Oh 3-day weekend how I used to love you. That is until we started this god forsaken remodel. While others are out celebrating, cooking out and relaxing I’m spending my time going to both Home Depot and Loews at least 4 times, wiping down grout, building a kitchen island, staining wood and grumbling under my breath. But I can’t complain too much as I have the freedom to do all of this work thanks to our men and women in the military or have served. It’s because of them I can do this granted I’d rather be lying on a hammock sipping a cold one eating a burnt hog dog though.
So let’s dish – last week was HELL here. Work was actually really good as I got so much done however physically my body is beat. I feel so much more out of shape than ever. With this house and all the work we’re doing something had to give and unfortunately it was the gym. I’m maintaining but I can feel muscle and strength loss. Plus damn it – I’m a year older now and feel it. Well we FINALLY got the kitchen tile floor finished and OMG even though it pushed me to my breaking point (literally – I had probably the worst fight ever with Mr. Fantabulous) we came out on top, still madly in love with an absolutely gorgeous floor. I cannot wait until it’s all done to show you guys pictures of what it did look like to what it will look like.
But yeah, I am making a vow to you all and to Mr. Fantabulous – I will never NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER do tile and grout work again! I don’t care if it’s a 12″x12″ square… NO! 8 hours we spent doing about 700 sqft of grout. I honestly wanted to die. Why in the hell people choose to do this for a living in beyond me but whatever they are paid – still not enough! It was the most physically demanding thing I have ever done. Why? When it goes to set, it sets fast and with my being the one that was wiping it down for all of that space – I couldn’t go any faster. Well it started to set which mean it was like trying to smooth out a rock. We each went through a sponge on that floor smoothing it out.
What else… So we got the new appliances delivered yesterday – stove, fridge and dishwasher but sadly I had them take the stove back. FYI… it’s important on a stove that the door be able to shut on BOTH sides of the oven. UGH! Why couldn’t it have been the dishwasher ya know? I mean taking away my stove is like taking away the breath from my very body. SMH! But Loews called us later in the afternoon to say they would send out a new one first thing this week. I’m praying it ‘s here by Wednesday as I have a big job due next week and need my stove.
Hopefully soon I can start posting some new recipes for you guys. And from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for sticking with me through this hell of a ride with this house. You guys are the best!
♥ Monday – Thank you Veterans! Happy Memorial Day!
♥ Tuesday – Italian Cheesy Stuffed Shells
♥ Wednesday – Whiskey Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust
♥ Thursday – Spinach Albacore Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
♥ Friday – Pulled Pork Pizza Puffs
♥ Saturday – Hot Sausage, Peppers and Onions
♥ Sunday – Maple Chipotle BBQ Pork Tenderloin
♥ Dessert of the week – Peach Slab Pie with Streusel Crumble