We went to the local appliance shop & while we didn't get a huge deal, we did get $20 off the fridge we picked out. They helped us load it & we headed back home to take out the old fridge & put in the new fridge. Oh & don't let that universal "we" fool you. I didn't really do all that much except take some photos & mop up the floor when the old fridge leaked a bunch of water on my kitchen floor. Then I put my magnets back on the front & loaded the food back up. Phew! Hard work I know.
This is our new fridge. As you can see it is a lot smaller than our old one. It doesn't fill the space so I now have a small spot to stash my broom & mop & such instead of in the pantry area with all the other stuff that goes in there.
Shortly after getting home I headed back out to go clean my hubby's grandmother's house. I do this for her once a week. I wash the sheets & remake the bed, sweep & mop all the floors, dust, vacuum, and clean up the bathroom & kitchen. Typically my oldest son goes with me & does the dusting and vacuuming which saves me at least 30 minutes. I pay him for his time & he's been diligently saving that money now for over a year. He is going to be buying himself a Nintendo DS for his birthday (which is this Wednesday).
After getting home from doing that I took a quick shower as it finally feels like summer is back in Maine. It's been overly rainy & yucky most of the summer, but the last few days have shown warmer weather & sunshine. My MIL made a yummy lunch so I didn't even have to cook.
It wasn't long after lunch that I headed back out. I met B's baseball coach in a nearby town & gave him back B's uniform. Then I headed to the hairdressers where two things happened.
That's six inches of my hair in that ponytail. This is headed off to Locks of Love. My hairdresser will take a minimum of four inches (rather than the ten I've always heard about). This is actually the third time I have donated & this is the most I've donated. In the past I've done four inches.
It's funny how it all came about. My hair had grown quite long & I wanted it cut. I started thinking about doing Locks for Love so I started checking it out on the internet. All the information I could find said that it had to be ten inches in length. I didn't want to donate that much as it would give me VERY short hair. I decided to just go get it cut anyway.
When I got in to the salon I just told her I wanted 3-4 inches cut off & some long layers put in. That's when Sue (my hairdresser) told me if I did five inches, she could cut off four to donate to Locks of Love & then the last inch would be to even out. I was very happy & told her I had wanted to do that but didn't think I could with so few inches!
I don't go to the hairdresser often since my hair is long. I like it long enough to pull in to a pony tail. However, when it starts to bother me I wait until I know I have at least four inches so I can donate.
However, this time I didn't stop at the the cut.......
This photo doesn't really show it - I don't think anyway - but I've gone red. Yup, I'm a redhead now. I don't think it's brassy or too vibrant, but Sue did tell me it would lighten up some over the next two weeks. I like it. I like the cut too. I can still pull it up in a short pony tail so that makes me happy too.
And while I was off doing all this today, this is what my hubby accomplished.....
That's 80% of the lumber we need to build a new storage shed. That is also only 2/3rds of a tree (24 feet of the tree - now that's a big tree!). He is hoping to get the rest of the lumber we'll need cut tomorrow. Between moving around fridges and cutting lumbar today, he was very busy & productive.
I ended the day by making birthday cake for the birthday boy. While B doesn't officially turn 12 until Wednesday, we are having a birthday party for him tomorrow and let me tell you, the boy simply cannot wait!