Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day........Dad’s!!

On this one day set aside especially for Fathers, I would like to wish you all a very pleasant, happy day! My Dad has been gone now for almost 10 years and I think I miss him more every year. Oh, how I wish I could give him a big hug. I didn’t do it enough when he was around. I love ya Pop’s and I know you're up there smiling down at us……I sure miss you and Mom.

I’m not "triking" yet! I took the Harley into the Harley dealer in Rapid City Wednesday for a 10K inspection. What a grand experience! All these Harley dealers I’ve been to across the country are so great to deal with. They treat you like you're someone special, like royalty. They did a super job and even washed it all up pretty.

While they were working on the Harley, Ms. Pat took me to all kinds of neat places. First she took me to Lowes where we looked at kitchen cabinets and more kitchen cabinets.  Then we sat down with Jack, one of their Kitchen specialists, and in a short time he had our kitchen all drawn out and copies printed.  Neat....you want a different color? Press a button on the computer and there you have a different color. Ms. Pat was having a ball but me, I was ready to GO!Surprised smile

We finally got out of Lowes and she said let's go to the Floor Covering store. Oh yes, just where I was wanting to go. Then we started looking at flooring and more flooring. Man there is a lot of different styles and colors of floor covering..whew!  The more we looked the more confused I got. So we went to another flooring store and looked at what they had.  Hmmm....looks the same as the last store to me. I was thinking,
Gee, I wish those Harley guys would call and say, "We need you to come over here, right now”!Smile

I don’t know how Ms. Pat keeps all this stuff straight but by now she had about a dozen brochures and an armful of samples.  One of her favorite samples was so big I almost needed help carrying it to the truck.
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This is the flooring she is very interested in. This big sample gives a pretty good idea of how it will look in our “cabin”. This picture is the doorway to the bedroom. We were thinking about putting carpet in the bedroom but she is leaning more and more towards wood flooring throughout.  That means we'll be looking for "area rugs" soon. :-)
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This is how the sample looks in the Bathroom….(above)
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Here it is in the kitchen.(above).........
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and the living room.  We'll be needing lots of those "area rugs".

I spent almost a full day helping the Culligan  guy install a water treatment system in the barn. We put it up above the cabin, right close to the water heater.   It was a lot of hauling stuff up the ladder..
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There it is up there. The brine tank was the heaviest. The salt we brought up in 50# bags.
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Wow, what a mass of plumbing connections. A lot of them were installed so we could winterize the system as simply as possible. So now we are all set, nice soft “conditioned” water. I’m ready for a shower!

I wanted some of this conditioned water out in the Motorhome so the next day I plumbed a faucet out the side wall from under the kitchen sink. So now I can hook up a hose to the RV……….or wash my pickup, etc.
 
That’s about all we accomplished this week but we sure are enjoying this beautiful Black Hills weather...... 40’s every morning when we get up and 70’s during the day. Highest temperature all week was 76*. I love it!!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for stopping by. We continue to give thanks to our Father for all he provides us……….

Mike

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8 comments:

Debbie Goode said...

Happy Father's Day! I'm liking the looks of that wood flooring sample too! That "soft" water project looked complicated, but I know it is worth the effort! Great job!

Randy and Pam Warner said...

You guys sure have a lot of energy. I like the plumbing and water project. And the floor looks like it will work out nicely too. Amen to good weather!

Sue and Doug said...

nice floor sample!..love the colour!..gotta love shopping for all the stuff and the decisions to make..now that will be fun!!!

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

I think that is going to be way more than a cabin when you guys get done with it!!!!

squawmama said...

Loving the floor sample... it looks GREAT! Have a wonderful day!
HUGS
Donna

Janna and Mike said...

OK, Mike are you living better than my Mike and I??? What's with the sunshine and 76 degrees??? Gina and Rollie are going to need long underwear if it doesn't warm up soon!
We too have wood flooring and tile all through our house--if I had it to do over I would put carpet in the bedrooms--just my opinion Pat and I love the sample in the photos!

Mary Lou Montgomery said...

You don't say if you keep the "cabin" heated through the winter or not but you may want to think about that would floor being in an unheated building if that is the case. I know you probably know a lot more about it than I do, just seemed to jump out at me though. Love the color of the wood! I personally love the hardwood with area rugs on top in the special areas. Good luck with all the nesting this summer!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

I felt your pain on that shopping expedition. I think tile or hardwood floors are easier to keep clean & we sometimes think of replacing the carpet in our Motor Home with the type of wood flooring you are thinking about. Quite a conglomeration of piping you have there but I sure do understand the benefits of having soft water.