Sunday, December 31, 2006

Incoming Kitchen Floor!

Well, after a few months on a rather drab floor (and one room even has the subfloor exposed) we're ready to push forward to get our floor installed. After meeting with a tile installer and being happy with the bid, we've scheduled the work for Tuesday. Be sure to check back for more pictures. Hopefully, we'll be able to roll right into the laminate floor installation in the other rooms! Below you will see the "Before" pictures along with a sample of the tile we've chosen.




Friday, December 29, 2006

Wii Redux...

F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5... F5...We are currently out of stock

What the heck?! I sat there for 2 hours and never even saw the "BUY NOW" button despite the fact I refreshed every 2-3 seconds for over 2 hours!

*Anger*

Amazon.com Wii Shopping...

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Big Weekend

So, New Years is here and we've got quite a plan (It is a wonder that I laughed a few years back when I saw Old School and the newly married Frank is laughed at by the college kids at the party because he won't drink as a result of his "big plans" which involved going to the Home Depot).

Here is the rundown -
Friday we're both off from work so we're going to lunch with relatives.
Friday evening we're meeting a friend of mine for dinner who is up from Hawaii
Saturday we have plans to go to the Home Depot to purchase a range hood fan with our gift card.
Finally, Sunday we'll go to church and spend time with family and friends until Monday when we'll rest after the whole New Year celebration.

The mortgage is paid today and nothing has broken(yet) so I think we're in good shape.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Time Lapsed Snow Melting

The snow that surprised us this morning melts away while I was at work.

Snow, again!

I woke up this morning - got dressed - made an omelet...I was almost ready to leave when my wife woke up and said, "Holy crap, it snowed!"

I was completely oblivious! So for now, its work from home until some melts. Thank goodness for remote access!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

I can only hope folks out there are as blessed as I feel. Waking up with a beautiful wife - the smell of Christmas morning omelets - the relaxing feeling of just lounging around. With that said, Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 22, 2006

For Sale: Slide in Stove

As listed here: http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/hsh/252523577.html

We had one hit but it was a fraction of an inch too small for the buyer. Any takers? :-)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Wii are out of luck

Objective: Obtain a Nintendo Wii
Location: BestBuy
Intelligence: BestBuy will be receiving at least 40 Wii's. Those in line by 7 am will get a voucher for a Wii.

Mission Report: At 0545, awoke to cold. Dressed and left beautiful wife to set out in search of this "mission impossible" item. Arrived at 5:50. There were over 50 people in line already. After trying to stay warm talking to others in line, the time passed slowly. Reports from the cell phones said that nearby Target, Gamestop, and EB Games also had hundreds in line. At approximately 7:10 the line dispersed. We were confused and in awe, until we heard the grumbles louder and louder: BestBuy only had 21 Wii's. The other 100 of us would have to go home empty handed. The manager, who was in the store since 5 AM, waited 2 hours to come out and tell us the number he had in stock. Common courtesy would have dictated he come tell us before we freeze our buns off!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Not cool!

Arg. So about 15 minutes after I posted on Thursday the power went out and did not come back on until nearly 4:00 PM on today (Saturday). In addition to that, a life crippling event occurred in the middle of all that: I woke up Friday morning to broken glasses!

I've since mocked up a temporary pair using a similar frame, however, it isn't perfect. To top off the most perfect weekend, I've got a power bill waiting for me that is $167 more than I've ever paid before (it is over $200). Ugh!





Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wind, rain, weather!



Some of the trees outside look like this right now (and I'm referring to the one that is bent/fallen at 45+ degrees)! It is pretty amazing to stay up and watch some of this wacky weather. This being a homeowner stuff makes you nervous when you look outside and see your poor shop building or garage next to these trees that you just know could break at any moment.

I'm also surprised the internet and TV went out before the power. I don't recall a time in recent years that it has been the case.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sick!

Well, I got the tree up last night...but today I'm home sick. I haven't felt well for over a week. I think it is some sort of light touch of the flu or maybe just stress as I have been feeling nauseated for almost a full week. Hopefully I'll be feeling better by this weekend. I want to go to Home Depot and get a stove hood and install it.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Poison

Well, enter the feeling of being trapped. Now that we have a large mortgage payment, it is a lot harder and scarier to think about changing jobs. Meanwhile, I know there are influences in my current environment that are like a poison and are wearing on me. I was recently moved to another position against my wishes and am now spending my days not doing what I love, but educating others on the meaning of the word "screen" and "monitor" in relationship to computer technology.

:(

Monday, December 4, 2006

Holidays


We will reuse this tree this year. How great the set up is!

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Late Start

I must say, I had some grand plans for today: Pick up / recycle some of the stuff around the house the previous owner left, cut up the tree that fell last week, change the oil in the car, fix some computers...but its 1:30 and I'm just now going to get in the shower. I think I'll at least get the oil changed...hopefully.