Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Update to Christy's Craft area.:)

Christy's Craft Area almost finished!!! Doesn't it look GREAT?:) Jim made the cabinets and shelves above her desk and then the desk with the drawers and cupboard doors.Christy helped when she could.She bought the materials herself. :) Christy painted the cupboards white and stenciled butterflies on the drawers.:) She even put the knobs on the doors and drawers.Christy bought three small white shelving units (shown under her window) and bought some cloth boxes to hide her supplies in and to make the whole area uniform. She has plans on covering the plastic drawers..shown in white under her window..with a coordinating color to the cloth boxes.The black cloth thingy in the lower right corner is her bed.:) She has been working on the shelving unit on the left side of the pic and it is really looking COOL in her room now.:)
The cage you see just to the left of the center of the room houses her guinea pig...George.hehe She got him when he was a baby and he has really grown since then.:) This pic only shows half of her room. She has a basement bedroom and it goes from the front to the back of the house.I won't show you the other half yet. :) No..you can't make me.LOL

I just want to catch you up with the happenings of this week. Jim is on vacation from his job. Not..from home evidently.:) He has been catching up on all the things he has been wanting to get done around here and had no time to do it. Here is a list of what has been done so far the last few days.
Jim's vacation started Friday afternoon. He worked on Christy's desk Friday evening and Saturday morning.Then Jim and I worked on our new/used van the rest of Saturday.

Jim's truck broke the timing belt over a week ago. We had to make a decision on whether to replace the motor..since the valves in his kind of truck bend when the timing belt brakes..that means a new or refurbished engine and that would have been well over a thousand dollars to purchase let alone the labor to install it. We had been discussing for months now on whether to get a van or not ...cause we sure could use one when the four of us go places together.Jimmy's little car will hold four and is a four door..but we feel cramped when all of us get in it. Christy's car is a two door and someone is always having to climb in and out ..which isn't easy for any of us.:) Soo we decided to see how much they would give us for the truck as a trade in on the previously owned van. Fortunately..we are friends with the man who was selling the van and we made a deal with him. So..the second day of Jim's vacation.Jim took the seats out of the van and cleaned the carpet and seats with our shampooer.( one of our better investments..I must say). I helped clean all the vinyl.:) It took most of the day for us to clean the whole inside of the van...seats and vinyl and to put the seats back in and then shine it up.etc.

The next day ( Sunday)...Jim decided to have Jimmy mow the yard while he weed eated the yard and trimmed hedges.I spent the day cleaning and preparing for a cookout.This was Easter Sunday and we had several family members come to our house for a hamburger/hotdog cookout later in the afternoon with an Easter Egg hunt for the kids afterwards.After that..some stayed for a bible study while others left for home.It was a really full day and Robby and family left around ten p.m.

Monday..Jim decided to start cleaning the garage / workshop out. It was an all day job too!!! Whew!! Wipes hand across brow.LOL We have a two car garage and one side is his workshop and the other side is storage area with a small pool table in the middle. It gets all kinds of stuff piled on it too...no matter how often we tell everyone NOT to put stuff on it.KWIM?:) We had a huge pile of stuff to take to the dump and some to give away. Jim got up yesterday (Tuesday) morning and had Jimmy help him get a uhaul pick up truck and came back to the house.We piled it as full as we could ( it was able to hold all the stuff we wanted to take off) YAY...and Jim and Jimmy took the stuff to the dump. Then they dropped the Uhaul truck back off and got the van to take it to the shop to put a window motor in the one side that didn't work. The shop ordered the wrong size and now the right one is on order...along with a switch...just in case that is the problem and not the motor.Jim came back home..and Christy asked if we could go to the Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse for supper.So we three...Jimmy had to work....went there for supper last night. Came home and collapsed in front of the TV for the rest of the evening. Me?...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..and went to bed at ten p.m. Which is early for us.hehe
Today..we got up..ate cereal and now Jim is shampooing the carpets..which really really need to be done!!! Been needing it for a while now.:) Everything is looking soo good...I sure hope we can keep it that way.:)

Thanks for stopping by and if you got this far reading...thank you so much for taking that time with me.:)

Have a WONDERFUL day my friends!!
Hugs,
Valinda

2 comments:

smiekeltje said...

You all had some very busy days, wow! But it sure feels good when plans come together and you get it all done.
Christy's room looks awesome, as I said before. Yeah, she should come over here and do some like it to some of our rooms LOL!
Sure hope Jim also takes some days of rest and doing not too much, to enjoy his freetime!
I could do with a shampooing machine too for our carpet in the living room. It's impossible to get all the stains and dirt with some "normal stuff", but to buy the machine just for that one carpet is a bit expensive. But may be when real summer weather is here, we could put it outside and give it a good cleaning, we'll see.
Today will be a day of cleaning a bit here, and also some computer time, I hope.
Have a wonderful day.
Huhs
Kyra

Notes by Nina said...

That looks like a dream of a craft room. I am not sure what I would do with all tha fabulous space :)