Sunday, December 21, 2008
My sister and I are shopping at the Eastridge Mall in Gastonia. Michelle was 18 and I was 12. She spots Santa (who was young), decides he is cute, and proceeds to force me to go with her.
Thanks to my sister, my mother has one picture of me and Santa. :)
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The granite people came out and made a template of the cabinets. It was up to me to choose a kitchen faucet, so they would know how many holes to drill in our pretty slab of granite. After a phone call and internet research, I ordered a Delta faucet (see photo below).
I was able to actually get my "stuff" together and choose lighting. Thanks to the internet, I did my research, typed up my list of favorites, and then got pricing info. The other nice thing was being able to go to the showroom and look at these in real-life. Matthew and I chose the Hendrik series from Kichler lighting.
This is our dining room chandelier.
Matthew and I, also, spent 4.5 hours choosing our tile. It was worth it. We got some great ideas, and the tile above the stove is going to be very unique.
The details are coming together! Next step... wall colors!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
If you have never been to C.C., it is an experience. I am going to leave it at that.
So after walking into the overstimulating, ADHD world, you find your child's table. You look up and see this...
Animatronic creatures that blink and "play" instruments. Yeah, it kind of creeps me out, too.
Then I see Josh, and he is ready to play games!
This is a picture of my other nephew, Stephen. He turned 9 last October. I still can't believe how big he is getting.
Stephen is also quite the athlete. He plays baseball, basketball, and golf. Just look at that form!
Stephen drew a card for me and sis gave me my "giftcard". ^_^ (Her birthday was last week, and I gave her one, too.)
After a little socializing, Matthew took me out for Thai food! I can't believe how Hendersonville has moved up in the world by getting 2 Thai restaurants! Now, if we could get a good Indian restaurant...
Anyway... we ate some yummy Thai food. I ordered Duck Pineapple Curry, and Matt ordered Pepper Steak marinated in papaya. I ordered spicy on a level just above mildest... oh man! We commenced to trading plates, traded back, and then one last time. I thought the flavor of both dishes was great! The duck was "crispy" (which I loved), but Matt thought it was burnt.
We came home, I stayed up and felt very fortunate to have received a birthday wish for almost every year of my life!
Overall, I had a good birthday. I am continuing my celebrations by going to the movies with my friend, Kelly. We are going to see "Twilight"! Yay!
My orchestra's Winter Concert is a week from Tuesday. After our concert, we have 3 days of "fun" stuff, and then Christmas break for TWO WEEKS! I am looking forward to it.
Well... I'm off to pick out some lights for the house! I hope my readers have a great day!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Matthew met with a guy who is going to finish the rest of the drywall! WOO HOO! I don't recommend doing your own drywall, but at least I have had the experience.
We are going to give ourselves a goal of 60 days to get our final inspection. The wasy time is flying by... that will be here before we know it! We still have a lot left.
Finish drywall & prime
Kitchen cabinets & countertops
Finish the plumbing (toilets, faucets)
And more that I can't think of right now...
I will, of course, keep you updated!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
1. Put your playlist on shuffle.
2. For each question, press Next to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down, no matter how ridiculous it sounds.
4. Tag 10 people you think would get a good laugh out of this!
• If someone says, “Is this okay?” you say? •
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
• What would best describe your personality? •
• What do you like in a girl? •
Y Tu Que Has Hecho?
• What is your life’s purpose? •
Don't Go Away
• What is your motto? •
Under My Voodoo
• What do your friends think of you? •
Friend of the Devil
• What do you think about very often? •
• What do you think of your best friend? •
• What is your life story? •
• What do you want to be when you grow up? •
This Old House
What do your parents think of you? •
• What will you dance to at your wedding? •
Scotch & Chocolate
• What will they play at your funeral? •
Something Like That
• What is your hobby/interest? •
Take Me In A Lifeboat
• What is your biggest secret? •
• What do you think of your friends? •
I Don't Know
• What’s the worst thing that could happen? •
You'll Be Rewarded Over There
• How will you die? •
Transport Is Arranged
• What is the one thing you regret? •
Crazy Little Life
• What makes you laugh? •
Preachin', Prayin', Singin'
• What makes you cry? •
In un coupe?
• Will you ever get married? •
I'll Just Take It Out in Love
• What scares you the most? •
• Does anyone like you? •
• If you could go back in time, what would you change? •
Could You Lie
• What hurts right now? •
Out of the Woods
• What do you say in the morning when you first wake up? •
Throw It All Away
• What will you name this? •
I'll Love Nobody But You
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Anyhoo... I just thought I'd share the joy (again) because each time I create a post about snow... IT SNOWS AGAIN! I'll just say that the forcast for Monday night may be looking good. :) It would be a shame to only have one day of work next week.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here is some "accumulation" on my truck window.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, one of our chickens, Gladys, went missing. She was good a flying and was being picked on, so we thought maybe she "flew the coop", so to speak.
