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Friday, November 9, 2012

7 Quick Takes

I recently found someone who could help me restore the dollhouse I am gifting to Margaret sometime soon. For those of you who don't know, I have my childhood dollhouse that I am restoring for my daughter. Problem is, the gal wants $700 to $1000 to restore it. Yeah, that'll happen never.
So this kind of motivated me to get going on it myself. It is a ton of work, but I am actually it. I haven't made a whole lot of progress yet, but it's slow and steady.
I am currently scrapping off all the wallpaper and carpet.

I was so busy this week that I forgot to post the Five on the Fifth Photo!!!
Now that the election is over I am hoping that folks on facebook can return to being civil and polite. No more president and belief bashing; let's get back to pet photos and status updates that no one cares about.
 So I finally got around to subscribing to our local paper, which is only two sections, but contains tons of interesting information about local events (such as the car that was egged a few miles from here). So I received my first issue today and I got to read it on my lovely new sofa and look at the article that I found tucked inside:
 How awesome that the first time I get the paper there is an article about Hubby inside.
Then, as if I couldn't get any more amazed, Hubby shows up with a different newspaper in which there is a picture of him in it.
So the sewer smell is our basement has finally been diagnosed and I am happy to report that it can be fixed, but I am not so happy to report that the cost of the fixing it near $1000. It could be worse though, it could be a lot worse.
Here's a cute baby photo to end the Takes for the week. Macolm is standing in front of the project that we finally finished: the magnetic wall board. He loves it! I got the oil drip pan at Walmart for $12 and James made all those car magnetics for him at his worktable in the basement.
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Kathleen Basi said...

Oh, my, that #6!

As for the dollhouse, isn't it amazing how much money ppl want for things you can't see paying a dime for? After all, you can do it yourself!

Heidiblossom said...

I love knowing famous people! Yay Mike!!
Dude, I found an old dollhouse at a rummage sale for $5. Needless to say it was a fixer upper. I LOVED FIXING IT UP!!! Probably more than my kids have ever loved playing with it.