Amazing (Busy) Weekend!

Hey Everyone!

Back from another great and productive weekend! 😀 😀

Friday wasn’t fun by any means but I did get to cross something off the to do list. After work Friday I picked Everett up from his last day at daycare, went home and started working on our tub. I had to chip, pull, and chisel the old caulking out. That was the worst thing I have done in a long while, even worse than painting our fence. After that it was time to clean and re-caulk it. I tried for the first time the hand squeezed tubes of sealant, thinking it would be easier in that tight space, but I really didn’t like it. I went through 4 of the little things and at the end of the day would have liked more, but that amount at least filled the space back up. So on that note everything is looking good.

Saturday was our super busy day. We woke up, had breakfast and headed to my wife’s mom’s house. We got to her place and cooked out on the grill, fr lunch. Everett was having a great time under the patio umbrella.

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My wife was invited as a guest to the wedding of her dad’s, wife’s, mother’s wedding. She was also there to take pictures of the event. At the same time I was heading out to my best friends 30th birthday party that his wife threw him. They happened to be the same time and in different directions, so I missed the wedding. I was able to catch up with him and his family for a couple of hours before heading back to the reception on the lake. There they had a beautifully decorated ball room on the ground level over looking part of the lake.

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The dinner consisted of everything on my plate haha. Keep it short and sweet! 😀

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Once it was time to leave the reception we stopped to visit my wife’s dad. He isn’t in the greatest health anymore and it has come on all of the sudden. His brother and sister in-law were there too. We hung out for a bit and then stopped back at her mom’s to get Everett. By the time we made it home again it was 10:30pm and we were beat!

As days go, Sunday was next on the list. We had 2 softball games in the middle of the day. In short we won both games pretty convincingly. I pitched the second game until it was a blow out and then we all swapped positions. I hit a big home run in the second game, but other than that a quit hitting day for me with only a .500 average.

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When I got home I just stayed in my ball pants and mowed the grass, and trimmed the edges. Everett was outside with him mom enjoying the sun and the pool we inflated. When I got finished I just stripped down and laid in the pool. Then the randomness started. We wanted to head back to the local Ollie’s Bargain store to look around. We wanted to get something for the yard. We we did and headed home. More on that in a bit. My mother and wife decided to take the initiative and weed what they could of our massive garden. It is over run with that Morning Glory crap and it is everywhere.

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So it all looks like that up top

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They got this back half looking pretty good, but had to stop due to time and lack of room in the truck bed lol. If they could do this for another 3 solid days they could weed all of the flower beds in the front and back yard, if they hustled. 😀 In the mean time I was draining the pool to move it for our big purchase! I was in the background setting it all up.

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We bought this nice offset umbrella for the yard as well as the bug net, four chairs, and glass table all for $200! 😀 I’m grinning at that price all day. 😀

Lastly a nice look from within. If you look close you can see Everett ‘helping’ in the last four pictures haha. He stood out there with them the whole time, just holding on to the wheel barrow.

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Once I was done unloading the scraps at my parent’s house, we called it a night and here we are. It was a great weekend I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if given the chance. I hope you all had an amazing weekend as well. I’ll be back again tomorrow for another daily post, and hope to see you then! 😀 😀

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Getting Projects Done!

Hey Everyone!

We have made it to Tuesday. It doesn’t sound like much but this week has already felt like an eternity to me.

I few neat things are in front of me today. I called the other day about my garage door. It is all set up to be an automatic door, but I’m missing a part. There is also a small gap at the top of the door when it is closed, I would like for that not to be there. It would prevent warm air from escaping and stop critters from getting in. My hope is that they are able to fix me up proper without a huge dent in my wallet.  I am probably overly excited about a garage door, but hey I’m an adult now haha.

The second thins is work related. Today I was tasked with heading up a small upgrade to our shipping area. This is the real first time I have been told to take the lead on anything. So I’ll take it! UPS does this thing, where if you do so much business, predetermined by them, within the year that you get money to use based on that amount. This can be used for anything, but they like it to be geared towards the shipping area. Every three years they give us this amount, we can determine what we need, bring it back to UPS and they set up a purchase order through their vendors. This year they are passing this off to me. Our amount is $5,000. We have three shipping stations, each has a PC, printer, label printer, and scale. My thought is to buy our own PC upgrades like we always do, that way we stay the same across the board. From there we can replace 3 printers and 2 of the label printers, because they are older than 5 years. Once I have that priced we have around $2,200 left. My goal is to allow that money to be used by the shipping department for a real upgrade, something that they don’t have that would make them more efficient. Not just a physical upgrade to what they have currently. We will see, it is about a month or so out, but I have the stuff I want now haha. Things move slow around here lol.

I think the end of this week is when I should be getting my profit sharing check from work as well. With any luck we will see our tax return come soon after. Those two things together will pay off our credit card debt and then probably be used for home renovations, or split into savings accounts for repairs later on down the road. This is also contingent on whether or not we move. I’m feeling like it may not be the right thing to do anymore. It is getting more murky as time passes, and her grandfather would like to postpone the process until next spring. All of that to me screams not the right choice. I feel like we would be better off sticking to the plan we have and finding better ways to manage our issues. Not that they are huge but still. Down the line we will have more equity and if we want to see we can when the kid/s are out of the house. I don’t like our one neighbor but we can deal with it I guess haha. Sure stairs suck, but that may be the only exercise I get all day lol.

I hope you are all having a great Tuesday! I’ll be back again tomorrow, my payday, for another post. I hope to see you then. 😀 😀