Wednesday, July 22, 2009

renovation update

Our garage is sinking due to the fact that it has no foundation. That's right, just some wood in some dirt, doesn't hold up so well. So before we can go ahead and make our house all pretty, we have to fix the garage problem or it could eventually cause damage to our house. We are still waiting on getting a permit for this project so not a lot has been done. At least when all is said and done, we'll have an actual garage and not just a lean-to (however you spell that) with sort of walls.

We're still debating over a color for the house. I've narrowed it down to two, but the one I really like costs quite a bit more than the other. What to do, what to do. I'm thinking, go with the one I really like cause we'll probably have to live with it for a long time. What's a few extra bucks anyway, right?

That's about it for now. I'll keep you posted.

thinking out loud

Have you ever felt like you need to talk about something, but you don't know how to go about it or you're not sure what to say? Like your afraid that if you bring it up, it'll just make it worse so you just keep it to yourself and don't say anything at all?

Me too.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stolen from Sonya

First the rules:1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog. Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, and add one more question of your own.

2. Tag other people.

Now the questions:

What are you wearing today? So far, pj's, later I'll go find whatever is clean. I need to do laundry.

What's for dinner? I haven't thought that far ahead.

What would you eat for your last meal? I'd probably go to Tony Roma's for some ribs, or to the Olive Garden for some soup and salad and the chicken con broccoli then I'd have the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake that I've been wanting to try for some time now. Mmmm..... And I'd wash it all down with a big glass of Coke. It's my last meal, why not?

What relaxes you most? sleeping, I like to sleep.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be? I would say Hawaii but I'd want to spend more than an hour so maybe to a spa and have a massage or a facial or something to pamper myself.

What language do you want to learn? I would love to speak spanish, but I'm not going to.

What do you love most about where you currently live? I'm close to family.

What style is your current home decorated in? Kid style. Is that a style? There are usually toys and blankets and crumbs scattered all over my house.

What is your favorite color? I never used to like green, but I'm starting to appreciate it a lot more now.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? My blue t-shirt from Roots.

What were you doing ten years ago? I had just graduated from high school and was working at Memory Lane Cafe.

What are you going to do after this? Feed Ethan and go have a shower.

What are your favorite films? Robin Hood Men in Tights, most chick flicks

What are your favorite books? Bringing up Boys and my Bible.

Do you collect anything? No.

What makes you follow a blog? I basically just read the blogs of friends. Occasionally I'll check out other ones, if they're interesting.

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today? my kids climbed into bed with me this morning, that was pretty nice.

What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time? I love to go to dinner and a movie.

What is a talent you wished you had? shut off my emotions, is that a talent?

Who is your favorite actor? Patrick Dempsey, why not?

Other than Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, etc. what are your most frequently visited websites?, Portage Online, The Weather Network

What was your favorite subject in school? grade 12 math

As a child/teen how did you envision your adult life? I hoped to be married with kids someday.

How much time do you spend on your average blog post? too much time.

If you could would you want to control the weather? I'd say yes but then my husband might be upset with me, he wouldn't get to play much hockey.

Tiffany's Question: If you could have any job/career you wanted, and money wasn't a factor, what would it be? I'd volunteer somewhere, not sure doing what though.

Sonya's Question: What major event are you really looking forward to? Getting my house all fixed up. Other than that nothing major happening.

Angela's Question: Who is your favorite singer/band? Garth Brooks, Celine Dion and Rascal Flatts

I'm tagging: everyone who is reading this. Leave a comment letting me know if you're doing this so I can check it out!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Happy Birthday Hes! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Home renos, again

A couple of months ago we put in an application for a grant to fix up the outside of our home. We got some quotes and took pictures of our house and sent away the application. We were told that if we were approved we would get a phone call. That was supposed to happen 3 weeks ago. If we were rejected, we would just get a letter in the mail. That day came and we didn't hear anything. I was a little disappointed. So yesterday morning Jeff got the mail and lo and behold, our rejection letter arrived, only it wasn't a rejection letter after all, we were approved! (I guess our house really is ugly after all, yay!) Then yesterday afternoon, Jeff put in an application with MB Hydro to help pay for the insulation we want to put on our house. This morning I got a call from the lumber store saying that our application for that had been approved!

We now know how we'll be spending our summer! I'll keep you posted with pics. It's a big job because there is so much to do before the new siding can go on, so this could take a while. Here's the before.

Prayer request

If you could remember my niece Vanessa and her family in your prayers, it would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you.