Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Life getting in the way :-)

Hi everyone.

Just popping in to say hello.  Not much crafting being done at the moment - in fact none at all :-(

We are having new carpets installed next Monday, so I have been busy pulling up the old carpet.  I have done two sets of stairs, and boy there were tons of staples to be removed.

I have also managed to remove all the carpet in the master bedroom, so only the landing and two more bedrooms to do.

All the beds have been taken apart and my dining room/living room looks like a storage room.

I wanted to share something else with you too.

My eldest daughter Shannon, who is currently in Grade 11, has wanted to be a vet since she was 8 years old.  It's what she plans to do, well to be a veterinary technician.

As part of this semester she is completing her Co-op (work experience) and she was lucky enough to get it at a local small animal clinic.  She is loving it!  Only week two, and she has seen several operations and loads of other interesting things.  I am so pleased for her as it is really her dream.

I am having a bit of a ramble aren't I.  Just wanted to let you know that things are good, just a bit hectic.  Hopefully by the middle of next week, things will return to normal - well as normal as they can be :-)

Andy is still in Winnipeg, no end in sight yet!

I hope you are all well and I will try and keep up with visiting you all.

Have a great rest of the week.

Back soon.

Happy crafting.


  1. Nice to hear all is well Karon. Bet you have muscles like Popeye after pulling up carpet!! xx

  2. Wow! I would not be ripping out old carpet! So I admire you for that!! And congratulations to your daughter! So awesome that she's getting to do what she wanted to do!

  3. How awesome that Shannon is getting to do what she loves!! Ugh, ripping out carpet. It sounds like hard work!! Have a great evening :)

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  4. Congratulations to Shannon. My niece has been working at a vet clinic for the past few years, during high school, and is now going to veterinary school

  5. You have been busy!! Ripping out carpets does not sound like fun but I know in the end everything will look AWESOME!
    Congrats to Shannon! I love that kids now a days can try out different career opportunities to make sure when they go to school they are on the right path to their future :)

  6. Good luck with the rest of the carpet. It will all be so worth it. Congrats to Shannon too :)

    Hugs x

  7. Hallo Karon, sjoe sounds you are very busy. Please take care of yourself not to hurt yourself with all of this hard work you doing. Congratulations on Shannon's position at the Animal Clinic, sounds like she is enjoying it. Have a wonderful weekend. Anet x

  8. Congrats to your daughter…so exciting.
    My daughter wanted to be a vet at one time as well, until she realized that she would have to operate on the animals, teehee.
    Have fun with those staples ;) I am sure it will look great when you are done :)

  9. You are super woman. Pulling up carpet, maybe 30 years ago I could have. But I sure wouldn't tackle it alone. Congrats to Shannon. Hope Andy gets to come home soon for good. Take care.

  10. Ripping out carpet not so much fun. Installing new carpet, very exciting. Congrats to Shannon. Nice that she can get a taste before making a life long commitment.
    Have a creative day.
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  11. Ripping up carpet ... sounds like a back-breaking job. You deserve the rest of the month off!
    hugs, Asha

  12. Glad all's just take it easy.xx

  13. I just finished reading this post and then laughed out loud when you said Andy was still in Winnipeg. If I knew you were gonna be ripping out carpet...I'd stay there too!! LOL. ;) Sounds like you're having a blast with the hard work but the end result will be awesome. Congratulations to your daughter too. What a blessing to see her dreams coming true. Can't wait for pictures too! (Of the carpet, not the animal surgeries, please.)
    Lisa x

  14. Glad to hear everything is ok :) Boy that is a lot of work. I pulled up rugs a few years ago and let me tell you, my hands and body hurt for days. Congratulations for your daughter, that is awesome :)

  15. You are amazing - pulling up carpet by yourself. And happy for Shannon. Good busy-ness, as my cousin would say (but God knows she'd never be pulling up carpet. lol). Can't wait for you to awe us with another project soon.

  16. I saw on FB that you were pulling up staples...ugh...what a job. I am glad your daughter is enjoying her internship; it is good experience to see all sides of a job before you sign up to do it.



  17. Hi Karon,
    I was stopping to say hello:) I know it's been a while since I've been by but life has been so busy lately.

    It sure sounds like work but it will all be worth it once it's all done:)

  18. Such a great opportunity out in the field for your daughter! All the best to her!

    We will be pulling up some carpet in the next few weeks to install hardwood in certain common areas--I am so nervous about the dust! It has to be done though as we have 2 cats and it'll be easier to clean when the baby arrives. Hope everything goes smoothly on your end!

  19. We are all busy...I can so relate! Take care!

  20. I'm checking in. Glad to hear Shannon is enjoying her stint as a CoOp worker. I need new floors, so I'll admit to a tiny bit of jealousy. You should post some pictures when you're done. We'd love to see!

  21. Life has taken a tole on my crafting time, too. {work life that is}
    Sadly it has drained me of most of my crafting mojo. {I hope it returns soon. I miss it. lol.}
    So happy for Shannon. Glad she is getting the chance to live her dream.
    Take care my friend.
    Crafty hugs,

  22. Oh Karon, I can completely relate.

    Take care,


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