Friday, May 25, 2007

Slowly Taking Shape

My house, that is. The Evil Twin painted the walls himself. Two coats of primer, one coat of the paint and two walls that were sponged (they had a few dings in them, so we did a "cover up"). Isn't he the greatest? I vote YES.

Sissy and I spent most of today in the back yard, since the den was being overhauled and there wasn't anything but no good she could get into there. It was nice, kinda hot at times, but we caught a few nice breezes.

After Buddy came home from school, he joined us for the back yard fun and even got his trunks on and took a swim (dip) in Sissy's pool. Good thing -- she's scared witless about it! I want to make sure I get my $7 worth - what I paid for it at Walmart and lord knows what it's going to cost on our water bill. The Evil Twin will only let it sit out a night or two, before his butthole starts twitching over the grass that's dying underneath. Frankly, I'd rather have a patch of dead grass than a $100 water bill.

We had dinner on the patio and that was lovely. I feel like I'm always on a beach vacation living in this house. We've been here three years and I still love it with all my heart. Our first house, we had built after we got married. It was a small midentry and after about 6 months, I hated it. I hated the neighborhood. I hated the neighbors. I was pretty unhappy all the way around. We lived in that house for 10 years! Good heavens!

Anyway, tomorrow is the hardwood floor unveiling and re-shining (that poly-urethane stuff). I ordered two of the most gorgeous area rugs I have ever seen - one for the den and one for the dining room. I spent more on them than I would have liked, but they REALLY go with the rest of the decor and were just perfect. I hope they get here before the furniture on Thursday.

I hope my faithful 4 readers have a great Memorial Day weekend - just kidding - I hope you ALL have a great weekend!


  1. You, too! May the weather be wonderful, so that you and the kids can enjoy it.

    Away from the fumes of the P-U.

    Please remember to take pictures of the grand unveiling!

    I shall spend the weekend getting well. I am battling pink eye in both eyes, and they are 1/2 swollen shut.


  2. Yay for houses to love! That is so cool! And ditto the pictures. I was just sorting out BOXES of pictures (30 years' worth, shuffled better than casino cards) and there are lots of house photos. Great memories in there, especially if you capture the workers at work.