Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mornin ya’ll

πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸ’ž.... Hi there, stoppin in to do some catching up...  I been running for months now between mamas house and mine.  I can’t even catch up anymore.  I’m grateful for all of you who have continually stopped by when I haven’t been able to come visit with you..  I’m home trying to catch up on my own house.  It seems to be getting harder and harder, my body is just a mess.  Hands hurt every day now somethings going on with the heel part of my foot, but I think it has something to do with my neck back and so on..    There is still so much more to do at mamas house.  But it will have to e ata slow pace.  Next week I will go back and try to finish up the kitchen and do some touch up work.  
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·πŸƒ...  I spent hours cleaning the vent it was so sticky dirty..  I got half the stove clean just on top and the sides.  I need to find new knobs and do a ton more scrubbing.  I was going to get a new stove but that changed.  Was also going to move it but I decided not to..  and the man who was doing the mudding got sick and didn't finish the back wall so I have to do it..  The program did a lot but didn’t complete all things but I’m grateful for what they did do..
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  This corner piece I held on to for years it was in the basement.  No body wanted it but I said yes I’d been waiting forever.  We had a corner piece with just top shelves in the other part of the kitchen.  So for me it was a type of replacing a memory..
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  Here it is after three coats of paint just need my son to screw it to the wall...  I love it.
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  Here is the example of the-not finished things...  we totally need new flooring but it will come in time.  In the meantime I will do the door behind the stove.  They also painted the big cabinet yellow because they said they didn’t have anymore paint.  But I just might re paint it white like I originally wanted and leave the inside yellow.  
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  put some Pioneer woman dishes to see how I feel about it..
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  I like the yellow inside which I will cover the shelves themselves with paper that Pioneer woman came out with...
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  This Pioneer woman box comes with six glass jars but I removed them and put dish towels in it..  I love the little box..
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  the two left bottom ones are fro the wood box...the other four are down below in the pie dish left they had different colored lids.. so cute
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  love these sweet canisters ..  they are new for me..  
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  so funny to see actual cabinets on the walls and it to be painted...  can’t wait till its all finished..
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  My new Pioneer woman bread box.  It was the last one they were on re call and the last one I found they wouldn’t sell it to me that was months back..  and we went at the beginning of this month and there was one just by itself...  but I thought must be a mistake they probably will do the same..  as she rang it up I was waiting for her to say o sorry can’t sell it..  but lol she didn’t and I was so happy...YAY ME
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  The dear man who put the cabinets up and together...  he had a job it took some doing...
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  Him and his sweet daughter Jessica...  she helped him and also painted...



πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  That same area before was just sheetrock nothing more and some crazy cabinets...

πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  What a difference a day makes.  This is not permanent decor..  I have a ton of things to move later when I have a bedroom to move into...but this is a start to changing the past to the future...WALKING WITH THE LORD...  Couldn’t feel no better ..   
πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  All credit goes to my LORD and Savior and Rebuilders San Francisco for all their amazing help..  Thank you..πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·
                       πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  Just sharing some moments with all of you.. I hope all is well with you and your families.. Blessings
                                                  πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒ·...  with LoVe Janice..πŸŒ·πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒ




















Saturday, April 28, 2018

The day of transformation mamas kitchen

πŸŒ·πŸƒGood early morning everyone...
I can barely see out the window it is 5:30 am..  this is the big day that they come to tear down the rest of the deck.  Clean the garden out.  Paint the cabinets and the kitchen and the hallway and the front of the house.  I thank my heavenly Father for this day.  Things will look much cleaner around here.  It is so exciting.  Though I’m a tad sad because the flooring was suppose to be done and all of a sudden yesterday they said no.  So I was sadden by this news.  Though I’m totally grateful for what they are doing and have already done.  Its all been very trying.  Because your hopes are up and then drop in a minute.  Up and down.  I been here at mamas stripping trim cleaning out stuff moving things from the kitchen to down stairs we still had a few daily items.  But it all had to be removed for todays events...  I’m beat everyone my hands back and everything hurts.  I been pushing myself scrubbing down cabinets to be painted trying to help as much as I can.  
πŸŒ·πŸƒThis was the amazing sky at mamas yesterday morning, I felt as God sent it straight to me.  I’ve seen many beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the deck here.  Now the is almost gone.  But I have a window that they put in.  So I can still see besides the two large windows..
πŸŒ·πŸƒAMAZING....  THANK YOU LORD...
πŸŒ·πŸƒLook at these two amazing jars that I found in the basement...  I cleaned them up last night.  The one on the right I’ve never seen before.  It is a light aqua so pretty... I’m in love with them..
πŸŒ·πŸƒ.....And just look at these pretty lids from Pioneer woman on them... I was so excited I had just them in the mail.  And was extremely happy that they fit on them...  When I first started cleaning I found a whole box of aqua mason jars I intend to put them in the large windows...  its so hard at times to believe this little ole cottage is mine..  and finally there will be after all these years a kitchen.  I feel half numb can someone pinch me, no not really.. hehe....  I still struggle with saying it is my house.  I suppose in my heart it will always be mamas house.  But we are about to be seven generations soon.  And I’m so proud of that.  I know mama would be so happy.  She hasbeen heavily on my mind the last few days.  Wondering how she would feel to see the change.  She struggled with change.  She lovely vintage pretty things but never could give up things.  I had to close my eyes to a lot of things and dump them.  We finallyhave access to the attic again.  It is packed packed but I have to admit I own quite a few things up there.  I was like O my went I climbed up the ladder and peeked in...  but it is the last of everything that has to be cleaned out hooorayyy!!!!   Soon everything will be empty..  soon yay...   I need a long vacation somewhere’s I wish I had the money to do that.  I haven't vacationed  in 20 plus years..  well wish me luck today that I survive 20 people or more running around mamas house doing 25 different things..  Got to go now they will be here soon don’t think I can go back to sleep...  its chilly this morning and cloudy hope it doesn’t rain...  Have a wonderful day ...πŸŒ·πŸƒπŸ’ž. With Love Janice








