Wild & Wonderful West Virginia
Monday, August 6, 2007
Happy Birthday Matt, Drew & Alex!
Last week my BIL Matt celebrated his birthday. This week my brother Drew and my daughter Alex will be celebrating their birthdays as well. I LOVE YOU ALL AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH! I am hoping that Matt will bring his family up to my new house this Fall so I can reconnect with him, Darla and my niece, Macy Kate. I know Alex is VERY busy working two jobs and getting ready to start college. Hopefully she can come for Christmas, or maybe in the spring and see Pittsburgh. I know my brother Drew will bring Jodi and Ryder after the new year so I can hold Ryder while he is still a baby. I had forgotten how fast children grow up and I feel like I am missing out so much on Macy Kate and Ryder. I have been a horrible Aunt to them lately, but as soon as I get settled I plan to stay more in touch.
I am still very wrapped up in getting my house put together. I had NO IDEA how much work it would be to get a 70 year old house ready to live in. Still have one water leak in the basement that I have to get fixed as soon as I figure out where the water is coming from, and I have to get the gutters cleaned out because it rained all day yesterday and the water was just pouring over the edges instead of going down the spouts. My parents and I are working very hard to get a lot done this week while Don is out of town on business. Today we swapped the chandelier and the Tiffany lamp in the living/dining room. The previous owner had her living room right outside of the kitchen and I wanted my dining room there. Thought it would be much easier when serving dinner. Hopefully we will be ready to make some pictures by this weekend and give you a sneak preview! I know some of you are getting impatient with us. We have given my Dad so many small projects that we have just confused him I think. "Fix this piece of furniture, put an anchor in this wall, level the china cabinet, replace this light bulb, take out the trash, make some homemade peach ice cream, put a new wire hanger on this picture, glue this music box back together, move this table over there, put this shelf together, tell us what kind of bird that is in the yard, bring us a screwdriver, move this table back where we originally had it"...and the list goes on! Mother has successfully unpacked all the boxes in the living room and dining room. YIPPEE! The china has been washed and put in the hutch, the piano has been placed and completely cleaned. The curio has been put together, cleaned and everything meticulously placed inside. Things are really looking good, but we are far from being done. Still have the laundry room and basement to work on, a guest bath to completely wallpaper (when Sherwin Williams gets the final roll of paper delivered) and we haven't even started on the master bedroom, kitchen and most important...MY CRAFT ROOM! I better get some rest so I can get back at it again tomorrow.