In Memory of my Dad

Darold F. Wagoner

April 18, 1921 ~ January 26, 2010

Rest in the Arms of the Lord, Daddy.
Your journey on earth is over, but your life will be eternal.
I love you.


HARD Wood Floors

One of my favorite movies is Funny Farm with Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith. It has one scene in it where Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) and Andy (Chevy Chase) are waiting on their moving van to arrive at their new house. They end up spending the night on the floor. Elizabeth says the pioneers didn't call them hardwood floors...they were HARD wood floors.
We decided to remove the carpet and refinish the wood floors that have been under the carpet for over 37 years. We expected them to be in less than good condition, but to our surprise they were in very good shape. I am not much of a carpet lover. I like hardwood floors.
Below are photographs of the process.
Tom removing staples from the floor.

The carpet before. Notice how white it is. The sample didnt look so white...LOL

What we found under the white carpet

. . . another view

We had stuff relocated in the kitchen . . .

. . . across from the dining area

. . . in the family room

. . . in the garage

. . . in the bedrooms. Our house was a mess.

This is the MONSTER -it created all the dust and removed the old varnish

Tom with the MONSTER. It sure knows how to eat.

MONSTER . .looking at the container of sawdust.

The finished product. We are very happy with it.

. . . after the furniture was moved back in.

We now have only three more rooms to do. I wonder if Tom will be able to get them all done before golf season starts?


9 foot 2 with Eyes of Blue

Who is 9 foot 2 with eyes of blue?

If you wander over to Spencer's house, you will know as soon as you see the front yard. Spencer and Rick decided to make an eight foot snow man. He ended up a ---little taller. If you will look close you can see his visor with his head sticking through. They had to get on a ladder to measure him. Rick said the sun on New Years day helped in the 'lean' of Mr. Snowman. Tom and I had to laugh when we drove up and saw the leaning snowman.

Here is Spencer with Mr. Snowman. Spencer is 5' 8". As you can tell, Mr. Snowman is a bit taller than he is. It is such joy to see what our kids do as a family. I am sure Spencer and Rick had a good time as father and son making the snowman. It warms my heart to know they are creating memories. Jennifer and Malia watched as the snowman was being constructed. They made a trip outside to give their approval.

It will be interesting to see just how long, with the sun shining down on Mr. Snowman, he will be standing. Good Luck Mr. Snowman.