Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Helping Mom - Part Three

...and so it continues...

We're back at Mom's house doing some repairs to make her house more functional and liveable.   You can see where we started this job here and here on earlier posts.  It's been a slow and steady process.  She hasn't had hot water in her bathroom for several months now so she's been showering at the local YMCA.  Her office is actually a renovated porch, closed in to make another room.  It has no heat so we have to raise the floor to put ductwork in below.   The first order of business was to hit Lowe's and fill our carts will all the necessary materials.

We spent the first two days working on the plumbing problem.  We replaced the ENTIRE water supply pipes under the house which required crawling around in the dust, cobwebs and crud.  There's even a cat skeleton down there - poor little kitty got stuck down there and couldn't get out...makes me sad to think of that.   It's a very small crawlspace so at times we were scooting on our bellies and at the end of the day our backs were aching so much from the strain.  In addition, we weren't able to shower until tonight as we didn't have hot water....yuck!  But, that problem is behind us and we're starting on the framing for the office tomorrow.

Mom is cooking three hot meals for us every day (way too much food) but we are enjoying being pampered and I know she is appreciative of the help.  Bill and I both feel it's the least we can do to help her as she has committed her life to serving people in her community.  She doesn't have the luxury of money, but she does have a calling and a desire to help the poor in her neighborhood.

So, that's going to be our week....right now we're settling into some serious 'vegging' in front of the television to watch Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope......ahhh....relaxation feels great after a hard day's work!    :)


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Recjoicing and Answers...

Yes - I am announcing it!  Sleep for me, lately, is such a rareity that when it occurs (probably 3 or 4 times per month), I want to shout it to the world, and that's just what I did!  No restless legs, achy back, discomfort or insomnia last night, although I did have to get up to pee at least twice (can't remember if there was a third time) but, hey, that's an improvement!!!  So, I feel good today for a change.

Anyway, I suppose y'all are back to get some answers to those burning questions I left you with....

First of all, on the puzzle, if you said anything about kitties, sewing or quilting, you were right there because those are some of my favorite things!

Speaking of kitties, I have a new favorite website....http://icanhascheezburger.com/  I have a hard time reading some of the cute-sy writing (sorta like a munchkin talking) but I enjoy laughing out loud at the funny pictures and videos of cats and other animals!  I can definitely relate to some of it!

So, as you can see, the finished puzzle has found it's place on the wall and just yesterday I received a new installment in the mail - FOUR new puzzles just waiting for my longing fingers!! 

I found a great new website for puzzles and it was really hard to decide which ones to purchase.  I honestly didn't need 4 puzzles, but since I didn't receive any for Christmas presents this year, I decided to splurge.

OK, onto the next burning question.  Most of you were right, but one of my friends totally made me bust out laughing when she said it looked like a "textured breast implant for a tiny titty or a doll".....HA!!!  Oh, Sheri, you always make me laugh!!

My husband received a bag of Sunkist fruit gems and I asked for the grapefruit flavored ones.  There were only two in the bag!  I ate the first one he gave me and then this other one showed up the next day in it's cute little place!  awwwwwwww......

Now, it's mmmmmmmmmmmm!  Fake boobies taste like grapefruit - perhaps that's why they call them 'grapefruits'.....

P.S.  I feel so good today, I think I'll make some cookies!!!     http://www.ibelieveicanfry.com/2011/12/chewy-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies.html

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