Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Crazy Train is En Route!

The exhausted moving crew ;-)
This last weekend we packed up and headed to San Diego to get Shiloh and Jared moved into their new apartment. It was busy, sweaty, and fun ;-)

The next day, we took a trip to the base to hit the shopping center. I haven't been in one since I was a kid, and boy was I surprised! I couldn't believe how much was there - it was like walking into a mall! There was even a Lancome department! Then on to the commissary - HUGE! And the pricing? OMG! As a mom and a nutritionist, I was thrilled to see that real food was both readily available and affordable. :-)

We loaded up the car with their first shopping trip and my super-organized daughter managed to fit it all in its proper places, lol! Their fridge/freezer and pantry are well-stocked! Our only dismay was not being able to find Ziploc Steamer Bags on bases, but she found them the next day somewhere else.

We had a lot of fun, and I had a really hard time leaving. It's still hard to believe that Shi won't come walking in the door, or that she's not down the hall in her room Skyping with Jared. My little girl. Sigh.

Anyway, I managed to bring home a little something extra from San Diego... food poisoning. It laid me out flat. Horrid. Yesterday I was back on solid food - though gently, lol. Today I'm more stable, but still feeling the after-effects. Focusing on hydration, that's for sure!

In the meantime, the demolition phase has commenced! OMG! I can't believe how much changed in such a short time! While we were in San Diego Sat/Sun, my folks got the majority of the pool fence down and it really opens up that backyard! Woot! And when I showed up yesterday at the house (lunch delivery, lol), I was absolutely astonished! Walls down, flooring up, kitchen gone! I can't believe it happened so fast! My parents, Joey and Jordan had kicked some serious demo-ass!

Here's the kitchen wall before...the kitchen is on the other side of that wall/arch.

Here's that same wall yesterday...

Crazy, right??? Talk about fast work!! Holy cow! It's so exciting to see it happening! Here are a few more pics from yesterday...
Winnie refused to ride in the back seat...
he preferred Bethany's lap.

WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Today they're working on removing the rest of the current flooring in the bedrooms, and pulling down the fireplace and a couple more walls. We ordered our new patio doors yesterday (ouch) and those should arrive in 2.5 weeks. See that door in the pics? That's the current backdoor. We're opening up that wall to put in a 4-panel slider. :-)   Then the hubby came up with a fantabulous idea for my counter/island and baseboards - he's got a product he developed that we'll use to make a custom island and baseboards. He showed me the rock yesterday and I can't wait to see the sample he's creating! Freakin' Awesome!!! I'm so excited!!!!

And because all this isn't enough crazy (though all the above is the fun kind of crazy) we're also dealing with some other things, unfortunately these include a runaway dog (my folks' dog) - I'm planning to knock on doors today when I get there, as animal control hasn't picked him up, and then there's the worst crazy - we've got a stalker ex-boyfriend for my youngest. We're talking to police, strategizing to make sure she's never alone, and worrying. I'm thankful we've got my son's dog in the house. I'm also grateful that last night, her manager at work was johnny-on-the-spot when there was trouble. Makes my heart tremble. I'm also thankful that she's surrounded by family and friends - that might get old for her quick, but better smothered and safe than... well, than not.

So... there's my update on what's happening behind the scenes at Recipe For Fitness ;-)  How's it going with you?

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Fixing up the house is a crazy, busy and exciting to time. I went through that over the last 12 months.

    As for me, I'm relaxing after my competition and figuring out what's next on the agenda.

    1. Hi Dawn!
      It is indeed crazy! Every day there's something new to see! Wow! :-)
      I've been following along with you, too, and can't wait to see what's next! Reaching the stage, as you know, is an incredible accomplishment and I've loved tagging along on your journeys! :-) Keep rocking it!!!