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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shook Me All Night Long

The walls start shaking, earth was quaking
My mind was aching...
And you shook me all night long

OK - I hope there are a few peeps out there who remember AC/DC from the early 80's.

When we moved to Oklahoma we heard quite a bit about the ever changing weather.  One thing we did not expect was a week-end like this one.  As of this afternoon we have had 13 earthquakes.  Really??!!!??  Two of them were large ones - ok, those of you in California are probably laughing at me right now - but we had a 4.9 and a 5.6.  Uhmm....Yowza.  These were our first earthquakes that really felt like, well, earthquakes.  It was very unnerving.  To those of you who live with this often - my hat's off to you.  It is more than a little shaking as I always thought.  It is very difficult to walk during one, they are very loud, and it gives you a horrible vertigo type feeling for a few minutes. It is actually very frightening. Even though we could see and feel the house moving we have not found any damage - woot hoot!!! 

I have taken a mini break these past few days after the 31 days challenge.  That was very time consuming and again I am in awe of those of you that blog every day.  I will have to say that even though it was time consuming it was also very motivational.  I felt like I HAD to work on my unfinished projects because I had said that I would and actually had put it on my blog.  You know - where every one would see. 

Here are the benefits that really scream at me...  I have 2 "project" spots that I toss place unfinished projects that I am going to "get right back to."  One is a chair behind the door in the master bedroom and the other is the folding counter in the laundry room.  With out further ado

I do not think these have ever both been totally empty at the same time!

Thank you 31 day challenge!

And you may remember my huge fail on wrapping a lamp with twine here that ended with the exploded glue gun.  I finally made it to Hobby Lobby to get a new glue gun last night and today attempted once again to simply wrap the lamp with jute

Success!!!  I discovered that 1) do not rush!!!  2) my old glue gun must have been getting ready to kick the bucket for quite a bit.  With my old glue gun I could not put just a little dab of glue - there was always a large glob of glue.  That actually made the biggest difference,

I was going to make a lamp shade to go with it because the old shade looked like it belonged in my great-grandmother's house (and not in a cool vintage way).  I found the cover it your self shade on sale for $12.  Not bad.  But then at Wally World I found this BHG shade ready to go for $10 - SCORE

Looove it!!  It goes perfect with what I want to do in the master bedroom.  ( I am just a tad slow getting going with the bedroom).  Oh = and while I was at Hobby Lobby I found this blue pumpkin that is the perfect fall decoration for our bedroom.  And it was half off - woot hoot!!

Until next time
Happy DIY'ing
(and hopefully no shaking)


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