Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Strategic Planning

We were woke up Saturday morning with tons of laughing coming from our basement. No it wasn't Bay or Zoe--it was 4 boys body slamming each other and planning their army mission for the day. I rolled out of bed and hit the coffee button and Tom whipped up a breakfast for our soldiers. After they downed 18 scrambled eggs Zach and his friends got dressed up in camo and I dropped them off in the woods to play a mean game of Air soft. As I drove away I was sure they would be dropped back off at our house by the Bellevue police department. About and hour later the team drug themselves back to our house covered in mud and tiny little stickers. They had found a creek and waded through it-- all except one solider who was afraid his mom would kill him if he trashed his new school shoes! They had a ball and their mission was complete. I can not understand how it is fun to get shot with and air soft gun??

This is Tom's strategic planning for the day!! The bricks on our front porch all started to crumble and over the summer we have developed a big hole!! Not good when you are wanting to put your house on the market and need some curb appeal to draw in the buyers! We tried and tried to get someone out to repair our porch and after a quote of $1300 Tom decided he would learn how to lay brick. Obstacle #1 our house was built in 1986 and no one makes large red brick anymore. Obstacle #2 Tom has never layed brick before. After hours of busting out the old brick and 10 bloody fingers Tom confessed he understood why they would charge $1300 to do the job!
I had some strategic planning myself--painting trim and closet doors! I first had to figure out how to get the closet doors out and haul them outside to paint! Thank goodness these are the last doors to paint!!! Why is it that our bedroom always seems to be the last room in the house to get finished. I have lived here almost 4 years and I am just now painting the doors to match the rest of the doors in the house! Well, at least the next owners can enjoy them.
I finished my project quite a bit faster than Tom but by the end of the day he had done a great job at laying brick and I am so thankful he ventured out to try something new. I think we can finally put a FOR SALE sign in our front yard! Bring on the buyers!!!


Stefanie said...

Wow, looks like a LOT of work was accomplished!! That Tom, is there anything he CAN'T do?? When do we get to see pics of the finished product?
Love you!

Lisa said...

Yay! I can't wait until the bidding war begins over Miss Chenoa's beautiful home! I hope you get it sold quickly. And I'm with Stef...I want to see Tom's finished work! You need to post the after pictures of all the lovely renovations you've done!

The Giles Family said...

Ciao Bella,

Wow! I agree! It looks like a big job! Post the after pictures so we can see both of your amazing handy-work. When do you move? Where are you going?...