New Toy!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

We got a new toy this week. A little Lenovo S10 notebook. It's got a 10" screen and is perfect for using in the kitchen when cooking with recipes found on the internet, which is where most of our recipes come from. It's the cutest little thing and is super fast with wi-fi and is now connected to our home network.

I've mostly been using it to play around on the internet with because it's just so small and cute, I love it!

It's here!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The new fridge has arrived, and Tate has sent me pics! Is it weird that I'm all excited to get home and see a new fridge?? Probably, but that's just me. This whole home owner thing is such a trip and I'm loving it!

Our collectible series

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

OK, so if anyone knows Tate and I, you have heard of our never ending search for a fridge that will work for us. We started out with the crap-tastic fridge at his old place. When we bought the house, it came with an even more crappier fridge that now sits in our backyard. The first fridge didn't work in our house because the doors opened the wrong direction and when we tried to flip them, everything was so worn from the one position, it just didn't work. So, off to craigslist we went. Happy day, we found a fridge we could live with. It even had water and ice that we hooked up. (Talk to Tate about that experience!)

Oh, the fridge... So, the "new" fridge that we've had now for approx 5-6 months has decided to have ice maker issues and just doesn't stop making ice, which produces a pool of standing water on the kitchen floor. Not good. After dismantling and emptying bucket after bucket of ice from the ice maker, I came home last night and decided to just "screw it - let's get a new fridge."

Off to Sears we went and purchased our now 4th fridge!

It's bigger, better, faster and whiter! LOL! Seriously, it's pretty cool. It has a PUR water filter and space saving ice bin, so we have more freezer space, and this cool anti-microbial drawer for veggies. We should now not have reason to buy another freakin' fridge for a very long time. Now all we have to do is get rid of the ones we do have! Luckily we have a scheduled pickup this week for one of them, and will probably sell the bad ice making fridge on craigslist. Delivery date for new fridge is 2/20/09! Yeah!!

Friends, Roller Skates and Lights

Monday, February 9, 2009

That basically sums up the weekend. Saturday was a blur of chores around the house, then trucking out to Rancho Cordova to pick up some French doors that I found on craigslist. I really lucked out on these - they are solid wood and very nice. Lisa was my savior once again with the use of her truck, so Zachary and I got to play in the back seat while Lisa and Tate threatened to scalp us from the front! LOL!

After the trip out to Rancho, we made it home in time to start dinner because Emiley was coming to stay the night and going to Sacred City's season opener with us. In a blur of making dinner, getting a shower in, feeding dogs and getting cleaned up to go, we made it to the rink early enough to get a good place in line.

This was Emiley's first experience with roller derby, and for a newby, she did great. I was glad that we didn't scare her too much! LOL! My 'cousin' that I met through Sacred City was there with her girlfriend, so it made it even better, then add the fact that we got SCDG calendars and Cap'n Sal took mine around to all the girls and got it signed by everyone, including Daddy's Girl, who moved to Chicago last year, and was there for the bout made it all the more fantastic!!

Sacred played a great bout and we won by a good margin of 101 to 80. Sorry Orange County, you're just not good enough for our derby girls! Emiley said it was the first time she felt out of place because she didn't have a tattoo. Other than that, she had a good time and said she would come again, so I'm going to make sure she keeps that one!

Sunday morning we all slept late after drunken derby and went to Eggies for breakfast (another first for Em). Then off to Trader Joe's because she never gets to go there - the girl needs to move to Sac, I tell ya. After that, it was getting late, and we had to take Em home so Kelsey wouldn't think that mom had totally abandoned her.

After dropping Emiley off at home, Tate decides he's sick of the buzzing florescent light in the kitchen and we need to go light shopping. So, off to Orchard we go. Unfortunately, their light selection sucks, so we headed up the road to the 'Po and found 2 light fixtures for the kitchen and one for the mudroom, plus new fluorescents for the workshop and bulbs a plenty. By the time we get home, I was pooped and just wanted to laze on the couch for a bit, but Tate went right in to installing lights. Check out the House Stuffs page for pics and that post.

We ended the weekend watching Step Brothers and chillin' on the couch. Another one gone too quickly, but lots of stuff done and one step closer to completed projects.

And he said... let there be light!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It has been nights of the lights around here the last couple days. We now have new light fixtures in the bathroom, kitchen and the mudroom. We also finished the final light for the living room making the lamps from vases we got at pier one.

Kitchen Lights (there are 2 of these)


Bathroom light fixture

As always, more projects in the process. There are French doors to be installed in the living room, shelves to be built, kitchen to be re-done and more! The floor in the mudroom is now complete, now it's time to paint the trim and that room will be done!

Weekend? What Weekend?

Monday, February 2, 2009

This last weekend went by in a blur. I had to work part of the day on Saturday, so I was up and going at my normal 6:15, and finally got home a little after 2p. After that I was exhausted from the previous 2 days working our House of Delegates annual meeting so it was nap time for me.

Sunday morning, Tate went for a quick 10 mile ride on his beloved fixie, and I went to work getting some laundry done and making a guava cake for the big game. We went to Woodland and hung out at Emiley's house for the big game. We brought the dogs, which kept Kelsey entertained while we munched on all the yummy eats. By the end of the game, the dogs were worn out and I was ready to go home. I ended up falling asleep on the couch around 8:30p and was in bed by 9p. I guess when you're a victim to routine, anything that messes with it will wipe you out. LOL!

I'm looking forward to next weekend as it is the opening of Sacred City's 2009 season. Emiley is coming to the bout with us and will sleep over, so that should be fun. It will be like one of our old sleep overs with lots of wine and popcorn! :^D

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