Monday, July 7, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's Done!!

The kitchen's been done for a couple weeks now and I just love it! I'll post a picture of it on this post this weekend. I love everything about my kitchen and it's a lot more "user-friendly" for me because everything is new.

John is starting to do a little work on the rec room this weekend so we're moving right along. After that, he's going to be finishing up work in the utility room that he started, oh let's say, approximately 7 years ago!! My husband doesn't like to rush into anything--ha-ha.

Evin and Wyatt spent last week with us and we all had a good time. We took them to a movie and saw "Horton Hears a Hoot" which was a really cute show. Then John bought them the movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks" which Evin watched over and over and over (I'm still hearing Alvin's voice in my head). The week went too fast and then it was time for us to meet John and Adelas on White Pass to "give the kids back". From White Pass, we went directly to Seattle, as it was Lola's 50th birthday and Melissa had a surprise party for her at Salty's. John and I didn't eat as we arrived late, but I hear the food is fantastic. It was nice seeing everyone.

The weather today is going to be nice, so I think when I get enough energy, I'll go outside and pull a few weeds.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Yippee! Right now as I type this, our countertops are being installed and I absolutely love them. I took a picture of the fellas working on it. It's all starting to come together now. The kitchen sink will be installed tomorrow and then you know what that means--no more bending over the bathtub doing the dishes. Then on Friday, the guy will be here to finish up the cabinets and by this weekend I should have a working kitchen. I didn't think I'd ever say this, but I'm actually looking forward to cooking dinner.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Good News

We just got back from Seattle today. John had an appt at Virginia Mason for his 3 month colonoscopy and the doc gave him a clean bill of health--yippee. We are relieved. He's been having these procedures about every 3-4 months for the last couple of years, so this is really good news!! We're going out to dinner to celebrate. More later. (Hopefully the kitchen will be done next week). Things are looking up!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

More Sad News

My step-mom Billie passed away on Sunday. She'd been suffering for a couple years now, especially these last few months, as she was totally blind and could not breath due to emphysema. I have mixed emotions right now--I'm relieved she's no longer suffering, but sad to see her go. I've actually been mourning her for the past year, as she wasn't the person she use to be. It saddened me every time I went to the nursing home to see her. She had requested no memorial service, so my family is getting together on Sunday for a brunch at my niece's house. She was the only Grandma the kids ever really knew, as both their biological Grandmas died very early in their lives. But now, she's at peace with my dad.

On a lighter note......gggggrrrr. Our countertop is ready to be installed, but the earliest they can do it is March 19!!! So now this means we're probably looking at the end of April before the kitchen will be completed!! Oh well, there's nothing we can do about it so might as well go with the flow.

John and I sure had fun last weekend at the Little Creek casino. The Bill Engvall show was great--he's absolutely hilarious. By the time we left the show my stomach was hurting from laughing so much. Needless to say I donated my fair share of money to the slots. While we were there we found this seafood bar that was really good. A couple brewskies, a bunch of prawns and I was in 7th heaven.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

What else, the kitchen

Things are at a "lull" right now. The cabinets are in, the floor is in. Now we just wait for the countertop which was measured the other day. That will take about two weeks so we're just waiting, waiting. We need to go buy our refrigerator. Geeeez they're expensive---anywhere from $900.00 to $2500.00. Well, I can tell you, we won't be paying $2500.00 for something that just keeps food cold!!! We were hoping the kitchen would be done by Easter, but it's probably not going to be.

John and I are actually going to go have some fun on March 1. We're going with some friends (Barb and Norm) to the Little Creek Casino in Shelton. Bill Engvall is appearing there. For those of you who don't know who he is, he's part of the Blue Collar Comedy (Larry the Cable Guy). We're spending the night, so it will be fun. That casino is a nice one. That's all I have to say for now, so bye-bye.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Finally! The flooring is in. The installer was here on Monday. He got it all done and we're sure happy with it. The guy is coming this afternoon to measure for the countertop. Moving right along.