Friday, August 01, 2008

recall, fall, prime & whine

  First, let me update you on my neighbor.  The biggest shocker...he was actually only about 5 years older than Dave & I...around 32.  Which is just crazy because he honestly looked over forty.  We're all assuming that he committed suicide, because there hasn't been anything in the news yet.  But no one has come over to his house (siblings, family, friends) so we're still not sure what will happen with the home.
  Second, our crib was recalled!  I feel it was a little late, since Alex used this one too, and we got it when he was around 1 that 2 1/2 years later.   But, we got a brand new free crib :)  It's pretty, and it converts into a big kid bed, so we're excited for that.  Now we have an extra crib with no screws (you have to send those back to receive a voucher).  Does anyone know a good woodworking project that's not that hard...maybe a bench?
Third, our fence blew down.  I'm guessing it's about 25 years old because the posts were completely rotted through, and our neighbor didn't even think they were cemented in.  So Dave and our nice nice nice nice nice neighbor worked on it and fixed it in a weekend.  It's strong and hopefully will last another 25 years because we like having our junky side yard hidden :0
  I've finally finished my painting project.  It was the living room up the stairs to the hallway (because it's all one wall) and it took me, oh..., maybe 5 months :)  I have a friend that would always make fun of me when she came over, so it was her inspiration.  The picture isn't all that excited, but I had to have something to document my success right?
 And last, my parents are in Hawaii for about a month and I'm watching their dog (he's not pictured here).  But, another family I usually dog-sit for is gone for 2 weeks so I have a veritable dog watching business on my hands!  I can finally put in our monthly budget that my income is more than just the pennies and quarters I find on the sidewalks (because those absolutely count!)
OH, here's a post gotta have one picture of a kid :)


Chelsea said...

You guys are so productive. You put me to shame. I'm going to follow your good example and tackle some of my unfinished projects.
Have a great weekend!

Keri said...

You're so handy. In a way it makes me kind of glad I don't have a house yet. Too much work.

You're exactly right about Julia's pigtails. It probably took half an hour to get them both in and then they only stayed in for 40 minutes. It was still worth it.

Veronica said...

We have been in this house for over a year and have yet to finish painting our stairway. Good for you Mrs. Mauger! I like the color you picked too.