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The room is done.

At least as far as the guys (James and Ralph) are concerned. We still have to paint and put blinds in. Add shelves to the pantry and furnish. But look! It’s a room now!

I will give you updates here and there as we do new things to the room. But for now… it is resting… and I am catching up on laundry.

We are very happy with it

I can’t believe we have a mud room now. Wow.






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It is soooo nice to just walk around the corner to do my laundry now!

Yes, I will still be using my pathetic old washer and dryer for awhile… but I don’t care! Look at this room!!!!!

I’m in hog heaven!

And just look at the size of this pantry.

Looks like I could store up enough food for these boys for a few days, eh?

No… still haven’t picked out paint yet. That is so hard for me since I like almost every color I see.

Dave and I have to keep pinching ourselves. Could our dream really be almost done? I think I might just faint when I get paint on the walls and get those windows cleaned up!

They have been working so late that I never got outside to get a picture of the outside of the garage. Of course it isn’t painted to match the house yet, but the siding is up.

See the doggie door to the left? No more propping the garage door up for Brutus and Jetta to get under! They now have a cozy bed under Dave’s workbench in the shop.

Still have plenty to do – but we are thrilled with it so far.

Was doing some laundry tonight and when I dropped a clean, wet, white shirt – going from the washer to the dryer – I didn’t have to utter a thing! Hurrah. 🙂

Off to bed now – have a full day of laundry catch-up tomorrow.





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Wash Room Wishings…

While Darren and I were at the laundry mat (on my birthday!), I began to look around and visualize what kind of laundry room I would have if I could have anything I wanted in it. I like planning and wishing.


Yes, I took my new camera! Are you kidding? I will not be going many places without it. Darren had to roll his eyes at me with this big’ole camera around my neck… in a laundry mat! But that is okay, one day he will thank me… I think.

Generally speaking, whenever Darren and I are together without the rest of the family – be it anywhere – we have a good time. We just have fun, and enjoy being with each other. We do have the longest history together, but even after that… we just have fun together!


He volunteered to go with me to wash the clothes this day, but I believe it is because he had a bunch of wash of his own to do and wanted me to go with him! So, it worked out for both of us really!


He would be none too thrilled to know that I had posted a picture of his sox and underwear being washed for all the world to see! But I like this shot. I can smell the soap! (I llllike soap)

And speaking of soap… I forgot to take mine. 😦

Uggg. It was par for the course that day week.

So here is what I had to use…


I hated paying one dollar for a tiny box of soap for one load. At that price a big box of detergent that I regularly use would cost $65.00. YIKES. I won’t forget it next time.


Well, I have to say that if I have to go to a laundry mat, this is the best one. It is kept so clean and tidy. I have told the lady there more than once that I appreciate how well it is kept up. That sure does help take away some of the drudgery of having to go there.

So… what would I wish for in a laundry room? Hummm… LARGE machines, lots of light, a large folding table and plenty of cupboards to store all the ugly cleaning supplies. (And the little lady from this place to keep the room neat and shinny!)  😉

Well, I may soon get to implement some of these wishes since our next big project will be a laundry/mud room! YYYYEEEEESSSSSSS!

I guess the little cleaning lady might be a problem… but it couldn’t hurt to ask!



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