Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday's Dilemmas...

We switched out our Tom Collins yesterday for Yellow Fevers! Thank you Kathy from BermudaOnion!
Lemonade, vodka, and lots of ice topped off with Sprite or Seven Up!
We sat on the deck sipping these blissfully. So refreshing with our soft shells! So refreshing with anything!



Prepare to read one long windy...pronounced wine dee...long sentence...sorry...gasp...

Here we go...

On to our dilemma...by this time of the year lots of flowers would be planted and the decks would be decked...every garden bed would be freshly mulched...but...




we are getting a new roof and the dormers and decks are getting painted and stained...

in two weeks...this is all happening in two weeks...in two weeks my life will be total chaos...outside clutter, pounding, mess, strange faces in my windows...I have to remember to close the blinds!

My neighbor said the noise from the pounding is close to unbearable...OMG!

Add to this the fact that we have never lived anywhere long enough to have to paint...let alone do all of this stuff...then later in the summer the driveway gets done, we are getting new countertops and floors...and making my island bigger and adding new shelves!

Why after a lovely peaceful time of everything being in working order do we move on to total chaos?

And right now...as I type...my glass cooktop is not working still...it stopped heating on Sunday...and we don't know whether to try a repair or just get a new one since it's in the island that is being replaced...I find this all overwhelming...so what was my answer to everything this week?

I read 4 books!!!

Lucy and I are looking for a quiet home away from home...any offers?

Lol...

Or else we will spend our days in here! If we had one of these...sipping iced tea and Yellow Fevers while watching the Amish guys put up our roof!


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10 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Yellow Fevers! Our neighbor calls them "bloomer droppers" since you can't really taste the alcohol in them.

    We've never really lived anywhere long enough to have work done on a house before but we have had a roof replaced and it's not that bad. They do make a mess but it's over in a couple days.

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    1. Bloomer droppers...how perfect...I had to slow down my sipping because of that!

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  2. I have never heard of Yellow Fevers- but they sound like the perfect summer drink! I can't wait to make some.

    Wow! You are having a lot of house projects coming your way! I had a roof redone and it wasn't bad. Loud, yes- but it doesn't take too long. Once it is done it is all worth it. Hope you will be able to find some quiet. :)
    ~Jess

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  3. I wish I had one of those too. Do you at least have a basement you can hide in?

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  4. Oh, those drinks look delicious!

    As for construction...I've been through that, and I really, really hate all the noise, the chaos, the mess....and the strangers trooping around.

    Nowadays, I don't have that going on...except for when the pipes were broken in my wall and we had workers for two days.

    The worst thing nowadays is the gardeners on Friday, with lots and lots of noise and mess. It goes on for half an hour. I guess I should consider myself lucky, since that's the worst thing happening now.

    Good luck in dealing with the chaos and noise!

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  5. Well, at least you have a nice drink to relax you, with all the chaos! *LOL*
    I have to say that I love visiting your blog! Have a good weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you and we did...I hope that you did, too!

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  6. How exciting!! I love home renos - yes it's a painful (& messy) at the time - but oh so worth it in the end. I don't think I want a 'Yellow Fever' haha - it sounds tasty, but I think I'll have to rename it.

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    1. Call it anything you wish...cheers!!!

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  7. What kind of roof are you getting and do you have a two story home? When we got our spanish tiles put in, it wasn't that bad but we had the upper floor as a cushion.

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