July 18, 2008


Well we went to the city wide garage sales, and the fireworks, then did some sparklers here at home. Oh and we grilled out.

I was VERY disappointed with #1 the newspaper here & #2 the city wide garage sales. The newspaper didn't mention ANYTHING AT ALL about any of the festivities. UGH! And the city wide garage sales consisted of a bunch of people setting out things with OUTRAGEOUS tags on them. Like for instance I seen a stained, ratty, old t-shirt that wasn't even a name brand for $2! Yeah definitely not my kind of sales.

We've been busy, busy!
  • We keep having problems with the tub fixture we bought so we had to remove part of a wall -- which didn't help! So we hillbilly-rigged it till we can figure out something better.
  • drywalled the top portion that wasn't finished of the kitchen
  • painted the hallway (not finished yet)
  • installed the bathroom sink faucet
  • found out where our missing window goes to - behind the bathroom! there's a space there that is above the stairs
  • fixed the toliet
  • canned a new banana jam (8 jars)
What we still need to do -
  • fix the bathroom wall
  • paint the bathroom
  • finish painting the hallway
  • paint & finish mudding the kitchen
  • put shut-off's in the basement for the downstairs water
  • fix the downstairs kitchen floor (vinyl tiles)
  • fix the upstairs bathroom floor (buy vinyl tiles)
  • same ^^ with upstairs kitchen
  • weatherize WHOLE house to get ready for winter
  • can, can, and can some more!
I found out that all the jellies I did back in May wasn't done right so about $20 worth of supplies wasted! I was sooooo mad! Last time I'll listen to my mom when it comes to canning! Doing it by the book (so to speak) from now on.

I'm supposed to have some sort of a goal with how much I need to can, I'm only doing jellies, pickles, & tomatoes, but I haven't figured that out yet. These kids go through about 1 pint of jelly a week - that'll be alot of jars!

I've just been stocking up on things - just in case. Like I have taco & chili seasoning mixes made up and ready in jars. I have enough of that for about a year LOL! Well maybe not taco but definitely chili! We don't eat too much chili & I have LOTS!

oh and I have enough basil growing here to last an Italian restaurant for at least 2 nights! I've already preserved some in salt and this is just the second picking. I'll probably have alot more.

ok that's all for now,

July 3, 2008

my laptop died

ok so my laptop's motherboard is DEAD. but i was able to save the hard drive and can use it for now, but....

and i get no new laptop either =(

oh well maybe someday!

we got our new faucets and are try to install them now. their real cool - gold!

also got another toy *hehehe!* -- a tattoo gun!! yeehaw! LOL! well i'll at least be able to finish out some of my half done stuff =)

And I've been planting like crazy! I've got about 40+ hot pepper plants, tomato plants, and herbs. But is that enough? NOPE! I just bought some peter pepper seeds on ebay. *hehehe!* They're so cute! I'm gonna pickle them whole. My grandma & mom will get a kick out of that. It's just with so many hot peppers (cause those are super hot!) I had to also get some sweet peppers to even out the heat some.

I'd still like to plant some cucumbers, zucchini, and pumpkins for Darkside. I just don't know if I have the space now! And I've done ran out of containers, even the ones I made out of bowls & stuff! But city wide garage sales are this weekend so I should be able to pick up some =)

Really need to go to bed early tonight so we can get out there early and catch all the good stuff =)

ok that's all for now.