I just sat down to finally catch up on this blog when I looked at the date of my last post, November 30, 2013.  Phew, where did the last month go??? Honestly, I'm not sure what happened to it all, but here we are, looking forward to a new year.  

In the line of house projects and the Snail's Pace Challenge, not much happened for the month of December.  My grandma was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherhig's) and we had to rapidly move her to an assisted living facility and help liquidate her belongings.  We also had two birthdays to celebrate along with Christmas right in the middle of everything.  To say it was a tad bit crazy is an understatement.

After the whole Thanksgiving disappointment of not completing the kitchen cabinet doors, Art lost a lot of ambition and focus to get back into the swing of things.  So this past Saturday, I encouraged Art to take a look at our One Year Goal Chart and to find a small project that he could tackle in just a short amount of time.  I was hoping that if he began to accomplish some small checks it might inspire and reinvigorate him to start at the kitchen cabinets once again.  After studying the list, we choose to put outlet covers on the outlets in the kitchen as well fix our bathroom door.  We assembled our list of needed supplies and head to our local Lowes to pick up what we needed. Unfortunately, they didn't have the type of outlet covers that I wanted so that project was put on hold.  To fix the bathroom door, Art would just need to remove and re-install the molding around the door, allowing the door to finally latch properly.  It didn't seem like that big of a project.  Here is the video of him fixing the door:
Since he finished the project prior to dinner, he had enough time to work on another project.  A few months back, when he completed the outside side of the house, he had started to installing the weights in the back window.  But that is when Thanksgiving came around along with the kitchen cabinet doors.  The double hung window panes just sat next to my compost bin and pantry waiting to be finished.  It wasn't a hard job but it just took time to finish it up.  So, Art decided to try to finish that up on Saturday as well.  I'm pleased to say that he did just that! YAY!  My back window was complete, weights included, and all in time for some sub-zero temperatures to hit this week.

So, I do believe that is the most recent happenings around here.  To keep up to date on the most current projects, visit us on Facebook.


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