Saturday, May 31, 2008
The last 3 days I have been cleaning carpet. This machine isn't a true steamer since it doesn't heat the water. You add the cleaner and hot water to a tank and then the dirty stuff is sucked up into another tank. Very easy to use and works great! I can't believe how much better my carpet looks. I did my bedroom, the living room, dining room, and hall. Kinsey's room was not bad so I haven't done it and the spare room has to much "stuff" in it for me to do it right now. That whole room project is on my to do list for the near future. It will be my sewing and guest room. I have it all planned in my head, just need the time to do it.
Neal pulled the carpet up in Kinsey's bathroom today. There were so many stains on the sub floor that I now realize where the smell was coming from. I poured a box of baking soda on the floor and let it soak up any smells it could. That helped a lot. I plan to go to Home Depot to get the tile we need for that bathroom next weekend and hopefully we can get it installed right away. Kinsey's not that impressed with sub floor as her new floor...lol! I have her pretty new purple rugs down so she doesn't scrape her feet.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I plan to attend my reunion on July 4th and see old friends. I've changed a lot and I know they have too. I can't wait to see them and catch up.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Last year was a crazy year filled with lots of pain (on Neal's part), sadness, and anxiety. I honestly thought we wouldn't make it through last year with 2 surgeries, a broken foot, my Grandmother passing away, my Mom's illness, a wreck, and money woes.
This year is looking up. We've finally found a house we love and are enjoying making it ours. I won't say any more so I won't jinx myself ;-)
I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I picked it out at Home Depot last time I was there. It's called Morocco Slate tile. It has the neutral colors we like and the browns that match the cabinets.
Today, after scrubbing the kitchen floor, I decided that the kitchen needs to be done. For some reason someone picked out white linoleum for the kitchen and it shows every speck of dirt. I spent an hour scrubbing it by hand today. It's pretty but it won't last. Hopefully this is a project we will get to this summer. The bathrooms will be first but the kitchen will be soon after that.
Also, things are moving along on the house. We've unpacked more and done quite a few updates to the house and yard. Neal ordered a 10x13 metal storage building that will be in this week. We need to pour concrete before we can build it. It will be so great to have a storage big enough for both of us here at the house. Right now I rent a storage unit in town to keep my Christmas decorations and odds and ins at. Neal will be able to put in his lawn mower, tools and have a work space while we'll be able to put the bikes and other stuff in there. Can't wait to get it built! We worked on cleaning up the yard yesterday and it's looking much nicer. We just keep taking it one day at a time and things are getting done.
I hope to get back to baking and trying new recipes soon. Now that I have tons more counter space I can keep my mixer out and have room to do things.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Here is what Kinsey and I have been up to.....Girl Scout camp at Mitre Peak, Texas and end of school field trip to Ft. Lone Tree (outside Capitan). Kinsey and I went to Girl Scout Mom and Me camp the first weekend of May. We had a lot of fun. There was hiking, crafts, singing around the campfire and even s'mores! Kinsey's favorite part was the hiking. She kept commenting on how much she loves the mountains and hiking. I had to remind her that she lives in the mountains and we do go hiking occasionally.
On Tuesday, Kinsey's class went to Ft. Lone Tree camp at the base of the Capitan Mountains. They had the chance to do an obstacle course, rock wall climbing, slide down a huge water slide, and go down a zip line. I wasn't totally sure Kinsey would do the zip line because she kind of freaked at GS camp jumping from boulder to boulder but she hooked up and zipped down the line. I was offered the chance to try it but decided to take pictures instead ;-) I had to work for the morning so I only got to see her slide down the big slide and do the zip line.
Kinsey getting strapped into harness by Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Young
Kinsey waiting for her turn to zip down the line
Kinsey zipping down the line. It's hard to see her and I can't figure out how to turn it the right way. You can really hear the zip line though.