No teeth Gramp + go away stomach bug

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Good morning friends.  I am a little behind on updating the blog this past week. Easter was great until the stomach bug hit our house late that night. My son and grandfather are/were down for the count and needless to say, we always worry when one of my grandparents get sick. They don’t recover as quickly. I found my grandfather yesterday sitting in his chair staring at the ceiling. He looked kind of funny with no teeth and so subdued.  I told him the same thing I told my 9 year old, you either drink this ginger ale or you will end up in the hospital for dehydration. He reluctantly agreed and later, my grandmother told me he followed my orders. haha

stomach bug + police station makeover


Last week I finished helping my friend Jake from Paramount Woodworking, make the kitchen cabinets for the Police Station makeover and today we are hoping to install them. Later this week I will be making the shelf tops for the filing cabinets and hopefully getting them installed this weekend. What turned out to be a tiny mini makeover, turned into a monster makeover.  I think it’s going to look great though. If anything, it will be a huge improvement over what they had. Stay tuned, I will be sharing the gutting of the police station and the new paint color this weekend on the blog.

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  1. Hope their recovery is brief!! Your Gramp looks great!
    Can’t wait to see what have you done w/the Police station!!
    kisses ML

  2. I’m sure you already know how blessed you are to have parents and grandparents on a daily basis! While it’s a challenge some of the time as well, believe that I would give anything for the chance. You take such great care of everyone and don’t forget to take care of YOU!

  3. Juanita in OH says:

    My prayers are with you and your family. I would like to see that stomach bug go away quickly. I am glad you had a nice Easter, mine was very quiet. These are the times I miss my mom most of all…we always had special dinners but, due to my health, I can’t prepare meals and that makes things worse. One thing I do know is that I am blessed abundantly and I am grateful for that. I could always be worse. TFS.

    1. Hi Juanita, thanks for your kind words 🙂 Sounds like you have a great outlook on things and I know what you mean by things could always be worse. I often tell myself that when I think things are horrible. Hoping your health is ok and thanks again for stopping by 🙂

  4. You are amazing. Praying all is well with gramps and you handsome boy. Can’t wait to see the police station. I look forward to your posts. Keep them coming. thanks for being so transparent with what you are going through in your family. You are touching lives everywhere, you have no idea. You are loved from Indiana.

  5. I hope everyone in your house feels better soon. That’s nice of you to take care of your grandpa too and give him ginger ale.

  6. The stomach bug is going around that’s for sure! Hope you all feel better soon and love the police station makeover

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