at your homes too. How was your company Vic? Did you enjoy the family?
Arlene, I thought you were going to have the summer for you. Are you back at the plant???
And Annmarie, here you go again too... There is light ahead but we just need to wait for it I guess.
Take care ladies - I'm off to sew for a while now that I can pretty much see what I'm doing!!!!
Oh, and no more dinner guests - but then I'm no longer providing treats for them either!!! LOL
Imagevic
Jun 16, 2011 3:00 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
So good to see you Barb!

and so happy the surgery went well and you will be able to SEE! Hurray!

Company came and went and we had a wonderful time!

We're going way back up in the high 90's next week!

UGH....

ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 16, 2011 5:14 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Wow, Barb. You do such beautiul quilting WITH the cataracts . . . how much better can it get . . . to see better?

Vic, Glad you had a wonderful time with your company! Now you rest and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Our Production Manager is taking a two week vacation this week and next. Because we have a huge consignment which needs to go out a week from tomorrow, I elected to go to the plant and work. I was trained many years ago through the entire process just so I would understand the process, but I couldn't really step in and do anything. I didn't have that much training.

This week I have learned a lot and have been helping out doing menial tasks. The days are long because I get up early and do paper work; then come home at night and do paperwork. I am finally used to the 40 mile round trip every day. I use the drive time as my quiet time. . . do some thinking. We produce a stellar product . . . it is really a thing of beauty . . . no one else does this. (yeah, I know, gettin' carried away here). I just didn't realize it until now. I actually get a "blast" out of using the sandblast machine. (Pathetic . . huh?).

Tomorrow I will stay home as my new housecleaning lady will be here to clean. Aren't I lucky? DH doesn't mind paying her and, I think, he is proud that I can do this. He has always said I couldn't do this or that because I might break a nail. Well, I know I am a "girly girl" but I am showing him I can do it! He is a man of few words but I think he is proud of me.

I also do the invoicing and use the UPS software to make shipping labels. He knows how to do it but he is shaky with it. Yesterday we tried to have things ready for UPS to pick up and could only give them one of the three packages that should have gone out. Today we snagged those and shipped some other orders because I started earlier. The challenge has been fun . . . I love a challenge.

I didn't expect to be doing this but it's OK. Wouldn't want to do it on a regular basis.

I finally bought a Kindle and love it!

Take care and keep cleaning!

Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
Imagequilter5
Jun 17, 2011 6:27 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Sounds wonderful both of you Vic and Arlene.
Vic - I'm really happy you had a great visit. You get two weeks of not chasing dust bunnies - okay??? All right Vic, you can fluff off the dusting too!!! Pun intended.....

Arlene - I guess hubby always knew you could do it as did we.. Great job and you get two weeks no dusting! Wait a minute - you just said someone else was going to do it for you. That is great. You deserve it and can have three late days next week - okay?Of course knowing you, you are there a half hour early anyway!!!!LOL

I have only been at the sewing machine a little bit as I really want these eyes to heal well. No strain if I can help it....So I'm using the time to clean up the sewing room as in reorganize it and line up projects I need to get done. Prioritizing I guess. Seems like I'm always running one project into another into another. From now on, only two projects out at a time.....
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 17, 2011 4:58 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
I'm hanging in there; doing fine.

Barb, don't push it; there's plenty of time. Off to bed; another big day but I am satisfied.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
Imagequilter5
Jun 18, 2011 6:16 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Hope everyone's weekend is a great one. Mine is all baseball!!! Sean has two games on Sat and two on Sun. The 1pm games on Sat and Sun are for his regular team's playoffs. The 7 pm games on both days are for the All-Star team that he tried out for and made. These games are 45 miles away. So it will be watch and drive for two days. Grammy and Papa try to go to all of his games as do his other set of grandsparents. It's really comical to see who makes this comment first!!! "That's MY grandson pitching out there" or "That was MY grandson that made that play" - We get a big kick out of seeing the looks on other people's faces!!! We all love each other dearly and are great friends....
Off to get a load of laundry finished up before the travel begins...
Imagevic
Jun 18, 2011 6:25 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Oh what a FUN week-end Barb! Enjoy it!

Quiet week-end here but dd and her dh are coming tomorrow and cooking a wonderful meal for us and instead of calling it Father's day they are calling it parents day since they were gone Mothers day weekend Rolling on the floor laughing

Son in law is an AWESOME cook! He should be on Food Network Thumbs up

vic
Imagequilter5
Jun 18, 2011 6:33 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Maybe I'll make time to drop in for dinner!!!!!! LOLOLOL Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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