Friday, April 20, 2018

ChangesπŸ™‚

     πŸƒπŸŒΈHello everyone, yes I know I haven’t been around for a while I haven’t done any visiting either.  I’m sorry I just haven’t had the time.  There are things going on at mamas house changes.  We have finally almost completely empty the downstairs except for a pile of paints and chemicals quite large...  and and corner of my oldest daughters things.  And a few other miscellaneous stuff but not much.  And now through a special program who purchased one dumpster and some volunteers from Wells Fargo bank who helped remove a good amount of junk.  Now the program is helping me fix thekitchen  and hallway up stairs.   They are called Rebuilding together San Francisco..  God has blessed with their help.  We  had to totally remove the deck for now and put in a window for safety reasons.  
     They started last week to remove the sliding glass doors and they put a window in.    It is a big change we had a large deck for 35 years but everything is to expensive and I can not afford it right now.
 
     It is a big change, we had a deck for some 35 years..  but it was done.  Maybe one day in the future.
     Putting the framing in to build a wall and a window.  Mama house has a amazing view of the San Francisco bay and the Bay Bridge..
     Window in..  and it is finished.  Tomorrow they come to put kitchen cabinets in.  This house hasn’t had kitchen cabinets since they tore up the kitchen some 35 years ago nor paint it was just sheetrock only and some meg shift cabinets.  It will be a huge change and a new beginning.  Part of erasing the ugly past.  I’m exciting and how should I explain emotional of losing the deck and having to move soon and adjust to more change.  I’m 60 years old now and I’m done with change and all so I would like to be.   But I’m so very grateful for their help and volunteers.  They are all amazing people who work regular jobs and give their time to help people in communities who are elderly or who can or don't have the income to do it theirselves...  They are a great thing.  
      This is me just before we move to the family house with my great uncle Mike...
     Me and my oldest brother Gary who left us in 1987 to rest in peace...  the original kitchen area I wish I had a full picture of it.  This is basically the new window area their was a huge pane window before they tore it up.  
     The door way I'm sitting in was a back indoor porch which they tore out and evened it out and was suppose to be the new kitchen area which they never completed.. they will also be putting in a new floor.  We wanted to move the stove to this area but there wasn't enough funding to move the gas lines so I'm hoping later I can do that.  The stove is still in the older part of the kitchen which is a distance.  The kitchen is a huge L shape this part being the lower part of the L..  it is like knocking the L down lol toward the lol.. get it..πŸ˜ƒ. 
     This is the end of the long part we will be getting a new stove though and a hood but will for now remain in this area..  and later we will change the dryer to the opposite side of the kitchen to meet the washer and maybe build a door cabinet you know.. lol cant think of the right words the changing of the pipes will be around five thousand.  But because we need the new electrical box more that needs to be done first.  But honestly I couldn’t ask for more than what they are doing.  And I can’t thank them enough.  And just sending thank you note don’t seem enough either.  I been thinking maybe I can host a dinner or a lunch after it is finished.  
     That’s my oldest daughter Stephanie...  and this is the long part of the L shape. And if you go straight make a left thats where the short part is.  Straight away was the sliding doors..  it is so strange I can’t imagine it done.  Just to see the mud on the walls was amazing.  
     The long hallway they’ve already washed it down because thats new sheetrock I helped do that they sanded the trim down and already put primmer on the trim.  It will be painted on the big day which is national rebuilders day all over.  And a new floor will go down.. it all makes me cry.  God is so amazing, so amazing.  Nothing is impossible with him..  I give Glory and Praise and all honor to Him and my savior Jesus Christ.  My granddaughter is having a baby which will be seven generations in this house.  But now it will walk in the LORD, This House belongs to Him...
     Some of the mudders ...  (sorry guys forgot your names)

     This is Steve the main mudder...  the other two work with him..
     My oldest son and grandson tearing up the old floor...
     And I was sweeping all that mess up.  
     It has just been madness these last several weeks.  Hauling things out of the downstairs packing moving thing cleaning messes etc.. 
The woman on the right Agafia my Great Grandmother from Russia..
     Standing in front of the house with a friend, they probably came from church because they had their head scarves on.. below my grandmother Mary, her daughter and her possibly holding my mother Lois..  
     Mama and her sister Beverly a couple of doors over where the Poppins lived.. 
      Left sister Beverly mama on the right..  down below mamas sister..
     Mama and my brother
     Me and my two brothers, Gary jr. And Michael owen on the right of me in front of the house.
    
     Me now...

                          Vee and the new baby Malicah...
 
     It will be all different soon... Thanks to a great program Rebuilding Together San Francisco, with amazing loving caring people....
A huge Thanks to all of who have participated in helping making this change for our family...  nothing could mean more.
                             πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ  With much much Love Janice and FamilyπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸƒ