Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Update on the Remodel

Alot going on these days with the remodel project.

Jeff (another son-in-law) our HVAC man, has been busy getting the central heat and air hooked up back in the back.  Lots of crawling in the attic.  Not my kinda job.  This means we will have two separate C/H systems now.  No more limited air conditioning in the summer time in the East Bedroom.  I know Amy and Aaron will appreciate that.

Jeff does this for a living, but as of Monday this week, he got a big promotion and he is not gonna have to do that much anymore. 

Let's see what else has been going on. 

Bill and Ryan tackled the taping process.  I don't think this is one of either one of their favorite jobs.  But, alas, it had to be done. 

Then, we had to call in the Big Dogs to help with the Bedding part and getting it nice and smooth.

Mr. Larry Hawkins, (long time hunting buddy of Bill's), came down to assist with the bedding process. 

We so appreciated his help with this task.  It's so nice to have friends you can count on when needed and it's always nice to have family and friends "in the business".  Of course, we took him out for a BIG steak dinner afterward to Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes in Decatur.  We even let Jeff and Ryan tag along.  Luke came to visit again and we even let him join us.
Speaking of Luke, while he was visiting me again this week. "SMILE", he helped me in the kitchen.  I had to get those guys something sweet to eat for the coffee break.

It's called a Cream Cheese Cake.  At least that is the name I have on my recipe card.  I got this recipe way back in the early 1980's from a friend.  It is very rich, but very, very good.  Here's the recipe if you want to try it.  Sorry, I thought I took a picture of it before it was gone, but don't guess I did.

Cream Cheese Cake
Crust:  1 box of Yellow Cake Mix, 1 stick of butter, and 1 egg.
Mix together and press into a 13" x 9" pan or pyrex dish.
Topping:  8-oz softened cream cheese, 3 eggs, and 1 box of powdered sugar.
Mix well and pour over cake mixture.
Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees, or until brownish on top.


One last note, I just want everyone to know, that "WE" do our share to support the Girl Scouts of America.  These cookies came all of the way from Laredo with Bill's brother Larry's daughter, Tiffany.  She is Troop Leader for her girls.  Go Girl Scouts!!!

My daughter Mandy was in Girl Scouts when she was in grade school and even Jr. High.  She enjoyed it so much.  With a 'little' help from her Dad and I, she won the top prize for cookie sales for 3-4 years in a row.  I remember a TV, phone (oh, the phone), and alot of Girl Scout camping gear.  Hummmm, let me just show you. 

This is the picture that went in the Newspaper.

That's all for now.  Have a Good Day!

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