Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Little of This and a Little of That

I have been "cleaning" my freezer lately. Each day I take a little something out and cook it up into something yummy. I call this "cleaning" because it is food that has been hiding out in the basement, all but forgotten. I have made venison sausage chili, a stuffed and roasted turkey, and several pies. Last night I made another blueberry pie; very yummy in the middle of winter, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
My Darling has been busy working on a long avoided project, our downstairs laundry/powder room. We have long known it needed help. When our toilet tank cracked this fall we knew a remodel was not far off. On Tuesday James removed the fixtures and appliances and started gutting the little room, right down to the two by fours. Messy job. Down came the wallpaper, out came the drywall, into the trash went the yucky old insulation. Or what was left of it. We have decided that this little room with the low ceiling probably once served as the family woodshed. It even has a door which has been sided over on the outside. Now we pile the firewood on the back porch instead which works fairly well if one doesn't mind having it covered with snow.
Since work has been slow James has been able to dedicate most of his daytime hours this week to getting this little room not only taken apart, but put back together again. He is much better at getting projects finished than I am. Yesterday he worked on plumbing, this morning he started putting up the drywall and mudded it. Tomorrow he hopes to start painting. I will have a new laundry/powder room in no time! Pretty cool, huh? We have actually thought lately about moving, downsizing our house, paying off some bills, and having less to keep up with, but we're not really sure yet if that is our best option. Time will tell.


  1. Yum...all of your food sounds so good. I love to cook/bake like that in the winter and it's great when you are also using up some of the older stuff while you do it!

    Now...your is really gutting it, huh! It's going to be completely if you end up selling, that will only help! Can't wait to see it when it's finished!

    OK...can I have a slice of that pie? ;)

  2. Your pie looks perfect! Can I have a piece warmed up w/ a scoop of vanilla ice cream? :9

    Wow, James is doing a great job on the powder/laundry room! I can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. exciting stuff going on in your neck of the woods.
    word of the day; ductint.
    loving word verifications.

  4. Hooooooray!!! I'm so excited to see it!