Friday, March 29, 2013

Serenity - Day Two

Here we go again!

Day Two - 

With a van full of tools, cleaning supplies and food we were geared up for a true workday ahead.

And then we realized -  I forgot the key..... OOPS!  
I was definitely looking around for the dog house I belonged in. 

HOWEVER, Remember the refrigerator that was supposed to be there?  
Well, we were thankful it wasn't!

We fed a not so small kid through the vent and wha-la!  We were in.

With our protective gear on, we were ready to get working...

While Audrey did the dirty work, Nathaniel went around trying to figure out the trailer's story

Shocked to find BUNK BEDS that folded down... 
They'll be torn out sooner than later
Beam seen below is for snow support. 

With the walls & counter cleaned, old drapes pulled out and a well swept floor, 
we can start to see some great before & after progress

While the boys did a Wal-Mart run for a new cordless vac, 
I got a little curious in the bathroom and "accidentally" ripped up all the linoleum.  
I also removed some of the fake cabinetry below the beds. 
Definitely a few projects ahead. 

Operation New Curtains will be underway soon, followed by Need a new cushion to sit on.

Looking forward to Day 3!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Literacy Night...

Literacy Night at McDonough School

Each grade showed off some dances they've been working on  - Videos will be up later this week

Some kids wore the tie-dye shirts they made last week in class. 

One of his best buds - Trenton

Legos were on display that they work on during LEGO Club after school

Lego Backdrop

Some fun with Erin

And a certain special someone

In Front of his Classroom

Successful Book Fair.... 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Serenity - Day One

Last year, we were offered a very sad, lonely, neglected summer camping trailer located in beautiful Rumney NH.     

(tarp is for snow cover)

We turned it down, something didn't seem right and we weren't mentally ready for the project. 

This year, we were offered the same summer trailer located in beautiful Rumney, NH.   We hemmed & hawed about it for Months.   We researched, drove by, researched some more, talked to other trailer owners...   We had the key sent to us so we could visit the trailer on the inside...  

And this is what we saw:

No one has tended to this site for two years.. Very Sad.  

 Something(s) had clearly been living in the trailer. 
They were very neat in how they lived but they sure had taken over. 

We thought the fridge had been stolen, turns out, it had been sold.

Porch with brand new windows

Under the sink, full of debris

Under the table... 

On the beds... 

Surprisingly only ONE true nest to be found

They even took over the bathroom

We walked out, Locked the door and said FORGET IT...

And then we felt sad.  Sad at what could've been.  Sad for the lack of HUMAN life & love that the trailer would never have again.  

So we went back in.   We walked through again, looked at things with a less disgusted pair of eyes.  Saw beyond the mess.  It wasn't even GROSS mess, just a lot of it.  Nothing smelled.  Nothing mushy to step in.  Just a mess.

We packed up & went out for lunch & took a vote.

Dan - Maybe.
Me - Yes.
Nathaniel - Yes.
Audrey - "I want to go home".

We talked about it more over ice cream. We sent out some more emails during the week and did more research...

Final Answer - Yes.

Next Post: The Big Dig Out 2013

Big News

Lots to come with something to do with THIS road

Friday, March 22, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013


Meet Lilly.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Play dates????

Mom, can we stop calling it a play date and just call it HANGING OUT


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Everyday Math???

I'll admit it. I don't understand 2nd grade math. To me, they're over complicating the whole process.

To him? It makes perfect sense