Where I grew up my Great Aunt wrote the “news” for the people in our rural community. She’d call around to the neighbors to see if they have any “news” to report. It might be their kids came home for a visit. Or an neighbor stopped by for lunch. It can also be area residents who are in the hospital and need prayers. Which brings me to this little tidbit I found in my scrapbook about my dad. So thankful my mom saved this:
Bet you won’t find something like that in the New York Times!
Here’s my pops and I. Not real sure why he’s showing so much leg.
For some reason WordPress will not let me flip this picture. Sorry.
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My Great Grandpa & Grandma, My Grandparents & my Great Uncle & Great Grandma. Kind of neat to have these pictures!
My Grandma on her wedding day!
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After I painted the inside of the closet in the spare bedroom I decided it was time to organize as well. I have the closet in this room and TNT has the closet in our bedroom.
The only thing left to do in this room is put the doors back on the closet. Everything else we put back together last night.
First I went through my winter clothes. My closets were so full that I would have to push everything to one side or the other to pull out or put in a hanger. It’s embarrassing how many clothes I had. However, my reasoning for keep them is, “Oh I’ll lose weight and be able to wear them again.” Yeah that’s probably not going to happen so over 1/2 of my winter clothes hit the give away pile. Which makes me very sad since I have nice sweaters from Christopher & Banks that I spend good $$ on.
I also went through my shoes. My problem is keeping tennis shoes way too long. But they just get so comfy I never want to get rid of them.
Now to my t-shirts. I have all kinds of shirts, racing, baskeball, KU, Mac Tools, even a few from HS. I just love t-shirts and don’t want to get rid of any. I did downsize a few that were too small though. The bottom rack is my work summer shirts. These are polos & nicer shirts. I cut down about 1/2 of these as well. Nice to be able to actually see what is in my closet.
These shelves always seem to gather clothes that I’m too lazy to hang up. Remember one time I posted that this room is my “Monica from Friend’s closet” where I don’t want to hang up clothes. The bottom shelf has my everyday work jeans, capris & shorts. Behind them is my farm work jeans. Second shelf up is my sweats, sweatshirts and PJ pants. Then my bras and hats are on the next shelf. The top hold stocking and baseball hats.
Any bets on how long I can keep it this organized?
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My house was a mess all week since TNT started sanding the on the floor in the spare bedroom.
*Before floor. *After floor with the clear coat starting to go on. *Made my mom 6 frozen crock pot meals and 3 for TNT & I. *I had to organize the all the stuff we pulled out of the spare bedroom. I was going nuts with none of it organized. It did give me a chance to go through my clothes. *Sunday I painted the closet to match the room. *All my clothes back in. *The anniversary gift for my inlaws. I thought they were skiing over the weekend so I didn’t hide it. They stopped by and saw it. Oh well I told them to act surprised. *Sunday afternoon I cleaned out the kitchen and sold a bunch of the casserole baking dishes we received for our wedding. Six years and they’ve never been used…time to get rid of them. *Sunday night I sat on the floor in the spare bedroom and just smiled. LOVE how beautiful it is now!
And I had to share this because I snorted then spit all over my phone when I saw this!!
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When TNT’s grandparents moved into our house back in 1973 they repainted without putting a drop cloth down on the floor. They were going to put carpet down so they saw no need to save the hardwood. Right after I moved in we pulled up the carpet in the spare bedroom. Underneath we found a mess that was very painful to look at. In the picture below you can see where they cleaned their rollers and then around the edges they didn’t care that paint got on the floor. We’ve been putting off this project for the 8 years I’ve been living here. I did paint the walls back in Oct 2013 which improved the room so much. But the floor was still an eye sore.
On Monday TNT decided he was going to start on this project. The parts for the corn planter won’t be in for two weeks so he decided to get this project rolling.
Pulled the carpet out of the closet and you can see where the old bathroom was when indoor plumbing was first installed. This main part of the house is over 100 years old so there are many add ons.
Molly helped TNT replace those boards where the bathroom walls were. Previous owners had just put plywood down since carpet covered it. TNT did it the right way and patched it.
He did such a great job. It’s like a puzzle only worse.
After TNT sanded all the paint & varnish off.
I’m in love with the natural look to this floor so we decided just to put a clear coat on instead of staining it the pecan color that the rest of the house is.
After the first coat of clear has been applied. Two more coats then a 72 hour cure before we can move things back in. I am going to paint the closet the same lite grey color that is on the walls before we start putting stuff back in.
It usually doesn’t bother me too much to remodel, but moving everything from the bedroom into the dining and living room turned my life upside down. I couldn’t stand it. I was in a gloomy mood and I just felt out of whack. I also dislike having tools all over the house. Luckily TNT had them all out of the house last night.
I couldn’t stand it last night and organized the all the stuff that was in the dining and living rooms. I was able to put it all in the dining room except for the head & foot boards for the bed which you can see in the living room. I feel much much better about this now. I also went through all my clothes and got rid of a lot. If you know anyone needing L or XL clothes send them my way.
I can live with this orangized mess for another 72 hours. Before I don’t think I would have been able too.
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That’s me during summer league softball.
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I inherited a weird trait from my great-grandpa….crooked pinkies. I was born with them that as was my 3rd cousin. I good naturally get teased about my pinkies. Great booger pickers, I could use them as a hook for coffee cups, you get the picture. My right one is worse than my left and I think with time it won’t be able to bend. Before you ask no it can’t be fixed. Here are my fingers in all their glory.
Last night I was playing fetch with Molly and I quickly reached down to grab the tennis ball and I jammed my pinkie into the ball that was on the ground. It hurt really bad. It started swelling and the pain was pretty bad. I didn’t remember jammed fingers being that painful. Of course it’s been since HS basketball since I really jammed a finger.
This morning I went to the chiropractor for an adjustment and had him look at my pinkie. I should have mentioned before hand that my pinkie is crooked all the time, but I’m sure you can picture his eyes popping out of his head cartoon style when he saw my very crooked finger. I quickly said it’s always crooked like this. He busted up.
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