Monday, December 22, 2008
I decided not to attempt going to work today, it snowed all day yesterday and it was still snowing when I first got up this morning.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here are some pictures of what I woke up to this morning. I know, I know, in comparison to most of the rest of the country this is nothing, but in Seattle this is huge, yesterday the grocery stores were packed with panicky shoppers buying enough food to last for months. The gas stations were also busy, people were filling their gas cans up, (us included) and the mall was chaos, how do I know this, because I did all three. They had predicted 90 mile an hour winds, but I don't think the winds got that bad last night, we still have power.Somewhere in this picture is my pond, I turned the pump off yesterday, which I should have done a week ago because now there is a big frozen waterfall leading into the pond.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Here is the quilt I made for the Breast Cancer Auction which was held at my in-law's church yesterday. They raised just under $10,000.00 dollars and their goal was $5000.00. It was so much fun and I was so pleased to be able to contribute a little. My MIL won the quilt and I couldn't be happier!The pattern is called "Snowball Quilt". It is the first quilt I have made since finishing the craft room. The picture below is a close-up where you can sort of see the quilting.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Craig was in the kitchen this morning and happened to look outside and saw our raccoon. We have never seen him during the day, he usually only destroys the pond at night, that is why the plywood is over the pond. He is getting pretty bold, which makes us afraid, raccoons are pretty mean, he may be cute, but looks are deceiving. Today he just came out for a drink and a quick bath and then he went back up into the ivy so we are thinking that is where he lives. I think its time for an electric fence.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I haven't been a good blogger lately, life gets in the way sometimes as you know. I forgot to blog our entertainment center that Craig built right before we had our open house for our remodel. He did a fantastic job on it. We had bought a new TV which is smaller than our other one and so that required a whole new entertainment center, not really but what the heck. I decided that our lights look like devil horns on our TV, but really our TV isn't evil in the least, lol.I know, you are probably saying, "smaller?", yes, by one inch, but more importantly it is 1/4 of the thickness of the old one so we were able to move everything back a foot which gives us more living space, and in a house the size of ours that is huge. It also weighs considerably less than the other TV which weighed 370 lbs.
Just when you think you are all done with the house.......I decided my craft room needed a makeover, so I got busy and used up some of the left over flooring from the rest of the house and put in a new floor, primed and painted the walls and then I decided to pretty much get rid of everything and start over, not my craft stuff of course, but the shelves and bins and the old counter with the ugly curtains on it. If it looks very IKEA like, it's because I bought everything at IKEA except the hutch that surrounds my computer monitor, I designed that and Craig built it. I have one wall that is just storage from top to bottom and side to side as you can see from the picture below.Here is my computer/office area. I haven't had a chance to label anything yet, so finding things has been quite a test on my memory skills. The computer is hiding away in the cabinet below along with my printer, modem, router, etc...I installed a fan in the side of the cabinet which is plugged into a temperature sensitive plug so it will turn on if it gets too warm in the cabinet and turn off when the temp drops below a certain level, it vents into the cat tunnel (see paragraph below).
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I did the tiling tonight after work, I just finished up. I will grout on Saturday. Hopefully we can get the toilet and sink in by Tuesday and then it will be a fully functional bathroom again. We still have trim to do, but I feel like we are making progress.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
So I got the final coat of paint done. We are going to put in crown molding so I will have to paint that, but the major painting is done.I also installed the new light and hung up the mirror.
I got the texture put on today, I decided to go with the easy way so I bought spray cans of wall texture and sprayed it on, it was so much easier than the way I did the other bathroom. Once that dried I got the first coat of color on, it is a purplish color called Irish Tea, in the picture it looks more brownish. I am just waiting for paint to dry right now so I can put on the final coat, next will be tiling the floor.