Saturday was set for concrete but as you may have guessed by now – it was a no show. I’ve decided that this guy was a fisherman at sometime in his life and has learned how to stretch the truth or maybe it’s the way I understand him (really the lack thereof). I hoped for concrete on Monday and then on Tuesday and I didn’t really count on it for Wednesday. Just maybe one day this week, but I’m not sure that is likely to happen either!
With that disappointment I will just keep to positive happenings in the house, or at least try to because it really doesn’t help me to be anxious and it is TOTALLY out of my control! The good news with that, is there is a lot going on inside now.
Grant had his work cut out for him with his structure project. It surprises me sometimes how creative people can be in order to accomplish what they do with low “means”. He didn’t have heavy equipment and it was just him to get the ceiling raised in the den and leveled the floor upstairs in the hall. It was almost like a forest in the den but it worked while he was able to brace the floor joists.
Monday I worked on my lovie project and I had a terrible time getting and/or staying on task with it. Have you ever started a project and not really know how to tackle it and for some reason it just lingers on forever. Well this project was like that for me, plus I wanted to work on something else that I knew how and what to do. I finally got through the tough part and then last night I finally finished them.
Monday night was Lakeview guild meeting and our guest speaker was Sally Collins who does amazing miniature quilts and I mean truly amazing. Some of them finished at 9 inches or so. I wished I had been able to attend her workshop. She spends a lot of time pressing and in some cases trims her seams.
Before work, Tuesday morning I went to the house since I didn’t have time to see it Monday and the sheetrock people really went to town. They worked in the bedrooms, dining, kitchen, back porch and in all the bathrooms – really all over the house for that matter. But I do think the biggest impacts were made in the master bathroom (it looks much bigger now that it only has one entrance) and the back porch. It is pretty exciting.
Wednesday morning I needed to let them know what I thought about texture. They did a sample for the walls and ceiling in the pantry. I think it will be fine. They got all the texture done upstairs today. Grant finished the den area this evening so I guess they will come back tomorrow and finish the den and entry.
I went home to put the final touches on my lovies and to make a pincushion. In case you ever want to make a pincushion if you really want it to be thick, use a chopstick or a pencil to help pack the filling. It makes a huge difference – you will like the results.
After David got off work today he went to the house and made the final “leafy” cut on the Ash tree. It was kind of fun to watch him. He did a great job! He also cut a place in the wall for the cable and he and I marked the doors and the doorways for them to go back to their original place.
I think you are officially up to date now, still no concrete. Maybe if I don’t expect it, it will come! Ha!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,