As some of you may know, we have been doing some work on our home.

We applied for a state grant a few years ago and got quite a bit of work done for which we only have to pay back a small fraction of the total cost.

We have become quite creative in finding ways to do things around here without having to pay an arm and a leg to do it.

We have completed some projects the past few months and opened up a whole new workload by starting some that we found should have been left alone.

This is the table given to me by my Uncle David that Bill refinished. It was in the church office for years holding the copier, apparently after being handed from one sibling to another until it got to Uncle David. When he retired, he gave it to me.


The Flat Traveler is from our granddaughter in Rhode Island. She sent it to us as part of a school project a few years ago. I took it around with me for weeks, taking pictures to make a scrapbook for her.  Go here to read about the scrapbook.

This is what the table looks like now:


Old enamel top kitchen table that we refinished. (Well, I started it, Bill had to finish it when it was too much on my arms and shoulders)


This is where I quit:


Bill continued on until the table was done:



Shelf Bill built to hold coffee mugs:


Can of worms we opened when we decided to rip up the carpet in the spare room:


The living room has matching plywood right smack in the middle of the floor, covered by an area rug until we decide what to do to fix it.

Apparently the kitchen used to be about 3 feet wider and that area is now part of my office.

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And that project will be left for a long weekend when we have nothing better to do.

Maybe into the Millenium?

Have a blessed day.

© Drusilla Mott and, 2013


In 2007 we got a request from Anita-Marie, our granddaughter in Rhode Island to help her with a school project.  When we agreed, we were sent her Flat-traveler doll in the mail.  We had great fun including Flat Anita-Marie in our every day lives.

I made a scrapbook of our adventures for Anita-Marie to take back to school with her when she came to take her flat alter-ego home with her.

If you want to read the story, click on the pages to make them bigger.

Grampa really did not appreciate being included, but hey, it was for a good cause.

We did quite a bit with our visitor, and I think she had a good time with us.

Kayla had so much fun with her new friend.

Thank you for stopping in to share in our Flat Traveler’s adventures.


For Judi at It’s Not Really About Me

© Drusilla Mott and, 2012