Friday, September 9, 2011

Vacation update Part Four

Putting on my tool belt!

Finally the last update from
my LONG vacation.


Mike has this problem....
he is a workaholic....

He took a week's vacation
and after one day of doing nothing
he told Beth and I that he needed
a PROJECT!

So we all sat down and tried to figure
out some small projects around the
house.  What we came up with was
putting handles on the kitchen cabinets.
Putting handles on Beth's bathroom
cabinet and a new ceiling fan for her.He put all
new ceiling lights on the main level.
He also replaced all the door handles
to the color Beth liked best on
the main level of the house.

Was this enough to keep him busy?

NO!

So we tackled the kitchen....

Before....


After....


Before....


After....


It was a lot of work but we certainly
had fun doing it!

Now Mike is back at work so
he has something to keep him busy....

That is it my friends....
my long vacation.

This weekend I get to go to the
Little Falls Art Festival and
of course the BIG  weekend highlight
is the Vikings season opener
Sunday at 3:00!

Vikings vs Chargers

GO VIKINGS!

Have a fun weekend!

Later -- Remington --
I am NOT a workaholic....
I am a footballaholic!
-- out!

41 comments:

Just Ramblin' said...

Those tiles are gorgeous! Nice work on your vacation. Funny how most vacations turn into some sort of 'to do' that can never quite be done during the regular weeks. : )
Enjoy your football!

Roo said...

Excellent work by you and Mike :) If you ever run out of projects for him, Mom says she has a few ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think he should have put handles on those purry khreatures so would khould kharry 'em around!

The kitchen work looks furry nice!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

verobirdie said...

Next time Mike needs a project, I have an old, uggly kitchen I'll be pleased to let him play with...
You all have done a beautiful work

Kitcaboodles said...

Isn't that the way with vacations.. as you as you sit still you start to notice all the things to do! (I've been off this week too and can vouch for that!!). He should be proud of himself, he's done a beautiful job =^..^=

Gloria said...

You guys did a great job! Have a great weekend and enjoy your football! Love, Miss Mindy

Whisppy said...

Wow! That Mike sure is handy. Great job everyone! Have a great weekend!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Our Mom has a few jobs that Mike could do - our Dad never seems to have enough time - even on vacation!!

XOXO
The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

Max the Quilt Cat said...

HH says she likes your new backsplash. Very nice. And from me.... GO VIKINGS!

pawhugs, Max

Berts Blog said...

Man Remington, You lead such a cool life. Even when you are working at home. We just got through reading yesterdays post cause we are a bit behind and

Say Yes Brothers and Sisters to the beautiful Royalty that asked to pose with you.

And it doesn't surprise me that adults and children would all flock around you.

You are the DUDE.....

Bert

Sandra said...

If there were and award for the most interesting dogs life, you would certainly win it. tell Beth I love the new back splash and tell your daddy he did a fantastic job.

Chatty Crone said...

Wish my hubby could get some of that - can you mail some to me?

Great Job Mike.

Have a great weekend.

Sandie

Sarge said...

Hey Remington!
Wow, that's some snazzy wall art there! Looks like Mike did a great job. Mom says he can come here and work at our place if he gets bored again! BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Tessa the Maltese said...

WOW is that some great work or what? Mom really needs someone like Mike to help her out. Too bad there is no one in our area!

That work is just beautiful!

woos, Tessa

Jazzi said...

WOW!! Very nice job there!! Looks great!! Now you guys can all rest, bol

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Stewey said...

Hey Rem - I don't know about backsplashes (to me that would mean swimming in a pool on my back and kicking), but my mom LOVES your new backsplash! Have a good weekend!
Stewey

JackDaddy said...

It was nice that Mark Walhberg came to see what Mike had done! :)

Madi and Mom said...

Rem did you supervise all the work or were you in charge of keeping Ripley out of trouble?
What a beautiful backsplash!!! OMC Mike is very handy. He had to go back to work to get some rest. MOL
Happy weekend and go Vikings!!
Hugs from your BFFF,
Madi

Madi and Mom said...

MOL I had to go back to see what Jack meant about Mike Walhberg...Jack is very observant I see him on the teevees
Hugs Madi

Amber DaWeenie said...

How nice that all looks!!!!

Haves a terrorific weekend!

rottrover said...

Rem, tell Mike I have a list, if he's bored or antsy... Just sayin'. He does good work!!

Corbin said...

I just caught up on all of your vacation posts! What a busy fun time you had!
FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Corbin

The Army of Four said...

Your dad must be in the Working Breed class! He did a great job - and I'm SURE he couldn't have done it without you! (My mom LOVES that backsplash and would love for a Magic Genie to appear and do something like that in our kitchen!)
Luv,
Dave

Frankie Furter said...

Mike did a super fangtastical job of makin Beth's kitchen all spiffy.. Looks totally Different. I LIKE it! CONGRATULATIONS Mike!

The Mama Monster said...

Love the backsplash!!! I have these amazing copper 1x1 tiles that I have been saving for mine, just haven't time to put them up (and when I say time, I mean that I have been too lazy)... One day.

Maggie Mae said...

Remington,

Mike did a great job on da kitchen! Instead of Mike having a vacation, him had a RENovation! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Oskar said...

Next time Mike can come & take a vacation at our house!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Junior and Orion said...

Goodness, you all stayed very busy! Our Meowm is like us, very content to laze around. We are glad so many things got done around your house.

Ginny said...

Rem, ask Mike when he can come to our house for a visit, we would certainly make him very welcome and keep him very busy!!! I clicked on the kitchen after picture, what a big difference that makes!!! But it looks like a lot of work! So much prettier!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mike is a gem and Beth is a lucky lady!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Marilyn said...

Great looking tile. Busy people always like to have SOMETHING to do!♥♫

Suka said...

hey Remington,

You sure keep busy! Glad you had such a fun, and long, vacation! The kitchen back-splash is pawsome, and looks fantastic! Your humans did a pawsome job, and I am sure you helped, too! ;->

Good luck to the Vikings!

Suka

Au and Target said...

Next time please come holiday in OUR place! Mol, love your handywork.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh yeah, we like that back splash, very cool. We're glad to hear Beth found enough projects to make Mike happy.

Have fun at the festival!
Go Vikings!

bichonpawz said...

We just LOVE that tile!!! FABULOUS job Mike did...bet Beth is VERY happy!! Lookin' forward to FOOTBALL!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Sagira said...

If you guys ever run out of work, our house needs plenty of work and my dad is NOT a workaholic. haha

Dory and the Mama said...

Woo Hoo for completed projects and WooHoo for the NY Giants...oh, I mean the MN Vikings...

(Mama says I can route for the Vikings AS LONG as they are not playing the NY Giants)


Smileys!
Dory, Jakey & Bilbo

Rouky said...

No workaholic here (right, dad?), so Mike is welcomed any time!
Mom loves the new kitchen. It's really beautiful! The color, the design: everything is perfect!
What a great "vacation"!!!

Hawk aka BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all,

Panting for the Vikings here!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Wow! Do Mike and his tool kit travel?

Mazel tov on the new kitteh brother! We're so happy you and Ozabella saved him.

Jed & Abby

Cheyenne -Millie said...

The man in this house is lazy. Your Mike is a good man! Now he must play with you!!!!!!!!!!