Friday, October 31, 2008

I looked out the window and what did i see?

No, it wasn't popcorn popping on the apricot tree.  Instead?  It was a huge dodge pickup missing a front tire sitting on it's front rotor in the middle of the road.  Curiously close to our little Mazda.

So Mike ran outside too see if the little mazda had a little damage.

And low and behold it did.  How random that out of all the lovely little cars parked on our street it decided to fall off and ram our car.  Bummer.  Big Bummer.    So now we'll be driving around our ghetto jeep while the mazda gets some plastic surgery.

Oh, and the lesson learned today.  No, not that you shouldn't park your cars on the street.  But that you should always be home looking out the window randomly on Friday afternoons.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Just because you've asked...

I'm only doing this because people have asked to see....i personally am a bit embarrassed.  But here you go.  My belly pics as of yet.

7 Weeks

9 Weeks

15 Weeks

17 Weeks

And I'm not sure if you can tell, but I honestly feel like the biggest growth has been in the chest area.  It's a bit shocking, and I'm not really sure how to handle it.  I almost started crying when I was measured the other day....I know, most girls would love this.  I should love this.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Round 1 - Complete

So we woke up this morning to some great progress.  Which was both inspiring, and tiring to look at knowing we were going to be working hard and fast for the whole morning, well Mike would be.  So my poor husband was outside by 8am this morning, back up the ladder taping the rest of the roof off.  Then he was up on the ladder finishing the first coat and applying the second.  
We had to get everything done before 2pm, that's when the paint machine had to be back.  Around 10 am we were standing back looking at the house...and thinking that this isn't really the color we were imagining.  We were definitely thinking the color would be more olive-y then sage-y.  So I hoped the second coat would add a bit more deepness to the color.  Mostly because when Mike said 'Well, if we don't like it we can just paint it a different color next year' I seriously almost collapsed.  And I'm not even doing any work...and I'm still that exhausted.

So Mike continued on throughout the morning, while I walked around trying to keep him entertained, and picking up trash throughout the yard.  Making it seem like I was busy.  But really, there was nothing for me to do.
So we are done with round 1 of painting, meaning the main color has been applied and the windows have been uncovered.  Now we're on to the trim... and since we have more then one paint brush I guess I'll have to be a bit more involved in this next part.  We're hoping by painting some dark brown accents it will tone down the green a bit.  But if it doesn't work, I guess we'll have to move.  Because I don't think we go through this again.  Although thinking back now, that we're done, it didn't seem that bad. :)  

So hopefully by next weekend we'll have some more complete pictures of the house, it will serve as motivation to keep painting.

Oh yeah, and I planted some bulbs.  I'm trying to be proactive in beautifying our home.  And I ordered some cute house numbers too.  Anything's gotta help, right?

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Project

So the weather was finally good to us this weekend, so Mike and I decided it would be our last opportunity to do our final outdoor project of the year.  Painting the house, yes, the outside of the house.  

After reading a few websites I figured it wouldn't be too bad.  Our house is small, it's pretty ghetto, so it can't be that hard, right?  
We woke up this morning and headed to home depot.  We bought some paint, some tape and some drop cloths and headed home.  We borrowed our Cousin Dax's paint sprayer but needed an air compressor, so Mikey called in a favor to a friend to borrow one.  We started taping the house around 10am, figuring we'd get the taping all done then worry about the air compressor.  About the 4th friend he tried started giving him some advice.  He said 'don't use an air compressor, you need to rent an airless paint sprayer.  it'll be so much better...but, be careful of the over spray'.  (Our friend made it sound like we were going to be painting the neighbors house as well) this was around 1pm, and mike and i had a little regroup.  
I started thinking 'seriously? we're going to spend even more money now.  why don't we just go buy some rollers and paint the good ol' fashioned way. let's just get it done'.  Mike thought i was demented.  So after some frustrated facial expressions and lovely conversation...we decided to call the rental place, ask how much it was, and ask how much over spray there really was.  
So the rental place was pretty reasonable, and about the over spray he said 'unless it's windy it shouldn't be too bad, but you will need to cover all your windows, doors, etc'.  So we decided to go with the rental.
We picked up the rental and some more plastic to cover windows and doors and were home by 2pm.  The other issue we didn't really take into account was that we only have one tall ladder.  So Mike was the designated taper.  Which didn't really work out for him...and it made me feel worse.  So as I sat and watched him work for the next 4 hours...I tried to think of anything I could do to make him not hate me as much....and nothing really worked.  So I hid inside.
Finally around 6.30 or so, the taping of all the windows and doors was complete.  And two sides of the house had the upper trim taped.  
Since it was getting dark I suggested we paint at least one side of the house so we could get a feel for how the sprayer works, how well we really need to tape up, etc.  Then tomorrow morning we'll be that much more prepared to get it done before returning the painter at 2pm.
Well, it's now 8pm and my husband is outside with a spotlight finishing up the 4th side of the house.  I know, he's a champion.  
But mostly I'm really excited that he seems to at least enjoy this powerful super spray gun, and hopefully it will help him forget the whole taping piece.

The photos of the taped, unpainted house are a bit hard to see, but we didn't finish taping until the sun was down...

Monday, October 13, 2008

another project on hold

Mike and I were going to paint our house this past weekend, but unfortunately the weather decided not to be friendly....too bad.
It's supposed to warm up drastically this week, so we're crossing our fingers we can get it done this upcoming weekend....

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Rumors Are True....

Just in case you hadn't heard, Mike and I are expecting Baby #1. Officially. Set to arrive in early April...mark your calendars!

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