Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Opps, almost forgot in NYS you give a person a Notice to Quit when you are not renewing their lease...and telling you that you should be careful parking on the hill, that the big tree came down on is for your OWN safety.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
First I bugged my husband to cut me a wood top for adhering the tiles/stones to. He made a trip to Home Depot and found an off piece for 51 cents!!!! Yep, that's right! He cut it into a nice circle according to my specifications.
The whole layout thing was by trial and error. I didn't glue anything down until I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted things to go. I worked some beach stones into the project.
I got a little antsy, so I did start to grout some areas before I had finished with all the gluing. We found the beautiful cobalt tiles for only $1.97 and got the glass beads at the dollar store for $1 per bag. All in all I only purchase about $4.00 worth of additional supplies, which is great. I like "using up" stuff I have had for a long time.
The finished project top. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. I still need to fabricate the edging. I need to hunt around the garage and barn and see what I can come up with. I will post a photo of the table top on the actual base in the next day or so.
I'm pleased with it :)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
He said that they were putting him up in a hotel for two weeks and then he would be home for another 3 weeks before moving into an apt. in Sept. Who knows what happened to the hotel..something about you can have money instead. So now the "mom worry" starts again. When he lived in Buffalo, out of sight, not knowing what he was up to...it was different, now I can worry again...yep Sandy....it NEVER stops!
Also, our daughter's friend is having roomate trouble. So she has been staying here too....heck why not? LOL Last night at dinner it was sweet to hear her talk about the "great" home-cooked meal! Okay, my cooking is okay, but "great" would not usually be a descriptive word for it!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Zoey's methods are more instense...
Marty poses for his "sample".
Chloe was under the table waiting for droppings.
After breakfast P decided a little nap was in order. Marty and Chloe thought that was a great idea.
Then we all went outside to hang in the pen, while P did some re-leveling of the trailor.
All in all we had a nice week. Plenty of relaxation. I read FOUR books, made a mosiac table top, 3 cement/mosiac stepping stones, hung out with neighbors, went fishing, boatrides, walks, and plenty of naps. I think we're pretty rested, but are dreading back to work tomarrow!!!
*** Lisa, we got a screen room!!!!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
In happier thoughts... my Hydrangea seems to be a "late bloomer" It is finally blossoming.
The angels in the patio tend to move around a bit....can you see your angel Sandy?
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
We were headed back outside on the deck and I noticed a wasp. Being a careful Pug mom, I whacked it with the grill brush....except, suddenly his friends all came out of the grill!!!! I yelled everyone inside and we ran! Of course I couldn't leave things along, so I waited for them to settle down, snuck out and turned on the hose. Then I went out the front door and around the house and bombarded them with water. Fierce, aren't I? After several minutes of intense watering, I went back through and got my flying insect killer and finished them off. Wait until P sees a grill full of dead wasps and empty hives.
Sorry nature lovers, but wasps were hurt in this episode.....can't have them stinging my babies!
You will notice this grill has no tank. We actually don't use this one anymore as we have a stainless grill now. Not sure why we haven't given this one away, but I'm thinking the wasps thought it was abandoned.
Meanwhile, Buster does his thing....rest. Buster is 17, and the only cat we have left from the four we had for many, many years. He is in real good shape. He doesn't mind the Pugs and sits and waits for liver treats when I pass them out. We hope to see him get to 20!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Here is how my "vacation" day went.
Slept in until 7:45 a.m.
Moved hutch top to upstairs hallway where the bottom has been for 3 months now. The top started out in my dad's room, went into the porch when his room became my office, came out of porch to dining room, and now made it to it's proper place...phew. Moved trunk from my room to front hall. Moved chair from back hall to front hall. Moved dollhouse to guest room. Turned mattress on our bed. Cleaned off my dresser. Shampooed (spelling???) back hall carpet and bedroom carpet. Talked to C on phone twice.
11:15 a.m. - Wondering, should I stop now or keep going???? Showered and dressed. Off to Post Office with 14 packages to post for P (Ebay stuff). Then off to Motor Vehicle to renew P's truck registration. Computers down....waited....finally 1 1/2 hours later, all set. Off to hardware store to drop off broken storm window, stopped off to recycle cans and pick up a few things at grocery store.
Back home at 4:00pm....groceries away, played with Pugs, finished up laundry.
7:15pm - met my dad and A for her birthday dinner, then back to our house for cake.
10:00pm - BED!!!
I think I used most of my day!!!!!