But, buried somewhere in all of my wallowing, there is some good news left to share. My parents are coming up tomorrow, and I think B's dad as well, and we are going to completely finish up the deck!! I am also going to grout...SERIOUSLY! AND my mom is going to help me make a bench cushion for our little built-in in the kitchen. And if all goes well, we will make seat cushions for the bar stools and dining room chairs too!! EEEEE!! I am so excited! I know that its a lot to accomplish in one day, but with all of the help we will have, we should be able to get most of it done. Right? Here's hopin'....
I have a little teaser to share with you, though, before I head out to gather materials for the shin-dig tomorrow (I have to call it that or else it's just too painful to think about). I also need to pick up a fake gun for B's Halloween costume....wonder how my co-workers will feel when I bring that back to the office after lunch....Haha. He is going as a safari guy (SHOCKING) and I am going as a cowgirl. We already had most of the outfits in our closets, so it is a cheap, and still festive way of celebrating the holiday!! :) But, back to the teaser.
Here is what the back of the house looked like when we moved in:
There was actually a beautiful dogwood tree to the right of the garage
(although it was not in bloom when this photo was taken). It was a tragedy
to rip it out, but absolutely necessary for the deck/slider project to work.
And this was what it looked like during the slider installation....EEEK,
I have a hole in my house!!! Luckily it was only for a few hours though!!!...