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Monday, January 30, 2012

Progress!!!! At Last!

Hey kids…I am finally posting a little progress has been made…The kitchen renovations are almost finished and I can share them with you in a couple days. Things have taken a little bit longer than I had planned on them taking as I have managed to sustain a substantial injury to my stubborn little self!

In the process of packing, moving and renovating…I have somehow managed to blow out my shoulder and have been sort of out of commission for a few days due to extreme pain…(the meds for the pain were kind of a wild ride at first too…but that’s a whole different post)

Today I am sharing my progress in the greenhouse…Yes…there is progress!!!

I started my week out on the right foot…I got up…sent the kids to school, and headed out to the greenhouse!!!

I made the executive decision that since the house is ‘liveable’ I could afford a day or two to get things growing in the greenhouse…and that is just what I did!


I am already feeling happier just being inside…but let me tell you…it was a tad chilly in there!!! The heat has not yet been turned on! Before I can fire up the heater, I need to make sure the greenhouse will hold it. This means…insulation…and winter flooring.


First…I got the insulation to plug the vents…


I just get a bag of whatever is available and not too expensive…fiberglass insulation works best for what I am doing.


These are the tools I will need. I use an electric carving knife to cut the insulation to size. (I don’t have one for inside the house…I just have this one…but hey…I garden…cooking is not one of my favorite things to do! haha)


Once the insulation has been cut..I fold it in half…and stuff it into the vents. Works like a charm!


This year I got lucky and they sold me some that was not hot pink!!! It doesn’t look too bad!

By the time I finished filling the vents…I was able to take my winter gloves and jacket off…I made a huge difference!


Next…we move to the flooring! Stacks and stacks of flooring…These are foam tiles that are 2’ x 2’ square. They just pop together like a puzzle…and they help keep the cold from coming up through the floor.


Ta-Da!! Just like magic the floor is in! This greenhouse seems huge when it is empty!!!


I have the insulation in…the floor tiles put down…and now…I am bringing in the shelves and all the other things I need to do what a Tootsie does.


Not having the beam in the center of the room sure does make for a lot more space in there. I am considering putting another set of shelves in the center!

I am not sure what happened to the chains that hold up the rods that I hook the hanging baskets from, but I will find them. I don’t need them right yet anyways…I don’t have any pots! ha-ha…they are in storage!

But I do have the greenhouse up…and insulated…


…and the best part…the heat is on…and it is ready for me to plant it up! My next big project will be to get the soil…and get good and dirty!!!

I still do not have internet at my new house…and therefore did not make it to the party for last Friday…I apologize for standing you guys up. I hope it will be good to go in the next day or so…ahhhh…the joys of living in a small town hey?

This is progress…and that is a good thing…as soon as the internet is up at home…I will share the progress in the house. I have done substantial changes to the interior of it, and can’t wait to share some of it with you! I don’t even know where to begin sharing…there is lots.

Hugs and smiles to you all and wishes of a great week to you all.

Until Next Time…Happy Gardening!!!

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Betty819 said...

Glad to see your post; why the hold-up of your internet service? Sorry to hear you hurt your shoulder. Hope you'll be feeling better soon. The greenhouse is looking good. Is that a heater over in the corner? Shouldn't you set it on some type of fire resistant flooring/pad..that's not the word for what they call that but I can't think of it now. What about sitting it on a brick flooring that you build just a little bit larger than the stove. Is it electric or gas? Hope the kids like their new school and have found a lot of new friends.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are getting it done just in time to get ready for planting!! I need to get my little shelf greenhouse out and clean it and get it ready for some seed planting soon!

bee blessed

Sue said...

I know you must be just so happy to get rolling on the greenhouse.
Happy Seed-Starting!!

And I hope your shoulder heals up well. Guess this means the kids have to vacuum---hahahaha!

Anonymous said...

You greenhouse looks fantastic. You are going to have such fun in there you’ll have it filled in no time. I can’t wait to get out into mine and get my hands in the compost.
I am so looking forward to seeing your new garden come alive. I know it will be amazing. Take care of that shoulder hunnie, or it will take twice as long to mend.
Have a good week.

Darla said...

Hooray!! Great progress Toots...been wondering about you and your gang and how things are going. I am trying to get back into the swing of blogging.....looking forward to seeing your new home.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I can feel your excitement and am happy that your greenhouse is up and that you're ready to plant.

I look forward to seeing your new home and what you have done there too. Hope you do get your internet connection soon.

You are quite an inspiration.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Mark and Gaz said...

Sorry to hear about the shoulder :(

The greenhouse is great, however, and now you have the insulation in it will be so much more enjoyable to be in there and bring on your plants. Looking forward to seeing the greenhouse getting full of plants!!

A Garden of Threads said...

The greenhouse is starting look inviting. Can't wait to see what you put in it. Jen.

Junebug said...

So sorry to hear about the shoulder. But look at the greenhouse! I know what ever comes your way you can handle it now, with you happy place up and ready to plant. Take care!!

Alberta said...

Wow, the joy in your spirit is spilling into your post and it's fabulous! So glad that you have made so much progress playing in your beloved greenhouse!

Sonia said...

How exciting! Your greenhouse looks awesome! Wish I had one! So glad that the house is "liveable"!! We all understand about you not are one busy lady! Take care of yourself so you get no more injuries! I'm off to warm weather in California so will have pretty flower photos when I get back!
Miss Bloomers

Sonia said...

How exciting- your greenhouse looks wonderful! I wish I had one! So glad your house is "liveable"...knowing you -you'll have all in shape in no time. Do take care of yourself so you don't injury anything else. Can't wait for garden season. We are headed to warmer weather for a week and will have plenty of pretty flower photos to share when I get back. We all understand about you not posting..You are one busy lady! Take care. Love your greenhouse!!
Miss Bloomers

Sigrun said...

Will be watching your progress in all your endeavors. We're starting in our greenhouse the week of Feb. 15. DH is already checking out all the heaters, then once the heat is on, the water system. Then I have to go out and clean up the mess the cats made over the winter--I swear they play "droop-kick" the tag containers, and pull the hoses. it'll be good to get outside working when it's still winter outside.

Lona said...

Alright! You are back in business with the greenhouse all set up. It takes a lot of work and I am sorry you bummed up your shoulder. Getting the greenhouse ready has to make you fill good.Take care of that shoulder Glenda.

Anonymous said...

darn sorry about your shoulder. You're greenhouse looks great...take care and thanks for sharing...Pat H

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

It's looking more like Tootsie's place now. Glad to see the greenhouse come together. Wanna see all the final kitchen photos too.

Jean Campbell said...

Glad to hear from you. Take care of yourself, be safe. It will all fall into place eventually; I hope it is soonest.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It looks really good! I was wondering how it was going getting the greenhouse set up at your new place. I hope your shoulder feels better.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I hope your shoulder heals well, Glenda. I love your greenhouse! It looks like a sunroom, the way you have it set up.

I look forward to seeing your kitchen photos.

sabri said...

welcome back !! great to see your getting back on track..x0x0x0

Andrea said...

Oh i hope you dont get yourself hurt again, as you are acting like superman! I just realized it is so laborious and costly to have a garden in your part of the world. Also realized it is far far easier for us here in the tropics to grow our crops, and a lot cheaper. We don't have much money to spend for them, so we were given an easier environmental conditions, so we should be content! haha! But i really salute you for doing all those, by yourself, amazing. Yes i was waiting for Fertilizer Friday last Friday but dont worry I have some waiting again next time. We are excited to see you settled, and healed, inside and out!

Ann Summerville said...

How lovely to have a greenhouse.