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Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 6:26am

Sounds like a wonderful project Patricia.

Wish you the best on your remodeling.

Comment by Patricia on October 8, 2012 at 12:32am

I have the 'before' photos all set, so am just waiting to do the 'after' photos. The exterior pics will have to wait until spring as we're getting new vinyl siding, new windows, & doors, but the company is booked solid for months. Right now it's the living room, dining room, fireplace, hallway, front entry, & new carpet through all. The landing at the front entrance will not be carpeted, but that will wait until the new door goes in next spring.

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 12:09am
Patricia - Ruth is right - we would love to see your remodeled house if you would like to share. I hope they get it all fixed up for you.
Joan - yes your story was funny. Thanks for sharing.
Pumpkin - I love it. It's very tasty!
Have a good night! Early day tomorrow.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 7, 2012 at 11:56pm

When you're all done, maybe you can share a picture of your finished remodel, Patricia. I haven't carved a pumpkin for decades. Now it seems like a waste of good food. Pumpkin is one of the low carb vegetables I can eat. But I do appreciate the art, the beauty, and the childhood fun.

Comment by booklover on October 7, 2012 at 4:27pm

Good story Joan.  Isn't that true that different people act differently when they drink.  I can't stand being around my Mom when she's had a few glasses of wine.  My husband could be drunk and you'd never know.  I don't drink very often, and then it's just beer, but I'm told I'm fun when I've had a couple, lol.

Hi Patricia, aren't those things in life just as irritating as all get-out?  I know there are more important things in life, but when you want something done and it doesn't get done, it's frustrating!  I hope your guy returns your phone call.  That is just rude!

Steph, my husband always carved pumpkins with the kids all their growing-up years.  Now my daughter will carve them with her friends for their apartment at her University.  I don't think our son, at 18, has much interest at this point.  Maybe a few years down the road I will try one like you showed!  My heart's just not in it right now!  I do love to see the trick-or-treaters come to our door!!

Comment by Patricia on October 7, 2012 at 4:19pm

Just checking in guys.

Reno's are sort of at a standstill with it being Canada's Thanksgiving weekend. Patching, crown mouldings, & painting are completed, but we've been unable to get in touch with the bricklayer to find out when he's supposed to do the fireplace. Carpets are supposed to be installed on the 19th, but the fireplace has to be finished first, & he hasn't returned our calls. I'm beginning to lose trust, but he's the only game in town which explains being busy, but what's so difficult about returning a simple phone call? I'm going to be some bent out of shape if we have to postpone the carpets, & our weather is turning chilly so want it done before it gets any worse. Oh well......... 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2012 at 2:41pm

Steph, truth be told, I can no longer enjoy a nice glass of red wine with dinner. My old body just does not tolerate alcohol and I guess that is caused by diabetes. In any even, I thought it was a funny story.  

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2012 at 2:34pm

Joan your tomatoes sound really wonderful.

As for alcohol I abstain from it. None for me thanks.

Hope you all are doing good today.

You can buy pumpkin carving patterns for the pumpkins.

And a special set of knives to cut the pumpkin with.

It's so much fun - then you can bake the pumpkin seeds after to eat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2012 at 1:05pm

Here in Spokane, WA. we had our first killing frost this year on Oct. 4 and every night since then. I took in my tomatoes yesterday and this morning I tasted a few of the ripe ones and they tasted like tomato alcohol. So, I can eat tomatoes, get really happy and everyone will believe it is because I am such a jolly person.
Funny about alcohol, my Dad didn't drink anything alcoholic and I served a Chinese dinner one night with Longevity Wine, a delicious, sweet, aromatic wine from China and he fell in love with it. He drank many glasses and the old curmudgeon became a really funny man.
My son drinks even one glass of beer and becomes a raging bull.
So much for the power of alcohol.  

Comment by booklover on October 7, 2012 at 11:46am

I wish I could carve a pumpkin like that!  Some people are so talented!

 

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