Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Where oh where

Have all my gadgets gone? I have tried reverting to my old template and then back to new and back to old and on and on and still, yet, my gadgets that are to be on the right are on the V E R Y bottom of my page. WHY? When I go to the view that lets you edit gadgets and rearrange them they are there? I went to a help forum and found I am not alone? Anyone else having problems? Anyone else find a solution? If you did, please, let me know what it is! Thanks!


I thought I was pretty computer literate until I started fooling with the new Blogger template. Geesh! Now I am frustrated. I can't get the layout to work. Despite choosing the layout I am unable to apply it to my blog. Anyone else have these issues or is it just me? And here I thought I was ready to get back to regular blogging again.....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Working on the house

I am still not back to blogging regularly but thought I would post a few pictures of the house now that construction is complete. And now I also see I need to spend time working on this blog. For some reason it all went haywire. To salvage it somewhat I applied a new template but now...what a mess. For another day!

Mom's bedroom and bathroom are completed. The living room needs a few more touches. The basement is still a major work in progress as we unpack boxes and sort. One of these days we will actually find time to start our morning with coffee at the little table outside the dining room window.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our construction is drawing to a close!

I never would have dreamed that this process would be so quick. It has been fun-most days. The work crews have been so great that we joke we will miss having them here each day. Once we have the decorating underway we will post more pictures. For now you can catch up with the new pictures I posted on the blog devoted to the addition here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!

Construction on our addition is coming to an end and we are getting anxious. It has actually been a very positive experience but no matter how positive the experience, there is only so much one can take! We spend most of our days at home as there are crews here working. The only places we can move about freely, or should I say the only places with accessible furniture, are two bedrooms and the kitchen, oh and the deck. It is too hot to enjoy the deck right now. Even the cars have had to sit in the driveway as the garage is packed!

I was told that I can't move furniture in yet- there is still electrical, HVAC, plumbing and touch up work to be done. This morning I decided to be defiant. I moved ladders, trim, and doors so I could reach the one sofa that remained in the living room. I uncovered it and since I could not find my handy sliders, put dust rags under each leg and started shoving. I shoved it to the window where mom and I sat and ate our lunch of yogurt. Ah, heaven! What a change from the kitchen table! As we sat and looked out the windows I asked mom what she was seeing and she said that she was looking for a bear to come out of the woods! I kept looking for "the others." You see, we have been watching LOST on DVD and are on season 3. I had heard about it but never watched it. I am hooked!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Blog for our addition...

I decided to create a new blog to document the house addition. You can see it here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pretty in Pink!

Pink insulation that is...the insulation has been added. Soon the drywall, then paint, flooring, and we are IN

Planning landscaping for this area. Found a variety of lilac that will grow here. Think we will put one at the left corner so mom can smell it from her window. They are adding a third airconditioning unit at the right so some shrubs in that area to hide them all.
Trey ceiling in mom's bedroom.

Patio to go outside these doors from basement family room extension.
Mom and I are planning our craft area for this space.

You can scroll down to earlier posts to see more pictures on our addition.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

First sunflower bouquet of the season!

Many more to follow. It is a sunflower jungle out there!