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Annie's World

Crap That Happens to Me!

A Very Productive Weekend...
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SomeWhat.

  • Donated The Micowave.

  • Nails done for Derby.

  • Found and Bought 120 sqft of Tile and a Toilet for the Downstairs Bathroom for a Total of $180.

  • Ordered a BoxSpring and Bedframe ($75) for the bed Downstairs.

  • Got all the furniture moved around (2 recliners upstairs - 1 recliner put in the Office - Twin Bed moved Downstairs).

  • Mowed the Front Yard

  • Fertilizd the Front Yard (for the second time)

  • Pressure washed the stonework on the front of house.

  • Pressure washed the Service Porch

  • Pressure washed the Fence on Lyons side of the yard

  • Pressure washed all the Removed Pickets stored under the deck and the ones tossed under the Plum Tree.

  • Milled all those pressure washed pickets into lumber - stacked them in garage to store - boxed up all the scraps to burn as Kindling

  • All the Laundry

  • Cooked 10 days of Meals for the the Dogs.

  • Got all the Prescriptions refilled for the dogs.

  • Made a House Number Plaque for the Front of the House.

  • Did the Grocery Shopping for the Week.

  • Hardboiled my Breakfast Eggs (18)

  • Tried to sell 40 DVD's - but the store was gone.

And that's all I can Remember.  I'm sure there's more.  I do have some pictures though.

One of the many parts in the Project Parts Pile was this Pine wood plaque.  I purchased it for $3 on one of the many junkin' trips I've been on... I don't remember which or when.  I found it while digging through the garage and I laid it on the table with all the other Parts.  After surveying the P3 I decided I could complete this project rather quickly - It had only 3 steps (paint the board - put the numbers on - and then Hang it)  Each step had it's own challenges, but they were easily overcome and I competed it Sunday night about 11:00pm.  It came out pretty nice.
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The Pickets are another story.  it took me 2 days  but they are done.  I decided to do them ahead of a plethera of other projects becase I can't work on the fence (put up the 170 pickets) until these removed pickets had been taken care of.  Because I didn't have any room for any more removed pickets.



Hopefully I didn't kill my Lawn...
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I used to have a crappy lawn.  It had no turf, it was just thin grass on a thin layer of dirt.  But over the years, I've worked on it and have a great foundation for my Lawn.  Aaaaand Weeds.  First I was infested with Henbit... You know that purple flowered nasty weed that is the first to pop up at the end of winter and beginning of spring.  Well I killed all that... but there is some kind of new weed there.  It seems to have taken over the entire lawn.  So after work today, I Went to Home Depot and picked up some Weed and Feed Granular.  I spread it out all over the front yard.  And then I took one of theb bottles of liquid Weed and Feed I got a couple of months ago and sprayed it all over the front yard.  Yes I know that's a lot of weed and feed.  But I have a lot of Weeds.  And I don't think I should I have them.  I'm going to keep doing this every 2 weeks.  Maybe I can kill those little bastards.  I also need to get the snapper fixed so I can thatch the front yard and then aeroate it.  What's the point of having a tractor with accessories if you never use it.!

See All the Weeds!


Update on the Project Parts Pile (P3)...
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  1. Box of Audio/Visual Accessories - needs to be put away - Completed

