Saturday, August 1, 2009

Play outside day!!

I am hoping that everyone got a chance to do something outside today. After all that blasted rain, Dennis and I decided to go to Ritter Park with our good friend Ron Patrick and ride our mountain bikes. Just an easy ride on the bike path through all the leftover mud from the flooding yesterday! It really wasn't too bad except for the mountian bike path Dennis decided to take us on. It was a gnarly, watery ditch with lots of dead falls and rocks. Niiiiice.....and tons of poison ivy eager to get at my skin, I feel sure. At least I didn't wreck although Dennis couldn't get his shoe unclipped from his peddle and fell over. That was funny. He did it after I hit a big rock and yelled my chain came off. teehee Turns out it hadn't after all and I was able to keep going. We also took a break and rode over to Gino's and had lunch. Lovin' the Pubwich sandwich to death. I could eat one every day now. Not a low fat food, I feel sure. All that cheese and mayo and cheese...... yummmmm....did I mention it had cheese?????? hahaha There were tons of people out doing their thing at the park it was such a beautiful day! After that, I came home and mowed grass, weed eated, and trimmed the hedges. They look like big green ovals now. Cute....Dennis did the rider mower some on all the big stuff that I hate doing with the push mower. He goes really fast on that thing. Imagine that..........I think I'll go rest now.....

Friday, July 31, 2009

Yay! Jeepie will soon be home!

After two weeks of missing my Jeep, Dennis stopped by the garage that is fixing it to see what the damage was. They said the 2nd cylinder had stuck and was repaired/replaced and they should be done on Monday or Tuesday. We were just sure it would need a whole new motor but thankfully, that wasn't the case! Dodged a major bullet on that one!

Geeee, it sure would be nice if it could rain a little bit! I was out in the pouring rain at 7:30 am unclogging the drain at the top of our yard. You could have gone white water rafting down our side yard it was so bad! My fish pond was clear to the top of the rocks, which the fish thought was really cool, but it has finally drained down back to normal. I hope this doesn't mean a rainy fall and winter too. Enough with the blasted rain already!!! And the fact that today is the last of July. Oh my gosh, don't even get me started. Where did the summer goooooo?!!!!!!

I broke down and went to CVS and got some Technu and some other miracle poison ivy stuff. I think it may actually be helping. Those little poison ivy bumps remind of whack-a-mole. Just when one finally goes down, another one pops up somewhere else!! A truly evil weed.......see photo........

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ta Daaa - It's done!

I finally finished my bathroom redo and I think it turned out pretty good. I even cut the power cord on my clock radio to shorten it so it wouldn't be all bunchy on my shelf. Also, the corner things worked out really well and I was able to just measure and cut my trim. That was actually pretty easy! Yay!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

I guess I am one of those people that just can't relax. As soon as I finished my huge vacation scrapbook, which took days, I then began on redecorating the bathroom! I got up Sunday and just started tearing off the wallpaper! It had been on there forever and Dennis had been complaining about the border peeling up. (It was a lovely leaf pattern and well, I guess the leaves finally started falling. ;-) So, of course, the top layer of wallpaper peeled off nicely, leaving a layer firmly attached to my wall. Why is that? When you want something to stick, it comes off. When you want it to come off, it acts like it has become one with the wall. So. like my kitchen, I had to do the stinky oil base primer over it then spackle like there was no tomorrow. Sand, sand , sand 'til it looked it had snowed in my bathroom. Another layer of primer over all of that. Then finally do the painting. I worked from 7:30 am til 9:30 pm yesterday and felt like someone had beaten me with club all over. Today, I went to Lowe's for some molding for the top, mowed Mom and Dad's grass, mowed my grass, finished painting the bathroom door and tried to put some trim around the shower. Evidentally, cutting mitered corners requires super human intelligence and levels of testosterone I do not posess. I measured and figured and fought those strips of wood til I gave up in disgust. If I had had a white flag, I would have run around my house and in my front yard waving it. I gathered up my little strips of wood and tossed them in the utility room, slammed the door, and decided they wouldn't have looked all that great anyway! Tomorrow I am going to tackle the ceiling trim which should be easier thanks to those little premade square corner trim pieces. No doubt, invented by a woman who also failed mitered corner cutting 101. God bless her. I hope it all goes will follow next time.....and yes, my poison ivy still itches......