Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Where did the year go??

We've been so busy that I completely forgot about my blog.  So many things happening the hours and days seem to slip by so quickly.  We had a beautiful vacation in October, have spent numerous weekends with family and friends.  Now we're ready for another Christmas.  

From our room


Assembled with Gorilla Glue

Paul McCartney played here in October.


How do I get out of Jail???


Cool ride

Lunch here...amazing place

I'm on vacation, hubby is still working. He now has a new job and one that he is really enjoying...makes a big difference when you actually enjoy going to work again! My work has been busy, working for both Calgary and Ontario.  Finally things are looking like they will pick up in the gas and oil industry in Alberta but it will take a long time to recover.  

Looking at the front door.
We've managed to get a couple of rooms at home painted and complete HVAC system installed.  We couldn't be happier with home.  Amazing how some things are just meant to be.  Here are a couple of pics.

Back deck 

Galley Kitchen

Looking at kitchen from living room

One of two fireplaces

Last but not least...our fantastic view from the deck.

Have our vacation booked for October 2017....absolutely love Vacation International and Intervol.  The opportunities for travel (along with the perks) are amazing.  

Want to wish all our friends and family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!  It's going to be a fantastic year for us.  Who knows...there may even be a "Save the Date" announcement shortly!

Image result for merry christmas images

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Dreary Weather!

Was beautiful yesterday.  Finally got all the gardens cleaned up, hubby moved the lawn!  Spent the entire day outside....love it! Today raining and miserable and cool!

New roof was done on Friday....the roofers did a great job!  We went with one specific company because they were the only ones who put "transferable warranty" on the paperwork.  Will be a great selling feature.

Two rooms need to be carpeted along with the stairs....minor things to do in the basement and clean out my clothes closet....then I can consider this place done.  

I haven't taken any pics lately but will take some soon of the gardens and post.  Plain and simple but tasteful.

Below are some pics taken in past trips.
Scenery in Montana

Statues in Montana

My favourite garden Centre in MT

Doll house at a store in MT

Unique garden centre in MT

This is a house that was featured on TV Show!

Through the mountains in BC!
Have a great week!  Another Monday coming up!  OMG! Really! 

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Been a while!

It's been a while since I posted anything.  We've been very busy with the house and things are almost completed.  Need to do some carpeting and finish organising the lower deck (basement).
Now we need a new roof!  Let me tell you that will not be a cheap job.  Think it will be done by someone in about three weeks.
Getting ready for family Easter Brunch 2016

Another view...check out the light we chose! LED's with a dimmer!

Repainted entry way and railings!

The lighter colour brightens up this space.  Need carpeting here as well!

Living Room!

All new trim and blinds!  Freshly painted, no more crayons!
New appliances, sink, taps, counter top, paint!

New paint, new door!

New window, blinds, paint...this room still needs carpet!

The master....needs something on the wall and a bit more organisation...perhaps carpet in the future.

The en suite....this whole room is basically new...floor tiles, paint, vanity, toilet, mirror, shower door.  I love this room.

That's about it for now.  I hear we are supposed to get more nasty weather here in ON....OMG, will spring ever come?
Have a great week everyone, God Bless and be safe.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Renovations Continue!

We had a fantastic time on our vacation during the Christmas season in Daytona Beach.  Booked into one place, it didn't meet my (our)standards, left there and booked into Ocean Court.  Wonderful place and very friendly people.  They had a party Christmas eve and the entire place was invited.  Plenty of food and drinks for everyone.  Great time.  Here are some pics of our vacation.

View from our room

Even the mailboxes got decorated on the street!

Busted by the cops!

The new updated Daytona Speedway!

This years Pace Car for the Daytona 500 in Feb!

Our Christmas Dinner that I made.  Yes you really can stuff a cornish hen!

Decorated for the season!

I even found Santa!

Imagine driving this on a major highway going at 80 MPH!  NOT!


Driving back was great until we got to Erie, PA....snow, vehicles off the road, jack knifed tractor trailers.....and me sitting in the passenger seat scared to bits!  Left DB 6:00 AM on Jan 1 and arrived in B'ville 1:30 AM.  God bless hubby for driving and keeping us safe.
My hero!  Love him to the moon!

The renovations continue but I can see the end in sight.  Still have to get the windows in, door replaced, shower door in ensuite to be installed, painting to complete and so on!  Here are some pics....reminder to me I guess of what it looked like before and what it looks like now.
New ensuite cabinet and granite top

New vantiy in main, new granite top and most import new WHITE floor!  Bye bye blue chitt!

New counter top and black sink/taps

New trim all around - notice no window coverings....living in a fish bowl at the moment LOL

I have a toilet in my living room!  Temporarily, until the grout dries.

Been a ruff week...my brothers wife passed away on Tuesday and he is taking it hard.  My prayers and thought go out to him.  Love him so much.  Be safe everyone and God Bless.