This weekend was a good one. We started out on Friday by heading to the lake for one last boat ride. The last time we went to the lake, about a month ago, we hit a wake and a swinging window shattered. We had to put the boat away full of glass as we had no tools with us to clean up the mess. After a long vacuum session and installing the new window, we enjoyed a very pretty, but bumpy ride. I hate that boating is over for us for seven months. In the next few weeks our boat will get shrink wrapped for the winter.
Saturday we played in our first fall mixed doubles league match. Neither of us played our best and we ended up losing. There’s always next week! We spent the rest of our Saturday working both inside and outside.
Today we accomplished a chore that we both have been dreading. We moved our gigantic armoire out of our family room and to my mom’s house. The flat screen TV that we got in January was too big for the armoire, so we had to stop using it. I’m so happy that my mom can use it because I think it’s a beautiful piece of furniture.
We had a devil of a time getting it out of our house. This sucker is HEAVY! Mr. SP and I managed to wrestle it out of the house and onto the deck and then we realized that there was no way that I could help to lift it down the steps. Luckily a strong friend came over to help us load it onto the truck.
Having an old pickup truck is ideal for this kind of chore. Our 1990 Ranger hauled this beast of a piece of furniture over a big mountain with no problem.
On a side note, Mr. SP was giddy that his Badgers beat Ohio State on Saturday.
Have you wondered about Walnut Avenue?? Mama has moved her furniture into the house and has been busy unpacking.
Mama says to come on in and look around a bit!
The floors turned out beautifully. I love the stain color that she used. All of the hours that she spend on her hands and knees with the sander were 100% worth it.
Look at how beautiful the mantel in the parlor looks now that it is stained. Please remember that she’s still organizing so things are not picture perfect just yet. The armoire fits perfectly into the corner of the family room.
The hall wall will be a display area for old family pictures. You can see two of the bedrooms.
I’ll share more of Walnut Avenue soon.
Have a great week!