Out with the old

I won’t even go into the atrocities we found when we pulled out the old stove.  Oy. I’m such a crappy housekeeper.

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In with the new.

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What should I bake in it first? Cupcakes? Tater tots?

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The new microwave can’t go in yet. The old one was hard wired into the wall which is apparently a no-no.  Whether or not it was a no-no when the ex installed it back in 2008, I have no idea.  If he knew about it, he certainly kept quiet about it as he had no stake in whether the thing was installed correctly or not.

Anywho, the nice delivery guys took one look at that and said “Nope”.  They were really sweet about it though and explained that nowadays these things just get plugged in. An electrician would have to come and install an outlet up in the cupboard for me.  Handsome and Handy Hubby is going to take care of that and the nice GE Gentlemen will come back on Tuesday and hang and install the microwave.

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This little piece of serenity is the updated look for the bed.  I won’t keep it like this all the time.  Instead, I’ll make the bed up like this when the house is being shown. My room looks so barren.


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My door is being repainted by this nice gentleman. I know it’s the big thing to go to school for the tech industry jobs, but seriously, people.  Where would we be without these guys? And gals!  There is a very cute young lady prepping the front door frame but I was too embarrassed to ask if I could take her picture. Consider going into skilled labor, kiddos.  We need you.

When am I ever going to feel like knitting or crocheting again?


The last one

I honestly didn’t think this day would happen.  After all the awfulness of three years ago, I just didn’t see how I was ever going to get to see my last child graduate.  I am so pleased I was wrong.

It was small, it was understated, but caps, gowns, speeches, pomp and circumstance was involved. All three grandmas were present, along with the honorary aunt and uncle who are two of my most favorite people in the world.  I was surrounded by almost everyone that is super important to me and I got to watch my son walk.

I have so many emotions overwhelming me at the moment that all I can manage to say is that it was beautiful.

Just like my son.

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Here he is with the three grandmas.

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Congratulations, Hatchie, and nicely done.

A nice break

I get to take a small break.  My mother is in town. My son is graduating tomorrow. There is no room in this house to squeeze my poor mother in anywhere so she is staying in a hotel down the street.  She wants me to stay with her.  She insured that I would do so by getting a room with a jetted soaking tub. So, while I’m still madly packing , dealing with family in town, getting everyone to a graduation and then to a big dinner during the day…

I get to spend my evenings soaking in a large tub.

It’s going to be a very nice few days.