Spring Break

Ahhhh spring break.  A time for relaxation, right?  NO.  WRONG.  Duh.

Normally I am all for a relaxing vacation, but this one has been somewhat stressful.  We planned to take a trip to the Kalamazoo area to visit my parents and of course the day of our car decided it did not want to cooperate.  Some sort of broken carpalatorbrakeoilmajig.  Ya, I know,  you are super impressed that I speak car.

So I cry called many car rental places in our area (which by the way the closest is 45 minutes away) and managed to secure a car rental.  Now to get there before it closed.  They closed at 12, and it was 10:30… luckily my good friend Melinda was so AWESOME to quickly drive us to Mount Pleasant.  On her birthday.  What a gal!  THANKS MELINDA!

We got our rental 10 minutes before they closed and we were off.  We visited Kalamazoo, made a quick trip to Chicago to see the M’s (my brother and his lovely family… all have M names).  We ate some delicious pizza and even got to ride on a lil’ ferris wheel.  Iris wasn’t so sure about how fun it was.  I couldn’t fit.20170326_165137

We got to see some fish in fish jail (as Eric calls it) and then all of a sudden we were home.   But hey, with all that time spent in the car, we did master a few skills…

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Anyways, spring break is a time for projects right?  Well, let me show you this guy…

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Let’s call him Steve.  Steve is old and ugly (sorry Steve).  After we rearranged our living room, we put our TV on the mantle.  Cool.  Except, now Steve is a focal point.   An ugly, ugly focal point.

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The metal box thing-a-majig wasn’t even attached to anything meaning our toddler could have decided to pull on it and crushed her self.   So we ripped his face off.

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Removed the tile… which was mega easy because it was basically just set down.

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Bought an electrical insert (please don’t break, please don’t break).

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Bought and added/thinsetted new tile.

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And figured out a frame to add out of cement board that would fit around our new insert.  Oh, yeah in case you are wondering- no it doesn’t fit.  YET.  IT WILL.  WORK WITH ME STEVE.

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We have a lot more work to do before it’s done.  We shall keep you posted.  Steve, you are lookin better already.

 

But I have one last picture for you, actually for our name that doughnut contest winner: Rachael.  Rachael got to choose what food for me to draw, and she gave me the choice of a banana or cheese.  So here he is!  Thanks for the name Rachael!

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Oh, and one more thing.  Tell Eric happy birthday tomorrow.  He is one heck of a dude, I hope he has a better birthday than the one where I planned a surprise party and only one person came and then  I dropped his cake on the floor.  My bad.

JO OUT

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