Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Please commiserate with me!!!

As most of you know, they have delayed our cabinets repeatedly over the last two months. We have been without a kitchen since the first week of April! First, they were supposed to be done at the end of April, then mid-May, then by Memorial Day weekend, then June 4th. Now they're promised for the week of June 4th with the guarantee that if they're not installed by that Friday we get all of our money back! Yesterday we did get our new appliances though! Which was quite exciting! And, no...we didn't go stainless...I didn't want to have the fingerprint problems that some of our friends have with them!

Below please see a picture of my current kitchen in our dungeon-basement...and yes!...I'll take anyone's pity at this moment!

Kim, I promise I'll get pix uploaded this weekend of the rest of the house....wanted to wait for my 3-day weekend though to get a good cleaning in before I took pictures!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Our first overnight guest...

Most of you know that Nick and I have a German Shorthair puppy, "Luther." Luther has always gone to work with Nick during the day. Unfortunately, Luther really enjoys sitting on the creepers at the shop...and he doesn't care if someone's on the creeper or not....he will just sit on your stomach. So, as he got bigger, it became rather inconvenient for Nick and his dad to get under the tractors and Luther had to begin staying at our house during the day. He did not adjust to being at home by himself all day and was extremely hyper when we would get home at nights. So, for this past week, we had a dog from the group "Pound Dog Rescue" staying with us to see if that helped Luther. It has...he's really enjoyed having someone to play with this past week and I think it's made our decision to go ahead and get a second dog.

In any case, here's our first guest, "Lillie," on the right.

Luther, having spent most of his puppy months only around humans, likes to do things like sit on our chairs, sit on top of the seat of our lawnmower, and also drink out the water fountain at Nick's parent's shop. I'll actually have to get a pic of the water fountain's pretty funny to see him depress the button with his huge paw and lap up the water with his tongue!

Robin's Nest

Growing up, I can remember us girls finding robins' eggs occasionally in the grass under the trees. I had completely forgotten about them until I went to get something out the little brick milkhouse we have at the new house, which is what we have now made the garden toolshed. In the window inside was a nest with four robin's eggs; so, I ran back to the house and grabbed my camera. I was really hoping that they would eventually hatch and I could continue to capture their progress, but the other day I noticed that there were only three eggs now; so, I'm worried that something else has also discovered the eggs' whereabouts and the mother will have abandoned the nest. I guess we'll see.