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Thursday, September 4, 2008

The good, the bad, the great day.



Yesterday Chad and I went to Mesa to get some stuff accomplished that has been long overdue. Here are the hilights:

The good:
  • Home Depot-- a new kitchen sink, sink fixtures, a garbage disposal, patio stones for a new walkway next to our too-narrow drive, exterior trim, and a few other things.
  • Super-helpful HD employee Mike, who answered all our plumbing questions!
  • 12 months no payments/interest on our HD card.
  • I love shopping at home improvement stores!
  • Delicious/affordable lunch at Olive Garden (soup/salad/breadsticks for me, and never-ending pasta bowl for Chad).
The bad:
  • Our Lowe's experience; we had to go to two locations to find the countertop I was looking for.
  • Chad hates shopping at home improvement stores.
The great:
  • Our visit to the temple. I got to take family names that I found myself--a first for me, and very cool. Chad and I did baptisms and confirmations for 10 of Chad's male ancestors, and 15 of his female ancestors. I haven't done baptisms in like 10 years, so it was very awesome.
  • Quiet couple time.
  • My friend Julie, who watched our two kids from 10am to 7:15 for free! She said she really wanted to, and her kids love mine, so I jumped at the chance to get away. Thank you!!!
So now we have all the supplies to update our kitchen, finish prepping our house for the big paint job (you wouldn't believe the hours I have spent scraping, priming, and sanding!), and lay a nice patio-walkway. Chad is taking a week off work this month for what he calls a "working vacation" to get everything done. We've got our work cut out for us!

3 comments:

elise said...

sounds like fun to me too (though i think paul would agree with chad). post pics when you get everything done!

Melissa said...

It's fun to read about all of your house projects. I used to think that I liked shopping at home improvement stores, but I have discovered that I enjoy browsing and dreaming at home improvement stores, but when it comes to actually having to make a decision and then to the project my enthusiasm starts to fade...

Good luck!

Frances wallace said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so proud of you.

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