Month: August 2018

Rather Studly

We had our framing lumber delivered today! Over 300 2×6’s. Thanks Lowes. Our son, Matt and I carried most of them into the shop but I had to open the shop so Matt is still working on it. I also posted on Facebook that…

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

When you’re doing a big project and acting as your own contractor, it’s extremely helpful to have contacts that can help you.  My favorite person this week is Carlene Albin!  You can find her behind a computer at the Lowe’s for ProServices desk at…

Back At It!

So, we took a little time off last weekend to take our gorgeous granddaughter, Lily to see Taylor Swift at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville. It was a blast! She said it was the best day in her life. She’s 11.   We got…

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

Last night was another late night.  But a late night means we usually get to see a beautiful sunset, just like this one!  The front of our building faces mostly west and we love watching the sunset!  Once the windows are opened up in…

Our Future Master Bedroom

A good portion of this space will be our bedroom.  From the poles shown on the left to the wall on the right and to the last pole – this will be our master bedroom.  I think we have about 16 poles down the…

The Bunk Room

We have three children and they are each married with children.  Matt and Anne Marie have one child, Leo.  Bradley and Jess have two, Lily and Elias.  Lori and Sean have two, Hazel and the youngest, Harper.  We love having them all over and…

I’m Totally Floored

I’m totally floored by the look we’re achieving with this Boiled Linseed Oil from Lowe’s.  We’re using a paint roller with a long handle, rolling it on and then wiping off any excess.  Although there isn’t much excess, we decided it would be much easier…

Sand, Sweep, Vacuum, and Oil

Well, it only took us 8 days to sand the floor.  We did the entire floor twice.  Once with 36 grit sandpaper, then with 80 grit.  It was a bear!  I think I’ve lost 10 pounds so far. We sanded, then swept, then vacuumed…

We’ve Got Gas!

We’ve been eating mostly salads since we got back from vacation, so…..  Just kidding.  The Henderson Gas Department is installing our new gas lines and meter today.  It’s a hot muggy day today, so I wanna thank the hard working guys who are out…

Party On Dude

My family has often called me the Martha Stewart of party planning.  I absolutely love getting everyone together, planning for food and decorating for the occasion, especially for Christmas!  I’ve hosted my family’s Thanksgiving & Christmas celebrations for years.  Having over 3500 sq. ft….