Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Bit of Randomness




Friday is the day over at Nancy's for Random 5 Friday, where you can add 5 random facts about you, your day, your kids, your pets, or whatever.

Last Saturday my daughter, her boy friend and my grandson came to help get a few chores done around here.  Here are the 5 biggest ones accomplished..

1.  New storm door on my kitchen door.

2.  Replaced the rotting wood around the garage door with vinal.

3.  Added window well covers to the basement windows.

4.  Put away my lawn furniture.

5.  Cleaned out the gutters.

A few other things  got done but those were the things I really wanted to get done before  winter.

Linking to Random 5 Friday

Earlier I told you I had been to the Bachman Idea House in Minneapolis and promised to show pictures.  Well I have not gotten around to editing them but you can see Linda's pictures over at Itsy Bits and Pieces.
There is so much to see there and Linda always manages to see things that I don't.

Thanks for stopping.  Have a great weekend!
See you next time.
Barb





28 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love it when family pitches in - what a wonderful day and all that progress.

Carole M. said...

how lovely to have that helping hand; gives you some peace of mind; well done team!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It sounds as though you've been very productive and it's so nice you family was with you to help out! I can't believe winter is on it's way already...

Vee said...

Isn't that always the way? We are wonderfully unique. What a lot of very good things accomplished! Sounds as if you had a terrific team. Well covers for the basement windows...I should investigate that for my own home.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, you have been busy. you are a hard working lady. i bet it is great for exercise. that is what i call it around here. enjoy your weekend. ( :

Buttons said...

Well now I need to borrow your daughter and her boyfriend:) they sure do accomplish a lot. Good job Hug B

Pamela Gordon said...

It's nice to get all those chores done before winter and great to have help doing them. I visited Linda's blog and enjoyed seeing her photos of the house you visited. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. Hugs, Pam

TexWisGirl said...

glad you had help with winterizing. :)

Mari said...

What an accomplishment! Love the photo.

Karen said...

How wonderful to have help! I like the idea of window well covers!

Kaya said...

I read about what was done and I immediately felt guilty. I have to do so many things before winter will come. And I didn't do anything that I planned.

I love very much this autumn picture! It's beautiful and dreamy!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Glad you got some help with the chores before winter comes! How nice of them to lend you a hand.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How wonderful to have these jobs done before winter!

Mersad said...

Preparations for the new season are in well order i see. Hope you'll have a nice and relaxing weekend.

Barb said...

You've been busy winterizing! Love the red leaf.

Carletta said...

Your blog is the second I've read this afternoon that talked about putting things away for winter. I guess I'm behind but I'm really waiting for a couple of weeks of lovely fall weather. :)
It's nice you got the chores out of the way.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like you got a lot of work done...so nice to have the help! Thanks for the shout-out, Barb...it's funny how we all see different things at the Ideas House!

Rose said...

Your post reminds me there are some things I need to do soon, too. But they aren't pressing yet.

Deanna said...

Can you send those 2 by my house...I need some chores like that done!! That's great that you had some help!!

Judy said...

You did good by getting a lot of things done before winter sets in.
We need to put away our lawn furniture pretty soon, and get wood for winter, which is a huge job to do.

Sally in WA said...

Yep, time to get things ready for winter. Glad you had some assistance. I'm heading back to MN tomorrow. Debating whether or not to bring my coat. :-) I am not ready for colder temps yet.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think you are almost ready for winter weather!

Amy Burzese said...

Congrats! That sounds like an extremely productive day.

Kerin said...

Oh you inspire me! There are still so many things I'd like to get done before the snow flies.

I'm going to get to work on that list today :)

Smiles :)
Kerin

poppilinnstudios said...

Sounds like you've been busy, Barb! Hope you're relaxing on your weekend. :)
-Lynn

Stewart M said...

I need to do some spring time chores in the garden! Welcome to Australia!!


Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

PS: sorry for slow reply - I have been out of phone / Internet range for most of the week - it was strangely pleasant!

Terri Buster said...

Bless your helpers- it is always nice to have a couple of helping hands to get things done. Have a great week Barb!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Sounds lie you were pretty productive. Winter will be here before we know it. xo Laura