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March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012
Georgetown, TX

Monday, February 14, 2011

OUR WEEKEND TO GET AN “AIDEN” FIX….

   This last weekend McGuyver and I drove to just North of Motor City, (Indy), to visit our youngest daughter, Christie and family.  They were in need of someone with plumbing talent… that didn’t charge an arm and a leg..That would be McGuyver…He works for beer.

  Chris and John aka ,the Wolff Clan, are temporarily living in an apartment in Carmel, Indiana, while they are renovating their newly purchased home in Zionsville.  The boy’s bathroom needed some serious over  hauling, and Dennis’s soldering and pipe fitting skills were tapped..

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Now there’s a bathroom full of  “studs” …some older than others.

The home they bought is 1970’s vintage interior, and in need of a facelift.  The outside is mostly stone, in fine shape, and is in a beautiful neighborhood called Raintree in Zionsville, Indiana.  This is not a new subdivision, and the kids new home is on a large .6 acre corner lot….

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I know some of you will remember the fabulous dark paneling we all glued up in our homes at that period in time.  The above photo is featuring their great room stone fireplace, which they are not touching…It is the centerpiece of the room.  This home is typical of that era, with a separate formal dining room, kitchen and entryway.  Some of the walls are being removed to open it up into one large great room.  The jury is still out on exactly HOW much of the weight bearing wall can be removed without collapsing the roof…that would not be good.  All in all, this house has great “bones” and will make them a lovely home….Hopefully they can get moved in before the littlest Wolff “cub” is born..He is due April 10th.  Suffice to say, we will be making a couple more runs to Indiana in the very near future!

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While the men were plumbing, Chris and I did some damage to Grandpa’s credit card.  I am not used to living so close to all of the big box stores, where you can drive about 3-4 miles and be in shopper’s Heaven.  We hit Lowe’s, Home Depot, Super Target, Babies R’ US…and there is a Meijer 1 block from their apartment..SCORE!

  Chris made us a wonderful breakfast casserole Saturday morning…

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..and made some ham salad and crackers for snacks when the “plumbers” got home at 6PM…By the time a few cocktails were enjoyed, KFC cooked us up some fried chicken..

Sunday morning Dunkin’ Donuts made breakfast…The plumbers worked all day Sunday again and got the plumbing in for the vanity and the tub and shower…McGuyver’s knees are feeling like The Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz ..

 

Last evening Chris made an appetizer of warm crab dip, a wonderful Italian sausage minestrone soup in her crock pot and some corn bread..We ate like we had been starving, which we hadn’t. 

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Aiden is growing like a weed and talks up a storm.  In the photo on right, he is showing off his new “Cars” P.J.’s that Mimi bought him..(Mimi is ME, just so ya know)…

McGuyver and I had a beautiful room at the Hilton Garden Inn just 5 minutes from their apartment.  We aren’t fond of hotels since we got our RV…I like to know exactly WHO  has slept in my bed, showered in my shower and ….well, you know…However, this place was very clean and quite lovely…

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We even had a king bed with a down comforter and pillows, coffee maker and microwave, HD TV, and lots of toiletries, which I brought home with me…Hey, we paid for them, right?? I forgot to mention that  I booked it at hotels.com online for $62.00 a night…SCORE AGAIN!!!

 

 

 

What a fun weekend….Of course all I did was spoil Aiden and shop…McGuyver and John Wolff were working their little plumber’s butts off at the new house…But Dennis and I both managed to get our “fix” of our 2 1/2 year old grandson….Sooooo much fun…..

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IN LESS THAN 8 WEEKS THIS LITTLE BOY’S WORLD IS GOING TO BE “ROCKED” ….AND HE WILL BE A …..

BIG BROTHER!!!

7 comments:

  1. Looks like Grandma had a great weekend, Denny to if you skip the plumbing part,I wonder how many beer job that was, I didn't notice if the brewery here in town,(Anheuser-Busch)
    had to put on an extra crew, so maybe they didn't make to big a dent in the production for the week. Won't be long when your a grandma again, lucky you.We had a super weekend with our three, and Sam slept for 9 hours straight last night.Be safe out there, it is warming up at last. Sam & Donna...

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  2. Plumbing is ruff on the old knees.I will see about getting you that Corvette.

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  3. What a cute little boy. Isn't grandmahood about the best thing EVER??

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  4. Cute grandson and he looks great in his new pajamas. McGuyver works for beer? Does he do RV calls too??

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  5. what great grandparents you both are!!!..your family is just beautiful!!

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  6. There is nothing better than spening time with the Grandangels. And, it sure is nice to have a husband with plumbing skills.

    Take care,

    Connie

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  7. Isn't being a grandparent wonderful? And your little grandson is gorgeous!!

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