Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We just can't seem to quit!

Every time The Hub and I finish up a room/project, we say, "Okay, that's it. We're DONE for a while." Then no sooner do the words come out of our mouths than we're tearing something else up.

The latest room has been many things over the past year+. Mostly, it's been a thorn in my side. I LOVE that we have that extra room, but it was just ugly, dirty, yuck. First, it was my craft room. I didn't love that because I had to walk thru the bedroom we'd made for Mom to get to it. Then we flip-flopped the rooms so that we had to walk thru my craft room to get to Mom's bedroom. We never *did* anything with it, though, as far as updating. We put down a carpet remnant for a temporary fix instead of bare concrete floor.

Now that Mom's gone back to MS to take care of Grandma, Breeze wanted the room for herself. Initially we were going to do a switcheroo of the girls' rooms but changed our minds. Yeah, remember all those harlequins I taped off and hand-painted last year? All for nothing, I guess. We've butted heads over air conditioning and doors open/closed, so it really is for the best.

So enough rambling; on with the pics! This is the left and right sides of the room before. Once upon a time, it was obviously a carport that got enclosed.

You can imagine my cringing every time I looked in there b/c I despise that awful 70's paneling. We knew that behind two of those walls there was brick. I wanted that left exposed because I think it just looks so cool.

We also took out those two closets at that end of the room, and built one at the opposite end. A new window went in as well as insulation, wiring, and drywall.

So lots of work, demolition, cleanup, etc. happened, and this is where we are now.

Since Breeze did a color change on me, she's in need of a duvet cover because that purple just screams against the red. Oh, and it isn't fire engine red like that last pic looks. It's Valspar "Fabulous Red" which is quite red enough for my taste.

We still need to install closet doors and put down the rest of her flooring, but I'm just ecstatic that the dungeon room is actually pretty nice now. The things we do for our little gothic princess.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

And they asked why


Scuttlebutt has it that one of the teens involved was the same one who was shot outside a basketball game last year AT THE SCHOOL.

It ain't nicknamed "Assault & Battery High" and "Battle Creek High" for nothin'.

And just yesterday, there was a drive-by within a couple of miles of where those 4 morons were "playing with" their stolen handgun.

After shit like this, I really wonder how the Board of Education could honestly (and with a straight face) ask me WHY I wanted to transfer my daughter to another school.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

One word

I thugged this from Nesa's blog. :)

You can only type ONE WORD for your answer. It's not as easy as you might think.

1. Where is your cell phone? table

2. Your significant other? Hub

3. Your hair? short

4. Your skin? oily

5. Your mother? away

6. Your favorite thing? family

7. Your dream last night? none

8. Your favorite drink? soda

9. Your dream/goal? security

10. The room you're in? bedroom

11. An ex-boyfriend? asshole

12. Your fear? clowns

13. Where were you last night? crop

14. What you're not? thin

15. Muffins? blueberry

16. One of your wish list items? time

17. Where did you grow up? Mississippi

18. The last thing you did? cooked

19. What are you wearing? sweats

20. Your TV? annoying

21. Your pets? Buddah

22. Your computer? convenient

23. Your life? blessed

24. Your mood? wishful

25. Missing someone? yes

26. Your car? truck

27. Favorite store? J's

28. Your summer? boating

29. Like someone? yep

30. Your favorite color? blue

31. Last time you laughed? today

32. Last time you cried? Monday

33. Who will resend this? none

34. Whose answers are you anxious to see? anyone

Friday, August 08, 2008

Stormy day

Yesterday afternoon, we had a hellacious storm sweep thru our area. Most of the town lost power, and many are still without power this afternoon. We had a lot of trees down, transformers and houses struck by lightening, a boater stuck in it and forced to beach his boat, no traffic lights working. It was BAD here.

Not the greatest time to discover that your brand new generator is a piece of shit. Grr... Fucker's supposed to put out enough juice to run the fridge, freezer, and a/c...it was putting out 3V. Yeah, you read that right THREE VOLTS. That's not even as much as the friggin' battery in my alarm clock!!

The Hub got called in to work and didn't get home til after 11 last night cuz they were trying to get power restored on base.

We lost power for over 5 hours, and we were one of the lucky ones. Like I said, many still don't have power this afternoon. There are trees down all over town, and the storm did damage in several surrounding counties, as well.

To show you a small sample of how nasty Mother Nature decided to be, take a look at these. This is my friend, D's Durango. She was at work when this happened. I got cold chills when I saw these.

She works in that building with the red roof. Can you say "shitting kitties"??

Thank God there weren't any serious injuries from Mother Nature's wrath.