Friday, June 20, 2008

~ my husband rocks! Friday ~

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to another installment of ~my husband rocks! Friday~

The decision to purchase a "fixer-upper" was not a difficult one for Austin. Throughout his life this has been the pattern for his family. All through his growing up years they would move into a house that had great "bones" but needed a lot of TLC and they would go to town. The education he gained from this alone has been absolutely invaluable, but he is also one of those people who is just naturally competent at just about everything. With our home, even if he didn't know exactly how to do a project going into it, by the time he was done he was practically an expert.

Now I, on the other hand, had never used a reciprocating saw (I couldn't even tell the difference between a reciprocating saw and a skill saw), didn't know what a plumbing flange was, and had no idea about most of what we were getting into.

However, despite my inexperience, Hoss allowed me to be intimately involved in the entire process from start to finish. Not just picking out cabinets and countertops and door handles and paint colors - which he gave to me as well - but he patiently explained the processes and tools that would make our crumbling old Victorian into our dream home.

He is a skilled craftsman and a patient teacher, and that is just one more reason why my husband rocks!

Thanks for reading everybody! Be sure to check in with all the ladies in the list to the right to hear about more husbands who rock!

And remember, on Fridays From*me Tees will refund your shipping on any order of two or more items if you mention the great adventure and ~my husband rocks! Fridays~ in the "how did you hear about us?" section of your order form, so run on over there and check them out, too! Thank you From*me Tees!

If you'd like to join in the fun and tell the world about why your husband rocks, either click the top button on the right hand side (if you would like the code to add it to your sidebar, use this code

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) or this, and sign the Mister Linky! If you're not a blogger, but still want the world to know about your amazing husband (or wife, or husband to be, or wife to be, etc.) leave a shout-out in the form of a comment! If you're unable to comment, e-mail me at katylinvw [at] yahoo [dot] com and I'll add your shout out to this post!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Katy Lin,
    The love you have for your husband is evident in your writing! He sounds like a wonderfully patient man!

  2. I think ya picked a "keeper", sweetpea!!! ;-)
    Pink smoochies,

  3. What a generous man you have. You have been given a gift- he is patient, able, and truly respects your ability. You two have made your house into a home.

    Have a beautiful weekend.

    many hugs to both of you.

  4. Patient hubbies are a gift from God!!

    I had no idea that you had a button!! send it my way girl!!

  5. Sounds like you've got a great husband!
    P.S. I don't know the difference in those saws either.

  6. Hi Katy Lin..
    Oh your blog page is lovely such a cute banner and all the pretty colors and your hubby are darling and look so happy together..saw you at Barbs.. will add you to my favs.. hugs Patty

  7. What a great guy!!!! He's very blessed to have a wife who appreciates his hard work!


  8. He sounds like such a sweetie!!

  9. I love the "My Husband Rocks" shirts! I love your house!! We moved from Iowa to Colorado in 2007. We were home sick for a long time!! Where in Iowa are you? We were from Iowa City (Hawkeyes) I saw your hubby's Iowa State sweatshirt. Sorry about that :=) You must be the Katy Lin - Iowan that won my mom's 500th post stars!!! God Bless!

  10. Hi again,

    You won an award so stop by when you can.

    many hugs,

  11. What do you mean a saw is not a saw?! I cannot imagine undertaking such a project. And your kitchen is gorgeous. We just bought our house a year ago...and it was the only one we saw with a kitchen that had been updated...because there was no way I wanted to buy a house and then gut the kitchen. I just might need to do a kitchen tour myself!

  12. Your new kitchen rocks! Your Hubby rocks! Your FIL rocks! I love your Father's Day post. Great pics! You know my daughter lives in Colorado now-military husband--Iowa girl transplanted to Colorado--Coincidence?
    Your calendar is awesome but I don't have enough stuff to fill it.LOL
    Can'twait to see more of your house and those stars..........

  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

    I love your philosophy of marriage! My dh and I also waited to have a baby and it is so nice to be a mom when I'm a little older and can be more patient. It can be hard on a marriage having a little one around, so it's wonderful to have a good foundation first. Enjoy these years.

    I love that you are remodeling an older house. That is my dream some day.

    I really love your calendar too and can't wait to see how you did that.


  14. That's a great post - so easy to take our husband's and their abilities for granted. This carnival is the best idea - it forces me to think about a specific trait I love about my husband... rather than just saying he is 'wonderful.'

  15. Hi Katy Lin......I am enjoying watching the transformation of your home. I've posted some lavender recipes for you so come over and check them out. I also put a link back to 'your place' too. Thanks for the post inspiration and hope you will find a recipe or two to try.

  16. What a sweet blog you have! Susie H~

  17. what a nice post! Your husband sounds like a keeper!


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