The Project House…



Its Sunday and I just got done painting upstairs over our windows in the dinning room the places that our fresh peach color needed touch ups on. This morning I went out in a thunderstorm to stalk up on groceries for the week and I’m sitting here looking around realizing that the things we want to do and get done around our house, simply will take all year to do. I have hopes that come Thanksgiving, “Baby B’s Birthday, we will be done with our “inside” house projects”. Part of the reason its taking so long to paint the inside of this place is, the previous owners painted over drywall they put up without priming it first. So our painting efforts are being slowed down drastically. Every time we peel up painters tape off the wall it peels the paint up with it that we painted days or the week before. It should only take 24 hours or less for paint to dry and its a big pain in the you know what!  But hopefully by the holidays we can take a break for a while and next spring focus our energy on the outside house projects we want to do like put up new siding on the house and paint the entire outside. Its kind of a dingy cream color with weird forest green trim and I hate it. I’ve already got my exterior house paint colors picked out for next year.

The big project until it snows will be “de-weeding” the lawn. It is atrocious!! I look across the street at our neighbors house and see their beautiful weed free lawn and I just want to run across the street and ask if I can take my shoes off and walk in it. Would that be weird? LOL. Yeah probably. Speaking of neighbors… these same neighbors have two boys and a girl and the youngest boy has the same name as J Myster and last week they brought us cookies. The next day J Myster and I made them apple cinnamon muffins and a thank you card with stick figures of the family inside. We even included Sammy the cat.

Well I hope you are having a great Sunday and a good start to next week!


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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

4 thoughts on “The Project House…

  1. Well we definitely mow our lawn, but the weeds i just hate, I’m gonna do some research though because I hate having the ugly yard on the block. I think if I just over-seed the yard and get out there with my bucket and gloves and pull weeds I might have a weed free yard by the time it snows! LOL!

    We too will be replacing our siding on the house and yes its horrible working around other peoples strange renovation jobs. For example you can tell when they had a professional in the house for our kitchen when it was renovated, but other rooms like the office they put in, totally a do it yourselfer. The laminate flooring doesn’t line up, the baseboards aren’t calked in that room either and they tried texture the ceiling in certain parts and it just looks like crap in certain areas. Other areas of the house are beautiful. Now my husband is a handyman and he will show me all the things that a professional has done in the house and the things the owners did themselves and now we are spending a ton of money correcting the mistakes. For example using the wrong caulking around the windows. Its just crazy. But at least it is ours. That’s the price you pay to call something your own I guess. 😉

  2. Renovations are never ending at our house as well. It seems as soon as you get one thing done you find something else that needs attention. Ours has been a work in progress for years and we were making great progress on it until the little one arrived. We had some pretty major renos, like knocking out supporting walls and putting in beams, so at least we got the huge stuff done on the inside. We also need new siding and probably a new roof soon too…blah…the joys of home ownership!!!! Oh and working around other people’s home renovation mistakes is such a pain isn’t it???? Who paints new drywall without priming it first?

    As for weeds in the lawn. Oh man, that’s a sore spot for me! We put in new sod a few years ago and have taken care of that lawn like it’s another child. However, our neighbors could not care less about their yard (it’s a rental property) and it is so difficult to keep weeds out of your yard when your neighbors don’t! And I’m not talking about a few weeds in their lawn – their lawn is weeds, giant thistle and dandelions. They will let them get 4 feet high until I have to phone the city and they get a letter telling them to clean it up.

  3. Oh wow, my lawn is just a big mess LOL. We moved here about 4 years ago and the land had never been cleared off. So we had to start from scratch with the grass. We still have several stumps in the yard that need to be cleared. But that takes money. Oh well, one day lol. I’m just thankful to have a nice home and a semi ok yard :D.

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