Friday, May 29, 2009

Have a great weekend

I'm off to start enjoying the weekend. Some of us girls are going to Canton which is a town where a huge, huge flea market is. Only Texas could have one this big! And of course I will be staining and doing finishing touches on the bathroom. I'm ready to get it done! Steve has been out this week working on electricity and the plumbers have come. So we are getting closer!

I am going to leave you with a picture of Tyler and his girlfriend Sarah. She is a sweety. I am so proud of him. I looked at his grades yesterday and he has for the first time ever more A's than anything else. He only has one B that is 1 point away from an A and 1 C that is two points away from a B. He is doing awesome. He also went and helped my dad do some stuff this week that I would have had to do and he didn't mind a bit. My dads first words to me were that Tyler is such a great kid. I almost teared up that I could produce something of such greatness! I LOVE HIM!!! I'm thinking he passed up bear this week on my love scale! Yall have a great one!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What a great and productive 3 day weekend!

I'll start off with a rant first today...

Well, thats it, I've had it with all this weight watchers stuff and these people losing all this weight...while I, while I, won't wear a bathing suit this I got up early, went to the store and bought healty stuff to eat here all week! Yes, Tonya, so take that! You looked so dang great on Sunday that I can't let you get skinny alone!!! So here I am, eating healthy today and STARVING...I know, it will get easier, you can eat more if you eat healthy, it will be all worth it...I've heard it all! Still doesn't help me when I have an urge for Taco Bueno...but I am NOT driving through there...I'm not... lord please make the power steering go out in my car if I try to pull in there...desperate times call for desperate measures..

Next, for the happy productive stuff....

We worked all weekend with the exception of a couple, (ok, more like 6) hours this weekend, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel! Here is the bathroom and closet outside view. We have doors, and trim! That is very exciting!

Here is my light, I so wanted this light for inside the lodge, but not knowing if I am ever going to get my lodge, I went ahead and splurged and got it... it has moose and trees on it. Decorator lights...(even though it is for a freaking garage bathroom...) make me happy!

Here are the cabinets that we stained and installed, the sink and the light. I am working on a mirror and also a medicine cabinet next...give me a couple of days and I will have it stained and ready to go. The door is in, as well as the inside trim, the walls are painted, lights installed, it is almost ready for its first flush! Oh happy times!

This is bear and where he spent most of his day yesterday. I think he needed a break from Sugar and her abuse, so I took him to hang out with us all day. At first he was all happy and tail waggin cause he thought he was going to get crazy and get to run around like a wild bangee...we put an end to that though.. we fenced him in! Well, that lasted until Sugar came and visited and within like 60 seconds she had broken out of the pokey and was on the loose... Bear tried to follow suit but didn't make it under it before he was busted...

So, how was your weekend? I'm already ready for another 3 day! I think since the 4th of july is on a saturday, and my bday is on the 3rd...I'm going to beg my family into going camping!!! We need a break from all this work!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dying a slow death....

ok, I know some of you read about a month ago the pain that I endured when I was told (conned) by my sister about getting my eyebrows threaded... well, Ladies and Gents, I have made a follow up visit... I am convinced that the Indian ladies at Henna Salon are out to torture me... I'm sure they are not out to torture anyone else as it appears women have returned several times to have this done... I'm thinking now, twice is my LIMIT! There is only so much pain I can endure. I think I described the last visit as a round of ammunition being fired off into my eyebrows at a pace of a machine gun (if not, I should have) well, I think I got a mentally challanged Indian woman this maybe she flunked out of the threading class and they felt sorry for her and passed her anyway just to torture the white women that come in... she picked me out of the crowd and said next...I should have known... Oh wait, before I continue this story, I want to tell you that I called both my sister and Steve to get some moral support before I got there. Steve was in a meeting so I got none from him...Do you know what I got from my sister??? "Well, don't cry this time..." don't cry??? Lets put it this way, I walked out with not 1 but 2 kleenix this time... and they are just about soaked...
Anyway, on to the torture... this mentally slow woman threaded 1, yes, that is 1 hair a time... the other women they go at an incredibly fast pace (remember ping, ping, ping ping ping) this one, it was more like ping, reload the gun, ping, reload the gun, ping ping, wipe my tears, reload the gun, ping.... Her face is engrained into my time she calls me, I am going to say pass... I would rather get shot down by machine guns any day than the bbgun and reload that I had to endure today.... Don't laugh at me...go get yours done and let me know how the heck you feel!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Finally a new post

Sorry, lots going on! It seems like Monday morning roll around so fast around here! Then I sit here at my desk for the next 5 days waiting for the weekend to come again and then I blink and it is gone... The weeks are flying by while the kids are wrapping up school. It is hard to believe that they will all be graduating this time next year. It is down right scary how fast the years have flown! I hope that the next year slows down enough for us to enjoy the boys and spend some quality time with them before they head off to college. Ok, I had better get off that subject or I could be in tears soon.
So, here is what we have been up to. I guess I will start with yesterday and go backwards, because that is just how my mind is working lately... Warning this is going to be a loooooonnnnnnngggggggg post
Yesterday we got to work on the bathroom/closet finish out. We haven't had a lot of time to work on it but yesterday Steve and a couple of his friends really turned loose on it! The guys worked hard on the OSB board on the outside of the rooms. I know it isn't pretty, but hey, it is a garage. Knowing Steve, he is going to hang all sorts of crap on it, so you will never see the OSB board. Ok, don't focus on the huge hot water heather up there... It didn't look that big at the store, or on the ground. We will never run out of hot water in this bath. Denny has mention taking a Hollywood shower in it several times. Not sure what it means, and I don't want to ask what those Hollywood people do... not a visual I need... :)

