Tag Archive: Home improvement

Apr 10

Almost Finished!

Well, I’ve been busy.  After my day at the Library of Michigan Wednesday, I spent Thursday playing catch up.  I’m not there, but almost.  I spend some time in the yard, finally!  It sure felt good to be outside.  I raked one of the ditches near the street and hauled the leaves to the still …

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Apr 06


I was checking Facebook this morning to see what I missed while I was away this weekend, and I clicked on an advertisement.  I’m not much of an ad clicker, but it was something about a garden tool.  I’m all for gardening this time of year. I actually think this is the best laugh I’ve …

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Apr 04


Spring might really be on the way! The Daffodils look pretty good. The bedroom is finished! I put all the stuff back, I know there is too much. It is all photos, old high school year books and other worthwhile things. Here is a view over the head of the bed. The wedding ring quilt …

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Apr 01

April Fool!

Granny is the April Fool, after writing a (Not so) Wordless Wednesday post on TUESDAY. Sorry to yell, I’m reminding myself what day it is today. This crazy result is justice, I got exactly what I deserve for following convention. I’ve never been a good follower, the problem is, I am not a gracious leader …

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Mar 23

Busy, Busy

This is shaping up to be a busy, and short week. The weekend was exhausting, again. Friday was pleasant, D3 and I headed out for Ikea at about 9 a.m. Traffic was thin, but the parking lot over there at wonderland was quite full. We skipped the ninety-nine cent breakfast and got right with the …

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Mar 20

Stair Project

I promised photos of the completed stairs, and here they are: These are thumbnails.  You can see that the walls of this house are plaster, a fact we have elected to live with.  I know one lady who actually pulled the plaster out of her house and installed drywall.  I can’t imagine the work doing …

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Mar 20

Funny, Funny Friday

Perhaps it is funny, but maybe not. As soon as Papa got ready for work this morning, we took the bed, the top of a big shelf and his night stand out of the bedroom. He moved the TV, cable box and VCR last night. Yesterday I took all the books and notebooks and put …

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Mar 19

The Wall

I hit a wall on Tuesday, and absolutely collapsed. Well, I almost absolutely collapsed. I put two coats of paint on the stairs, while the paint dried, I wrote some posts for my Belle’s Box series over on Granny’s Genealogy. Then, it was outside to paint the new trim, which will go in the living …

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Mar 17

Productive on the Home Front

We sure got a lot done on our project this weekend. Saturday morning, it was the living room carpet. Papa did the heavy lifting, he’s pretty good with a knife, and before I knew it half the carpet was up. The worst part was trying to figure out what to do with all the furniture. …

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Mar 13


Want new flooring, and a new paint job? A couple of days on my project, and you won’t! Wednesday I moved stuff all over, covered up what was left and painted the living room ceiling. The I taped the trim, vacummed the walls and got ready to paint them. Those activities were after a trip …

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