Thursday, November 22, 2012

making memories

Nothing says "Thanksgiving" like a home improvement project or two, don't you think?
Today we are replacing a bathroom floor.
(Good grief! Why couldn't we do this for us?)
We are also taking out the crumbling brick on our front step and replacing it.
With all the work ahead of us, I decided to go all out and make prime rib. 
This is what memories are made of! :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

21 comments:

SarahZ said...

We joke at our house that when the kitchen cabinets get finished, we move (we've moved several times!)...Happy Thanksgiving...the prime rib looks amazing!!!

claudey said...

We have that same linoleum as your old one! I hate it. I wish we could get rid of it, but we rent. Good luck with your projects, and happy Thanksgiving!

Linda said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the Nybergs! Hope you have a fantastic day!

themissymom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. No projects there....BUT the men in my life (husband and sons) are helping clean and prep the house for company this evening. Haha, it feels like a project!

And prime rib...yum!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Ha, ha, we moved to our new home two years ago, and ended up renting our old home this spring. Boy did it need a lot of work. My hubby said the same thing, why didn't we do it while we were still living there ;-) Nevertheless, have a Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy your PRIME!!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I think most people wind up leaving all the 'fixing up' to do until they are ready to sell the house - I know we've done it twice now.
Good luck with your flooring and the rest of your renos!

Auntie Pami said...

I'll agree on the prime rib, incentive to get the work done! Happy thanksgiving.

Jessica Christensen said...

Yes, that is always the way. We never make things as nice for ourselves as we do for others.

Janis said...

Thanksgiving is a great day to do whatever you want. Home repairs included.

I loved seeing the prime rib. Now I know we aren't the only family not having turkey today. We are Barbecuing steaks.

I enjoy reading your blog.

Mama Pea said...

Well, we had lasagna. :-) Hope you had a great day, even if it wasn't restful!

SoSarahSews said...

Isn't that frustrating? I made a deal with myself and said I don't want to fix things up for the next people who will live here, I want to do it for me!

Jen Sager said...

Thank you for purchasing an American made flooring!! I worked at ARmstrong forr 23 years.

Jen Sager said...

Thank you for purchasing an American made flooring!! I worked at ARmstrong forr 23 years.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Happy thanksgiving! I'm thankful that you are my friend.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

What a beautiful roast-mmmmm good eating there. Renos are a hoot no matter when they get done but a holiday job adds a special charmI think. I was never so happy as when we did the kitchen and bathroom floors. All I wanted to know was what had taken us so long !~! Happy Weekend, enjoy the leftovers.

Jilly said...

goodness, you had a busy day. hope the work all went to plan. Dinner looks delicious.

kathy-o said...

Wow - nothing like saving it all for a holiday weekend! You're amazing! Prime rib....oh my!

Kim said...

We are getting ready to move too...a little easier for me with no kids at home but I do try to keep my eye on the prize of the new home. I try not to make DH miserable with my anxiety about getting everything done by having a few quiet moments at my machine ( just like you did) when I can squeeze them in. ( this too shall pass :0) right? )
Happy Sewing

Clair said...

If you had come to the farm, you might have gotten a little rest. :)

Sandra said...

I moved in with my (now) husband 20 years ago, it was his home 10 years before that. We haven't moved but we've built on,and built upwards. Plus he always thinks we have to do major reno's when his M-I-L is coming from the UK for a visit. (smiling)

Andrea said...

i've done this type of work several times in our moves and every time I think - why do we wait till we need to sell our house? why don't we do it while we live in the house so we can enjoy it more?