Monday, January 27, 2014

The Week in Which Dad Wrestled a Giant Sink!

Another week has past into memory ... so let me share the mundanities of our week.

On Monday I got to work, as I had traded with another dealer.  We had a good sales day, which is nice, Mondays are not always busy, but they go faster when they are. 
As I have mentioned before, I have been working a lot on my craft room, it seemed to have just filled up with craft stuff, and it got so I could hardly craft in there, not a good situation, of course.  I have worked in there parts of every day ... above you can see that sections of the room are starting to look tidy.

Beside working on my craft room on Tuesday, I also ran out to meet up with another antique dealer who wanted to show me some of her displays.  Since I am in charge of the blog for Treasures I always welcome these invitations, as it gives me fodder for another post.  In this case I did one on her house and displays for my Pollyanna blog, then cut and posted it into the Treasures blog with just a few adjustments in working, it felt like cheating. I didn't know her well, but we got better acquainted and visited for almost 2 hours.

I was off on Wednesday, after the traded day, so I worked more on my craft room, lots more, and spent a lot of the day reading my book club book which I had gotten in the mail just the day before, as book club was to be the next day!  I actually finished the book in the wee hours.

On Thursday it was back to work ... I took along the stuff to make this banner at work.  It worked out great and I was able to even take the pictures there to post on my blog for the next day.  I am still blogging on Pollyanna three times a week ... best 'scrapbook' ever ... I do enjoy it, I just need to print off more volumes ....

 After work on Thursday I had book club up in Elk Ridge.  This is the book we had read, which was pretty interesting. I would recommend it to you all. It was written by a Black Freeman who lived in New York in the mid 1800's.  He had been born to a freed slave and his wife.  Then at the age of 30, after an embargo on importing more blacks from Africa, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  It took him 12 years to regain his freedom.  An amazing story.   It is also a movie that just came out, and maybe I will have to impose on Randy to make me a PG-13 version of it when it comes out on video.

 On Friday I spent part of the day taking pictures and listing on my reclaimolgist site for sale ... This is one of the pictures I used.
 When I was done with that, Becca dropped by.  She was taking grandpa for a ride, and thought I might like to visit, which of course I did!! She asked me to come out, since getting grandpa in and out of the car is such a pain.

 I stood out there, the weather was so warm, and visited for almost a half an hour ... Grandpa kept saying  ... "Get in, or get out and close the door!"  funny, funny Grandpa.
Also, on Friday, with my craft room all clean ... I did the stenciling on the antique door header hanging about our bed.  I had bought it at flea.o.logy last weekend, and thought it would be perfect for a reminder for my 'one word' personal goal campaign this year ... of course my one word is 'gracious' but I thought the 'goodness gracious' was a bit whimsical and would fit the piece better.  Of course it was my Pollyanna post for today!!

On Saturday I was off to work ... we were super busy, but I still managed to do a bit of work on getting stuff out into booths.  I am still bringing back goodies left over from my flea.o.logy sale.  After work I ran home and Dad and I headed to Orem for the current Hale Center Theater play with the Heuers and Moes.  Of course we always love getting together with them!

Dad had spent the day wrassling in the huge 1930's farm sink I had bought last summer at Treasures.  He says he thinks it was 300 pounds, yikes.  He had Spencer help him muscle it into place, and it pretty much took the whole day ... guess we are off at a run on the remodel in the kitchen .... I can hardly wait.  He even scrubbed it up later, and I am excited to see what it will look like with the small black and white tiles he will add to the counter and splash!!

 On Sunday it was my turn to teach Sunday School, so I had pretty much been eating and breathing 'The Fall of Adam' all week.  Pretty interesting, actually, and I found out things I hadn't known, or had forgotten.

After church I did some visits while Dad did sacrament to the shut ins.  Fortunately Spencer and Brittney went to visit Grandpa at the care center.  They said he was up set and had been crying when they got there.  They stayed longer than normal and didn't leave until he was more his chipper self.  Dad and I are so grateful for all that all of you do to enrich Grandpa's life.
That night it was off to Salt Lake to have family dinner at Darby's house.

 It was great to have Hanna join us again ...
Spencer demonstrated the presentation he did at the UVU Entrepreneur contest, in which he took 2nd place and won $3000 to boost his Hatchet Eye Wear business!  Yeah Spencer!
 Ben had brought all the boys BYU sweat shirts, and is shown here with them ...
 You can see the shirts better in this picture ... oh, and those fingers behind belong to J. Scott.

... and Davin is always good for a laugh.  His family is in California visiting Briahnna's grandparents, so we missed seeing them.
... and then it was time to say good bye .. thanks Darby for hosting us all ... we love you!!


  1. Oh, that looked like such a fun fam party! I am sad about the grandpa part, though. :( You need to bring him to family parties!!! !!

  2. I just love that your kids go to visit Grandpa! Such good kids.

    Why did Ben NOT have a BYU shirt?

    I am looking forward to seeing the sink all finished. 300 pounds! Wow! No wonder you missed dinner!

    I love your sign and the "goodness" addition to "gracious"!

    I'm glad you post some of your Pollyanna pics here. I do enjoy seeing your creativity at work!