Hi everyone – hope you had a wonderful Memorial holiday.
I’ll get to the bad things in 3’s in a minute….
Ours was spent finishing up painting the screen room.
The painting though is my job – husband does not like it nor does he do a good job (could be his way of getting out of it maybe…lol)
Yesterday our wonderful gal who recovers things for us brought back our cushions for the screen room sofa – she’s so good.
They look even better than the original cushions.
Took a long time to find the right fabric but when I did I had to run all over Wisconsin to get enough of it.
Janesville had only 5 yards left and we needed 8 yards….so on we went looking.
Finally found it in Kenosha at that Hobby Lobby store.
But then on Tuesday we went back to the Janesville store to purchase that 5 yards for the chair.
Anyway, Debbie brought the cushions in and I knew immediately I loved them.
There are 2 chair also, one will be in this fabric and the other will be done in a strip to pull out the other colors. I found it on the internet from Amazon/Fabric.com so hoping it looks as good when it arrives:
So that’s the fun stuff – now on to the bad stuff.
Things seem to come in 3’s they say – well I do believe that saying.
Our kitchen plumbing backed up on Easter Sunday
Our chimney has been leaking unbeknown to us until the last big thunderstorm we had and heard it dripping down the wall in the kitchen….so Able Dave came and checked it out…chimney was crumbled! So…..Wednesday he came and built a new chimney – it’s beautiful (as a chimney can be that is….our old one was a crummy ole off white.) We asked him if he could find something in a Colonial style color and he did – that’s why I say it’s ‘beautiful’.
And then on to number 3….our furnace stopped working a week ago Monday!
It was a very chilly morning so I turned it on just for a one time thing to take the chill off and no heat…no running of the furnace – just the blower kept going. I tried everything to shut it off and nothing would work so I had to go flip the switch on the furnace.
The air wouldn’t work for me either.
Oh…and Doug was away on a golf trip. Last May when he went on the golf trip our air conditioner died, remember that?
So anyway – one more repair man later and we need a new furnace – the heat exchanger is dead!!!
So now come Fall we will need a new furnace.
Anymore problems???? I’m sure I can find one…
But the hard thing is all of these ‘repairs’ are coming at the same time as all the ‘re-dos’ we have been doing – not fun on the check book.
And…last night the man who built our fireplace mantle and cupboards and our desk came over to look at the wall above the fireplace – at some point there was a leak behind that wall from the roof (which has been taken care of with a new roof) – but the wood is all buckled and looks horrible so we always have a large picture up there to hide it.
Anyway – he’s going to put a maple wall and then build some kind of detail molding/panels on the wall to give it some character.
We are also deciding if we want to paint that wall the same color as the fireplace – which I think would really look very nice.
Here’s how it is now – I am not happy with anything I have on it or on the cupboards…nothing works together and it’s just stuff I have had – I so want some really nice Colonial pieces up there and crocks on the top of the cupboards…not the junk that is there now. And I would like one of the LARGE old Colonial pictures of a man – know where I can find one?
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I sold out of my Strawberries over the weekend and had to make more so if you are wanting them I have them.
Thanks for visiting me and have a wonderful weekend