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3 days at the beach with my bride = Totally. Awesome.

Coming home to a backed up/leaking sewer pipe underneath our house= Totally. Stinky!

I felt really bad for the guy who had to go under there and unclog everything. Those old holes in our house (we haven’t got around to fixing yet) actually came in handy for once…

Apparently Dude on the left didn’t feel too bad for him though. Check him out- all indian-style, just grinnin’ away! Ha!

Come to think of it, I didn’t feel quite as bad for that guy either after he handed me an invoice for almost $400! Boo!
On the other hand, I don’t think I would’ve crawled under there for any less than that!
I found a snake skin hanging under there recently, and I am not a fan of things that slither. Or things that build their home out of dirt.

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So glad Lay was there to catch my full-on, there’s-something-flying-at-me flinch on camera this weekend, and that she insisted I include the rollover image in this post. (ha ha)

After my near death experience the porch was cleaned up, I decided to chill for a second and take advantage of the acoustics in the kids room…

…but as I sat there and strummed my buggy blues away, I started getting that all too familiar urge to start ripping down the sheetrock on the wall in front of me…

Once again, Lay came in to document the destruction…

…and to hug the wood wall…

…and to help me clean up…

Slithery, stinky and stingy things aside, it sure is good to be home!!!
I’ll let Lay tell you what we’ve got planned for the room later this week. It’s gonna be a big project- but we’re really looking forward to it!

PS- Don’t forget, tomorrow is our April “How To’s Day” link party.

Lay’s going to blog about how to do the rollover image thing!


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  1. Tina K says

    Although I love reading Layla’s posts, it is nice to hear from the other half every now and then. Nice post!

  2. Tiff says

    Too funny :)
    I reckon plumbers deserve every cent! Really, who’d wanna work with yuk every day for nothing?!
    Love that you get inspired while playing music to rip your house apart!!

  3. Kim in MD says

    I love that roll over bee image- I hate bees, too! Welcome home, Kevin! I can’t to see what you do with that room! You and Layla are amazing! :-)

  4. says

    Y’all are one of my fav blogs. But it’s so bittersweet coming over here. My hub and I moved from TN to IA last fall. We are waiting to sell our Memphis house before we buy here, so we are renting. It’s so hard to not be able to do anything to this house. Argghhhh! But I could never stop coming here, always lovin’ what y’all are up to:) Can’t wait to see the finished room. I know the excitement that decorating your awaiting kid’s room brings:)!!!

  5. tammylee says

    RE: holes in foundation of house. don’t fill them in. they probably once had grates in them to let air through and circulate in crawl space. maybe you could find replacement grates at a salvage place?
    just my opinion. maybe someone else could chime in with their thoughts….

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