Friday, January 30, 2009

Hi! Sorry for the lack of updates, but the whole moving things took my motivation to blog.

We have all our stuff at the house and did the check-out for the apartment today. We are going to get our whole deposit back, which is quite nice. Barely anything is put away yet, but I have a fairly decent idea of where everything is, which helps a bit. Most of the kitchen is put away, but since we are going to be putting up shelving for my baking supplies on one wall along with our pot rack, there is still a lot of stuff just hanging out in odd spots. The bedroom is painted and looks great. I wish I could share a picture, but I can't seem to locate the cord to transfer them to my compy. The wall color is latte and the ceiling is divine white. There isn't going to be anymore painting for awhile.

Work is going really well. I love the people, and there is enough variety that I don't get bored. I have applied for a job in receiving to pick up a few more hours there, so I don't need to go find another part-time job else where.

Ok, I am going to play Wind Waker now. Wiiiiii!!!!!! (It's actually a for GameCube)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The truck is in the shop due to a frozen/locked/stuck caliper on the rear passenger wheel of our rear-wheel driven truck. For those wondering, the caliper is what the brake pads rub against to stop your vehicle. I know this because I watched Josh and his dad change them on my car a few months ago when my car started making grinding noises when I braked or turned.

This means, instead of driving 5 minutes to work today I am taking a 1+ hour bus ride well, actually two different buses with a 15 minute wait between the two buses. I would just walk if the wind chill wasn't hovering around -20F today. Oh well, at least I will get some knitting or reading time.

Monday, January 05, 2009

There is fresh paint on the walls, some of them anyway, and a new washer a dryer in the laundry room. Washing laundry without quarters is almost fun. We have purchased a couch and will pick it up later this week. We should be able to finish painting the living room on Wednesday and maybe get a start on our bedroom so we can move in our living room and bedroom furniture. I didn't bring my camera when we were painting but Josh's mom got some pics, so I will share if she sends them to me.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I got a sewing machine for Christmas! I know absolutely nothing about sewing. Any good books you guys can recommend? I don't intend to do anything too fancy. I will need some sort of window treatments for the house and pillows would be great. Also, I think I should make myself a skirt since I own so few. I am quite addicted to tote bags for some reason as well.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I am better!!! About 48 hours after getting sick, I was feeling mostly normal. I still don't have much of an appetite if I don't get reminded to eat. I wouldn't have eaten lunch today if I hadn't gotten a free sammich at work and was later reminded to eat it by a co-worker.

Speaking of my new co-workers, I love them! It's nice to work with other people again and not rely on notes for communication. The drive is also a plus. It looks like I will be helping not only develop gluten free items, but also helping them make pizza dough instead of buying it for our pizzas.

I think one of the first big projects for the house is going to be a new driveway. It is nearly impossible to get up if there is snow due to the angle and the ice has been impossible to get rid of. We are also going to purchase some new garage doors shortly as the current pair is rather ragged and not insulated at all, which is not good with the garage shares a wall and a ceiling with the rest of the house.

Now to figure out what to do with my two days off.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

So we had planned to get a jump start on buying supplies and painting, but I ended up with a stomach bug, which means I am completely useless. At least I haven't thrown up an almost 10 hours I still feel pretty crappy. Josh went over to the house for awhile today and took the mirrors off the wall and bought a ladder and other random things we need for the place. I was worried that the mirrors would be really stuck on the wall, but apparently they were just held on by some tape and what seems to be joint compound around the outside edges. Now we just have to replicate the texture on the wall where the mirrors were.

Now to continue with the 7UP and saltines.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We have a house!!

It's exciting and a bit overwhelming. The place is bigger than we intended to buy, but it has everything we want in a home and more. We already have a few power tools for the garage including a rather large air compressor and a new washer and dryer. We got a great interest rate and our insurance is about a $100 lower than I thought it would be. This all went better than I could have hoped.

It is once again snowing here (as of last night we were already 5" above December's average snowfall), but it is finally supposed to be not bitterly cold today, which will be nice since I plan to do a bit of shoveling at the house today.