Our next Taj project will be to get a refrigerator. Not exactly glamorous, but the tiny cube dorm fridge we borrowed from the neighbors isn't working long-term. The space we have for a refrigerator is an inch shorter than the standard height of a side-by-side and we really don't want to trash the big upper cabinets. We found a slightly smaller scale side-by-side at Lowe's, so that's the plan.
The only other big project we have on tap for the Taj is to take down a diseased oak tree and get a pool cover. Sadly, the pool itself won't make the project list this year, but maybe next year, we'll be swimming in a sparkling oasis and remembering the "bad old days" when we had to sweat all summer like the little people. I can dream, right?!
This Taj trip was mostly about family. Tank and I scooted up here on Thursday because Cousin Boo was in a talent show. The Mayberry Arts Council put on a Grand Ole Opry themed talent extravaganza and Boo sang "I'll Fly Away". She did beautifully and was a huge hit. On Friday, we had another cousin's birthday to attend and then yesterday, the Farm Maven's youngest had her 6th birthday party. Tank had a great weekend...he was spoiled by Mimi and Papa while I went to the talent show, then he got to go out to Shawn's brother's farm for a birthday party. Yesterday, he had a whole afternoon of playing with cousins and running around like a crazed, sugared-up monster. It was great! So great that he couldn't settle down enough to sleep last night and was lying in bed, whispering softly to himself as he recounted the amazing adventures of the day.
But, even on a family adventure weekend, I can usually find a project or two! I went by my favorite junk store on Friday and scored a couple of finds:
A somewhat sad looking little toy box/bench.
A cheap, red storage unit on casters.
After some sanding and painting, the formerly red unit is now black and holds laundry detergent in the master bath:
The toy bin/bench just has the base coat on it. I'm still debating what to do to dress it up, but I'm leaning towards painting some sailboats on it. The great thing is, it can be repainted and revamped to match whatever we end up doing with Tank's room in Mayberry!
Well, that's it for now. I may tackle one other project this trip, or I may just take it easy and then head back to Gilligan's Island this afternoon.