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And the summer is almost over….for me anyway


Okay, so this summer has been very busy….so busy I haven’t been blogging…at all!  Lots has happened.

At the end of the year, I said good bye to the school district where I taught for the past 18 years.  I’m moving to a smaller district to see how someone else does it.  Every now and again, it’s time for a change…..18 years is over due.  Still teaching RtI so I’ll be familiar with what I’m teaching.

My darling daughter and son-in-law gave me my first grandchild!  He is Beautiful!!!

Gigi's little speedster
Gigi’s little speedster

(don’t you agree?:o)

So I’ve spent some time burning up the highway between my hometown and his.  All this while wearing this.. lovely isn’t it.  I spent all summer in either a black removable boot or this cast.  Trying to avoid surgery on a tendon that no longer wants to play nicely.



But on the up side, we did get the bathroom remodel (yes….one of the first posts on my blog) finished.
Here is a shot of the final product!

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I have cleaned up the tub since those pics were taken.  Loving it!  It’s so nice to be able to shower in our own shower.  Now, we just have to tackle another room.  It never ends…….

As far as sewing goes, I spent a lot of time at Heathers, sewing burp cloths!!!  Pirate, dinos, and monkeys were the spirit of the burps!  I love sewing for my sweet little boy.  I’ll post pictures of the next project.  Hope it will be a throw for the living room.  We’ll see.

With school starting next week, things will be back on a schedule and I should be blogging regularly again! Lots more to post!


We’re just replacing the tile…..right?

We have had an issue with the shower in our bathroom.  So we finally decided to work on it.  Today I started the demo of the shower.  I love how the unexpected creeps up on you during these little projects!

shower walls

First, I started with the shower walls!  The old tile was beginning to buckle so we decided to change it while getting the plumbing fixed.

Then I discovered that the builder did not use backer board, he used an extra piece of sheet rock!!!

no backerboard

Yes, this means there was no water proofing!  It also made the tile a little harder to get off.  I put a hole in the original sheet rock on one side.  But it means that there is water damage as well.

water damaged insulation

See the water line and yes, that’s insulation. (Can you say Murphy’s law!!!) I am woman, hear me roar……I can do this…..it will be okay.


The pipe side doesn’t look too bad, so does that mean the water is coming from somewhere else?

what the heck

And what the heck is this?  Needless to say, I’ll be on the internet doing some research and then hitting up the local Lowe’s for some advice.  Fortunately, I’ve spent so much there they are very helpful!  (They see me and think, “Oh goody, here comes Job Security!”)  I’ll post an update once I have one.  Right now I’m going to sit here and wait for my arms and wrists to stop screaming at me.

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