Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

As predicted, you can see that I have not been posting very much. In part due to being very busy with home improvement...yes we have heat, AND hot water finally!! YAY! In part due to being very busy planning things for work. Two parties, a small charity event, and a two day meeting/training for a larger group...and out of town for that one! It's that time of year when everyone wants to get together. The other hold up on posting is my annoyance in not having the adobe skills to create a lovely custom header all by my self. But I suppose I don't have to have a header to make entries now do I? Well enough blathering for now. Perhaps sometime soon I'll have enough time to take some pictures of my current projects and talk about something productive.

Signing off,

The wicked witch

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Home Ownership Rocks!

So the hubby and I just recently bought our very first house. We'd been thinking about it for years and finally scored a sweet little fixer upper in a nice neighborhood. Now that we've been in about two weeks things are starting to need fixing. We currently have no heat, no hot water (we have it set to scalding in order to get a luke warm shower) and the water from the latest rains is sitting stagnant at the end of our driveway and can't seem to find its way to the nearest storm drain. We also have a leak in our attic. So many things to do, many phone calls to make, and miles to go before we sleep.

We bought a new water heater which gets delivered tomorrow, and the hubby plans on installing it himself. I'm a wee bit concerned about the whole process...but he's very into the whole DIY thing so I'm letting him have at it. The HVAC guys come tomorrow as well and I'm nervous to find out how much fixing the furnace might cost! Hubby seems very on top of fixing the roof...we have a good friend who is a roofer who gave us some advice. It's good to have friends!

It's all a bit overwhelming, but it is exactly what we signed up for. We couldn't afford, nor did we want, some shiny fancy ready made tract home - we wanted something with character that we could make our own. I am pretty proud of what we did in the kitchen. It has been transformed from a grannyish flourescent yellow with vomit colored linoleoum to a fresher, cleaner whiter version with a new tile floor. I'll post some before and after pictures, but not until I finish getting the cabinet doors painted and installed. I know some people don't even have cabinet doors, but personally without them I kind of feel like I have my pants down.

Ciao for now!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Savvy, I'm not!

I'm pretty inept at computer anything - with the exception of the MS Office suite of which I'm a "power user", if that really even means anything. But trying to get a picture to work for my header is another story! I'll have to try again later, but at least I got a picture of my doggies to post! I love my doggies! They are so old now that it makes me sad. There's nothing like coming home to wiggly, fuzzy, smiling creatures that are simply ecstatic to see you! It took me a while to get my husband to agree with my position...but he's grown to love them. I even catch him snuggling with them - though the black-eyed dog avoids him like the plague because he enjoys tormenting her.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ummm...I wonder if I'll actually use this thing!!

Some of my friends have blogs, and they seem to find a weath of information from other people's blogs. The more I read their blogs, the more I found myself with a bad case of blog envy! So here I am trying it out. I was never good at keeping a diary, most of them had months of blank pages. Maybe I'll be better at this since its a wonderful excuse for not working. Cheers!