Awareness

Have you ever noticed that when you are going through different “life” events that you become more aware of things that you didn’t really notice before? I remember when I was pregnant for the first time how I noticed how MANY ladies were pregnant! Now that I have sand and concrete on the brain, I notice all the dump trucks and concrete trucks and wondering if they are going to our house!

my little red spider lilies

my little red spider lilies

Saturday morning I went to another estate sale and on my way to the retreat house I saw this dump truck and I was thinking…could they be going to LaPorte. As I exited, they did not, hence – the answer! Darn it! I continued my trek to the house and I turn on our street and low and behold there is a trailer in front of the house and I got to the house there is a dump truck in our driveway! Hallelujah! I was so excited I took a picture of the truck. He was pulling out and he opened his door and he asked me if he needed to smile? We laughed! I gave him a happy dance in the driveway!

one sand truck

one sand truck

sand for the new addition

sand for the new addition

There was a trailer loaded with insulation and it had been raining – it was covered with plastic but no people except the concrete guys were working.

our insulation

our insulation

I visited with the concrete guy and left. After I got home I worked on my Judy Niemeyer’s Captain’s Wheel. It was nice to be able to sew some. I got my “bag 3” all finished and now I get to go to the next bag. Wahoo!

bag 3 done

bag 3 done

now for bag 4

now for bag 4

I made a pretty good haul at the estate sale. I got 4 more chairs for the dining room, a sweet picture, a screen and 3 plants. Even though the Hosta plants are a little burned I figured the price of the pots were worth what I paid for them and she gave me the 3rd one.

my screen, the fabric needs to be cleaned or replaced

my screen, the fabric needs to be cleaned or replaced

look at my sweet picture

look at my sweet picture

I got 4 more chairs

I got 4 more chairs

my plants

my plants

I ended up driving back to the retreat house and unloaded my goodies and we found that they working on spraying the radiant barrier in the attic and on the open roof. They had only gotten about halfway finished and then had problems with their machine so didn’t get to finish. Their projected finish was by 4, that didn’t happen. Hopefully they will finish tomorrow as the sheetrock people are next on the docket.

insulation in one of the bedrooms

insulation in one of the bedrooms

insulation

insulation

look at the view that was on the front porch

look at the view that was on the front porch

the barrier sprayed on the ceiling

the barrier sprayed on the ceiling

The concrete people got one load of sand moved around which is a good thing. He told me he needed another load of sand, I’m not sure why he didn’t schedule 2 loads – I didn’t go there.

sand put in place

sand put in place

in place

in place

Today I drove back to the house to finish the door. It took a lot longer than I thought it would and a lot more stripper than I planned, but the good news – I did finish it.

one side of my door

one side of my door

the other side of the door

the other side of the door

Grant showed up after noon and began working on the back door. He cut the wall for the entrance but he had to do a lot more before he was to hang the door.

opening for the new back door

opening for the new back door

After I finished the door I drove home and David and I ended up stripping/working on a 5-panel door that was for one of the bedrooms. Luckily it was a lot easier than the one I just finished. We only poured 2 applications of stripper and got to the wood. Yeah for less paint of this door!

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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