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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

638 Posts

Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
638 Posts

Posted - May 27 2018 :  1:53:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know if Hubby is trying to toughen me up and lose my babyfat or if he is trying to kill me.

We have been working on the yards getting ready for sale. First, he had me demo a fence then haul the new slats back to him while he dug and poured cement for the posts.
Today he is making a French drain and set me to the HIW to get 3 bags of river rock. Tried to lift one and realized I didn't wear enough mascara to bat my eyes and get assistance. So, I put my true farmgirl on, used proper lifting technique and got all 3 bags on the cart. I also had to buy this really long pipe for the drain.
Ok now I am trying to push the cart with the rocks and beanstock long pipe through the HIW without hitting or ramming any other shoppers, a feat in itself. Paid for my stuff and got back to the pickup. Thought again "Farmgirls Rule!" and loaded everything in the bed. Drove home, got my lady girl on and told Hubby he can unload the pickup hisself. I am now having a cup of tea

TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends. Shel Silverstein

firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

1078 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1078 Posts

Posted - May 27 2018 :  3:11:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds normal, but at least Hubby is helping some. More than I can say at my house. He's good at thinking jobs up but little time to get anything done so its left up to me. Be sure to continue to lift safely.

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

546 Posts

Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
546 Posts

Posted - May 29 2018 :  10:02:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You rock, Nancy! No pun intended! :)

DH has been working on our laundry room. I helped him prep textured ceiling tiles for gluing up on ceiling - we ran out with just a little bit left to go DANG IT so waiting on the additional ones we ordered.



Once all tiles are up we'll caulk the seams and paint it all white again to give it a more finished look.

Have been helping him with painting of walls in there too.

He's got new the cabinets built - one with a bay for laundry baskets which is awesome!

There is a bit white ceramic farmer's sink waiting to go in as well! And the countertops he is building for the cabinets are awesome - they are wood and it's hard to describe - I'll share pics once done!

Other small projects lately have been painting then installing new hardware on the under bed drawers in DS's room - old ones were very modern with sharp edges - not good.

And adding wheels to pull out trash bin (instead of slides which were getting warped)...

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2018 :  04:16:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've assembled my mother-in-law's rocking chair, replace a broken handle on a screen door, and helped replace a broken inside door handle on a Chevy Aveo. Also making wine solo (DH only needed for heavy lifting).

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2018 :  04:27:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Must say I am impressed by what you FarmGirls accomplish and love hearing about it.

The other day I tightened a loose screw in backdoor doorknob but my days of heavy lifting and climbing on ladders are gone.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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hoosiercountry
True Blue Farmgirl

518 Posts

karla
north port fl
USA
518 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2018 :  4:41:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep, that sounds like my husband. Around here I do the fixing, I tarred holes on the barn roof, I dug and replaced the corner fence post, fixed the door, ect. A few years ago when I was at work I got a frantic phone call from my daughter, dad is going to show me how to change the oil in my truck, you got to stop him mom, you know it won't go right. And it didn't, LOL. Hugs Karla

FGOM March 2018

I dusted once, it came back. I'm not falling for that again.
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2481 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2481 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2018 :  7:11:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karla
I laughed out loud at your tag line!!!
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

638 Posts

Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
638 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2018 :  11:53:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HELP! I am living in a 90s American SitCom. I came home this week only to find this big hole in my kitchen ceiling and a lot of dust all over my kitchen. Tim the Tool man aka Hubby believes in the idea of asking for forgiveness rather than permission. He wanted to put in cam lights but found out they can't go where he wants them. Now he has to fix it back the way it was. He needs to come out of retirement. Sigh

TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends. Shel Silverstein

Edited by - Tumbleweed on Aug 03 2018 11:54:52 AM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11670 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11670 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2018 :  6:42:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, I too am married to a 'Tim the Tool Man!!!
so glad I am in good company...
lolol!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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strength.dignity
Farmgirl in Training

33 Posts

Jamie
WAUSAU WI
USA
33 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2018 :  8:18:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is nothing like getting your hands dirty and doing a project yourself. I have done many around our home, with little help from the hubby. I love knowing that most of the tools in the garage are there because I said we needed them.

~ Jamie

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2018 :  12:34:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Based on an idea from Better Homes & Gardens, I bought two rolls of shelf liner and with a little measuring and math (no Algebra though, ha!), I pasted them on the risers.


Saved a bundle!

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. NPR Reader's Almanac
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

638 Posts

Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
638 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2018 :  1:06:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vanessa, those stairs are so cute. Great job!

TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends. Shel Silverstein
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
883 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2018 :  5:26:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't wait till my mother-in-law comes back and sees them. I think these are her favorite colors.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. NPR Reader's Almanac
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6395 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
6395 Posts

Posted - Oct 09 2018 :  08:04:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Farm girls rock.... and roll!

I've been working on our downstairs bathroom. Dh mudded the ceiling and I sanded and primed some of the ceiling,it's not completed yet. Primed the walls the ceiling and trim are next and then painting it all. Had to stop to get ready to travel so will finish when I return.
Can't wait to get it done and put up new shelves and a new vanity. One project at a time.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4204 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4204 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2018 :  04:17:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OMG Nancy, your post made me giggle. You go, girl, and enjoy that tea!

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
Farmgirl Sister #1155
Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, Jan. 2013

Suburban Farmgirl Blog
http://sfgblog.maryjanesfarm.org/

www.facebook.com/suburbanfarmgirlblogger
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3922 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3922 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2018 :  07:56:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, these are some amazing home projects going on here!, I am impressed because neither hubby or I have much skill in the making new revisions department! Hubby was able to do a wonderful job painting and wall papering my office area that is what I refer t as my log cabin. I am so impressed what you Farmgirls did on your own! Thanks for sharing all of these cool home DIY projects!,

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

815 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
815 Posts

Posted - Nov 06 2018 :  8:34:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love your stairs Nancy, very clever DIY!

Jana

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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