April 12, 2010

Project: Backyard walkway

This weekend Bear and I completed a project from start to finish. Can you believe it?! I know, I can't believe it either. But something I can't believe even more is that we didn't fight ONE TIME! I guess we have worked it out while discussing this project a million times over the last (at least) 4 years. So we knew the expectations before we got started.

This is what we tackled in the backyard. As you can see it needed some H-E-L-P.

We started by moving all the rocks out. And then we added a black rubber border and started leveling the dirt.

Then put down paper to prevent weeds and then we had to put all the big rocks back in. We only ended up with 2 big rocks that didn't fit. I thought that was pretty good!

And then we worked our butt off hauling in 5/8 inch pea gravel from the back of Bear's truck. He shoveled it into buckets and I hauled the buckets to the needed places. That is probably the biggest reason I can barely walk the last few days! I am still sore too.

And we have 1/4 of a yard of pea gravel left over... sigh... anyone need any? Because it is currently riding in the back of Bear's truck. Probably not so good for the gas mileage.

Then to finish it off, even though we were tired, we went back to Lowes and got flowers and mulch to finish up the flower bed. It looks pretty nice if I say so myself!!


February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope everyone is having a good Valentine's Day. Mine is going OK, got up and went to church WITHOUT my valentine which didn't make me too happy... but ya know I guess that is how it goes. At least I went and it is the third time in a row. Sadly a record for how it has been going lately.

Not much new to report. We haven't been up to much on the weekends which has been sooooooo nice. I love it. So please no one need us to do anything for a little while longer.

One thing I do need to do is finally decide on a paint color for the bathroom. It has long been driving my husband crazy that I put putty in the nail holes and never painted it. Now it is currently driving him crazy that I put test paint colors on the wall but haven't just chosen a color and bought the paint. Sadly, I spent $10 on sample paints, which are HUGE at Sherwin Williams FYI, and I still don't really like either color. But I don't want to spend any more $$$ on the samples either! I mean what am I going to do with what is currently left already? Sigh. Maybe next weekend I will decide.

Here is the current state of affairs.... note the new light fixture, I did finally put 2 new light bulbs in it. The colors are hard see in the pictures but I think we will go with the one on the right. I don't know. It is too dark for me but the one of the left is too bright baby blue. GAH. SEE THE PROBLEM!? It's just that the tile in there is brown, and I don't want it to turn out looking country brown and blue you know? I plan to put beachy stuff in there like some black frames with white matts with B&W beach pictures. I am hoping to use some of our own pictures and then I also have some cool star fish we found at the beach when we went on our trip over Christmas (except currently trying to get them to not smell so bad!). Then white rugs and shower curtains. And also a conch from our Bahama trip. I just hope it ends up tasteful and not 1980's beach condo. We will see.

February 1, 2010

Hello Blog.

It has been a while. In fact I never finished my Summer Vacation days 3-9. I will post them next... it has been all saved and everything!

Well I figure this blog is the best way to communicate with RF friends overall. At least when I post something you will not have already heard the story at work ;-) And this will be a place you can leave me messages and tell me things or yell at me for leaving or just whatever you feel like I suppose. Please share this blog with whoever you think wants to see it. AND become a follower! Purrrty please!! And leave comments!! No lurking.

I really do feel like I am just on vacation. And I don't think it will all be real for a while, this change that I have made. I really appreciate and love everyone I have worked with at the RF and hope that you know that. I am not good at saying or showing that stuff though so I hope you were not offended on my last day. Just ask my husband how well I do this! NOT well at all!

Next up, Bahama's pictures. Because I really wish it was warm again! Tired of the cold!!

OOPS Bahama's pics are in September 2009.. that is how long ago I saved them and then didn't publish!