Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wednesdays are Workdays......

I recently joined a group that has been doing this for MANY YEARS now......but I was always working and couldn't be a part:) BUT NOW.......I am an official member of the work crew. The way this works is that one Wednesday of each month is OUR Wednesday! We can have the work crew do anything we want or need done around the house or yard!!!!! Who could ask for anything better:D We work together starting at about 8:30 and work through lunch time. The hostess fixes a lovely lunch where we sit and reflect on our progress:D We can clean on Wed. and paint a room the next! Last week we actually moved a queen size bed, frame, mattress and box springs to another level of the house and from there we moved a trundle bed set back upstairs! Hard work but soooooo many laughs! Then we hung several wall collages of items she had laid aside for us to sift through. She was thrilled and so were we! With a little time left over we dusted and rearranged several large bookcases. We had a great time laughing and sharing and Susie (last weeks hostess) got many chores checked off her list!
This week we went to Sally's and painted all the woodwork in her butlers pantry and kitchen.....well....almost all:D I am sharing some pics of her home because her colors are FABULOUS! I am in the mood to change some walls after being inspired! Click on the photo to enlarge. Now remember the we were in our work attire and cosmetic free.....LOL
Treadmills

12 comments:

nelda said...

What a wonderful idea! Sounds like so much fun.

Roxy with the Moxy said...

I love her colors, too. Let's see....... where could I redo, and use some of these wonderful hues ???? They are so RICH !!

Cory said...

Linda, what a great idea...can the crew come to AZ? My house needs a crew.
Best wishes, Cory

missy j said...

Beautiful home...I could see where helping out in others homes could lead to a larger "to do" list in your own! Good thing you have a crew!

Linda said...

How very fun!!! How many are in the group? (Put me on the waiting list.)I'm currently rewriting a book that was published years ago on how to keep your home maintained so you never have to clean for company. But it's always a fab idea to have a big-job day with friends! BTW, my kitchen is the same "kermit green", and is so cheerful to walk into. I love ALL of her colors! Looks like she lives in the Lafayette Square area. Linda Shields

lindaharre said...

Thanks everyone!!!! It is fun because we all like to go out to lunch.......each hostess creates a wonderful different lunch for the group....so you get to have lunch with your friends once a week....and the work....usually when shared by 4 isn't that hard:D It is always fun doing something when you have others doing it with you:D And.....getting things done that were too big to tackle by one.....Priceless!!!!

Sharon said...

This is so fun. I have heard of these groups and thought what fun it must be. Thanks for showing us. Now I'm just a green as that wall.

PAT said...

Great idea, Linda! Sally's home is beautiful!

Pat

momma said...

I LOVE this idea!!!!!!!

Jill said...

What fun! Her house looks lovely! And lounch with friends sounds divine!

One Crabapple said...

Oh what a Great Group and How FUN !
So glad you are enjoying your time off now too.

Can you all come to California ? I am sure I could keep you busy until spring ! I cook pretty good too !

Well, it is a fun thing to think about...well now that I think of it, You should take your act on the road !

Hope you are staying warm - it is amazing to me how you survive in this cold there !

xo- S.

lulusparkles said...

that is such a fab idea....wheels turning here, need to get it working asap! thanks