Dad did a crazy amount of plumbing stuff this week. Monday he fixed the sprinklers, replaced Emily's bathtub tap downstairs, fixed the leak in my kitchen sink that we have had for 10 years ... guess he was in the mood. He found out why he waited ten years too, it was a pain and required twisting and damaging the drain in the sink, until he could maneuver it out and replace it with a new one. Then he replaced the shower head in our newly remodeled shower with one that is on a hose, so both grandpa and Aunt Cheryl could shower in greater comfort. Last of all he installed a filter on the sprinkling system, so that he won't have to clean out heads all the time.
After graduation, Dad headed back to work and I had a buying appointment with Robin's mom, Pat in North American Fork. Robin came too, which made it even more fun. It was raining, so we had to wait for dryer interludes to carry out the furniture I had purchased for resale. Matt came down from Highland to help with the heavy work, thank goodness. It was super fun to see Pat and John's new 'smaller' place. As always Pat's great style is making it mark, and the place is charming.
That night I hosted the missionaries, even though Dad was at the temple and could not attend. We love feeding the missionaries, and I couldn't pass up the chance to do so, as they are so rare around here. Emily drove up and got them, using Liam as a chaperone, since Grandpa (who was going to be my chaperone) ended up in Highland with Becca, as Dad was late getting his car back from its inspection. (long convoluted story, and Sam was the hero of the day picking up grandpa later.)
On Wednesday I had a normal work day, which included moving stuff around to make room for the new antique Victorian furniture I bought from Pat. I have moved away from Victorian, and don't even have a booth, as I did for years. I had to create a booth for it, which meant moving a lot of stuff to the store next door and being really creative. I was exhausted when I got home, and Dad had made dinner. He had gotten off a bit early and decided to make it, how sweet it he?
Thursday morning Ginny and I were walking and passed my friend Cristie's house. She was outside and invited us to her deck to share some of her amazing gardening skills. So fun! I love the bird bath to the right and thought maybe I could repurpose an antique repro stained glass light fixture to look like this.
Also on Thursday, my friend Patti Hansbrow, middle, invited a few of the We Can ladies to see her new place. It was so charming, and lunch was so fun, even though I just had a bit more than a half hour to visit. Kathie Tervort is on the left and Carolyn Shirley is on the right. Patti's place is just minutes from my work, which is why I was able to sneak away.
While we were finishing up dinner that night, a local man stopped by and invited me over to look at some antiques he had for sale. Dad and I went over later and I found some great stuff there as well. It was a super buying week all in all, with two buying appointments, then the flea market at Treasures on Saturday followed by a bit of garaging. Lets just say I am totally out of cash!
Also on Thursday Darby posted on face book that she wished her new disposal would install itself. Her Fairy God Mother was not available, however, her father the plumber was. Yeah Dad.
Afterwards I ran to Highland as the Heuers and some of their neighbors were having garage sales. I didn't find much, but Donelle was out 'weeding' her flower beds. I asked if I could have some 'weeds', as they were really flowers she was thinning. Here she is with a clump of Johny Jump-ups, miniature pansies, which are about the sweetest flower in the world.
Kylie came over while I was there and gave me a big hug. I love her haircut, so very cute and so very happy and Kylie. The white bag I am holding has the 'weeds' in it. Thanks Donelle. She promised me more weeds next year too!
Today Dad had his High Counsel meeting, so grandpa didn't get showered and got out of going to church. I guess next week it will happen. Church was great as always, but as Dad was heading back to church again for his other ward, he got a nose bleed which wouldn't quit. He's been taking mega doses of ibuprofen, a blood thinner, and by the time he got his white shirt into cold water, and got it stopped, he decided to just stay home and take a nap with me. Next it was dinner, and then blogging for me. So that was our week. Lots of fun memories, and things accomplished, but we are heart sick about Dr. Taylor's house. Hope you week was wonderful too!