Monday, March 19, 2012


Wow....I can't believe over two weeks have passed since my last entry, but then Cori and I have been very busy.   From when I arrived in Walla Walla, to when I left, so very early Sunday morning, we have refurbished 2 dressers, 3 desks/vanities, two chairs, created and completed at least 6 signs, and a few other misc. projects to sell at her space at the consignment store.  We also completely organized and cleaned out their 3 car garage, managed to hit a few thrift stores and yard sales, and rearranged and placed the new items into the store. wonder we were tired at night, but we also managed to get some fun squeezed in by attending and thoroughly enjoying "Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles" at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.  If you ever have the opportunity to see it while it is on tour, make it a priority.  You will not be disappointed.
As I mentioned earlier, I left very early Sunday morning, 2:30am to be exact, to drive south to California for a visit, before Craig comes back into Spokane for some home time at the end of the month.  My brother and I are still tying up loose ends with our Mother's estate, and I'll take some time to drive to San Jose for a long overdue lunch date with some of my favorite people from my working days at San Jose PD.
I'm also hoping to squeeze in a quick visit with Craig's parents in Selma.  I have a hankering to visit the Sunmaid facility to stock up on some goodies.  There is also a winery in Madera I have been wanting to visit since I first heard about it back in 2007.  I'll have to see just how much I can get accomplished and still have the energy left to drive back to Washington!
Oh and how can I forget about inadvertently putting my cell phone in the washer and not realizing it until it was lying dead and sparkling clean at the bottom of the washer when I put the clothes into the dryer.  I'm sure the look on my face was priceless.......I only wish replacing it was truly priceless.  Live and learn.

Sunday, March 04, 2012


Both Craig and I have been busy since parting ways last Tuesday night.  Craig met up with his new team driver, Justin, Wednesday and as soon as he was able to load his belongings into the truck, they were off to Wallula, WA to pick up a load of meat. Since then, they have been up and down Interstate 5 twice, while still waiting for that first cross country run east.
Wednesday, Cori and I spent the day catching up, and by Thursday, we were well on the way to completing a dress form, with three more left to finish.  Friday, we hit an estate sale and the Goodwill, before starting on dress form number 2.  This particular dress form would include a feature we have never done before, a bustle.  With the other personalized details the customer requested, it actually turned out to be one of our more vintage looking dress forms.
Saturday, the second dress form was completed and we were off to transform a dresser.  The dresser originally was an antique yellow with blue accents, and after sitting idle at the consignment store for a while, we decided to spruce it up with some subway art.  It seems to be all the rage lately and hopefully someone will fall in love with it as much as we did after we finished it.
Sunday was not a day of rest, but after church, the finishing touches were put on the dresser and we were prepping for our next projects for the coming week. What really finished off the weekend was the great tasting chili and cornbread and Cori's husband Mike cooked up for us.  It was fantastic and I'm looking forward to getting a chance to eat some more of this week, as we explore creating a funky little desk with a Route 66 theme to it, and a new sign or two.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


We left our home to begin yet another phase to our lives, one in which we hope will allow us to be home much more often, and eventually lead to being home on a full time basis.  We left town before the next "big" storm was due to arrive, Craig to take sanctuary in the truck until his new team driver arrived at the yard, and me to head south to Walla Walla for a long over due visit with my BFF Cori.  The last time I saw her we were saying a tearful goodbye in the parking lot of the Spokane Fairgrounds after our first step into the big arena of being vendors at the Farm Chicks Antique Show last June.
We have a lot of catching up to do, and I need a good friend to help me go through a rather large box that I had shipped to her house containing the sentimental items I packed from my Mom's house before we cleaned it out to rent.  I know it will be an emotional moment going through those items, and I couldn't think of a better person to hold my hand as I unpack that box than Cori.

I took the time to take some pictures of home, before it is predicted to be covered under another foot of snow, to remind us of what we will be returning to at the end of March.  We have come to truly love the place we call home.


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