Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NC House Update

The NC house is officially back on the market ... priced at $280,000 ... such a bargain. We listed it with a neighbor with hopes that she will push the house considering she is familiar with the area. Plus, she can see our house from hers which is a bonus.

Every time we go back up to cut the grass, we question ourselves ... "WHY?" Why did we move? Why did we leave such a peaceful place? Why, why, why?

Although we are settling here in South Carolina, we have not completely severed our ties to North Carolina. I do believe that is some of the issues we are dealing with right now.

There are so many things to love about both places, but I think the move was good for our family. We just need to Sell This House ... Where is Roger and Tanya when you need them?

I am off to volunteer at the girls' school today.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Groomed Butterscotch

The Tuesday before Labor Day weekend, I took Butterscotch to be groomed. Here are the results of that disaster. Well, it wasn't a TOTAL disaster. The groomer just took a little more off than I had asked for.
The Shaggy Dog. You can't even see his eyes. Poor thing, he probably couldn't even see where he was going half the time.

The Trimmed Dog. He wouldn't sit still for me, but I got a few shots of him. He is just so darn cute. I just love him all freshly bathed. Mommy's Sweet Boy!

SC House Update

The new cabinets were installed on the Monday before Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, I was trying to get us ready for Myron's 20th High School Reunion and was unable to give any attention to the cabinets. The counter tops were installed the Wednesday after Labor Day. So, I spent the whole day Tuesday at least trying to prime the cabinets which I was successful in doing. So you will see the primer on the cabinets. I love my new counter tops and sink.

Everything is now primed, sanded and is awaiting the first coat of paint. I have not had a whole day to devote to this task. Maybe it is procrastination but I don't want to paint for a few hours and then have to put everything away. My plans on Friday the 17th was to paint the cabinets, but those plans were changed when I had to run some errands and bath a nasty dog. Monday will bring a new day.

Bethany and Soccer

Bethany is loving soccer. She had her first game on Saturday the 11th. I didn't know that score was not kept. But I kept it. Bethany's team, the Pink Jawbreakers, won 4-0. They whooped up on those little girls ... hee hee! I can tell Bethany got a good coach. Coach Gary is trying to teach them everything about soccer even all the technical stuff.

In this video clip, Bethany is Midfielder and gets to throw the ball in each time it goes out of bounds on her side. See, these are things I didn't even know until she started playing. The first time she picks her foot up and has to re-throw.

This Saturday, they have two games: one at 10 and one at 11. The games only last 40 minutes so at least they will get a break in between. The team they play at 10 has some of Bethany's friends from school on it. That game should be very interesting.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NC House Update and More

Oh my, I am on a roll today. I am sitting here like I have nothing better to do. Like there are no cabinets that need painted or laundry that needs to be addressed or toilets that need to be scrubbed. I just cannot seem to stop myself from updating everything at once.

The NC house continues to sit empty. We have had no interest in it at all, least of all a showing. In fact, it is off the market for right now. We weren't paying attention, neither were our Realtors for that matter, and let our contract expire. Unfortunately, we decided to change Realtors. Until we find the right realtor, the house will remain off the market. Hopefully that won't be too long.

We are off to FL this weekend so Myron can attend his 20th High School Reunion. He seems to be excited. He hasn't seen nor talked to any of his classmates since the 10th reunion.

Okay, I have to go. I have to be at the school to volunteer in a few minutes and still have to get ready.

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend.

SC House Update

Okay, okay. I just went back a read an old post and realized I never posted pictures of the new additions to the house. Well, here are the pictures and a few other changes.

Myron installed a ceiling fan on the back porch. It is nice to have a breeze on the warm nights.

The swing Myron hung on the back porch. We ... well Myron has really enjoyed this addition.

The new dining room fixture.

I never said I was a good photographer. I just enjoy taking pictures. I never could get a good one of the fixture, but you get the idea.

When Myron started taking the cabinets out of the kitchen, he found something behind the wall. We have no idea what it is or why it is there, but he did find something of interest ... just scroll on down.

He found an old newspaper dated ??nday, October 30, 1955.

Here is an add for automobiles.

There was an ad for a mattress set ... OMgosh!!! Look how cheap!!!

Here is a shot of the nastiness after the cabinets were removed. YUCK!!!

A shot of the stove area.

Here are the new cabinets that were installed on Monday.

Stove area.

Today, the guy came to template for the counter tops. I have no idea when these will get done; hopefully, next week. I would love to get the cabinets primed and painted before they are installed, but I will not hinder the progress of this transformation.
Well, I guess that is all as far as this house goes. It seems our renovations comes and goes in spurts. I am very glad to finally be getting a descent kitchen to function in.
Make sure to check back in a few weeks for more pictures of the kitchen. I will try very hard to keep the suspense to a minimum, but I canNOT make any promises.

August Update

You know, I really do think about blog updates on a daily basis. I just don't take the time to type one out. There is so much to tell of course. I will try to keep it simple yet informative.

The beginning of the month started out with the girls and I traveling to Opelika to attend the Whatley Family Reunion. They wanted this year to be a great turn-out because it was the 200th birthday year of the Founding Father, Simeon Whatley. AND boy, was it a GREAT turn-out. There were SO many people there. The girls got to meet some distance cousins they have never met before. They had fun playing on the playground and were so cooperative when I said "Let's take a picture!"

The following weekend we had visitors: Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Kathy. We had a fun-filled weekend. They came up on Wednesday. Thursday we took them downtown and enjoyed lunch at Smoke on the Water ... yummy!!! We then walked around in Falls Park. It was quite warm that day and Greenville does offer the water area. Of course, the girls were told to NOT get wet ... just their feet. Sarah is the only one who listened ... hee hee. But I know, Bethany felt good afterwards.

That night was Open House at the school. It was an opportunity for us to meet the teachers, drop-off supplies and sign up for volunteering (well, at least for me to sign up). Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Kathy tagged along since they had never seen inside the school before.

Friday, all the girls went shoe shopping while Myron and Grandpa installed my new range hood. Now I can burn dinner and not set off the smoke detector ... LOL!!!! They also hung the doors to the laundry closet.

Saturday found us bowling ... Bowling? It has been a while since some of us have bowled. And let me tell you, it is nothing like bowling on the wii.

Monday, August 16th ... The first day of school. Bethany started 4th grade and Sarah started 3rd grade. We were headed to the car when I remembered ... "Oh my gosh!!! I almost forgot to take pictures!"

August also brought along soccer for Bethany. She has been asking to play soccer for a while now. I finally took the plunge and signed her up. She has been playing so hard. This past Saturday they played a practice game against the 10-11 year olds. They didn't score one goal but those 8-9 year olds gave the older ones a good run.

The following pictures were taken during practice before the practice game.
Does she look like she is having fun? I think the picture says it all.

That is Bethany's coach in the background ... Coach Gary. He has been awesome with the girls and very patient with the new ones.
That about raps up the highlights of the month for the family. I do have some house updates to share, but I will put them in a post of their own.