Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So much going on...

I have been very busy getting ready for Charlie's graduation.  I finally finished the announcement
and open house invitations.
Charlie and his friend Jack wanted to have their open house together.  They will be roommates at IU next year.

My new appliances came last week.  They are WON-DER-FULLLLL.  I picked GE Cafe stainless for everything but the dishwasher, which is a Bosch.  Momma like!

I went to the granite lot and picked the section from my slab of Geriba for my island.
This week I need to clean, clean, clean.  I need to call Restore to pick up my old appliances.  {Restore is part of Habitat for Humanity and they will accept gently used appliances, cabinets, furniture, and other household products.}  Someone is coming to measure for wood blinds on Thursday.  My new Walnut Dining Cabinet is coming on Friday.  

BUT next week is when all the magic happens {fingers crossed}.  June 1st, the counterops and plumbing are ripped out.  June 2nd, the granite arrives (and so does Eva K).  June 3rd third the plumbing is reconnected (new garbage disposal too) and the backsplash will be put in.  June 4th the painter returns.  June 5th is the open house.  What?... you think I'm crazy?  You may be right. 

Coping in the midwest,

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It is a busy time...

Our house {literally} is gearing up for graduation.  The past month has been busy, and this month promises to be more of the same.

First of all, let me confess.  Several years ago when one of our nephews was graduating from high school my SIL did  a lot of redecorating.  At the time I thought "how crazy".  Why did she need to redecorate and why did she wait until the last minute.  Well... now I know.  {Those were my younger days when I was some what naive and obviously judgemental.} 

My tale of redecorating reads something like If you give a Mouse a Cookie.

It started with the spot on the ceiling of the family room.  I was responsible for this spot as I ran the water in the master sink upstairs to the overflow point... overflow and large spot on the ceiling.  So bring in the painter to fix the spot. 

If I am bringing in a painter, I should probably also repaint the dining and living rooms. 

If I am going to repaint, I should bring in an interior decorator to help me choose paint.  And convince me that I need to repaint kitchen, family and powder rooms too.

If I am going to repaint the kitchen, I should probably think about replacing my formica with the granite I've always wanted.

If I am going to get granite, I should get a tile back splash... and what about replacing the island with something more functional and pretty...and the white appliances won't look good with the new granite.

If I am getting new appliances, including a new dual fuel range, I'll need to hire an electrician. 

If I hire an electrician, I should update the lighting in the kitchen.

And now that my dining room looks so nice with the new paint, I should have a real dining room set, complete with a place to store my china.

I'll tell you, it never ends.....

So girls, the moral of the story is never wait to redecorate

Here is the graduate, on the day of prom, and before the wisdom teeth extraction.  He is headed to Indiana University but as you can tell, there is a little Hawkeye in his blood. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

For My Mother...

All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.  -Abraham Lincoln

Happy Mother's Day Eva K.

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