Monday, June 30, 2008
It made me think about what I would write on my cardboard...What you would write on yours?
Next I have my eye on a custom camera bag and a apron, since I can't seem to stay clean when I cook.. If anyone have any recommendations I'd love to hear them. Also I LOVE LOVE LOVE to trade products!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Find it here
You can find this one listed on etsy here
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
(Just so you know I don't suck my thumb when I work ;) )
Monday, June 16, 2008
My sister lives in Vinton and had 4 feet of water in her lower level. We have spent the last few days helping her clean up and sand bag.
The town of Cedar Rapids has been flooded terribly and our internet tower is currently underwater (10 feet deep) and they are hoping to have it up and running by next week. Right now I am using a neighbors computer so any orders will be delayed by at least a week.
I'll be back as soon as can with pictures!
Thanks for your patience..
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I don't know what it is, why there is so much nakedness in this house. It's not like my husband or I walk around naked. I don't know where they get this from or WHY???
Luckily we live in the country so when the clothes go flying off outside, there usually are no witness's. However when we see them streaking across the yard we do ask they redress themselves. Of course they do not.
Tonight they are outside trying to find worms. We look outside and see two bare bums. My Dh says "If you don't get dressed the cops are going to come" Kinzley is a little shocked by this, gets dressed and tells Kenna to hurry up and get dressed. Which she does not.
They then have a conversation about how Kenna is going to get taken in the cop car, yada yada yada.. So my Dh looks at me and says "How sweet that she is worried her baby sister is going to get taken to jail"
Then Kinz says:
"Are they really coming?"
Kinz: I suuuuuure ammmmmm going to miss her!
So much for the love..
Monday, June 9, 2008
She was so proud of herself and has done such a good job of sleeping it in. There are nights were we have to "remind" her she needs to stay in her room but for the most part she stays put.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
We finally got it all cleaned off after 3 weekends and a lot of sweat and tears (ok it wasn't that bad but it did suck) Now we (and by that I mean DH) just need to put the roof back together. We also have a trampoline with a mesh net surrounding it. Last fall we had terrible winds that blew it across the yard and broke one of the poles so it is use able if they only jump on half of it. Then to top it off our landscaping STILL isn't done and since it won't stop raining it doesn't look like it is going to be anytime soon. There are huge tire runts in the backyard from machinery getting stuck. The grass has grown on top of it so we can't see when we are mowing and get stuck. My husband finally just stayed close since I was getting stuck every few minutes. The front yard has no grass at all. The ditch is full of water and we have frogs that croak all.night.long....loudly.. I try to pretend I am camping but it's not quite working.
On the side of the house we do have a little area of grass I am able to put the water slide and pool up. I just didn't dream after a full year of putting the house here we would still not be done. I am a do-er so this waiting drives me mad. However we have has severe (as in more tornado's and super high winds) for the past few days so it isn't looking like it is going to get better any time soon. I looked at the forecast for next week and all 7 days we are suppose to have rain again. With the temps in the high 80's.. Uhmmm I think we forgot to have spring this year.
Let me tell ya, THAT was a fun couple of days. Luckily my husband and I were able to get everything up and nothing got ruined. It was just A.L.O.T of work cleaning it all out. Our insurance decided to deny the claim since we didn't have flood insurance. Gotta love insurance companies. We figured we took out 60 gallons of water in the one bedroom! I don't even to know how much water there was in all.
In my mad dash to get everything moved up to higher ground (and get pictures) I didn't get a shot of my sweet delicate proper girls during the flood. Where were they you ask??
In the bathroom floor, naked, "swimming" in the ice cold muddy water.
At least someone thought is was fun.
Oh and in case you are worried...My terrific FIL came the next weekend, installed a new sump pump and finished the job the plumber can't seem to show up to finish. While my yard is drenched at least my basement is staying nice and dry.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Now my husband's car does have remote start so I assumed it was just a malfunction. But I sure wasn't taking any chances. So I wake him up, explain what I hear. Of course he looks at me like an idiot and rolls back over.
So I do what any wife would, I say
"Well I guess I'LL go out and check what is going on. If I don't come back it was nice being married to you for the last 7 years. Make sure the girls know how much I love them."
AHEM..Are you awake?????Dear! Honey! Seriously!!!!
He slowly rolls out of bed..
I'll come too..
Don't bother, I got it.
OH NO I'm not having your death of my conscience!!!
Turns out the remote start started on it's own earlier in the day. Kind of freaky if you ask me. Especially when you are an unexpecting soul just trying to work read blogs.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
a toilet handle,
pieces of cd's
a little boys shoe
2 different push mowers
a swimming tube
Yeah you heard that right.
A piece of land that had contained an old farmhouse, a barn and metal building GONE. Nothing left at all.. You could see the exact path this tornado took. 3 sides of the field were fine. At times the path was headed straight for a house and then it moved over saving it.. It was just unbelievable to see. Pictures don't even come close to capturing the mass destruction that happened.
The white thing on the end of the house in the below picture is a boat! We drove past numerous times before we realized what it was. The other side of this house had an attached garage that was gone.
This was unlike anything I had ever seen. The Red Cross and FEMA had done a great job (that I could see) of trying to make sure people were taken care of. The residents were amazed at how much work had gotten done in the few short days. I just hope the volunteers keep coming since there is so very much work left to do..