I’m sure glad we were able to beat the heat wave with getting all the heavy moving done! We sweated enough in 95* weather. Here is what we have been up too the last few months.
Remember we had purchased this old home a few years back. We had problems with getting a clear title because of the sellers family issues. Finally after a year it was cleared up.
Then we relaxed on working on it for the business was consuming our time. Covid brought on at lot of service work with people calling for our services as far as four hours from home.
When Mike’s decided to serve the church in PR, we decided to get serious with remodeling the old house.
LouAnn (our daughter)is living in the old house as she will be staying on after we move on . We will be living in the RV for a bit until the new owner of the business feels he is comfortable in running the business.
Then we will be going to Tennessee to work on the old home there.
Here’s the before and after photos of the old block house.
We still have a few things to do like a new entry door in the kitchen.
Here’s where we are …
A fuller view..
There is yard work to do yet,and shed in back needs a new door,then the old place will look in much better shape.
The first update is on little Felix, they have put a Berlin heart on him until there’s a little heart for him. He does open his eyes and recognizes his momma ❤️
Felix’s folks are handling this very good given the circumstance. They feel the love and prayers of many caring people.
Next update… the little raised garden bed is really doing good this year. I have put squash in the freezer .. shredded,and fried. I would like to make some zucchini bread yet to add to the freezer list.
Hubby came home with around 15 lbs of sweet cherries,nice to have those to put in the freezer.
Of course there has been camping , Leona’s best therapy for boredom.
Hubby decided that it was time to get a terrier . So Sparky has join our family.
The next project that I have been learning about ,is how to do my own essential oils. I use oils, especially in the winter in a diffuser for Leona. They are also great to have when her muscles get to tight. The problem good oils are pricy!! So I am learning to do the ones that I use the most .
Here’s the distillery.😄
Next thing that got done that feels so good to have done is a…..
Kilz, White paint, rollers,paint brushes, tape, old sheets ( that I dug out of the close just for this)and marble contact paper.
Bet one can guess now what I’ve been doing.😄
LouAnn is home from school teaching for the summer. She wanted something different to do before buckling down to bulletin boards and lesson plans.
I jumped at that .. this house needed a facelift in many of the rooms .
First we started on the little hallway that was an off orangish yellow( these were the colors that were here when we bought the place . The painted walls were in good shape so I just lived with these colors until they needed redone.) sorry ,I didn’t take pictures of the hallway or the little bathroom .. they were the same color.