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Friday, May 28, 2010

here is the long awaited link to the business website. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

27 May - Another good day!

I have not posted in a bit because I have been busy doing things around the house and homework and looking for jobs (I have a job just looking for jobs for my job). I will probably get back to working on the website tonight. It is almost done. I went and got a PO Box so I wouldn't have my home address on the site.

Monday, I went with my friend to pick out my own shadow box. I just got a standard one, it will be similar in color to David's so we can hang them together. I am attaching pictures of the current layout. Yes, I am doing my own layout, I am very particular about that. I think I have everything in there that I want. I am going to make a separate one to hang in my craft room with some of the bulkier things that I would like to get out of boxes and up on the wall.

I have been feeling really good, especially in the morning. I have even been sleeping in so I think that is a good omen to the future and indication that I am doing the right thing by retiring.

Okay, I have way too many projects going on. I need to finish the spring purse, I need to get back to knitting my dress, today I bought material to make a patriotic wall hanging and I decided I was going to make chair covers for my dinning room chairs so I bought the pattern and material for that, I have the doggie material to make another purse which I have a new pattern for, and I have all of my ideas for making purses and all the material I am stockpiling. I have also decided to finally hang all of my linen towels that I have been collecting over the years. I bought the large frames to put them in and I need to iron them and put them inside and then figure out where to hang them. Last but not least I am going to try to cover our brass head board with some material, I thought that would be cheaper than buying a new headboard. We have had that headboard for most of our marriage so I don't want to really get rid of it but it needs some jazzing up.

Okay, I am off to do something. Enjoy some pictures! I have all my wedding china in the nice corner cabinet, this is the most light they have seen in 25 years! They look really nice though.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Working on the new business website

Well, the last few nights I have been working on my consulting website on Go Daddy! It has been very frustrating, seems like I get it just right and then I mess something up and it all goes funky. I don't know what I am doing wrong, I think I need a building website for dummies book. I am attaching the logo for the company. My friend made it nice for me. I will post the link as soon as I get it actually posted.

The house is finally getting worked on. David put the lights up and the new vanity cabinets. I worked on my closet putting things away and I also worked on getting the kitchen set up a little better. We have to go to Lowe's and order the microwave cabinet. David bought the doors for Jack's room so I imagine he will put those up during the week. He also sold his old lawn mower on Craig's List. We also have the refrigerator and the portable basketball hoop, and the old range. I need to take some pictures when things start looking neater.

I am feeling really good from my surgery. I just get a little tired when I work too much. But a nap is always nice. I am going to try to get the craft room done tomorrow so I can start working on some crafts. I can't work when things are messy.

Speaking of messy, I need to clean up around my chair and I got some strawberries to make shortcake so I need to do that too.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

First full day home

Well, I had my surgery Tuesday morning and I got to leave yesterday afternoon about 4. I am feeling amazingly good. I have not had to take any narcotics, just taking some Motrin every 8 hours. The incision sites hurt the most and my throat where they had the breathing tube. Otherwise not much pain on the inside. I was up and down today and tire easily but that is to be expected. When I get tired the dogs and I go take a nap together but they are not very good nappers so I might quit taking them with me. I got two flower deliveries today and they are very beautiful. My friend brought me some potted flowers and a balloon last night which was really nice, she also brought me lunch today. I have some really good friends. I will get around and take some pictures of the new house tomorrow. Everything is still kind of messy but that is how it goes around here anyway.

All right, going to try to get some homework done.

Friday, May 14, 2010

More Garden Photos

Here is the Garden!!

It is finally a beautiful day out so I took some pictures of the pretty flowers in the garden. I found flowers I didn't even know I had! We are moving along in unpacking and installing the new appliances. The Crab Tree house will be finished tomorrow and the tenants should be here Tuesday or Wednesday.

Enjoy the pictures!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another Rainy Day!

It is another rainy day here in Dayton. I was hoping for a sunny day to take some pictures of the garden, maybe tomorrow. I am on leave for three days again. The house on Crab Tree is looking really good. The new carpet is in, the maids have cleaned and the carpets were cleaned today (on the rainiest day) not sure how long it will take to dry. I cleaned and shined the wood floors. I really don't think there is too much to do inside the house. David has to finish loading garage stuff and then the jacuzzi. I am going to take some pictures by the end of the week to send to the renter's, I know how hard it is to rent a house without seeing it in person.

Well, got to finish up and get David's dinner done, he just walked in the door. Oh, I got some nice stuff at Goodwill and a couple frames from the base thrift shop. Got to get some crafting done.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

8 May - Cleaning and Painting Crab Tree House

I can't believe how long it has been since I posted! We are partially settled in the new house and almost have everything out of the Crab Tree house. Going over there today and tomorrow to try to get up as much as possible. The new carpet comes on Monday, Merry Maids to clean kitchen and bathrooms on Tuesday and the carpet cleaners on Wednesday. We are trying to get all the painting done before then. I've vacuumed all the rooms and I still need to dust. David still has to get some things out of the garage and we have to get everything out of the backyard. So, slowly but surely. Once we get that house done we'll concentrate on getting the rest of the stuff put away here at the new house.

I was going to take some pictures of the pretty flowers in my new garden but it is not that nice out today and we are supposed to have some storms later today. I will get them soon, there are some really pretty flowers out there. I am waiting for the roses to bloom, wondering what color they are.

I've found a couple knitting patterns I want to try while in recovery. One is a really pretty diamond knit that you put in an old frame and then add buttons or pins to hang antique jewelry from. I really want to do that one now since I bought a ton of costume jewelry at a garage sale yesterday (don't tell David!). I can't do any crafts at the moment because of all the moving and I am also behind on my homework which I am going to do now.

Oh, I forgot to put in this blog that my retirement was approved and I will be out as of Aug 1. I am so excited. I am trying to get a lot of my out-processing done before the surgery. I just need my orders to do some of the things, hopefully I will get them this week.

Okay off to do some homework before we go over to the house.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Moved In!!

We are finally moved in! We spent the night here last night and it had been a long day. At least we had our bed set up and clean sheets to sleep on. We have unpacked quite a bit and the rooms are starting to come together except Jack's. I will try to take some pictures tomorrow to post. Right now, I am tired and am going to lie down after a nice hot shower. Back to work tomorrow :(