Do you have your tree up and the house all decked out for Christmas? I just took down all the fall decor, so I'm ready to get the trees and the totes out and begin making it look Christmasy around here.
I've been dealing with vertigo issues since just before Thanksgiving, so I haven't been online much as reading and scrolling pages makes the dizziness worse. Until this passes, I'm reusing an old Christmas header for my blog from a couple of years ago. Looking for photos to make a new one just wasn't going very well. I'm still able to do a lot of things, but I just have to be careful not to look up or turn my head a certain way. The smell of paint and varnish at The Project hasn't helped, either.
Here's the big guy, aka BG, finishing up the ceiling. He insulated the floor under the spare room that is on the end of the deck at the rental house. I tried to help with holding one end of the plywood up, but not being able to look up very well, I wasn't much help. He came up with the idea to nail up the board and then he could slide the plywood through.
The insulation will make a huge difference in keeping this room warm. It is the last room to finish before our daughter moves in. Hopefully in the next week or two at the most.
The other rooms have a few little odds and ends to finish and one needs painting which my daughter will do this weekend. I will help her if my head feels better by then.
I'm the general go-fer for supplies for the remodeling project and Menards is my main home improvement stop. The Christmas section always catches my attention and I love to wonder through the many trees on display. It's a little bit of a stretch, but I can pretend that I'm at SDC in Branson. 😊
Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Even though my table isn't nearly as crowded as it once was, we had a very nice day with our children. I cut back on the dishes this year...what? no corn or green beans?...and had turkey, which was delicious, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, garden salad, rolls, and I just had to have my scalloped oysters, too. Pecan and cherry pies for dessert plus a cherry delight that a friend sent over.
The only thing bad about it all is that it's all gone! Well, I do have the carcass and turkey scraps to make soup with in the freezer. That will be good on a very cold day and it sounds like the entire USA is in for some very cold weather this winter.
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Hubby is taking a vacation day tomorrow to hopefully finish up his work in the attic. Below is a photo I took of one section of the attic. I don't know how he can find anything in all that loose insulation. By the way, the insulation doesn't have asbestos in it. The only asbestos in this house are a few tiles in the basement that are stuck down tight and we have put a sealer over them and will cover them with carpet.
Remember the room I showed a few posts ago and the walls had been mostly removed so the wiring could be gotten to? The walls have now been put back together and are awaiting paint.
The kitchen is mostly finished except for moving in the electric range and putting in the new sink and faucet once we're through cleaning paint brushes, etc., there. And a thorough cleaning inside the cabinetry needs to be done. Also a few outlet covers need to be put on. Please ignore the clutter you can see out the door on the upper deck, the stuff just seems to keep multiplying!
We're hoping that our daughter will get to move in the next week or two. She is so excited! Some things can wait until after she's in, such as the basement and any outside work. We never did get the exterior repainted. We may be slow, but it will be a nice little house once it's all finished.
And I'll be happy to have something else to talk about. It seems like most of our thoughts are taken up by this huge project. What will I blog about? lol!
I'll be by to see you when I can. You probably have guessed that the work was going full speed ahead at the other house. With the holidays so close together, I'm sure everyone is super busy these days, too!
Happy Thursday to you!