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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

good afternoon!! another day has come and almost gone. There is a definite chill in the air. We actually turned on the furnace last night. it is nice to know there is that brand new furnace in the basement now that it's getting colder.

I have great news to share with you all, but you will have to wait 1 more day. (then I will be shouting from the rafters) until tomorrow, I will leave you with a layout that I made this morning.....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

reality check

I saw a challenge to do a reality check and I think it's a great idea..... my world gets so busy that I forget what's really important.

1. work is work. I get great reward from assisting new life into this world and I think I do a damn fine job at it, but it is work. It is what pays the bills and I shouldn't get too high and mighty on myself.

2. being the mother of a 13 yr old boy calls for constant vigillance. he will test me at every corner and I should expect that. this is normal and it's what he (and I) need to go through.

3. I have the best kids in the world. they are the light in my life.

4. I couldn't have picked a better mate. He is smart, thoughtful and deeply caring.

5. yes, my family are pigs!

6. I love to be surrounded by action. that's why we have 3 dogs.

7. I have way too much scrapping stuff and I need to stop buying the latest and greatest and get using what I have already.

8. I have an addictive personality. I get a rush from shopping for scrapping stuff

9. I don't need to keep up with the Jones. I truly could care less about this.

10. I have a really awesome life and I shouldn't forget it.

the countdown is on

so we were told it would be a month to get the hot tub. wow, this is a long month. I came home from work Friday night and found Gary making stairs for the hot tub on my kitchen counter. the house smelled of cedar and it was nice (if I didn't look at the mess of it all) He had found a set of stairs that he liked on the internet and he printed out the picture and made them. He doesn't really do workworking other than making the decks but he did an amazing job and of course, it meant getting another tool for the ever growing pile of tools.... a jig saw. the top photo is the photo of the stairs that he built and the next one is the set of stairs that he found on the internet. he did an amazing job..... cant wait for the next week to fly by

Saturday, September 19, 2009

wow, where did summer go?

here we sit and fall will be here in just a few short days. where did the summer go? I know, I am one of the few that enjoyed the cooler, wetter summer but still.... I am pumped for fall though. We are getting a hot tub. Gary researched for weeks and I called all over Southern Ontario speaking with salespeople (I hate doing that BTW) I learned that they don't listen to what the customer is asking. I think they have their own agendas and that's that. I would call up and ask about a certain model and they would try to sell me on a completely different one. the funniest part was, they were downselling. I was asking about the elite series of tubs and they would tell me about the series below it. any old hooo.... lesson learned.... I am just a stupid woman that didn't spend $14000 in your store buying a hot tub.

we went with an Artesian Piper Glen. it is fabulous and just right for us. The deck is getting stained today and we will be ready. the electrical just needs to be brought up through the deck, but Gary will do that as soon as they tell us where it is on the tub.

off to stain..... wish me luck LOL

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

we have a winner!

since it is September now, I decided that comment #9 was going to be the winner. Congratulations to Karensue. please send me all the deets and I will get a little something out to you

thanks to everyone that hopped on over to my blog. it was nice to hear from you all.