Archive for July, 2007

Around the House: Living Room

We have a house that has a living room, dining room and a family room – and I guess the reason I point it out (and it is still odd to me) is because they are all carpeted and it isn’t what we are typically used to. When you walk into the house the living [...]

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Around the House: Bathrooms

On to the bathrooms! We have three bathrooms to worry about. And each of them need something! In one the kids tore down the towel bar next to the sink. I’m okay with that because they basically tore the screws straight out of the wall and I wanted to put a round towel hanger up. [...]

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Around the house: Kitchen

Since we may be moving by the end of the year, I’ve been going from room to room writing down what we need to do either to fix something or improve it. We haven’t done any painting at all which is disappointing but considering we have a handful of minor repairs to be done, I’m [...]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

House Next Door Sold

So we are really getting new neighbors now. Last week a couple about our age (late twenties) were next door loading pergo from the garage back into their car. I walked over and said hi and it turns out they are the new buyers. We talked for a few minutes about the house and they [...]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

BP Whiting Indiana Refinery

When I was in high school I took Journalism for three years and then for a few years during college. I unofficially majored in Journalism – completely getting away when I got into a heated discussion with my college newspaper staff. I didn’t like the rules that went along with writing when stories seemed to [...]

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Loving Costco

If it is possible, I think we love Costco more living here then we did in WA. We went a month ago and two weeks later still had quite a bit leftover. We also bought Kirkland brand white tshirts and a box of candy for a friend to send in a care package. Of course, [...]

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Baby Showers

I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that I really want a baby shower. A friend of mine offered the other day and I was so excited when she did! She is the same friend who gave me her bassinet. Before the shower (tentatively set for early November) I’ll be sure to go through [...]

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Cross One Off The List

I can cross a bassinet off of my list of baby things to get – a friend gave me hers yesterday! One of the pieces has a small piece missing and I’m going to try to buy the part off of the manufacturer’s website. I’m sure I can but even if not, the bassinet can [...]

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Rental Property

We are currently renting our other home and our renters have a year lease. Of course we have a military clause in it – it’s a typical clause, stating if the renter should receive military orders that take them out of the area they are released from the lease. I’ve been keeping an eye on [...]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Spending Every Day

I’ve spent money every day this week! Well, yesterday and today. This is the week of gymnastics camp for both kids. They are at the gym from 9-3 every day this week! It is so nice – they love it and are so tired when they come home, they go to bed early and more [...]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007