Friday, May 18, 2012
It was overwhelming and intimidating trying to pick a floor based on samples, even the in-store samples which are 2" x 3" board samples just did not make us feel warm and fuzzy. Add the crown molding and baseboards throughout the entire house that dominate the look and trying to match or mix-match in the right way we were so undecided. We finally found something we both liked but it felt a bit "wild." We called it the Tiger Floor. ;> Today, they came and ripped out the old hardwood, pulled up the carpet and demo'ed the staircase. Been nervous all day how it would look. WE LOVE IT. And yeah, it's still kind of wild. The upstairs is almost complete, the downstairs and staircase will be finished by Sunday. It's starting to really feel like our home now!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Yesterday I was spending the day in the basement while the one guy was installing the new AC and the painters were finishing up a couple of rooms upstairs. The doorbell rings and I head up the stairs pass through the kitchen, down the short hallway, to the front door. Two young men, high-school age, were standing on the porch. They gave me a short spiel about raising funds for their church by selling a raffle ticket for a Ford Fiesta and some coupons were included for $10. I need a car and here it was, a sign from above! I bought two tickets donating one back to the church. Hey, I know God appreciated that and might just look a little more favorably on my name being drawn. Yeah I know you can't trick God, sigh. Still, I wonder if He could add a supercharger to it so I can get out of the driveway! Oh the coupons? They are for Chick-fil -A, however my daughter says I can't eat there, so I will send them to a needy woman in Bakersfield California.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I am not going to school for foreign languages but think foreign accents might be my next thing to study. I've pretty much understand Mexican or any Latino accent, along with Portuguese, well they are two of my four bloodlines. However, Eastern Bloc accents are much more difficult for me. The accent could be of Bosnian, Croatian, Lithuanian or Russian and they all speak rapidly. I feel like my head swivels at mach speed and causes my brain to seize up. Now the Georgia accent, not the country, the State, is another that takes me a while to process because my brain has to slooooow down and my mind starts to wander waiting for a sentence to end. Almost like the Tower of Babel trying to communicate with workers at our house, the Tower of Terror of needed repairs.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
This is my checkbook and it use to get opened maybe once or twice a month. In the last two weeks it gets opened once or twice a day. Now placing a new packet of checks in for the future two weeks! Going to change the Bonnie Raitt song "Home" lyrics from- "home sings me of sweet things" to - home sings me of more needs!"
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thank you Francis Ford Coppola. I love your wine Sofia. I also love the bottle. I might actually love the bottle more. I have visions of a set of pretty candle holders once I'm done enjoying the second bottle.
Here's some info on this particular wine:
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 5/13/2012