Saturday, May 26, 2012

Staying Busy

With the end of school and other various things beginning, we've remained quite busy these past couple of weeks.  Just a warning, it's picture heavy.  Last week we had this:

This was just the beginning of getting our new counter tops in. 

Definitely challenging when your kitchen is one of your main rooms of the house.

He was laying it out so he knew what he had to work with.

Complete with back splash!

This was nearly complete.  We just needed to wait until the morning before we put the electrical covers back on.

See my 'waterfall'?  I drew that on the slab and he cut it out!  Amazing!

I got the kitchen back to somewhat normal, with a few new additions.

After getting things back to 'normal', there were other projects to attend to.  The friend that helped with the kitchen, also had other things to help me with, since I had been formulating a list.  Next up?  My garden.

Here is my garden.  It's still a work in progress.  On the far left of the picture is my spinach and romaine.  The pots on the end have tomatoes.  I also have potted basil and oregano.  I was just given two pepper plants that I need to plant, but it's been too cold/windy to do it.  It took nearly 3 hours to get it to look the way it does in this picture!

I've been working outside quite a bit, aside from the garden.  There's always weeds to whack, watering to do, etc.  I also had another project to work on.  At the same time I picked up the lumber, dirt, etc. for my garden, I also picked up paint.  Paint for what?  Why for my cupboards in the kitchen!

So, I came back into the house to sand and paint.  This is my nearly finished kitchen.  I still have one more coat of paint to put on the large cupboard door to the right.  It has dropped cold here, so I have put off doing the last coat.  And I'm not exaggerating on the cold thing.  The furnace is on tonight, which means it's less than 68 in the house.

Here's what I had to do tonight...

Yep.  Down into the 20s/30s tonight.  Crazy, no?  Ugh!

The quality isn't good *I took these on our ipod*, but these are my potted goodies.  I actually have one itty bitty tomato on one of the plants.  The two grey pots are my basil.  Yum!

So, as you can see, life hasn't been slow around here.  To top things off, today began the true busy-ness of summer for my hubby.  Today was day 1, of week 1 of the first session of camp.  He went in between 5 & 6 this morning and didn't get home until 8:30*ish*.  This week will be rather quiet, but I'm hoping that the weather will improve again so that the girls and I can get back outside.  After this week, the fun really begins!


  1. love the new countertops and cupboards, looks great.