Monday, November 24, 2008

Catching Up is Hard to Do

I'm backtracking a little since I seem to have lost over a week's worth of entries. I first have to acknowledge the kid's 15th birthday last Sunday, the 16th.

Hard to believe our baby is this old! Sniffle. What a precious child he was.

Almost set the smoke alarms off, for sure!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I had the teenager's carpet torn up and replaced with hard-wood floors. It looks gorgeous. (It's still wet here.)

Thursday, as you know, was another day in kitchen hell. After they installed the countertops, I noticed the one on the bar is cracked. They have to cut another slab and replace it. (This picture is about how I felt about having the idiots back in my house.)

Then, Friday morning, I went to clean my sink out (after they told me to wait 24 hours until I use the water because of the caulking), and I notice they have cracked it! This is my all-time favorite soapstone sink! Whaaaaaa. I am just beside myself, needless to say.

Saturday, I went out to Beth's house to meet up with some ATC group friends who were in town. Jane showed us how to make mermaids, Lottie showed us how to do tea bag folding and Beth taught us how to do Irish folding. It was the best time. Beth is just the bestest ever.

Here we all are with Jane and Beth doing the "chin cover up" in the back. Lottie, myself and Charlotte are the smiley ones in front. Thank you Bethy for a wonderful day.

I'll leave you with some of my gorgeous birthday flowers which have all but died now. And, I am jumping into bed. My brother and his family arrive tomorrow! Yay!

15 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy belated birthday to the "Kid" (not one anymore ;-p)! Children grow fast...

I love the floor in his room and what a great picture of you and your friends!

Cheers,

Rosa

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

The kitchen looks fabulous! So sorry you had so much trouble with it! I think thats a requirement on a re-do!

Peggy said...

Rosa, I hope your kitchen nightmare soon comes to an end. I can just smell all the lovely scents coming from your kitchen when brother arrives. Have fun!! Watch for a package of soaps heading your way. Thanks again!!

Beth said...

Great pics of the kid. I can't believe they keep screwing up your kitchen,,that is outrageous. I keep thinking about saturday and what a fun time we had,,we have to do it alot more often.
Have fun with the Bro!!!
xoxooxoxoxoxox

Jeanie said...

Wow! Great pix but I'd just throttle the sink guys. Your time at Beth's sounds terrific! Love the mermaids!

Have a great Thanksgiving. I don't know how online I'll be able to be (but I do have some posts set and pre-planned, so don't stay away!)

Hugs!

Jeanie said...

Wow! Great pix but I'd just throttle the sink guys. Your time at Beth's sounds terrific! Love the mermaids!

Have a great Thanksgiving. I don't know how online I'll be able to be (but I do have some posts set and pre-planned, so don't stay away!)

Hugs!

Jeanie said...

Wow! Great pix but I'd just throttle the sink guys. Your time at Beth's sounds terrific! Love the mermaids!

Have a great Thanksgiving. I don't know how online I'll be able to be (but I do have some posts set and pre-planned, so don't stay away!)

Hugs!

Linda said...

They cracked the sink?!! I can't believe it. What a fiasco. Hope, in spite of it, that you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.

robin-bird said...

a happy, happy thanksgiving to you rosa! you have been missed for sure. it is good to see that in spite of contractor trauma you have enjoyed you friends. beauuuuutiful flowers!!
XOXOX

Saucy said...

Oh, the sink. The sink! The. sink.

PEA said...

Happy Belated Birthday to the Kid:-) I so love the scrapbook collage you made, such precious pictures from his birth to now. They do grow up so fast, don't they! I had to laugh when I called Shawn the other night, he mentioned that Lily will be a month old in a couple of days and said "she's growing up soooo fast!" hehe

Oh dear, I couldn't believe it when I read about your continuing kitchen woes!! Absolutely ridiculous and it's no wonder you're completely fed up. Have you contacted them about what they did to your sink?

How I wish I could have joined all of you at Beth's house...looks like you all had such a fun time:-)

Beautiful flowers as well!! xoxo

Dianne said...

Tell my little buddy I said Happy Birthday.

I can feel your kitchen frustrations. I want to sit down and cry for you. Been there too.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hiya Rosa, Advocaat (or advokatt) is a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar and brandy. It has a smooth taste that is similar to almonds. Its tastes of marzipan (is that almond paste in the USA)? Its Yummy! X

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh gosh, I can't believe they've messed it all up again! Maybe, you could hire another company, and this company could pay the bill? You must be more than frustrated at this point. I'm so sorry to hear that it's not going well. Glad to hear that you've enjoyed some good times too, though.
Happy belated birthday to your son. That's a big year. Driver's permit year! Uh oh....as if you didn't have enough to think about! LOL! Seems like we only just survived our older boys starting to drive, and here you are, startin' all over again!

Take care Rosa.

Shelley said...

Oh dear..more kitchen problems. Must be the Laurel and Hardy of builders. I'm so sorry you have to endure this again. From a distance it looks so pretty.

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