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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

0 for 3

I was 100% sure Sammy was going to be a girl.

I felt really really REALLY strongly that Katie was going to be a boy.

I was reasonably certain I knew what this baby was going to be, too. I was wrong. Again.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Don't take it for granite...

That granite countertops are out of my price range. At least when the counter area is small enough that you can get away with a remnant! I found a really cool one yesterday.

They are supposed to come measure tomorrow, and should be able to install it in about 2 weeks. I am VERY excited!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Urgent: Today's MSNBC Poll

Here's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our faith in God, as a nation. NBC is taking a poll on 'In God We Trust' to stay on our American currency. Please send this to every Christian you know so they can vote on this important subject. Please do it right
away, before NBC takes this off the web page. Poll is still open so you can vote.

Monday, August 18, 2008


It's sooooo close. We have 3 weeks until we get the next houseguests. Can it get done? (Well, it could if it would get worked on consistently. Or for more than 3 hours at a time. But don't get me started. I am pregnant have no patience right now!)

Baseboards are up in the bedroom closet. We still need shelves in here. (Not sure why the blue walls look purple.)

Closet door up in the bedroom/craft room. Border is up too. Still need baseboards, trim around the emergency tub pump access panel, and to build the drawer unit into the hole. And put in the window stools. And put the door to the hallway up.

Bathroom tiling is almost finished. Still needs grout. And then that needs sealing. And a door. And then the plumber needs to come install the fixtures, etc. And a mirror picked out and hung. (Yes, this room is supposed to look purple.)

The hallway. Needs baseboards. And cleaned out!

The big room. Needs rest of the cabinets installed & trimmed, countertop (picked out and) installed, window seat built in, mural on the kids' wall, window stools, baseboards, shelves built and installed. And a mini-fridge picked out. And the plumber to intall sink, fixtures, garbage disposal, & the nasty loud upstairs dishwasher (so I can get a quiet one up there that actually cleans dirty dishes and not just pre-scrubbed ones!). And it obviously needs a MAJOR clean! Oh, and the stairs still need carpet ripped off, sanding, painting, and glueing on the laminate to the treads. And the handrail put up at the bottom.

Then we need the sound/wiring guys to come put our "home run" in and do their top-out.

Oh, and blinds for all the windows.

Then, I think, we will be done.

I am not sure how much of this is not necessary for final inspections. But I will find out, because I just don't think all this will get done in 3 weeks. And we need to have it inspected before we have people staying in it!


Katie made herself a nest the other day. (There is a row of boxes of stuff that belongs in the basement behind the couch, stacked as high as the back of the couch. It is her favorite place to be. Or jump from.)

Reptilian Friend

We've been having a lot of rain lately, and the other day I noticed this little guy in the basement window well. I have no idea what he is (a salamander maybe?). I assume he's poisonous because he's so bright. We didn't let him in, but the kids sure did have a good time looking at "the big lizard" through the window.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lots of Happy August Birthdays and Anniversaries

So I'm way super-late with this one. But what can I say? Sleep is more appealing that computer time at this point.

Happy belated b-day and/or anniversary to

  • My mom (1)
  • My Fly-Buddy Myra (1)
  • Me (2)
  • Todd & Amanda (2)
  • My aunt Donna (3)
  • Sarah (4)
  • Erin & Garry (4)
  • Sleepyhead and Sheryl (5) (I was the flower girl in their wedding oh-so-long-ago)
  • My brother (7)
  • Kwamai (8)

And coming up...

  • David and Stephanie (14)
  • Our cousin Cole (21)
  • Trampas & Jamie (30)

If I missed you, it's because I don't have your dates in my Outlook calendar. Please send them over. (I like to pray for people on their special days.)

Please keep...

... FloridaWife in your prayers as it is her first day back at work after maternity leave. She is the breadwinner and Raffy is super-lucky to have Daddy instead of day-care!