Monday, July 21, 2008
Early in the morning we jump on a plane to Colorado for a couple of days. It is a short working vacation. Ray goes to meetings in the mornings and in the afternoon we meet up for sightseeing.
While he is in meetings I will be checking out the quilting museum and a couple of stores.
Now I need to finish packing...I hate packing. I am always afraid I won't have what I need, but don't want to pack too much. I have books loaded on my iPod, magazines I have refused to look at all week so they will be new on the plane and I am debating taking an applique block...hmmm...I don't know if I will actually work on it...why bother...Oh well I will set it out and if I want I will grab it in the morning.
I have decided to leave my computer home so no checking email or reading blogs. I may go crazy, but I think I will just be too busy to bother with it.
Until I get home,
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I also made an applique block carrier. This is much harder to explain than it should be. I will look for a picture of it to post.
I need to do laundry..
Monday, July 14, 2008
It was so good to get my arms around my youngest. I missed him so much. We all sat up and talked a bit last night but finally off to bed with us. It was so good to crawl up in my wonderful bed after 2 weeks on the worst hotel mattress ever made. Joseph told us this morning he slept better than he had the whole time we were gone. Poor baby.
We had to drive the rental car to New Orleans airport today and return it. Ray got us a great deal on a rental with Hertz by agreeing to pick the car up in Orland and return it to N.O. The regular cost of a rental for a week was over$200. We only paid $79.00 a week. Plus while we were there to pick up the car they had problems with no computers working for you to "self check" and there was a waiting line of over an hour. We got a free upgrade, a free GPS (that came in handy more than once) and a $50 certificate for our next rental which I will use in 2 weeks. Then today when I returned the car the lady asked me how everything was. Well, I didn't want to be blamed for it so I told her that the previous person had spilled milk in the floor and it has soured in the carpet. She without hesitating gave us $25 off my bill. So I drove a Toyota RAV4 SUV for two weeks for a total of $146. Not too shabby!
Tomorrow we work some more on decluttering. Fun,fun.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
2. You will never find the "perfect" house.
3. Realtors are some of the scariest drivers.
4. Husbands are not so good at helping you make the final decision when you have it narrowed to two and they add another to the list.
5. If you are going from owning a home to renting a home, you must chant this to your self constantly..."I'm not buying this home, just renting it".
6. Bigger is not always better.
7. Formal living rooms are a waste of good space.
8. Location, location, location!
9. Check your elevation and flood plain!
10. Musts for a happy home, close proximity to grocery store, pharmacy, bank, library and QUILT SHOP!
Friday, July 4, 2008
This is a picture of the kitchen in the house that keeps coming to my mind as the house we need to rent. Do you think I could handle a kitchen that color? Hmmm...
What do you think of the pool? I can just imagine me in the spa every evening relaxing the knots out after a long day of quilting. Ahhhhh...
I'll keep looking until I know for sure.