Thursday, June 30, 2011
For once I am happy about the gross sandbox that got left behind because I got to use it as a table for my sanding. As it usually seems to happen when we try to fix things here we soon ran into trouble. The paint on the door had been applied over a layer of varnish and stain so it was taking forever to get down to the wood. That palm sander had my hand feeling numb for the rest of the day! With such little progress and minimal sense of accomplishment i was feeling frustrated. I then took a trip up to Lowes and got some paint stripper, a scraper and a face mask. By the time I got back it was getting too late to tackle further so this shall be a long weekend project. Nothing says I love Canada like scraping paint off a door right? At least I will feel productive as G and his Dad finish building the shed!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I probably should have taken a before picture to fully illustrate the difference. I was very proud of myself and showed G to minimal fanfare. Direct quote "oh did you clean the cupboard?" I think from now on I will always take before pics so I can force an "ooooh...ahhh" moment!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Here we are hanging out in our brand new hammock. Technically I should say "my new hammock" since G surprised me with it as an early birthday present (hence # 943 on the list of why i love him) I sense a lot of hangout time in that bad boy so hurray for our new hammock! The back yard is slowly but surely coming together...I will let G post about the shed part 2. Our next task is digging the horseshoe pit along the new fence (I haven't mentioned yet but the neighbours are building a fence which is awesome) More pics to come soon
[caption id="attachment_79" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Patiently waiting on our porch for us to plant her"][/caption]
Friday, June 17, 2011
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The guest/dump everything we have yet to unpack and don't know where to put room now has a bed!! We had our first sleepover last night where we could offer someone something other than the couch. Look out world the ShWalsh family is getting classy! We now have the space so please come on over for a visit! We obviously won't be keeping this room as the junk room, but for now it will remain a space containing all odds and sods. It was really nice to be able to set up the bed that Nanny gave us though. Next trip to Meaford we will be bringing back the box spring and frame so by then we hope to have a few more things cleared out. We have three other storage spots that need to be sorted out as well, but many of the things on our to do list hinge on finishing something else on the list (this is making prioritizing difficult as sometimes it seems to be a list that ties itself up in a circle)Fortunately we are both keen to have more useable space so bit by bit we are getting there!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_48" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Step 1: Scrape-comment on surprise at G letting me handle such an important task (hahaha)"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_58" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Step 2:Start to spackle. Mock J for commenting on the pretty pink layer."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_53" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Step 3: Teach your lady to spackle and then take a picture of her deep in concentrationStep 4: Wait for spackle to dry, have a beer in the meantime and take another photo"][/caption]
Monday, June 6, 2011
Photo taken on the day of our final walk through (Good Friday). This was also the first time we got to see the house without everything being buried under snow. I think that this may have been when we realized just how much work we wanted to do to the place...however I think we both feel the same sense of wonder and glee that WEOWNOURHOME!