The guys carefully cut around all of the rails so that nothing (hopefully) could crawl in behind there and do damage or heaven forbid die in between the walls! This is Denny. He has been our main helper. Denny can do almost anything. If he doesn't know how, he will research it and try it. (Especially if it someone elses house!) We are so lucky to have him and Lisa as Good friends. Oh by the way, they are adopting a little one and will welcome her home on Friday. Kyra is her name..

Next is Steve and Larry yes, they are working on the OSB board too. Evidently there were some hard cuts to do so it took a while. Oh, Larry signed up to be our electrician helper and water trencher...I don't remember him signing up to do this, but hey, you stop by and we will put you to work on anything we have!

This is Ed. Ed made the mistake of telling Steve he knew how to tape and bed. So Steve said hey, what are you doing this Sunday? Next thing you know Ed shows up with some tools and gets to work. He did an awesome job. I followed behind him with a sponge and smoothed out the rough spots.

Oh, I forgot to mention. Larry is one armed right now...and yes, Steve made him do the job of a guy with 2 arms... I bet he is a hurting unit today....hopefully not!

Here is the finsihed sheet rock on the right side of the bathroom. This is where the vanity and storage cabinet will go.

This is the left side of the bathroom. The shower. yes, it is a big shower... for some reason we needed a big shower... well, we got it.

I helped out too, but of course there are no pics of that... usually I go back through them and say look at that look on my face, or my butts too big in this pictures, or something and end up deleting them, so Steve doesn't bother...but I did actually help, I went to Home Depot, Lowes, cooked them hot dogs and delivered them down there, sponged the walls, and swept like 100 times, no seriously it might have only been 99 times... so there ya go!
ok, so enough about the bathroom until next week cause this time next week I am hoping that we have texture on the walls, paint (if I really, really get busy this week) cabinets in, toilet in, doors on, and if I totally work myself to the bone, staining all the trim it will be in too. Thank god we have a 3 day weekend! Cause I am really hoping to get this wrapped up soon!

Ok, now on to Friday. I took a vacation day on Friday and went with Tyler and his TV magnet class to University of North Texas. This is a University that Tyler has on his list of possiblities so I was thrilled when the teacher asked me if I wanted to be a female chaperone for the day! What a great group of kids!

We split the group and this group was mine. We took tours of the Television, Radio and Film areas. Our kids found out really quick that they are ahead of most of the beginners that start here. They are so lucky to have this program at their school!

Ok, so now onto Thursday. Remember, the backwards thing.. Tyler had a little program for TV where they showcased their video projects. We went last year for our first time and this year as well had some pretty interesting videos... Lets see, there were a couple about death, (strange, strange videos) and a couple of commercials, I think they have all of the camera and editing stuff down, just their content might need some work. Not sure who is supposed to help them with that, but it was obvious they need a little help...but I digress... Anyway, much to our surprise this year, they had awards at the end of the night. This is Tyler getting an awards for Top Producer for the Junior Class. He was thrilled.

Not only did he get one award, but it was followed up with another one, the above and beyond award. Basically, he is always helping and always there for the teachers. Mr T calls him big man on campus because he relies on him so much. He is his go to guy.

So, ladies and gents, those are some of the highlights of our week. Throw in there a band concert, attending the relay for life event that Tyler was walking in, staining doors, doing returns, one night of going to the land, laundry, Steve working a golf tournament, oh, and watching all of my favorite TV shows seasons finales (biggest loser, greys anatomy, desperate housewives, Lie to me, 90210) I am starting to wonder when in the heck I am sleeping.
This week lends itself to us being just as busy, tonight I have a class of 2010 meeting, the next two nights going out to the land trying my hand at texturing the walls, then another band concert, then back out to the land for the 3 day weekend...
Of course I will have pics come next Tuesday!

ps...sorry if there are spelling errors or any other errors on that I am finished it is lunch time and I am too lazy to go back and proof it! So heres to no proofreading, and spending my lunch hour sanding doors getting ready to put another coat on them tonight.....

Monday, May 4, 2009

Update #1

ok, first and foremost is the garage build...
here are a couple of pics from the weekend. Denny and Steve worked more yesterday and today so I could have more pics tomorrow. It is coming along nicely though! I don't know that it will be completely finished by the weekend though. They might still have a little bit to go. I was gopher girl all weekend. Go sweep the floor, go get me a screwdriver, charge the battery for the radio, go to home depot, go vacuum this, etc... It wore me out just doing all that! I can imagine how tired they will be tonight after 4 days of building! Anyway, here are some pics.

Next, is the news that we had a big storm hit on Saturday...the land is just about flooded. I can't wait to see if the water has drained tonight. Anway, we had a tree snap and hit the trailer. It wasn't big and didn't do much damage but here it is anyway