No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I was a little under the weather all last week and didn't feel like getting on my computer or stitching much.
But all is well and I'm back among the living and the blogging. And I stitched some yesterday and plan to stitch more today.
DH had grand plans for finishing the window redo on the addition, and then getting my cabinets put up over the weekend. Of course, the windows conspired to keep this from happening. DH did get the windows finished (YIPPEE!!), but the cabinets are still on the floor and not on the wall. They'll get put up some night this week.
Here are some pictures of DH working hard on the last two windows out in our Texas summer heat. We go through lots of Gatorade in the summer.
Our house definitely looks weird right now; a new addition attached to the ratty-looking original structure. But it will all match eventually. After we get the new bathroom finished and get the HVAC installed, we'll probably gut part of the outer wall on the back of the house next to the new addition.
We'll replace the two large windows with slightly smaller ones while moving them closer together, and add a door between the middle large window and the vertical white board over the hanging pile of old garden hose. This will be our back door. And when we gut it, we'll insulate it properly and cover it with Hardi-plank on the outside to match the addition. We'd like to add a deck out there at some point.
The part of the back of the house from the vertical white board and on to the left with the little window will remain as is for now. That is our kitchen area and we plan to rip that end of the house off completely and rebuild it. Eventually.
Oh, and while DH was wrestling with windows, I was out manning the riding and push mower. I've got a good start on my usual redneck summer tan. (Yes, I use sunscreen.) I am tan on my arms between my gloves and short sleeves, and my legs are tanned between the bottom of my shorts and the tops of my socks. No, I don't care that I have tan lines.