Monday, January 19, 2009

Drywall is finished!

Finally, our drywall is all sanded! Matthew and a couple of guys worked on priming the walls and ceiling on Friday. Saturday, Matthew and I finished priming and put the first coat on the living room walls! He is great with colors.

Here are some pictures of the primed walls.

This is the drop-down ceiling. (Not primed yet).

This is the guest bedroom closet. Matthew had tried a sample of the color he picked. We liked it! I'm getting ready to go work on it this morning.

This is a look at the brick tile that will go on the shower walls in the guest bath.

OK. So this picture is just a teaser. Our kitchen cabinets and countertops are in, but they will remain covered until we are finished painting. If you peek at the floor next to that bucket, you will get a glimpse of the tile!

I will post some updated pics soon. We worked hard all weekend painting. We have almost finished the first coat on everything. The ceilings are done! Matthew will be calling the electrician to put up the lights and finish all the electrical.

OK. We are trying to get it finished, so I'm off to paint this morning before school!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Miss Julia and a couple of others

The "Miss Julia" series is so much fun. They are written by a local, Hendersonville author, Ann B. Ross. I have read the first 4 books and laughed through every one.

If you like "Steel Magnolia" humor, and if you can appreciate the comedy found in a "proper" southern, Presbyterian woman, then you might enjoy "Miss Julia".

It is best to start with the first book, "Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind". You meet the main characters of the series, and I instantly fell in love. I think I know each and every one of them.
The second book was fun, but not as memorable.
The third book is was a birthday gift from mom. I just finished it last night. I don't usually laugh out loud while reading, but this was classic Julia. Matthew kept asking me what was so funny.
This is the fourth book. My friend, Beth, gave it to me a few birthdays ago. She also had it signed by the author! This, too, was classic Julia.

All in all, this is a great series. I had not realized that I have read 4 of the books. I just pick one up every once in awhile. I look forward to reading more of them. I know I haven't said much about the books themselves, but I like to leave it up to the reader.

Now I'll switch gears and read a nice, gory detective novel by Jonathan Kellerman. If you like Patterson, give Kellerman a try. I actually think they are a better series.

One last thing. If you haven't read "The Shack", don't let the cover scare you. It was quite enjoyable full of laughter and tears.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just some pictures~

Matthew and I were riding around looking at jobsites and taking pictures. Here are some of my fun pictures.

I love these ice formations. They are really fun to step on and crunch. ^_^

This is a water line that was broken (not at my house).

Of course we live in apple country, so here's an old apple tree.