Monday, November 23, 2009

Odds and Ends.


These stairs are going to keep us busy. The plan is to refinish the step and paint part white like the side trim. The carpet is fixing to go to where ever it is that dead carpet goes--the dump.

Saturday the down town library had a book sale. My little heart was pitter patting in excited expectation. Memories of the Santa Cruz Civic Center with it's piles of maybe a million books, in  organized sections filled my mind. What I found was one full row of books. Mostly what they are pulling from their shelves to withdraw from circulation. For $1.00 each hardback and 25 cents for paperback I managed to spend 20 bucks and took all I could carry.

It is cold enough for a fire. The perfect day to begin reading my plunder. I love book sales.


I also recovered the cornice that is above the couch and switched the couches around. I've been re organizing with the thoughts of moving everything out to put the flooring in. BIG job!!



I took the big round coffee table out and made this little one. It's two baskets and a piece of glass. I thought the big table took up too much room and competed with the circle design of the carpet.

The closets and drawers have been purged. It's a nice feeling not having too much stuff in here and now i am ready for the flooring to begin.

We are going to go to Stewpot and serve folks for Thanksgiving. Kayla is really working at losing weight. I didn't have anyone to invite over and just don't feel like cooking. We thought it would be good this year to just go pitch in and help out with the hungry. I'll make a sweet potato pie to have when we come home.

14 comments:

COFFEE MAN said...

I really like the odds , however im not so fond of the ends , prefer the color of the odds over that of the ends . My question is why are there odds where the ends are supposed to be ?

farmlady said...

I want to wish you a very peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving. This has been quite a year and sometimes it's been hard to be thankful for what we have. You have shown your strength under pressure and I want you to know that you have set an example for me many times this year. Thank you.
Be at peace, my friend. Connie

Flea said...

Looks like you're having southern fun!

Life with Kaishon said...

Library book sales just excite me to NO end! Oh my goodness. I feel excited just looking at your treasures!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Wowza...you have been really busy? Good on ya!!

Jeanie said...

We had floors done last summer. A huge project, but well worth it. Good luck with yours. I love the "basket" coffee table.

Karen said...

You've been so busy! I love a good book sale and it looks like you scored well - congrats! I love that you're helping others at Thanksgiving this year. I dream of doing that one day.

Mental P Mama said...

Wonderful things! And wonderful to serve others! Happy Thanksgiving!

Farmchick said...

Whew....those stairs are a lot of work. But, serious house projects always are. Hoping that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Boy, have you been busy!
Looks great. And isn't it such a pleasant feeling to have so much accomplished. And now time to sit by the fire and read. Relaxing!

Heidi said...

LOVE the new covering!!!

Yolanda said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Ahh I need to get out some of my books and start reading. I haven't read really since Summer. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving friend.

Grandma J said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving....you are doing such a good thing, serving others.