Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Friday!

I started today out right, with a Starbucks Venti Non-fat Misto and a pedicure! : )

Now, I'm off to finish writing my 10-page paper about the No Child Left Behind Act. . .doesn't that sound like fun?!?!?
Hope you're having a great Friday! Only 20 more days before it's back-to-school for us teachers!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Looks UNcomfortable to me!

Here's Patches, in her current favorite way to lounge on the floor:


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Garage Project Update

Dave finished his side of the garage, and it looks great:

We went to Home Depot to get some basic shelves to replace the existing ones that were falling apart, and of course, ended up getting the nicer-looking, high-end ones. (Read: more expensive ones). But they look great, and most items are stored behind the nice looking metallic doors. Dave also went through all of his drawer storage organizers and consolidated items;
I think he ended up getting rid of two of them!
He re-hung his tools and organizers,
and it looks so neat and organized!

Next, he started to repaint the area at the back of our garage. We had it painted a burgundy color, but for consistency sake, we decided to paint everything the same color:

You can see the old color being covered by the new (neutral) color.

I don't have a "before" picture of the this area, but here is the "after":

It might not look like much, but it is a BIG improvement. The shelf at the top is new. I convinced Dave to put it up to store items that we had piled up on the freezer, but hardly ever used. It looks great, and makes a big difference! So, it may look minor, but we are so happy with it!
Next up. . . MY side of the garage!!
Which means, I have to move all of my
plastic containers aside so Dave can get to it.
I have to move all of my craft supplies, Easter and Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations, assorted baskets. . . .well, you get the idea. But afterwards, I will also have a beautiful side of our garage! Ah, the simple pleasures that bring such joy! : )
(Will update my side with pictures as soon as it's done!)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Garage Project

Dave is busy working on THE GARAGE PROJECT, that is, he is covering the garage walls with drywall. Yeah! We have lived in this house for over 24 years, and the lack of the garage walls being 'finished' has always bugged me for some reason. So I FINALLY convinced him that now was the time to finish it. It wasn't really the next project he wanted to tackle, but I guess I was just very convincing this time. . . . (or it could be that I just complained enough about it this time.) :D

Anyway, here's a look at the start of the project:

Dave decided that on his side of the garage (which contains his workbench and his myriad of tools), he would put up some plywood (later to be painted) so that when he put his items back into place, he could easily nail them up onto the plywood. My side (containing all sorts of treasures) will be actual drywall.

I'll keep you posted with pictures of the progress/finished project!


Thanks for playing the "Memory Game" Michelle!!
Yes, our paper mache adventure will long be remembered by us,
and will always bring a smile!!

{ I had hoped to see more memories posted. : ( }

Oh well, maybe we'll try it again sometime! : D

Happy summertime, everyone!
Keep making memories of your own!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Memory Game

Here are the directions:

1. Leave a comment on this post about a memory of us! :D It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot...anything you remember!

2. Post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.