Last night I posted that we were having a nice summer rain. Yeah, well, none of us slept very well last night.
It rained, poured, then thunder, then lightening. Over and over. Until about 2:30 this morning.... Weird?
Mike finished putting 3 walls of siding on. The last wall, is the wall that attaches the house and sewing room together with the new hallway. We are leaving the garage doors up on the outside where they were originally(if I made any sense?), we both like the look of them. So he studded the interior wall behind them too. I think the next thing is the roof and/or at the same time the new hallway. I'm not sure?? It's all gonna get done, so I don't really think it matters:)
Mike and the kids went to the bow shop today, they were gone most of the day. He started on the siding this evening.
After I took the siding photo, I went over and sat at the picnic table with Mike. We got a little visitor.
I grabbed the camera hoping I could catch a quick photo. I'm so glad they turned out. Awwwww......pretty.
Today was finally the day. Concrete day that is! This is going to be our *finished* floor. Mike wants to have a polished look to it, so we need to wait 4 weeks for him to be able to bring the polishing machine in. I think it will be a neat look. I know it will be a great floor for any messes that we will make in there. I don't have to worry about glue, paint or etc.....
As I'm posting this Mike is measuring the walls to order the siding..scratch that, he just came in and told me it's ordered now and will be delivered tomorrow morning. YAY!!! Last night he cut the windows and slider openings, we're still hoping to get this thing done before school starts:) It's kinda rough looking now, but it's gonna be a beauty. More later...
It's hot! I mean really hot. It's 7:20 p.m. and it's still 99 outside. I'm not a girl that like's the heat. At ALL....period! The kids have been swimming at Brian's and the rest of the time we stay in with the a/c running. I even lost a couple of games of Scrabble :) I've made dinner in the morning and then we don't have to heat up the house in the afternoon when it's 106. Just reheat.
I'm still working on the upcoming school years lesson plans. I always start with a master plan and change whatever doesn't work out. This will be our families 16th year?(really?)homeschooling. The first day of school will be here before we know it.
Brian sent one of his cement guys today to frame up the garage floor. I think Mike said they going to do the cement work on Friday. Once the floor is raised 4" then we(I say we, like I'm actually going to do something)can really get started. I hope to have as much done as possible before we start school. If the work on the floor is done Friday I'll post the pictures. Until then we don't plan on a whole lot of anything until the heat wave is over.
Eeeeeek! We got to go to our first quilt show today. It was really neat to see these pieces of art on display. But it was also a conformation that we can soooo do this. We have had nothing to compare our work to. I always questioned my ability, in color/fabric selection, my piecing and matching seams. And Mike was wondering... What another quilters long arm work looks like ? So all in all. I think we feel pretty good. It really was fun. There were so many different styles and personalities shown. I feel so inspired!!! Now, everyone....Let's get quilting. Yeah, I know, stop being a dork....Sorry.
Today was a fun day. Mike and I had our first "business" meeting.*wink*
Since we got the long arm quilting machine last spring, Mike has been saying we should really think about doing this as a business. So today our family friend Ms.Rossi and her sewing/quilting buddy came up to the house. She had asked us if we would be interested in doing long arm quilting for them and their church bazaars. They get lots of quilt top donations, but these still need to be finished. This is where the long arming is used to sandwich the top/batting/backing together. How could we pass this up. It sounds like "sew" much fun.*smile*. Mike is really excited to possibly get more business from this adventure. It's so neat to have this machine and now he's able to share what he can do!
This is our "Dear friend Sara" from next door. We were playing jump rope. She wanted to pass on her *super* jump rope skills to the kids before she leaves for college in the fall. The kids love you Sara and will miss you when you leave for school......especially Kevin*wink*wink*
Happy 4th of July! We had a great time. We had a big dinner. Made 2 flag cakes. Yes Alan, I will always make these as long as you keep coming to our 4th parties *smile* The big girls got to see their friends. One is in college and the other 2 are going in a few weeks. The neighbor Jack (he's 16) came down with a few of his friends.
He's been helping light the fireworks off with Mike. He did this last year and wanted to help again this year. So neat to see all the kids getting so big. We've been here 12 years, they were all so tiny when we moved in.
Family, friends, food, and a lot of fireworks = good times!!!!
P.S. Our little boys have never liked fireworks, at all. Guess what? We have 2 little boys who love fireworks. Just a little help from some earplugs and they had soooo much fun. It was so nice to see them enjoy the night.
This is our garage that I'm hoping will be our/my? sewing room. It's empty now and they are straightening the walls. They are fixing the drainage between the playroom and the garage so we can connect them together.
Kylene wanted her hair cut so she took off by herself this afternoon. This is a photo she sent me.
So,here it is July 2nd......I haven't blogged in almost a month? What? Wait, we haven't even started our summer yet.
So let's take a moment to ponder. Hmmm...What did we do all month?
All the kids had their yearly dental check-up. That alone, scheduled and in/out and the dentist office is an hours drive from here. But happy to report only 2 cavities out of the whole bunch. Excellent!
So let's move on..a couple routine doctor visits and labs for a couple of the kids.....umm...new tires on the bus (YES, this is exciting). Oooh, we got our yearly delivery of 1/2 a steer and whole hog.Now that's quite the highlight huh? Moving along....Mike's getting his arms *sleeved*. Yep, full arm tattoo's. Pics to come later. I'm to lazy to put pictures in this post. It's car stuff. I'm not a tattoo kinda girl myself, but he loves them. And I love him and he loves tattoo's. So, that I guess brings us to today.
Me: Mike the frig sounds kinda funky
Mike: Not good
Me: I think I'm gonna unload some stuff to the shop frig
Mike: Good idea, I'm gonna make some calls
Yeah, this is where I tell ya we went to Cosco last night. The frig is FULL. So we had to take a couple of boxes up to Brian's shop frig that wouldn't fit in our extra frig.
So the repair guy came. The good news was he could fix it, on Wednesday.( It's a commercial frig, we weren't sure.) The bad news, it was the compressor. A $1500.00 compressor.
Yep, that says it all.