Saturday, September 12, 2015

Good Company

My supper date tonite!

Thought I'd share this funny photo I took tonite.  Just me, my 'date' and a good steak.  Added my favorite cheap wine and woohoo!  Saturday night at my house.  LOL

I am slogging away at prepping the house to list.  I think it's almost there.

If not this week, then next.  

Then we'll see how fast - or slow- the market is here.  

All for now,


Saturday, July 18, 2015


We had an eventful afternoon yesterday.  Yes, that is hail. 

Oh Goody!  I have a broken window.

Ugh.  I feel awful my pony girls had to ride this one out.  The little shed I have for them was scarier (loud) than being pummeled I guess.

And then there is this.

Dimples are cute, right?

The horse trailer roof is the same.

Insurance has been contacted and appointments scheduled.

It will be interesting to find out about the roof of my house. :)

Horses seem OK.  No obvious contusions or wounds, but I bet they are sore.

This was the backside of the storm with the hail.

Another almost as scary storm followed of heavy rain and lightening.  No wind for either storm.  Just straight down water and ice.

And then this...

A friend described this as 'sky blue pink'.  Appropriate I think.

I am thankful the horses came through ok and the window glass on the truck survived.  Windshield vehicle glass around me was hit hard.  5 friends that I'm aware of had the glass shattered - many more cracked.  Body shops will be busy.

All for now.  Since we got some precipitation, I need to go mow my lawn now.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

In Shock

My looms are, that is!  LOL

I haven't been weaving - I've been working construction this summer...

That's in addition to my day job, of course.

Major strides on my finish project - Pictured is my basement/lower level.

Much more pleasant!

I'm not quite finished - I'm currently waiting on a contractor to come and put in the doors - I don't feel up to that task.

I hired out the framing, electrical, the plumbing and sheetrock hanging.  I've done everything else - with some help from my son for the suspended ceiling and laminate flooring.  I added about 1100 square feet of living space - Two bedrooms and bathroom and the living area I have pictured.  That's a lot of area to work by yourself. 

I'm pooped - HAHA

Hoping for rain so that said contractor can take a day off from roofing in the area - he's busy with that all summer - and come do the doors and trim work.  It's hard to find someone willing to do these small jobs.  They all want to build a whole house....

Then I get to stage, clean, and declutter.  Real estate agent has been here and is working on coming up with asking price and as soon as I can get this place company ready, it goes on the market!

Still don't have plans for where to go and what to do.

I'll figure that out later!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

This plan that I speak of...

The "plan" is to FINISH THIS D*#%  HOUSE.

I pulled off the 1960's paneling, had an electrician come and wire in some ceiling lights - there had never been any, and add a couple of outlets while the wall was open.

I lucked into a crew that is hanging sheetrock as we speak.  No lifting for me!!!!!   Now it's ready to be taped and mudded and textured and painted.  Then the trim and this room will be finished-----


I tried to find a before picture - twas hard!  I was kind of ashamed of the state of my life down there! 

Check out the background of this picture, the whole space was like this.  Piles of totes and other assorted unfinished projects.   This loom has since found a new home.  It needed a major restoration, and since it wouldn't have ended up being a good rug loom, I let it go.

Here's the basement right now!

I have rooms! 

The looms are covered and I have pared down to things I love and use.  I am excited to get this finished. 

As soon as that is accomplished,

this house is going on the market.

If and when it sells...

Who knows what I will do and where I will go. 

I will decide then.

All for now,

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Soul searching

I've been doing alot of thinking lately.

What am I doing?
Where am I going?
What do I want to do?

I am such a control freak that I tend to want to have a plan, with a back up plan, and a contingency plan in place before I start something.

Something finally 'switched' in me and I've come to a place in myself that I now know the answers to those questions - and if I don't have the answer, it's OK.

What am I doing?   answer - not what I want to!
Where am I going?  haven't been getting anywhere so I better change!
What do I want to do?  I've got my ideas, but I'm open to suggestions!

So what does that mean right now?

There is a plan in place - finally.

I'm doing some purging and simplifying-  The rugs pictured were recent projects made from material I found while I was sorting and discarding donated weft materials.  Anything that didn't make me want to weave it when I touched it - it went.

I've been selling anything I don't love and need.  Once a week I walk through the house and ask myself "what can I sell now?"  Facebook rummage sale sites work pretty good!  LOL

There is a feeling inside now - kind of calm that is different from the agitated feeling I've been carrying around for awhile.

This may take a bit.  But I've started.

All for now,