....but then so does the fun...
I actually baked today! Yep. Chocolate chip cookies...but...
Yep...after the rains finally passed and we saw that our ceiling in the family room was a mess..with lots of leaks...(sweet husband has been climbing up in the attic for much of the fifty five years he has lived here...and smearing TAR over everything...
Well...he finally gave in ..and called Mark the roofer...(he's waving while sweet husband watches!)
Mark the roofer says our AC is just plain shot along with the roof AND he says it should be on the ground. :) Really? I thought that when they first put them up there years ago!) So...they started putting in the new AC on Monday morning!
YOU TALK ABOUT NOISE!!! :(
Saturday was COLD but we headed out to see if there were garage sales...and...I HIT the jackpot!
First...all of these books. I paid .25 for most but .50 for others...still they are all like brand new. I was delighted! Not all at one garage sale...
22 ornaments for just $2,00! There was a beautiful little bird with down feathers...but he didn't show up in the picture.... I will show you later. I thought they were gorgeous. They were offered as a special edition...who knows when or where. They were all in black silk but half were out just laying on top and I couldn't get them back in their places with the silk..so...just folded it and put it underneath.
And "Moosey!" He was thrown on a blanket with a bunch of other stuff...He cost me a quarter. A whole quarter. So since we bonded immediately he came home with me. I mean the idea!!...YOU cannot just THROW a baby moose around like that!!
And then there was "Dolly." She was laying out in the dirt. Not even on a blanket and she was covered with ink marks..magic marker, and ground in dirt. She was laying on her face outside a crate of other mistreated toys. I picked her up...and as I did..I spied a name on her neck. Berenguer. She is a doll made in Spain..and one of my favorite makers of dolls. I casually held her up by one leg :) and said "how much do you want for this?" She said "50 cents?" I said "will you take a quarter?" and she said sure!
A good scrubbing with paint remover, and then a nice hot bath in soapy water after being rinsed and then sprayed with antibactial kitchen cleaner..a fresh preemie diaper and some cute little clothes...and...well...
isn't she sweet?
And by the way...she is...um...anatomically correct. :)
And ....an entire set of Liberty Blue china. Everything...even mugs..only two chips...but I can replace those.
There went some of my Christmas money..but all for only $50.00!
I had to sell mine some years ago..during tough times when the children were young and I had several in high school! Now I have them back. (please don't ask why!)
Last of all...this lovely Santa hat. The bells were all tarnished but a little silver polish and they were as bright as brand new. It is the prettiest one I have ever owned. I love it!
Now I think I will go have a cookie...or maybe even two before the workers finish them off tomorrow.
My love to all of you in these rather sad days. Like everyone...it's on my mind and my heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones and for the lovely young woman who is fighting for her very life.
P.S. Um...did I mention that we have NO heat? Well....we don't! Ok..we have a fireplace. But that bedroom gets COLD! No! Don't even go there. He has a very nasty cold!! So..that's out!