Thanks for the Welcome, Cindy!
Wish life was as good with the roomie... she changed something on the DVR not knowing it and it didn't record American Idol or House tonight. And I didn't watch them thinking they'd be on our DVR. Now she's playing Dance-Dance-Revolution (loud jumping game) with her friends.... I hope the manager calls us or the neighbors (with a toddler) come up and complain.
don't worry, i'll stay away from that board
ok, so TODAY the cabinets come in!!! and I got AAAAAAAAALLLLLL excited! Mark came home and I am all but frothing at the bit. started dancing about, pestering him....had dinner started, but not at all close to finished. he decided to humor me. I now have 3 of the 5 cabinets in. oh yeah, and we ordered a new fridge DANG it looks pretty damn good in there! got things rearranged, put the over the fridge cab in as well
HOLY **** it looks FANFREAKINGTASTIC IN THERE!
so now I get to go thru some of my stuff out in the garage that has been packed away for EVER and load some things up. I FINALLY have a drawer for pot holders, towels and wash rags. also going to put the measuring cups in the bottom, the knives in the bigger drawer......rearrange a lil. buy holy cow, it looks TOTALLY different in there! we got an 18" 3-drawer base, a single (20"?) upper and put the over the fridge back. the two left are the utility cabinet and the base on the other side, but that has to be cut down FIRST. *sigh*
and we are "negotiating" the counter tops. might drag Mark down to Lowe's tomorrow to see stuff over there. silly boy hasn't been listening to me they have everything we need to do it ourselves
he was surprised
we sorta have the weekend project figured out. oh yeah, gonna surprise him, on Friday Dad is coming over to put in the RO system with me, Mom is gonna watch the boys (ok, I gotta ask about that one!)
so anyway.....been a very very full and eventful couple weeks. and very relaxing, and very enjoyable!
now if the ducks would just nut up and play better hockey.....looks like the oilers are going to play Buffalo. is ok, I ma good with Buffalo too!
YAY for new cabinets and a kitchen that's YOURS finally! I can't wait to see it!
I'm ok with Buffalo, but I'm with you, Come on, DUCKS, get in the GAME!
I love you honey and I am so sorry for all the **** those wenches put you through! What a freakin crock!
((((HUGS))) and kiss the abused boys for me!
CJ~12yrs, Madilynn~10yrs, Gracie~5yrs and Brent~4yrs.
WOW, I have most of the new countertops on, and OMG they are GORGEOUS!! gonna go meet with a friend of mine for lunch today. she sold one of my anklet's to a co-worker and we are doing the meet and greet with her new beau and make the delivery
and of course, have GOOD LUNCH
anyway, we got what I hope are going to be sufficient plans to take down to the city to get the permit to get started on the addition. can't find our plot plan now, but I can make another one, no sweat. and of course they want everything in duplicate. oh nice. what a crock o ****
but we are on the verge of getting started on the addition!
shouldn't be long now
and yes Robin, I gave my abused boys kisses and hugs. in fact, my overly abused oldest came in this am and we played on our bed. under the covers, out of the covers. everyone was laughing and giggling and he announces "I NEED A KISS! AND A GOOOOOOOOOD SQUEEEEEEEEEZE HUG!!!"
she can kiss my now getting nicely tanned ***
WE GOT IT!! ok, we had it, then we had to get the truss thing going, and decided to make the addition 16x16 instead of 12x16 cuz the city said we coudl go another 4 foot but we will HAVE the permit SHORTLY!
and sitting in my back yard is a jack hammer and a "Termite" also known as a lawn mower on steroids with a front loader and a back hoe on the back. SWEET! already got to play in it Mark is working with the jack hammer. damn that man is sexy when he is workin, how silly is that? :rofl: boy, God sure knew what he was doin when he put that bod together. NICE!
and the boys.....poor Alex...has a constant constipation problem, so I went ahead and made his 1 yr apt. ok, is a mo late, but I wasn't going to go at all. dr made several suggestions. we are working on it. if we can't get it resolved, there are meds to help him out. but he is still one BIG boy. his wt is dropping really fast but he ist STILL over the 90% on the rest. we are trying to move him into Brian's room. it isn't going well, but we are trying!