  2. Black Iron Smoking Stand - Need to Glass to make Table - Completed

  3. Natural Weed Spray fixin's - Purchase missing ingredients - Make spray - Completed

  4. a Scroll Saw - Put away with the rest of Tools - Completed

  5. Rolling tray for File Cabinet - Throw away - Completed

  6. Bottle of Spray it and Forget It - Use on Front Brick wall - Completed

  7. NEWLY ADDED - Large Wooden Plaque - Use For House Numbers - Completed

  8. NEWLY ADDED - Microwave - Need to Donate - Completed

  9. 2 Baskets - use for Gift Baskets - Threw out - Completed

  10. Wicker Furniture Set - 3 piece - Give to Lisa - Will Pick up May 8th

  11. Stainless Steel Trashcan - Give to Lisa - Will Pick up May 8th

  12. Big Wall Mirror - Give to Lisa - Will Pick up May 8th

  13. The Red ToolBox - Project completed - needs a home

  14. Flat Screen Mount for smaller TV - Put up in Kitchen

  15. NEWLY ADDED - Flat Screen Mount for Larger TV - Put up Over the Fireplace

  16. NEWLY ADDED - 170 Fence Pickets - Finish Lyons Side of Fence

  17. Gate Parts - use for Camper Gates in Back yard on Lyons Side

  18. A box of Assorted Camper Parts

  19. A Camper Window

  20. 3 Brand New Blue Flat Sheets

  21. A bunch of Uhpolstery Fabric from the camper

  22. Big piece of foam Cushion - Pick up Batting and get steam cleaned before using in camper.

  23. A Subwoofer

  24. Throw Rugs

  25. Carpet Scraps - May need for Bella's Cat Trough Repair

  26. 3 Boot trays

  27. An Old Dog Bed

  28. Grandpa's Kresh - I think I'm going to send it to Matt - heheheh

  29. NEWLY ADDED - Send Frozen Hat to Nina

  30. 16 feet of Foam Crown Moulding - order 32 more feet and 4 inside corners, put up in Office

  31. Pop Up Side Table - Enclose the Inside and put Secret Storage

  32. Empty Bins - Stack up to use for storage

  33. 200 Feet of Ropelights

  34. Wooden Shelves (2 of a set of 5)

  35. Stackable Cabinet - Use in Master Closet redo

  36. A Wall Sink - make a potting bench and insert Sink

  37. 2 slide out shelf/baskets

  38. A Shade Sail

  39. A Butt Load of Cedar Planks - For Fireplace cladding and Accent Wall

  40. Old License Plates - Make Bird Houses with

  41. NEWLY ADDED - 40 DVD's  - Need to Sell at CD Warehouse

  42. NEWLY ADDED - Small Wooden Plaque - Use for GeoCoins

  43. NEWLY ADDED - Pedestal Sink - Put in Downstairs Bathroom - July 4th weekend

  44. NEWLY ADDED - 120 sqft of Ceramic Tile - Put in Entryway and Downstairs Bathroom - July 4th weekend

  45. NEWLY ADDED - Dual Flush Toilet - Put in Downstairs Bathroom - July 4th weekend

  46. NEWLY ADDED - Sell 55 gallon Aquarium

  47. NEWLY ADDED - Sell 28 gallon Aquarium

  48. NEWLY ADDED - Sell Air Conditioner

And that's just what I see from the picture and then some!

2 Appliances Down... 2 to go!
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Today the installers came bearing gifts!  They had my new microwave and they were ready to install it!  I had emptied the upper cabinet and cleaned out the Microwave.  They said I didn't have to move the stove, so I didn't.  I think it was done start to finish in 30 minutes.  It hangs 3/4 of an inch lower, but I really don't care.  I am pretty happy.  It actually lightens the kitchen a little.


Last Night's Projects...
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Last night I tackled the issue of the Microwave.  When I say I tackled it I mean... I bought one.  A stainless steel over the range microwave - for $228.  I also sprang for the installation ($99) which is something I rarely do.  But when I installed the old Microwave May 24th 2007 Post it was definitely pre-Blood clots and surgery.  So I was a lot stronger then.  I'm sure I would fiure a way to install it again myself, but why?  Sure, I could do a whole lot with that $99, but then again this will be done rather quickly and I don't lose my mind when I scratched or God Forbid... I dropped it.  I think it's a great deal.



Neeeeeexxtt!

So Like Usual... Something Else Came Up...
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I've been working pretty deligently on the Garage.  A Little Here and a Little There, it adds up.  Well, the last couple nights has been taken over by problems with my Kitchen sink Faucet.  It was A huge Leak not a little Drip.  it was so bad, I had to turn off the water to the sink when I wasn't using it.  I knew I had to get this fixed before Rose got there.  I didn't want to make things too difficult for her since she was doing me a favor staying with the Dogs.  And taking care of them isn't as easy as it used to be.

I took the entire faucet apart and put it back together.  Then I went to Home Depot and talked to a couple of guys.  I took that information and went back home.  Took the faucet apart again and found the problem.  A little piece of the lining of the water heater had creeped into the Hot water valve.  I removed it and Voila!  it worked.  Cost me nothing but 4 miles worth of gas.

I'm feeling pretty proud of myself right about now.  I fixed it.  For Free!  YEAH!

Well it's time to feed the babies - I put foster's dinner in the Microwave... It dies.  Then back on.  then off.  So I cook dinner for them on the stove and feed them.  Wen I go back up to clean the dishes, the faucet is acting up again.  I take the hot water side apart and reassemble again.  it works.  I look at the microwave... it works.

