Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Snapshots 5-16-15 Last Week was a Work Week.

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 We spent last week helping our oldest granddaughter and her husband get their condo in Ft Collins Co ready to sell. That included finishing the laminate flooring, painting of the kitchen and living room and master bedroom and walk in closet. Above is my DH and youngest granddaughter working in the kitchen.
Packages of flooring and tool boxes in the middle of the living room. 
DGD and family slept on the floor and in a pack 'n play in the baby's old room. It did not get painted. 
Step ladder at the ready for painting the nearby wall. 

Staircase upgraded and with a new finish. 

Baby J.  had a nap. He was sooooo good, spending nearly a whole week in a construction zone. My job was to play with him, take him to the park and for walks and generally keep him out of the way. Whew, was I tired when we got home. Chasing a 20 month old is a "lot of work"  :).
He was happy to play in Great Grandpa's tools. I spent lots of time in "distraction mode". If you have experience with a budding "terrible 2's" you understand what I mean. 

Only minimal reading was done, At the end of the day, we were too tired to do much reading. So I am still reading "Our Lady of the Lost and Found." It is informative and fun.

On the trip down to Colorado and back, we listened to Storming Heaven by Dale Brown. We are still listening now that we are home. It is a 14 CD set.  I have not read Dale Brown before, but he is one of  Mr. Busy's favorite authors. It is OK, very airplane language heavy and this story is about a terrorist in a plane. Very spooky, written in 1994, but it brings back memories of 9-11.

Until next time
Stay Busy and Stay Happy ( and tired)


  1. Projects like this can be fun when everyone pitches in, and the little one looks like he is making his own unique contributions...LOL.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  2. My granddaughter is four years old now, but I definitely remember those "terrible twos." Not that she was so bad, but she ran around nonstop! Babysitting was better than a day at the gym. Your granddaughter is lucky to have you and your husband to help her out. Aren't you glad you're able to?
    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  3. It was a tough job, but somebody had to take of that sweet baby ! Wink!

  4. Love that you all helped get the condo ready! What a cute little boy!

  5. Home improvement projects always seem like they are more work than you expect but it looks so good once you are done. Glad you all had a good time together.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  6. What a busy weekend! You and your husband must be pretty crafty to do all that!

  7. Judy, I agree that watching little kids is exhausting. I don't know how we all did it. will it take you a week to recover? Here's Mine

  8. I am always ready for an early bedtime when my 3 grandaughters 3 and under leave. So worth the fun though!