Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Moving Forward

Things are moving forward. The hole is made in the wall where the sliding glass door is going. The two windows that were there are gone.

 The livingroom and diningroom are cleared for painting and new flooring.
Outside it is boarded up for now.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


We had enough of house projects, so we took a day trip. We drove to the bus terminal in Santa Maria. Took the bus to Guadeloupe for the train. Took the train to San Luis Obispo. We had lunch at new restaurant to us. Then the bus back to Santa Maria. It was a beautiful day. You always see so much more when you are riding the bus or train and not driving.
Back to house projects tomorrow. We have to move all of the office and computer parts, so the painter can do his job. We are happy with the new colors that were chosen for the two bedrooms. The carpets in the bedrooms and vinyl in the bathrooms are in. Things just keep getting moved around. It is going to be a real job to getting everything back to the right rooms and put away. I can see that this will be a good time to move on and throw away. Not fabric though. My husband keeps saying that I will help you throw away your stuff when I mention that he will need to go through his things. Should be interesting for a pac rat.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring is here.

We took a drive the other day out into the country. These are some metal sculptures of dinosaurs someone has out in the fields. See the one up on the hill in the background?

 The wild flowers and lupines were so beautiful. They smell wonderful too. It was a nice break from house rejuvenating.

Monday, April 15, 2013


 This is what the house looks like now. Everything stacked in our livingroom and diningroom.
 Our master bedroom.
My sewing room and spare bedroom. The painter working away and then comes the new carpets. We are staying in a hotel at the moment. At least I can work out in the garden while we wait.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Trellis

We had this trellis built last week to support the two grapevines. Grapes grow very well in this area and it will be fun to have our own. When the vines put out growth we will have a nice shaded area to use for a table and chairs. Looking forward to having it all established. 
Tomorrow we move to a hotel for two to three weeks while our house is being redone after the water damage. It will be nice to have everything new. A pod is being rented to move everything out of the house while the work is being done. There will be alot of cleanout to do to putting everything back. I guess whether I wanted to make decisions or not of getting rid of things that aren't being used anymore, the time is here.