and for Father's Day, Mark got a compressor and a rolling tool chest from Sears. I was going to get him a NICE one, but our compresser died so.......ah well. he is pretty happy with both, so I am not complaining!
anyhow.......as soon as Mark gets back with the ear plugs he is going at the jack hammer again
I am gonna go drool watchin til it is time to get back on the tractor OR Alex wakes up. either way, betting today is gonna be a good one!
tomorrow, Tues am, a family friend and his grand kids are coming to dig the foundation for the addition. the truss place is going to fax over the truss plans, and we are going to finish the new plot plan measurements and get them down on paper, turn it in to the city and pay for the permit. I am SO excited. I couldn't hardly sleep last night. nto good, made me feel downright NASTY by this afternoon. went at lunch to get Brian, have good Mexican food with Mom and pick up Dad's tractor. rented a trailer to get it too, $30 is def affordable. and it wasn't a termite, it was a terramite and a total POS. no power. we made due mroe or less, but is also why we have Dad's tractor now! had GREAT Prime Rib for father's day, Mom and Dad came for dinner, it was GOOD. Mark ate damn near a lb of prime. yup, he liked it I guess
and we got the constipation thing figured out. dr suggested oil of some sort, I have castor and olive (and olives) and they work fine. he is at that point and grunt stage. dang he is gonna be into everything shortly. only reason he isn't now is cuz he can't reach EVERYTHING.........YET
Brian is getting back to a semblance of control. we just need to work on a few issues. like coming in the house. not playing on the tractor. not wacking his brother with his new spiderman chair *sigh*
we gave up on moving Alex out. it was beyond bad, we weren't getting ANY sleep. we will work on it gradually I think. we are getting there. or we will eventually. Brian wants in the crib now. geez, can't win for loosing
gotta slow down a tad on the jewelry. funds are being eaten left and right with all the remodeling. is ok, I have enough right now for a push for another place to list. OH YEAH, my earrings will be worn by one of the Miss Tricities pagent members!! Miss Merrick (HI BABE with the REALLY cool earrings!) has an ultra cool pr I made her, I LOVE those things! considering making ME some in blue.......hmmmmmmmm
here they are!
and been busy, here is my bucket as a whole. thinking of doing a ladybug anklet or bracelet for a member here. will see how that goes!
The earrings are even MORE beautiful in person! They're PERFECT. I'm pretty much in love with them! (don't worry, Brian, I'll always love you more than earrings!)
Thank you so much, CIndy! looking for earrings was something I was really dreading you make things much easier
I have so much to say....and yet I have so little time to say it. addition is going good. business is......going.....I am tired this am but ready to "assault" my day I guess, will see how long that lasts, I might take a nap with the boys later on!
will try to update more later on. haven't been here in awhile!
never mind ducklings can't fly, they don't have flying feathers! Wonder Pets is just wrong on just about every level. and I am dying to throttle MingMing.
addition update, only 2 partial sheets of T-111 to go up to finish, almost half the roof is on. most of the electrical "issues" are fixed. and I am dying to get out there and do SOMETHING. yesterday, when the boys took a nap, I took off my "Mom hat" and put on my "roofers hat". turns out it bothers me less to go on the roof then to go under the house. never USED to bother me. since when did I become such a wuss when it comes to spiders?? GEEZ.
and the R girls are coming over to entertain the boys. not sure if I should hack out something on the roof or addition or just clean house. this place is a pit. on the other hand, much of the "pitness" is cuz of the addition, or lack of, and all of it's stuff.
oh yeah, this is how it will happen: once we get the roof on, we are good to go on finishing. so once it is done, we are ready for LNI inspection. then we finish the plumbing (sewer pipe is almost there already) and the HVAC (won't take much there either) and call the City out. once we are good to start finishing work, I can do that even with the boys. stapling up insulation won't hurt anything, and for drywall I can do SOME of that, just gate the boys in the house. so once we get to that point, it should MOVE pretty quick. am REALLY hoping to get things really moving once we can start the finishing. oh yeah, and I am installing the floor myself too. tile! how cool is that? I can't wait. sooooooooo close, and yet so far!!!