Thursday, August 28, 2008
The diggers are gone for the day, but I was coming inside from running some errands to say I had been mistaken about the gentlemen. They stopped me on my way out the driveway to ask if it was OK for them to be there(a little late) but I said sure, so thought maybe I should come inside and update you, that they might be a little more polite than I had given them credit for, when what do I hear, but a something that resembles a gunshot and loud cracking. Ta Daaaa....... no electricity, no computer, no phone. Guess who...........the diggers. The power company has restored power, but still no phone, still no computer, so I may be away until Monday. Maybe there is a message here.....too much blogging, too much complaining, not enough grace, not enough housework, yard sale pile getting done, so, looking on the bright side of things, the diggers have provided me with the opportunity to give my undivided attention to some much needful chores. By the way I am at the Public library to give you this update. So until Monday, I hope you all have a blessed weekend, and I will look forward to catching up then. JackieIf it looks like I am sneaking a picture here, you would be correct. I am sitting here at my computer when I hear a machine crank up and look out my window across my driveway to see this. Now, did anyone knock on my door to say they would be driving across my driveway, possibly tearing up the grass on the other side of the driveway that is so hard to grow since it has been so dry, and is just starting to fill back out because of the rain which makes the ground wet and will be making an even bigger mess. Of course not! It appears that I am in a run on sentence kind of mood.
Now instead of standing and looking to see if they can figure out what they are going to do they are sitting, with the machine looking partially dug into the ground. I may need to add they are not even digging for me, they are digging for a house across the street. I think before I get a little flustered because I think it is just common courtesy to tell someone that they will be in your driveway, I will go, that is if I can get out of my driveway since there are many large trucks and trailers parked all around. Town is convenient but sometimes I long for the quiet country.
I know this is not a very exciting post, and I am having a little difficulty coming up with some subject matter, since I seem to be drowning in preparation for the yard sale. So much to do, and I am a little overwhelmed, having a bit of a hard time staying focused. The digging has begun again so I am out of here. Have a wonderful day, and hope to be a little more exciting soon! Jackie
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
This light fixture was once bright brass. I used a two-step process with a rust type paint to update this, then added the shades.
This blurry little table was once a plain stained brown table, and the black paint gave it the needed update. I sanded for a little distressing, and added a glass top.
One more bright brass lamp painted with the rust look.
Be sure to check out all of the great ideas over at Joy's.
Have a wonderful day. Jackie
Friday, August 22, 2008
Have a wonderful ,relaxing, blessed weekend. Jackie
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
*Be sure to make any updates with your insurance company when making improvements on your property. Our new roof got my husband and I to thinking about this, and guess what we are under insured.
*The most interesting thing that I found out, is that since our area is included in the hurricane area for FL, even though we are not in FL there is a restriction right now to be able to make any changes to our policy. We will have to wait until all hurricane warnings have subsided before we can make any updates to our policy. I never knew that. The insurance has put what is called a binder restriction on any changes. I never knew anything like this existed, we have an older home, and that is why we don't have updated coverages. Interesting info that would be worth checking out especially if you have an older home.
I'll try to be a little more fun tomorrow. Have a great day! Jackie
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Our former pastor was the guest speaker, and our former minister of music led the music. His wife and I were pregnant at the same time . We both had boys within a week and a half of each other. How thrilling it was to share about our families and how things have changed! When we moved away we both had toddlers that kept us so busy, and now have young adults that are following the Lord.
It was a time of joy and refreshment as we spent time with those dear friends. Just a little glimpse of what heaven will be like.
I am reminded of the priceless blessing of friendship. Have a blessed day. Jackie
Friday, August 15, 2008
I will be taking a before picture, and posting at a later date, with an after picture. Pictures don't lie, let me tell you. I will be reading some for encouragement, and using those videos too. I am going to change things up a bit so I don't get stuck in a rut.
I'll be keeping a weekly watch on these
Now, if I can only find my WW material and start keeping up with the points. When I asked my husband if he'd seen it and his reply was, "it's probably in the yard sale pile." I'll be checking that too. How about you would you like to join in? We could all be a great encouragement to one another. Accountability makes a huge difference. What healthy changes are you making? I'll leave you with this verse,"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body." I Corinthians 6: 19 & 20.
Until Monday have a wonderful and blessed weekend.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Large Wilton Armetale Platter (new), Wine Bottle Coaster to match (I plan to use it as another serving piece), small salt and pepper (all unused), 2 Karen Kingsbury books from the redemption series, which I am looking for a complete set for my daughter. I paid a whole .39 ea.
Large Clear Platter, and new silver tray. My total came to $10.96!
Have a great afternoon. Jackie
..............and no, we have not just had a bath. We have just completed our walk in the rain. Stella is not a typical dog. She will not just run out in the backyard and do her business. She likes her morning walk rain or shine. She ran out for a brief moment earlier, but around 9:00 was ready for her walk. I thought the rain had stopped briefly, but was mistaken. She was then too excited for me not to take her. We have a short circle that we walk, and by the time we were finished it was raining steadily! So we come back in and get the hair dryer out. The hairdryer had been making a fairly loud noise for quite some time, but you continue to use it until it quits, right? or until just before it catches on fire.
I am off to purchase a new one and will be posting some terrific finds from the thrift store that I found yesterday. Until later.....
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A beautiful view out the side door.
and my hydrangea that was finally showing promise.... Oh the necessities of owning an older home. I will say on a brighter note, that it is completely paid for thanks to God's provision for us. We have been here through my daughter's lengthy illness, job loss, a wedding, and now the empty nest. The nest is just in need of a little repair.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
My daughter was married in January, and they are in the middle of a major house remodel. I will be helping for a few days , and we are also going to the yard sale fund raiser. We are looking forward to it and I hope I will be showing some great finds on Monday.
My son is a junior in college and a very talented artist . He loves the Lord, knows God's word well and is one of the most disciplined young men that I know. I will miss him once again.
God has blessed me with two wonderful children and a great son-in-law. I just thought I would take a little time today to do a little bragging. I will be away until Monday so I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:
**Have any of you ever organized a neighborhood sale, and what was helpful in getting participation?
**How do you decide what to keep and what to get rid of?
I usually err on the side of getting rid of more than not enough, then sometimes wish I had not let it go, like the dresser and chest I sold for little of nothing, and now wish I had it back for the bedroom that needs a dresser and chest. How about you, is there a yard sale in your future?
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I had told myself I would not get up early Saturday morning and go hopping from yard sale to yard sale, but as you will see my sweet husband changed my mind and I am glad he did! Let me show you a few of my finds. Keep in mind this is not everything. It was one of those days I had to practice some self-control.
How do you like these little dessert dishes?
I bought a large collection of these at an estate sale, and these will be added to it.
6 salt cellars with glass spoons......
One of my husband's all time favorite movies....
Pretty cream colored plate.........
Did you notice the black bench that everything was sitting on?
Yes, that was part of the find too! One of my FAVORITES!
So you ask, what was the grand total for everything?
Bench (new) 25.00