Monday, October 27, 2008

Hard Hats Anyone?

Life is busy on a normal day with 4 boys a dog and a snake. We have our mad dash each morning between 6am and 7am for breakfast, shoes, backpacks, lunch, sweatshirts, library books, and then for the bus. Then our afternon routine of snack, homework, reading, more snacks, outside time, and chores (ha, right!) We have our umpteen (yes, that IS a real number) loads of laundry per week. We have an assortment of scout, YM, PTA, HOA, and Primary meetings. There are groceries to buy and put away, dinners to prepare, dishes to wash, trash to collect, bills to pay.

These things make our home a mess. Add to it our recent construction project and hoo-boy, there really aren't words.

I haven't vacuumed in weeks. Why should I, the floors will be replaced any day now. They are covered in saw dust, sheet rock dust, and who knows what else. My sister in law swept my kitchen floor the other night and by the next morning you couldn't tell. (sorry Jen) The doors are off the hinges (except for the bathroom). Most of living room furniture is pushed into the center of the room. What there isn't room for in the house has been moved to the garage... a dust storm waiting to happen. The walls are painted but the majority of the trim is not.

We are blessed to be able to do this now. I am not complaining about the constuction, just the mess it has created. I will be happy to get back to our normal mess. In the meantime here are some photos of the project.

My construction workers taking down the half wall between the family room and breakfast nook. If you look through the mess in the background you can see the new built in shelves and cabinets Bryant made.

The soffit above the left cupboard is gone...the others are going soon. Tomorrow maybe?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Good Bye Old Friend

We have enjoyed long rides on the open road. You and Bryant were HOV partners and commuters. You were loud and a little flashy but OH SO FUN! It was fun while it lasted.

Now you live in Georgia with a new man. I wish you well. I wish you long rides on the open road.

Good-bye old friend.
Bryant sold his motorcycle. He sacrificed his toy for our new floors. We are all a little sad. (except Hope who is glad to have at least one of the big noisy things in the garage gone)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Mosaic

1. Laura'>">Laura y el aire,
Will'>">Will eat for food,
Spaulding'>">Spaulding High School - Sign - 8-4-07,
blue'>">blue and white...2008,
movie still,
Cosmic'>">Cosmic Dream:kerala:India,
Ben'>">Ben and Jerry's,
One'>">One engine approach with Airbus A330 simulator,
Nace'>">Nace un bebé, nace una mamá / A baby is born, a mom is born,
Gisimba'>">Gisimba Memorial Center,
Peanut'>">Peanut Butter Cup Heart

The Rules: you answer the following 12 questions about yourself (my answers are in parentheses after each question):

  1. What is your first name? (Laura)

  2. What is our favorite food? (all)

  3. What high school did you attend? (Spaulding High School)

  4. What is your favorite color? (Blue)

  5. Who is your celebrity crush? (Owen Wilson)

  6. Favorite drink? (Diet Dr. Pepper)

  7. Dream vacation? (anywhere but here)

  8. Favorite dessert? (Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream)

  9. What do (did) you want to be when you grow up? (Pilot)

  10. What do you love most in life? (babies)

  11. One word to describe you? (Volunteer)

  12. Your Flickr name? (Laura)

Want to play? Type your answers to each of the above questions into Flickr's search. Using only the images that appear on the first page, choose your favorite and copy and paste each of the URL's into the Mosaic Maker. (3 columns, 4 rows)