Ev"s New (to hime) House

Thursday, September 04, 2008

What in world have I been doing you ask...

Well I made a bunk bed for the boys and hung Everette's beloved 'EXIT' sign in their room. I have also been learning from the 2 masters currently residing in the house. Soaking in all I can.
We found the Exit light at Lowes in a cart with all kinds of odds and ends stuff on clearance. He spotted that in the cart and you would have thought he just hit a jackpot. He was soooo excited. How could we pass it by. Everette asked for this for Christmas but they were so expensive. The check out guy looked at me and asked me what in the world was I going to do with a EXIT light that wouldn't probably work. When I explained he looked at me like I was the strangest person in the world. Oh well, I don't mind. It isn't the first time and won't be the last I am sure of that.
The beds were given to us by my sister Abby from her girls. (We LOVE hand-me-downs) They were stained pink and individual beds. I thought they were perfect because they had the rails and they will hold them in great. I don't have to worry about someone falling out of bed. I painted them brown (Everette picked out) and put them together. Yes they are safe, It held me bouncing just fine so I am sure it will hold a 40 pound first grader. I have to make a ladder yet.

What can a 71 year old can do in 2 1/2 weeks?

Well with his daughter trying to help and not get in the way too much this is what has gotten accomplished so far. Now don't look at the picture and critique yet, we are not finished yet. This is all just rough yet.
  • 3 Ceilings hung (2 sprayed and painted)
  • 2 Floors screwed down (no more squeaks)
  • 1/2 a kitchen installed.

What can a 70 year old accomplish in 2 1/2 weeks?

Again, with that daughter in tow trying to not get in the way but learn from the master. Let me show you! We have been giving away so there was more than this. We are sharing with our suppliers of various things. Some of the things are from my garden too. We made jelly out of wild grapes, made applesauce, bread & butter pickles, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, yellow beans, pears, peaches, jalapenos, and tomatoes.

Picking, preparing and canning without a proper kitchen, What can I say.