Well, you know we are moving. Might as well send me to the funny farm now! Not only are we moving, we don’t know where we will be until our house is finished. Patrick came home to give us a hand at packing. Certainly enjoyed his visit. The first thing he and I tackled was my dad’s stuff. Yep, it is still exactly where he put it when he moved in! The sad news is that he has been gone for 2 years and I hadn’t touched a thing. So, Patrick and I went through and packed what we are keeping. We did find some Texas Tech yearbooks and one OU yearbook from the past. I just had to crack them open and, lo and behold, found pictures of both my mom and dad and my aunt! Here, take a look:
He is the cute guy on the right, top row.
And my mom was in the same yearbook. Here is her picture:
Mom is the cutie right in the middle. You might recognize my mom, Patsy, as “mabel” in the header picture. Aw, these two were really cute, sweet people and I sure miss them.
Moving on (pun intended) to other packing news, here are the boxes with Papa’s stuff neatly packed away:
Okay, the bathtub seems like a good storage place. Heaven knows we haven’t used the tub in years!
The rest of the house is looking like a BOX repository as well:
The hall box should not be confused with the living room box. Here is that box:
And in case you think the dining room is feeling left out, take a look in there:
The dining room is always one of the hardest to pack! For reasons only known in my faulty brain, we have 12 place settings of china, serving dishes, a coffee pot and several platters. That is before you throw in crystal! I should have registered MONEY for my wedding. I could have retired several years ago. Here, take a look at the china cabinet before:
That ostrich egg, that sits front and center, was hand carried home from London by James. I think they used it to make a really, really big omelet.
And now, the after:
If only I could figure out where to pack that LAST platter, my life would be complete. Well, no surprise here…Randy is an awesome packer. I suspect he might have been a grocery sacker in a former life. He is able to pack things so well. He maximizes the volume and minimizes the breakage. Yep, I took a picture of him packing the second floor stuff:
The other big task this weekend was to pick out tile for the new fireplace. Yep, major fail there. We are looking at several thousand tile pieces to use as a highlight on the surround, but have yet to jump in and order any. Here are two that are in the running:
Check out the Fay Jones Day website to see all her wonderful tile!
And this next one is from Motawi Tileworks:
I swear, I have looked at 9,000 tiles. Why, oh why are they all so fabulous and so expensive? It makes it so difficult to pick one.
You can check out my pinterest.com boards if you want to see more! My link is http://pinterest.com/mabelandjean/. If you have any suggestions, just pop them in the comment box and I will take a look.
Well, God willing and the creek don’t rise, I hope to get over to the house this week and will take some pictures. Of course, I don’t own a camera and Randy’s Iphone will not be with me. Hmmmm I might need to rethink this. Talk soon…5 Comments