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Busy. Very, very busy.

That is where I’ve been. It is now Fall in New England which means we have two houses (ours and the MILs) to get ready for winter. Life has been very, very hectic to say the least!

Few quick updates:

The living room is now 95% complete (have you ever known anyone that can drag a project out as long as we can?!?!?!) I finally found curtains and a rod to fit our 119″ wide window. Yes, it meant bringing them to a tailor to get them “right” but, hey, we have them! Now, just to find the time to hang them….

The couch/chair/ottoman arrived and the ottoman was HUGE! It was NOT going to fit when the tables arrived and I was completely beside myself on how that could happen (we were a bit anal retentive about measuring the room for the furniture – anyone surprised by that?!?!?!) Well, turns out that the measurements that were in the catalog were put there by someone that was on drugs (I’m quoting the delivery guy on that!) and it was much larger than it was advertised so they did take it back. Now, I’m just waiting for the credit to my account….

The final pieces of wood molding have been cut, stained, urethaned and installed. Can you say “woohoo”!?!?!?!?

The tables arrived and I love, love, love them! THE best furniture I’ve bought in a long time.

The television is on order and is scheduled for delivery on Saturday. Excited??? Uh, yeah, just a tad!

I ordered a table lamp which I also suspect I am going to love, love, love but that was back ordered. Hopefully its shipping this week.

On the outside front:

Tree guys come today to do some pruning and will return Thursday/Friday to remove a HUGE tree from along the border of the woods which is leaning just a bit to scarily toward the house.

We have the railings on the deck sanded and have applied the first coat of stain. The decking is also sanded but waiting for the first coat. We’ve pretty much run out of time (with everything else that still needs doing!) to get to the stairs and second coat done so those will just have to wait ’til Spring.

A little off topic…Last week, as I was getting ready to leave the house, I heard the most obnoxious, scary noise from our backyard. It was 5:22 (my neighbor who asked if I’d heard it confirmed that time for me! LOL!) and pitch dark. Hubby had already left and I could not find the words to describe what I heard. I actually ran downstairs because I thought something had gotten in the house and attacked my cats. It was that loud (please don’t ask what I thought I was going to do if, in fact, something had gotten in cause I have no idea!) The neighbor suggested maybe fisher cats so I had to google. Turns out fisher cat sounds are easily confused with those of red fox, which I know we have in the woods so I’ve chosen to convince myself that its just red fox. Something about fisher cats just scares me.

So, that was a quick update. Lots of other happenings, too, but I’ll save those for another day.

Published in:Uncategorized |on September 29th, 2009 |4 Comments »

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4 Responses to “Busy. Very, very busy.”

  1. daisy Says:

    Living in Oklahoma where Fall is basically all winter we don’t really have to winterize too much around here. On the other hand you do get those pretty trees that leaves turn colors and we dont’ really get much of that.

  2. Angie Says:

    I’d love to see photos, Mary. Have you any idea what color quilts you would choose for your livingroom?

    You are the winner of the prize pack. Send me your address and I’ll get it ready to ship to you. 🙂

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