Last weekend, I go out to check on them, and I only see one walking around. Upon further inspection, I found one... not walking (I won't go into details). Matthew found the other one later.
For once, I did not cry. We actually started with 6 chickens four years ago. We had two die within a month, and I cried. I guess I have had a lot of animals pass through here in the last few years. Please don't misunderstand me. I am quite sad. Especially about Camilla. It was time to get somemore chickens since they had stopped laying, but still not a pleasant way to go.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
It made a nice morning. A very, very cold morning, but nice none the less. It didn't stick to the ground because we haven't had a proper frost (yet), but this could be foreshadowing our winter here in Hooterville.... hmmm.... we shall see! We haven't had a good snow in a few years...
Meanwhile, I need to update the house pics! I'll just leave it at that :)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Paolini has written another winner. I am eager to see how he ends this one. If any of you enjoy good fantasy writing, I highly recommend the Inheritance Cycle (aka Eragon series).
Friday, October 3, 2008
Here is the aweful machine I had to assemble. It's a mixer for the stucco applications. I put it together backwards more times than I want to claim. Matthew had to keep helping, but "bada bing" it's together AND works!
It's hard to see, but here is an example of the stucco. Matthew tried it on the Well House to see if we like it... we do :)
Check out the back deck!
That's about it. We are still sporatic on getting gasoline here. I saw a few stations on my way home, a line waiting while a tanker refilled a station, and I didn't stop at any even though I just dipped below a half tank.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Make sure you watch the video in the article. Watch the last car, and the idiot that does a massive "U"ey to get in line. Geez...
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I grabbed my "phone cam" just in time to take this picture of the Gas House on Hwy64 East going to my house. (I am not as good as Barbara is at taking photos/video while driving) :)
In case, you couldn't see...
The line goes another 1/4 mile up the road (at least). I thought they were waiting at the other gas station... Matthew told me that they were already lining up when the station had a chain across the driveway. THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE TANKER TO SHOW UP!
This is the scene at any station in this area lucky enough to get gas (until it's drained dry in a few short hours), and our police officers have to direct traffic to keep fights from breaking out!
Honestly, I think we would have enough gas if everyone would quit freaking out. But??? Would we? I don't know how much the media is influencing everyone. I'd say we should panic when the school calls and says they can't run buses because of a fuel shortage. (Which HAS NOT HAPPENED!!!.. yet)
Meanwhile... to the people who still have a half tank of gas and are sitting in any line like this one... please don't panic. I wonder if everyone quit "topping" off their tanks, the people who really need gas would be better off. Plan your trips into town. Make trips that are needed, and the plan the route.
On a side note, I am driving a bus after school. Today, I am supposed to drop off a student at a bank across from a gas station. People were lined up and blocking my "normal" path, so I had to go a different way. As I came around to the stoplight, the "new" idots were lined up and blocking the intersection, so I had to sit through 2 green lights before I could turn.
People of WNC... quit freaking out! Be the liberal, environmentaly conscious people (you claim to be) and save gas!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
And now for something completely different...
The house has trim around the windows and doors! We will be adding stucco soon, and once our framing inspection is done, the drywall will begin!
I can't believe I watched "Camp Rock" AND "iCarly" tonight. I guess that is what I get for downgrading my sattelite to "Family" channels. :)
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Here is the back of the house with all the windows and doors! See the upstairs door... watch that first step... it's a doosie!
I am also very excited at some of the kitchen colors. The color is hard to see, but I really like them. There is the granite countertop I want, the cabinet color (I think we finally decided), and the tile we will use for the floor. We are thinking of using the same tile in the bathrooms, too.We also have some wormy red oak beams. Matthew has planed some of the rough boards, added some stain, and I think they are beautiful! We will use them for the trim inside the house. And, yes, the wormy effect is natural!
The next hours are funny because they are trying to kill the lawnmower. (It did attack the nest, afterall.) After we find a nest, we try to spray. Sometimes spray works, and sometimes we resort to "other" methods. Here is an incident where spraying worked, and then we had some "extra" help from a possum and/or racoon.
*Note* The stick was marking the nest so we would know where to spray.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I must admit, I had quite a giggle. All the while, I am thinking that my 31st birthday is only 3 months away. I think I found the cake I want.
Let me know what you think :) (BTW - that IS Tom Seleck, and Emma is one lucky girl!)