Friday, May 30, 2014

One Fix Done!

We still have a lot of insurance claims in process...
But I am very glad to say that this one is complete.

Our porch no longer looks like a car tried to drive through it.
That makes me VERY happy!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Little bit of work?

Last Sunday, we made a list of things to do over the course of two days...

This was not our To Do before we sell the house...
This was not our To Do this week...
And it definitely wasn't our Don't Forget To Do on the house...
Yeah - we/I have a lot of To Do lists...

We crossed things off individually and then tackled some of the things together.
I can't say that we got everything done (hey, some of those items took a REALLY long time), but I can say that I did hit 10,000 steps on Sunday and may have to bleach my socks.

Maybe I should think about consolidating all of our To Do lists!
On second thought, maybe not...
I don't want to give MBB heart failure at its size.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014


We were working outside the other day and realized that we had a visitor.
He seems to think that this is his home too as I have seen him day after day after day.

Isn't really friendly though...


Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I totally jinxed myself.

I had to go and post about doing a good job blogging...
Just to turn around and not blog for about two weeks.


I can't even use work as an excuse - I haven't been traveling the last few weeks.
But, we have been working on the house a lot.
Trying to take care of the pool...
And put a very small dent in the list of things to do in the next two years.

Yeah - that's my story and I'm sticking to it!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Well I've done better about bloggin recently...
But I feel like I am primarily posting lots of pictures.

I guess that it where my life is right now...
And, I like taking pictures.

So, I guess I am primarily posting lots of pictures.
And not so many witty thoughts.

I'm good with that.
For now.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014


When visiting Detroit for a week, well... 
It's pretty easy to find some really good food.

A veggie wrap (extremely good veggie wrap)...

Fried green beans...

Good thing that I walked 10K steps each day that I was there!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mommy's Day

MBB and I were hanging out on Mommy's Day...
We ended up at the big blue box and filled up part of the truck.
I don't think that either of us planned on spending the day planting stuff in the yard.

Then, I had some visitor's that brought me a pretty cool present.
One that I love...

And evidence (even after a bath) of one of the blessings from the gift.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Yardwork on the Roof?

Drive by our house and you never know what you might see...


Friday, May 09, 2014

Got Caught Helping Nana...

He loves to help his Nana with the laundry.
He pulled Papaw's jeans out of the dryer, found a hanger and then tried to figure out how to hang them up.

Love it that he likes spending time helping Nana.


Wednesday, May 07, 2014


My oldest grandson is 19 months.
My youngest grandson is 19 days.

I may be nuts - but I think that is pretty cool...
But I am traveling for work, so I can't get this Kodak moment.  :(


Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Looking South

Isn't it a pretty view?
I was told that it is one of two places in the US where you can look south to see Canada.

True or not...
It's still a pretty view.


Monday, May 05, 2014

Its Been A Week....

...Since I received the shock of my life.
I still don't really think it has set in.

Occasionally, I see a kid between the ages of two and nine and find myself tearing up realizing that we will miss a majority of the boys' lives between those ages.
Yeah - having a rough time with that one.
Don't foresee that changing between now and then.

We are pretty much in limbo as we don't know where we are going or when even.
I am 90% confident that we will end up in Michigan.
I am very unclear on the timing - though I think anywhere from spring 2016 to early 2017...

The only thing 100% sure is that we are moving somewhere...
That the house will be sold.
That we have a huge amount of work to do (though not the same work that we thought we would be doing).

We are looking for a house inspector as this house has never gone through one, even with three owners.
We have fixed a huge amount of bad things over the last six years, but who knows what is left to do.
I would rather know now and have time to fix things, than be surprised when a buyer is about to sign.

Wish us luck.

I am still in shock.


Sunday, May 04, 2014

It Might Be A Good Idea...

...To clean out area of the dryer vent that is leaving the house.

MBB had the ladder out to get some things done today and saw that we needed to clean out where the dryer vent exists the house.
Keep in mind that this is our new dryer vent that has been around for less than half of a year.
Needless to say, I was chuckling as the pile pulled out grew larger and larger.

Yes, that pile is pretty large - that is a small white trash can sitting behind the pile.

Looks like I should include that piece of maintenance/cleaning in my future book of things a new homeowner should know (along with my - change the furnace filter... Yes, there is one and if not changed in oh, five years will fall into the furnace)...


Saturday, May 03, 2014


I mentioned a new project here.
Then showed our helper here.

Glad to say that the project is complete and we now have three plants planted (two on the far side and one on this side).  Glad that we will get at least two summers of fruit from this project before we have to say goodbye to this land.


Friday, May 02, 2014

Helping Papaw

Doesn't matter what Papaw does - he has to be right there with him.
If Papaw is digging up dirt, so is he... with a little bit smaller tool, of course.


Thursday, May 01, 2014

Another Purge

Finally got around to purging / organizing another area.
This one was simply because I needed to put away a dish...Yeah, that was fun.

I did find a piece of glass from where "something" got broke.
Since the rest of the evidence is gone and this is a cabinet that houses things that I don't use very often.
Yep, no idea what got broke or who did it.

I only got rid of six things (if you count the broken piece of glass - I do), but in my defense - I only went through one shelf of the cabinet...Not the whole thing.  :)