Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A little pink, a little green & a lot of white!

 We had temps in the sixties saturday & then in the seventies on sun & monday
 We are showing a few signs (finally) of spring around here

 Just a little green bud trying to push a away all the brown of winter!

Then this morning this is what we got up to!
Those pots have tulips in them...see them trying to poke up thru the snow!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Little Miss Brain

I got to play with my new lens & take pics of my fav model

I had her writing 20 facts she would want someone to know about her

She wrote 24(because she an over-achiever!)

She always taps her chin when she's thinking
Cute shoes!

On the way to dinner she always wants Popster to give her math problems.  He had her add 42+43+1 & she came up with the right answer.  When we asked her how she figured it out she said "It's easy.  I just write "invisibility" on my leg" & demonstrated writing the numbers out!
Next problem was 66+33 which she answered almost immediately.  I said "I didn't see you writing on your leg so how did you figure that one out?  She said "Easy!  There's this black space in my head that gives me the answers"

The black space in my head is exactly that.....a black space or maybe mine is a blank space!!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Where have I been?

 Buying this

Yes I finally got a new car!

It only took 4 years!

It talks to you.  It's like having Siri in your car but a little more annoying at times.  When I figure it all out it will be better but right now she's annoying me.  On the the way home from the dealership which is only 4 1/2 miles I called Popster to tell him I was on my way.  My car called him 4 more times!!

See what I mean?


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Attitude instead of gratitude

 I decided to buy Molly a new bed tp make up for the lack of carpeting.  I put it next to the back of the couch as she likes to sleep on her back with her back legs leaning against something.
 This is the thanks I got!!!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The big reveal being "photo bombed"

I was trying to get some shots of the living room & guess who decided to "photo bomb" me!
I love the clean look of the room without carpeting.

As you can tell Miss Molly is very peeved that the carpet is gone!

"What is this thing?  I no likey!"
Ignore the windows.....they are a work in progress

Monday, March 31, 2014

Teaching young children to use a sewing machine

 I have been meaning to post this forever(for you Dawn).
 This is how I modifed the control foot on LiLi's sewing machine to make it easier for her to use.  You need a piece of wood cut to the width of the foot control.  Experiment with the sewing speed to decide how high it needs to be.
 Popster custom cut mine but you could probably use something like a paint stick or a shim?
 All you need to do is tape to back of the foot
 Now you can see how it stops the control from going down too far so the machine will not sew at full speed.  I also put a piece of this tape on the stitch plate to help her sew in a straight line.
 A couple more views.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Entertainment comes free with installation"

 I was up early mon morning because they were coming to put the floor down in the living room......yeah.... we would be on our way to not having to maneuver our way around all the furniture piled everywhere.
The day didn't start well!  My cell phone rang early!  It was Larry telling me his truck broke down.  My answer was "then you need to call your boss & figure out plan B because my floor is being done today"...very sympathetic aren't I?  After about a half dozen phone calls they were sending another crew. 

Bad news they wouldn't be there until 10:00.  Good news they were sending 3 guys to make sure it got done.

Bad news they didn't show up until almost 11:00.  Even badder news they sent George Costanza & 2 "mountain men" from Deliverance one of which went home sick after 45 mins(if I had to guess he was suffering from "monday morning hangover" or too much moonshine over the weekend) 

However they did appear to know what they were doing once they got started.  We had to keep George on task as he liked to talk & mountain man played very loud country & western music on his phone....totally obnoxious.  I detest most country & western music!  That was between getting texts every 5 mins from his girlfriend who was suffering from having to go thru the prep for a colonoscopy.  TMI!!!!

Things were going along fairly well until I heard this conversation between them while they were trying to figure out a new nail gun they needed to use for the edges.

George:  "Lets read the instructions?"

Mountain Man:  " Nah  We'll figure it"

George:  "Weren't the instructions in the box?"

MM:  "Dunno I threw it away!  We can always google it"

George:  "What's google?"

Entertainment comes free with installation!

It was a long day between the hammering, the compressor & worst of all listening to MM singing off key to the music coming from his phone but we got through it & the end result is beautiful

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The "joys" of remodling!

After finally getting the house clean & livable from having the upstairs floors refinished we started on the living room.
We are replacing the carpet with hardwood so this what the house looked like most of last week
The furniture is piled in the sun room & kitchen while we rip up the carpet & paint the room.
Molly is totally upset as most of her favorite places to lay have disappeared & she has been constantly told to stay out of the room.
I walked out for five minutes & when I came back this is what I found.

Do you think she is flipping me the bird?

Monday, March 24, 2014

A few years of dreaming....... now all mine!
 I have had this idea in my head for a few years now & after having a corner downstairs for my sewing machine & then another corner in this bedroom upstairs & then 2 corners of this room I finally claimed the whole room for me.
 The daybed is now downstairs which gave me room to make my craft/sewing table bigger.  It was a quick fix making a new top.  Popster cut down one of the old closet doors I had to sweet talk a guy in L*wes to cut a piece of laminate the right size for the top.  I just had to paint the edges white.
 See how pretty the floor is now.

  The bulletin board is now my brain so I can put all the things I "dream up"  on it & hopefully unclutter my  head.....that will never happen but it's worth a try.  The curtain rod was something I found on pinterest.
I an loving my new space which I waited for for so long.  Only problem I'm on the short end of my winter hiatus so don't have long to enjoy it!