What the Hell.  I can't catch a break.

I know the Microwave is on it's last leg and it needs to be replaced before Rose gets there.  So I'm looking for a replacement.  Now as for the Kitchen Faucet... it still is working and all is well with it.

It's the Hot water heater and the pressure regulator that needs to be dealt with.

Oh My Aching toe.  I need to date a Plumber.  Or at least learn to be one.

List of Parts in the Project Parts Pile (P3)...
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  1. Box of Audio/Visual Accessories - needs to be put away - Completed

  2. Black Iron Smoking Stand - Need to Glass to make Table - Completed

  3. Natural Weed Spray fixin's - Purchase missing ingredients - Make spray - Completed

  4. a Scroll Saw - Put away with the rest of Tools - Completed

  5. Rolling tray for File Cabinet - Throw away - Completed

  6. Wicker Furniture Set - 3 piece - Give to Lisa - Will Pick up Thursday Night - Maybe Saturday - maybe not

  7. Stainless Steel Trashcan - Give to Lisa - Will Pick up Thursday Night - Maybe Saturday - maybe not

  8. The Red ToolBox - Project completed - needs a home

  9. Flat Screen Mount for smaller TV - Put up in Kitchen

  10. A box of Assorted Camper Parts

  11. A Camper Window

  12. 3 Brand New Blue Flat Sheets

  13. A bunch of Uhpolstery Fabric from the camper

  14. Big piece of foam Cushion - Pick up Batting and get steam cleaned before using in camper.

  15. A Subwoofer

  16. Throw Rugs

  17. Carpet Scraps - May need for Bella's Cat Trough Repair

  18. 3 Boot trays

  19. an Old Dog Bed

  20. Grandpa's Kresh - I think I'm going to send it to Matt - heheheh

  21. 16 feet of Foam Crown Moulding - order 16 feet more and 4 inside corners, put up in DS bath

  22. Pop Up Side Table

  23. Empty Bins - Stack up to use for storage

  24. 200 Feet of Ropelights

  25. Wooden Shelves (2 of a set of 5)

  26. Stackable Cabinet - Use in Master Closet redo

  27. Gate Parts - use for Camper Gates in Back yard on Lyons Side

  28. 2 Baskets - use for Gift Baskets

  29. A Wall Sink - make a potting bench and insert Sink

  30. 2 slide out shelf/baskets

  31. A Shade Sail

  32. A Butt Load of Cedar Planks

And that's just what I see from the picture!

Before and After the weekend....
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  • The Black Iron Table - Done

  • The Natural Weed Killer - Done

  • Box of A/V accessories - Done

  • Wicker furniture - Done (Lisa Is coming to pick it up next weekend)

That's a Start.

P3 - Black Iron Table...
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I bought a 1930's smoking stand sometime last year to use as a base for a table, but quickly realized it wouldn't work with the Table top I wanted to use.  So it sat on the shelf taking up room.  Now it's in the Project Parts Pile (P3) and taking up room.  Either I needed to get rid of it or make something out of it.  I decided what I needed to get was a 16 inch round piece of Glass and I had seen an inexpensive one in my travels.  So Saturday I went and got it - $14.99.  I used an old suction cup to give it some stability and "Voila!"  I can now put this into the Completed Pile!


The Fence...
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I have been rehabing the fence for a while now.  What has been holding me back is money.  I hate spending more than I have to on materials and any time I can get tem on sale... Well that's a happy day.  A couple of times a year pickets that are $1.58 a piece are reduced to $1.25 or even lower.  33¢ Is that all?  Well considering it takes at least 16 pickets per section and there is 51 sections that's 816 pickets($1289.28 vs $1020.00).  That's $269.28 saved.  Since I am increasing the rails from 2 to 3 and replacing any ones that are rotted... that's where the savings is going to.  Now I have already completed 6 sections on Lyons Side of the house when I moved it leaving 11 more to complete.

I have been hoarding some gift cards and I felt it was time to spend them when I received a $25 off $250.00 purchase coupon and the Pickets were on sale.  That's like $25 of free money.

  • Gift cards - $137.50

  • Coupon    -   $25.00

So my out of pocket cost for 200 pickets was $100.39!  There is enough here to complete Pysco's side of the front yard and finish Lyon's side!




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