Sunday, December 9, 2007

Our Weekend Project

UPDATE:  Pictures deleted as part of my flickr clean-up.  Will add back at a later date.

This weekend we worked on finishing the ceilings in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and hallway. We scrapped down the "popcorn" awhile ago and have been living with unfinished ceilings for almost a year now. 

Saturday, December 1, 2007


It snowed today!

Our buddy the snowman only lasted about 5 minutes before falling apart. I am just glad we got to share a piece of our life with him. =)

Monday, November 19, 2007


UPDATE:  Pictures deleted as part of my flickr clean-up.  Will add back at a later date.

Joel and I are both taking this entire week off. We kicked off our vacation with errands - a trip to Salvation Army to help clear out our garage and a trip to Home Depot (we make trips to Home Depot several times a day) to get our Christmas tree!

We've been remodeling our home and are almost done with the kitchen. (or should I say Joel's been remodeling the kitchen and I've been the handy helper?) Here's a "before" picture and a "now" picture.

Update on the [rat attack] - we set SEVEN traps last night and woke up to SEVEN still set this morning. I hope we've gotten rid of the problem!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

[rat attack] UPDATE

We woke up this morning to TWO more rats in traps. That called for a trip to Home Depot to replenish our rat trap supply.

What a morbid way to start a blog.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

[rat attack]

UPDATE:  Pictures deleted as part of my flickr clean-up.  Will add back at a later date.

Our most recent homeowner adventure - the attack of the rats.

Earlier this evening we borrowed a rat trap from our neighbor after finding rat droppings in the garage.(thanks Colleen - can we borrow a cat too?!?)

9:15 pm - We decided one trap wasn't enough.
1. Attempted trip to Home Depot - closed.
2. Attempted trip to Target - no rat traps.
3. Trip to grocery store - gold mine!

We headed home - set the 5 additional traps.
10:00 - Heard the SNAP. When we went out to check on it we realized there were 2 traps that had gone off. After much debate over how to get the rats (one didn't actually get trapped and was still twitching around) we decided to each take care of one.
10:40 - 5 of the traps are re-set (there's no way I was worrying about getting my rat out of the trap - so that got disposed of too...$2.49 we aren't worried about tossing away) and we are hoping we don't hear more tonight - I hope there aren't any more rats in the garage!