Day 92-Happy Halloween!

So, yeah-I’m being a Halloween scrooge this year. 😦

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Wanna know why? First off, my front screen door is broken, the glass is barely hanging in it, and all the constant opening and closing would not be good for that!

Second, my little dogs would stay riled up and bark and try to go out to meet all the little ghouls and goblins and that wouldn’t be good either.

I think most people these days stick to safer alternatives like trunk or treats and going to malls or stores where they pass out candy. I’m really not expecting many trick or treaters anyway. Of course, my kitchen is a wreck and that makes for chaos around my house anyway, hoping there is some movement in the direction of work going on in there tonight, since we kind of took the day off yesterday while my hubby gets his head around how to tackle the electric and plumbing aspects of what has to be done.

I’ll keep you up to date and for everyone else that IS celebrating tonight, be safe and stay bootiful! 👻

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Day 91-Free Days- Paying the Price

My husband announced on Friday that he had volunteered to make the chili for a function at work, a cook off I think. This meant he also had to go out and purchase the ingredients to make two gallons of chili, not to mention a brand new 8-quart crock pot for it to go in. My cheap ass would have found another way, but not him. He believes in doing things the right way, even if it costs him extra. I’m sure it will be delicious, (we will be sampling it later 😉) and I’m also sure the crock pot will come in handy as we host family dinner so often. That’s not the point, the point is, sometimes volunteering also means paying the price. The price someone else did not want to have to pay, or spending time doing what others wouldn’t or couldn’t do. My husband is a kind and generous person, so none of this surprises me. I’m so glad he is in charge of the task, thinking of cooking in our shell of a kitchen right now makes my head spin! Hey, at least the stove still works but I’m glad we aren’t hosting a family dinner this weekend.

He also has surgery coming up on Thursday this week and is having to pay the price for the first doctor not getting all the cancer out the first time. Not to minimize it, but it is just basal cell carcinoma near his eye (thank God) and the micro surgeon plans on making sure she gets it all this time. In addition to that, he has to pay the hefty price to have the surgery done, something that wouldn’t be happening if the first doctor had done a better job the first time. I prayed for him today at church, then again later as I took a walk in the prayer garden close to my home. I wouldn’t have even known that place was there if our pastor hadn’t told us about it during the service today. I’m so glad I made it a point to attend church today, I always feel better about it afterwards. Please say a prayer for him and also my dad, as he has surgery the following week. I really appreciate it 😊By the way, we do have insurance, but the out of pocket is $1000 and his deductible is $2000 (nothing cheap these days) and he may have to pay more the day of surgery. 😒 I guess it could be worse, at least we are lucky enough to have insurance, that’s more than some people can say.

Day 90-Ready or Not, Let’s Renovate!

My guys left a couple of hours ago to go play golf….right after they ripped one side of our kitchen out and made an opening from the kitchen to the living room.

The madman contemplating his moves-first, drill a hole!
The madman contemplating his moves-first, drill a hole!
Later, the guys scoring the wall
Later, the guys scoring the wall
Removing a section
Removing a section
From the kitchen looking into the living room
From the kitchen looking into the living room
And looking into the kitchen from the living room
And looking into the kitchen from the living room

Other than that, I cheated horribly on my diet at brunch, worked on some Christmas gifts and now, I’m watching a horror movie and about to work on Taylor’s baby blanket. She’s due any day now, even though they say a week or two. She’s already past 9 months so……I know first babies come when they get good and ready, that’s why I say it’s any day now.

So, with that being said, I better get busy! See you with the next upsate