Monday, January 19, 2009

Our House Update

This morning, before I had to leave for work, Christy and I finished the second coat of paint, for a total of two coats of primer and two of paint. That red is GONE! Our bedroom is next, and we'll use the leftover primer and unopened can of paint from the family room. This was Christy's excellent idea, in the spirit of not wasting paint... or money.

In the morning I'll take the tape off from the edges in the family room and share a pic of the final result. Watch for it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Recent Purchases for Our House

Though I don't feel like today was as productive as it could have been, we did get some important shopping done:

  1. washer

  2. dryer

  3. lawn mower
I considered getting a manual, push mower, but I'm concerned about the aesthetics of grass cuttings left on the lawn.

I'm also concerned about the setup for the dryer. The laundry hookups are--well, let's say "unique". I suspect Sears might not be able to hookup the dryer for any number of reasons. I sure hope it goes more smoothly than I think it will. We'll find out next Sunday.

As we change things--such as replacing the red drapes in the "sitting room" (formal living room) with aqua ones, and painting over the red walls in the family room--the house is beginning to feel more and more like "home". I can imagine that getting our furniture in there will go a long way toward making us feel comfortable.

Tomorrow's plan is to get up early and buy paint for finishing the family room. I'm hoping to get the new pond (we got a great deal on one due to a pricing error at Home Depot) started before going to work. But I should probably help finish painting the family room, as that is a priority right now.

Okay, I'm totally babbling now. More later.

Family Room (In Progress)

It used to be red. Blech!
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Welcome Home

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Our First House

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Friday, January 16, 2009

The Big News

It's official: we're home owners! Much more to come.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Award-Winning Service

We finally had our Christmas "gala" for work. Though it was far from a surprise, I won the Customer Service award--including a trophy and a check for $100--for my store. It's nice being recognized, but really my customer service consists of simply treating people how I would like to be treated. Yeah. It's really that simple.

The party was nice, the food was good... but the music sucked. As a result, there was very little dancing, and it all ended with a fizzle. Next year they better listen to me and have a live band rather than a DJ. Or at least hire a DJ that knows how to read a room.

Nevertheless, Christy and I had a good time. Time together is always good.

Good night.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bird Fact

From the January 2009 issue of Smithsonian:

A new study of brain waves among captive Swainson's thrushes suggests they drowse with their eyes open; nap for mere seconds; and doze with one eye open, resting one side of their brain at a time.

Gosh, I love birds.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Christy's Recycled Christmas Card Ornament

Greg helped.
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Happy New Year!

Already a half hour into 2009. We hope it's a great one for all of you. It's shaping up to be a big year for us. Hopefully we'll have a big announcement in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned.
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