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Dust and More Dust

March 26th, 2008

I think that Casey and I are addicted to home improvement projects.   It seems as if every season, there is some reason to have a truck load of workers inside or outside of our house, making messes, making noise and making Dudley crazy.


One advantage this time though, is that Kenny is more than a little fascinated with the chaos going on outside our door.   We are presently having an old cement sidewalk ripped out of the yard and a nice, even, very lovely stone sidewalk put in.     Since last Friday, there has been cement saws, jackhammers, bobcats and wheelbarrows galore in our yard.   (There has also been several centimeters of cement dust on every surface both inside and outside of our house, but that’s another story.)   For Kenny, it is like living in a construction site fantasy.

Yesterday for awhile, he moved his little booster seat over by the window for a front row seat…


…and this morning he decided that his stuffed animals wanted to watch, too…


It looks like they may finish before the weekend, and though Kenny will be said to see “the guys” go, I will be relieved to re-open Dudley’s dog door and be able to walk out the front door again without stepping into a pile of mud and rocks.

Of course, once they finish, I have no excuse not to clean the windows, walls, porch furniture, floors and screens… On second thought, maybe those guys should take their time…


  1. Billie says

    LOL – I just love how he lined his animals up to watch the construction crew! That is just too cute!
    Your Weimaraner Dudley, is gorgeous 😉

    March 26th, 2008 | #

  2. Aunt Syl says

    Kristjana, It makes my day to read your sisters’ and your blog daily. I get so excited when either of you post pictures because then I feel connected to your children, even though they have no idea who I am! Kenny is such a boy! I am sure he would be thrilled to be out helping with the demolition and being in the mud, surrounded by “guys”. Dudley will have new territory to explore and mark – so eventually he will probably have fun with the re-do as well.

    March 27th, 2008 | #

  3. Melissa says

    Oh. My. WORD. We are in the same house, I believe. My husband and I are constantly doing projects, too! Our girls refer to the workers as “the guys” as well. Right now, we are finishing up our basement remodel…what does my husband say last night? “almost done with this one, then we can pick something else”. Oh, geesh. Why do we dust, I ask you? Why?

    March 27th, 2008 | #

  4. Kimmie says

    Well, atleast the projects DO get done! Since we are constant DIY-ers, we have about 3 or 4 projects about 80% done… oy vey… talk about chaos! 😕

    March 28th, 2008 | #

  5. Kimmie says

    ps- Happy Anniversary! (yesterday, 27th)!!!

    March 28th, 2008 | #

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