Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Tuesday, September 1

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY STEAMER!

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The second battle of the living room remodel took place Sunday afternoon and continued this evening. After 409 and DIF failed to impact the brute force of the grass cloth, we had to pull out all stops. Thanks to Mrs. Ann, the Mighty industrial steamer joined the fight. Although it is going to be a long battle, we are making more and more headway on the paper removal each day. The steamer works remarkably well but it really does take a lot of patience. (I can just hear my dad laughing as he reads that...Shannon...patience?!) We moved the living room furniture into Zach's study at the front of the house and for the next few months while the kitchen renovation is in progress, the study will be our family room. The girls love it because they can cuddle with us while keeping watch out the front windows for horse drawn carriages, mail men, and especially other neighborhood pups. I might be in the market for some new living room furniture because we both love how comfy- cozy the leather sofas look in Zach's "man room". This weekend, in-between college football games on tv and Zach's 10 year high school reunion events, we are going to tackle the top of the walls with scaffolding.
Prep is by far the worst part of home renovation. Zach and I often start sentences with..."Good thing we love this house so much"... as we complain about all the "not fun" prep projects. We cannot wait to get our paint on the walls! I put together a little video to show you our progress (don't get too excited because we have not made much). Enjoy..and be easy on me...this is my first try at iMovie.

4 comments:

Lisha said...

i love the video!

Jex Jots said...

I had to save it really small bc of the size...so its really grainy and choppy but the real thing....yeah it's pretty cool!!!

Becky Jex said...

Oh my goodness so cute!! Don't you LOVE a MAC? They kinda rock...

"McShane" said...

I want to know if 13% is the exact percentage of completed work. . . . ;)