Saturday, May 7, 2011

Update from Ewing Drive

No, we haven’t fell off the earth. We have been working physically (10-12 hrs a day) on our ‘new to us’ house on Ewing drive. Now, I ask you, how would you pronounce ‘Ewing’? Well, if I did not know how  it was pronounced around here, I would see ‘E’wing’, but here it is pronounced ‘You-ing’.  Okay enough of the Drive we are on.

The motor home is in place with all hook ups. Sticky done a great job on the entrance and pad. I had to laugh when we pulled down into the spot, and I went outside to attend to the hookups. One of Sherry’s responsibilities is to let the air out of the air ride and lower the coach. When I came in she said, ‘You won’t believe it, the coach is perfectly level without using the leveling jacks!’

Of course I said, “You must not believe what I say in the books about Sticky, he is good at his job!”

Shirl came over and started on the yard, she and Sherry also removes some wall paper along with cleaning. We have decided to leave the ‘striped wall paper for now’, The paper is over paneling.

I have separated the bathrooms and added a small hall to give the house a half-bath.

Thanks for all the e-mails, calls and comments. I wanted to tell the Log.  I will put some pictures on, if I can get some good ones.

Nite Shipslog

PS: I am sore all over!!!!!! I am getting OLD!

24 comments:

Cher' Shots said...

Thank you for posting ~ I had a hunch you were just busy but with all the storms, tornados, flooding etc going on I was getting a bit concerned. Glad to hear you're alright. Missing your entries but certainly understand with your move and all.
'love & hugs from afar'

Cher' Shots said...

P.S. How's Johnny doing? Keeping him in my prayers.

That corgi :) said...

was wondering how you guys were doing!! Sounds like you are doing well, and of course busy! soon you will have that house whipped into shape and it will feel like a home! don't work too hard and I hope you do something special for Sherry for tomorrow for Mother's Day that doesn't involve work!

Happy Mother's Day Sherry!

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I thought that was what you all were doing...take care there. It sounds like you are putting in terribly long days. I'm sending best wishes for a Happy Mothers Day to Sherry and hoping you all can take a day off and relax.

Ora said...

I miss you Jack...and Sherry too...and wish that we lived closer to help with all this "renovation" stuff...and that old Sticky..coming thru for you...a good man to have as a friend!!! Happy Mother's Day Sherry...and to both of you...take care...like you say you are not as young as you have been...and we want you around for a long time to come!!!! love and hugs from KY...where the sun is fighting the gray clouds to give us a sunny day!!! God Bless

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Glad to hear your still with us....!!

Happy Mother's Day

FrankandMary said...

You are not old, just over worked.
Please wish your lovely wife a Happy Mother's Day for me. ~Mary

Melanie said...

Welcome back!


Melanie

Jean said...

Happy Mothers day Sherry! Jack I'm glad to see you back you have been missed. You and Sherry take it easy and don't work to hard and just think you aren't old! (you're younger than me and Lucy) and we aren't old! lol. Take care, Jean

Paula said...

I just commented to Lucy yesterday it is sure quiet in here without Jack and we miss Sherry. We have a street in san antonio named Ewing Halsell. We call it U-wing. Don't work too hard and will be looking for the pictures.

Sheila Y said...

Well, well, well, this was a nice entry to see. I am glad you are all fine except for being sore. Happy Mother's Day to Sherry. Don't work to hard and get plenty of rest. We miss you all, Sheila

Glenda said...

Was really missing my doses of Shipslog, Mom always said "Laughter is the best medicine" and
without fail, there is something in every entry
that brings a laugh:) Sounds like you've been incredibly busy, but you're one of those guys who gets a thrill with a new project and this one is a biggie. Looking forward to the photos, can't wait to see outcome of all your efforts!

Missy said...

Thanks for keeping us posted! I hope you get it all fixed up soon.

Missy

Fred Alton said...

Yes, we have all missed you Jack and I've been to the end of the earth with my safety net, looking for you. It's good to know that you were not hit with the storm damage. Wish I was closer where I could help you with the remodeling job. Mmm...on second though, maybe not! ☻ We do miss your entries here on the blog but understand your need to spend more time on the project. Do stay in touch.

Lindie said...

Before and after pictures please! As a realtor I am always interested in where people reside!

Rose said...

I'm glad you were just busy as I was starting to worry. Missed you!

Hugs, Rose

Lucy said...

Paula had just commented "that it was sure quiet with you gone." We nissed you. Good to take a breather once in a while. I will be looking forward to your blogs when ever you get around to it. Tell Sherry a Later Happy Mothers day.

Woody said...

Checking in to make sure you 2 are doing OK, we had our FIRST DAY of temperatures over 70 degrees, it was actually warm enough to put on a pair of shorts when we went FISHING for the first time since being home!
Love you 2, take care
Gary & Anna Mae

Jimmy's Journal said...

Great to see you back, Jack! (Hey, that rhymes), I hadn't seen your post and figured you were busy but I get concerned when too much time passes.

Jimmy

Dar said...

I know what you mean by it getting long, those 12 hour days...now that spring is finally peeking here, our days are getting onto 14-16 hrs. No wonder I walk around in a daze. I'm dizzy enough.

Sure have been missing you guys, but sure do understand the 'need' and 'reasons.' It sounds like the new place is coming along nicely.

Sorry I didn't see this last weekend...I'm always a day late and a dollar short.

Thanks for stopping by. Loveya, Missya, Hugya, Kissya, and you too Jack.
BlessYourSweetHearts

Lucy said...

So glad to read your post and sounds like you are closer to being what you want than before. Lot's of hard work and I am looking forward to pictures. It has sure been quiet on the blog without you and Sherry and Shirl's little comments. Spunk seems ok now. He found the drawer where I keep his last for the day, bones and now he sirs on he floor and wags his tail and howls cause he knows where the goodies are.

Sonya said...

Excited for you all and I am TOO familiar with the wall paper deal! I know that is a lot of hard work ANYWAY, moving in a new house and making it functional to your liking. Expensive too. Ya'll take care! Don't work too hard.

Lucy said...

Jack,when you are 81 and a half, yep started counting after working on the flowers and I thought I might have been 91. Can't wait to see pictures.

Lucy said...

I see your name on hotmail but click on it and you disappear. Can't wait to get you back blogging regularly again. Heard from Shirl yesterday. That was nice.