Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I had to go to the Frozen North all this week, so I couldn't blog! I'm working on remodeling my mud room next, using remnants of wood and whatnot.
I originally had some hooks on the wall but clearly it's not adequate, and the shoe storage for 4 people was, well.. embarrassing.

The first step is leftover wood from the powder room makeover. I just used my glue and nail gun to put these up. I decided I need a closet built into this awkward bump in the wall. I have some other scavenged junk I'll be using. 
Meanwhile I'm getting ready to slipcover the first chair in the living room. sigh.
I got off the plane 2 hours ago, after spending 48 hours driving through Green Bay, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Dubuque, and Cedar Rapids. Then I got stuck in a snowstorm in Minneapolis. Now I'm making the kids empty their overnight bags and I'm trying to find the will to clean up this dump.

I arrived home to find that while it's nice and warm here, the pollen has descended like a yellow blanket. Everyone's eyes are swollen and red and we can't go outdoors!

And I was told that if I want to help out my career, I need to learn golf. Because every man in this business plays golf and I'm missing out on a lot of "meetings". So I must fit golf lessons into my life somewhere. #$%@&!!

How was your week? :)
Posted by Katy On 6:13 PM 7 comments


  1. I thought engineers just played World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings online, not golf.

    I tried golf, took lessons even. Can't drive the ball worth a damn, though.

  2. Katy forget golf, your kids and your home (and your drill) are your life! Even if it is good for your career, I think they need you and your scavengy ways. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. lol saintseester -- these aren't engineers. They're salesmen. see?

  4. Ok, I so under stand the golf thing...My husband "has" to play golf also...and he's goes out on alot of "sales calls" w/salesmen. There is a golf pro at Mid Carolina...his name is Lee and he's WONDERFUL to get lessons from. Good luck, and cant wait to see how the mud room turns out...I'm starting the kids bathroom soon :)

  5. I came across the picture of the wall you built and i absolutley love it. you are so my kind of girl. i tore apart a couple of pallets recently and built raised planter boxes. i thought i was pretty cool until i saw your wall. awesome!! i blogged your wall. hope you don't mind.

  6. Absolutely love your blog! I have blogged about your pallet wall here:

    //Lisbeth in Sweden

  7. beentheredunthatFriday, April 08, 2011

    Just a word from an older woman who has been there and done that. Insecure guys don't want to praise their wives for talents that they have classified as guy talents. It really has nothing to do with you, it's his deal. Someday (sooner than you think) you'll be so glad you took the road you did. And quit yelling at the kids...give them a piece of wood and some nails and a hammer and watch them go!!


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