Saturday, April 6, 2013

Grandparent's Say It Saturday

Hello everyone. Thanks for coming by. I thought I would be showing you pics of my beautiful new carpet today but sadly I can not. You see, last Thursday night we started emptying out the house and preparing for carpet to be installed last Saturday. Unfortunately, after all the old carpet and pad was removed, we discovered we had a few other issues to deal with before we could install the new. So after a very frustrating weekend (yes it was Easter weekend too) and the lost of electricity in 2/3 of the house (which still isn't fixed), we decided to wait until today to have the carpet installation finished up.

Palo Verdes are starting to bloom here; not the greatest pics but they are beautiful!

I would have kids to care for and my husband was dealing with some issues at work that kept him there 12 or so hours a day so having workers in and out of the house during the week seemed to be the straw that would break the camels back. Some how I managed the week here taking care of the kids and juggling other work responsibilities with furniture piled up in my craft room/office, and in the kitchen and dining room. I have extension cords running all over the place! Let me tell you, it was a week destined to prove exactly what I am made of - and I am not all that proud of how I handled a few things. 

I did learn two new things though; I am NOT as super of a Super Granny as I had thought. I have my limitations and sometimes Gramma needs a time out and a nap! I also learned that we have 250 square feet of floor space more than I thought and we had to get more carpet. With carpet in only a couple of rooms and all the walls empty I had time to look around and think about my decor and lay out of my furniture. Don't worry! I am in love with my new carpet color and still LOVE my wall color (even more now that it is not fighting with dark blue carpet!) but I have had a chance to see that I can make some improvements with furniture arrangement and yet another de-cluttering! The poor man of the house has been walking on eggs shells fearful of any new ideas I might have and what that may mean in terms of more DIY projects for him! Ha! Only a couple of things my dear! Only a couple! 

All is well that ends well! I will give you an update next week hopefully with pics ;) I did spend a couple of hours last Saturday with my kids and grand kids and it was a nice break. I do hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and I would love to hear about it! Want to leave a comment and tell us about it? 

I am so glad you stopped by! 
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  1. UGH I think I physically shuddered reading about your week. Poor Connie!!!! Hang in there!

  2. Connie, I am sorry you had to put up with all of that! Everything will work out though. The most important thing is that you love the new color. Once it's in you'll be very happy.
    I guess everybody looks to grandma for stability but what happens when she's ready to crack?! LOL I've been there before and had to force myself to do what you did - just keep smiling and dealing with it! Despite what you temporarily think you ARE brave and resilient! Can't wait to see pictures!

  3. Happy Saturday Connie! I do hope your house turns out beautifully and you can soon relax, put your feet up for a few minutes and soak it all in. Our Easter was wonderful and certainly a lot stressful than yours! Thanks for hosting today.

  4. Sounds like a lot of frustration to deal with. Not fun, I'm sure. Of course, you always put a positive spin on things, which makes me smile.

    Thank you for hosting!

    Oh, and I'll be in town the 17th-27th, with time in there somewhere for a visit with you, if you want to give it a shot. Email me if/when you have time!

  5. I don't want to think how I would handle it. But the prize of new carpet would make it easier. So can't wait to see the transformation. I love empty rooms that I can fill with only what I want. Of course then I have to deal with what's left over!

  6. Oh my goodness gracious! You poor thing! I'm so glad there is light at the end of the tunnel though. And I so had to laugh at your comment about not being Super Granny. I OFTEN have needed naps to keep up with my grandkids and do my utmost to schedule repairs on days they are NOT over - so I do, indeed, consider you a super granny just for taking them there in the midst of all that! Wonder Woman too! :) Have a blessed and BETTER week :)

    P.S. Are any of you joining in the fun of the Ultimate Blog Party? Give a shout out if so, as I'm writing a post next week about grandparents and caregivers who are joining in - old friends and new :)


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