Currently for July 2013

I find the sound of power tools very comforting.
As a child, it meant that my Dad was home working on something.
As an adult, it makes me excited because it means that some sort of a house project around here will finally be finished.  Today Brad is perking up our front door and adding a mail slot - so much more secure than a mail box.
Here's this month's currently.
Farley posted it up a bit early and surprised me.
Hop on over and check out the other entrants in the hop.
Anyway, back to the blog hop.
Power tools - yay!
I'm sure you are all not familiar with our flood from 18 months ago.
Here's our basement bathroom.
It actually had carpet on the floor and by the time I took this photo, Brad had removed it.
It wasn't glued down.  But no, that floor is not shiny, that's 2 inches of water.
Well the basement was hideous anyway, and we tried to look on the bright side.
BUT, it's amazing what 2 inches of water can do to an entire house.
Especially when that water was gone after a few hours.
Here's what my front yard looked like 2 days later.  It looked like this for 6 months.  You try to keep the mud out when your kids have this to play in...I dare you!
Below is a pre-flood photo of our back yard. 
We knew there had been some settling of the infil and our plan was to redo the yard the following summer, but the November rains changed all that.  The drain tiles blocked up and we had no choice.
Anyway, the restoration company did the clean up.
And Brad rebuilt the basement.
Here's what that bathroom looks like now.
And my crafting room went from this.
well, I'll show you in a few days.  Brad is just finishing it up in the next few days.


  1. Hi there!!! My husband's power tools are constantly going in the garage here as well. He loves to do projects over the summer since we are both off. It is nice that both of us are teachers. It means more time with the family!

    I love your comment about being consistent. That is so important! I am your newest follower. Have a great evening!

  2. Hi Sandra!
    I found you through the Currently Link Up an I am your newest follower. I had dinner on mine too...I don't eat meat and it is all my hubby eats! Makes meals on the grill hard for me! Enjoy your summer!
    Two Friends In First

  3. The house looks great. Found your blog through the currenly linky. I've also got two young ones at home. They definitely keep us busy!

    Third Grade Galore

  4. What a cliff hanger! The beginning of your post drew me in! My dad and I bonded on anything that had to do with tools! Anything to help him! I am such a daddy's girl.

    I hope you have a wonderful summer! Can't wait to see what your craft room looks like!
    Lil Bit Country In the Classroom

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