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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


we moved jackson downstairs to the small, closetless bedroom off the kitchen. we moved kendyl and shawn(who was in my bedroom) into the huge bedroom jackson has been destroying enjoying for 4.5 years. it has been a HUGE undertaking, to say the least. between the urine soaked carpeting, the roof leak last year-which messed up walls and ceiling-, the closets full of yuck, the hidden, stolen items, the knives hidden throughout, the fly larva under the banana peel, the urine sprayed windows(YES), broken(brand new) 40$ blinds, broken baseboard, freshly painted (18 mos. ago)walls that had been gouged with a screw driver, holed with a hammer, written on with black sharpie, poked with scissors..... OY.
ripped out all the carpet and padding
pulled staples
removed all baseboard
installed cheap, but very pretty, laminate flooring
removed the door
cut and painted a new door, baseboard, trim for windows and closets and doors
installed the above
scrubbed walls and windows
mudded holes, gouges, cracks, sharpie marks, banged up areas and the like
installed all new outlets, switches and covers for all, we always do this as we paint each room, but ran out of time and money when i painted it before. it freshens up the place and everything had been painted over by so many families before us... some outlets were faulty anyway.
today we are:
sanding the mud
touching up paint(it will show, but i am not re painting the entire damn room!)
sanding and painting walnut stained closet doors and trim(cant afford to install new stuff right now)
finishing touches
kendyl's old room was all set for jackson, walls are an off white/barely yellow/Navaho white maybe? all i had to do was change out curtain rods that had daisy ends, paint over little, pink, stenciled butterflies, remove coat racks, hooks, wall art etc..scrub window trim and touch up, replace a blind, vacuum, mop, and move furniture around. he destroyed his captains bed, ripped all the dawers apart, so bed #3(in less than 6 years) went to the dump. hes on a mattress on the floor with his book case headboard behind him. bed, 3 dressers, plastic, stackable toy bins and a book shelf. boring, but he cannot handle more. he just can't. I SHRUNK HIS WORLD.
we still havent figured out who the expensive watch i found belongs to. the CD's were Jay's,(he leaves for war tomorrow ) the t shirts were Ben's and Doug's, a 35$ book about "50 Cent" was a book kris had borrowed from a friend, ( "i read it though!" LOL)the knives are mine and Tim's, the nail clippers were Tim's. the DVD's were Tim's. the watch is still a mystery, along with the Herbie Hancock CD's(?????)
so, i'm sorry i bored you. thats what ive been so busy with. i'm also proof reading recipes for the cookbook committe i am on-long story!
did i ever put pumpkin patch photos on here? maybe i only put them on Facbook? i will check. i havent played with my camera much this week. just some before & during photos of the bedroom. they are enjoying the huge space! we filled it quickly though. the rooms are never as spacious as you think they are when you get started. i am hoping to squeeze a little table and chair set in there though- time to purge more toys!
have a great weekend!


Jules said...

I miss reading your posts! So, who are you rooting for in the world series? I'd gladly welcome you as a fellow Phillies fan :)

Shea said...

It is beautiful!!!!!

ali said...

hi jules! PHILLIES ALL THE WAY! rooted for them last year too. i am a true YANKEE HATER! i love the Angels, and am so sad they lost :(

Jules said...


I am a life-long Phillies fan so the past two seasons have been the most thrilling ever! I also read the message boards on and you should see all this shit talking those classless NY fans are doing. Unreal.

P.S. Did you know that A-Roid's nickname in the clubhouse was/is "Bitch Tits"? ahahaaa