Tuesday, December 30, 2008

house update

Ok me and my sister shampooed the bedroom carpet. All that is left in that room is two pieces of molding and three window sills to paint. And hubby is changing out all the switches and sockets. Oh and we have to put the pretty covers on them.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Good news

My Mother-In_Law is out of the hospital and at home doing fine. She did NOT have a heart attack, it was all stress from having to put up with ungratful house guest and not taking her meds. She got an ass chewing from the nurse, the docs and all us kids.Maybe it will work.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

T'was the night before Christmas...

and we all ended up at the ER!
No shit, the ER.
We had a great dinner, sat down to watch the kids unwrap their gifts when all of a sudden the front porch burst into flames!
Hubby, his brother,nephew in law and cousin in law all bolt out the door and get the water hose after it. Then they started ripping it apart with hammers and dosing it some more.
I grab two dogs and everyone bales out the backdoor, along with dog #3.
The guys get the porch out before it ever touched the house or the either of the fire departments show up.
They ended up taking my MIL to the ER due to her heart, they thought she might have been having a heart attack due to her health problems.
They take her in the ambulance, we left after they did and we still beat it to the hospital!
By the time we get to go back and see her she is feeling no pain.
Three nitros and a moraphine shot will do that to a person.
Anyway her doc came in said the test showed no cardiac episode, but they were going to keep her for observation and more test incase she had a tiny infarction.
So now me and hubby are off to my mom's waiting for his mom to call us and let us know what is going on.
Let's just say it ended up being a Christmas we all shall never forget.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Party

RE: Christmas PARTY ON DEC. 23RD
I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23, starting at noon in the banquet room at Luigi's Open Pit Barbecue. No-host bar, but plenty of eggnog! We'll have a small band playing traditional carols...feel free to sing along. And don't be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1:00 P.M. Exchange of gifts among employees can be done at that time, however, no gift should be over $10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone's pockets. This gathering is only for employees! A special announcement will be made by our CEO at that time!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: December 2
RE: Holiday Party
In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees.
We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year. However, from now on we're calling it our "Holiday Party." The same policy applies to employees who are celebrating Kwanzaa at this time. There will be no Christmas tree present. No Christmas carols sung. We will have other type of music for your enjoyment.
Happy now?
Happy Holidays to you and your family.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: December 3
RE: Holiday Party
Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table ... you didn't sign your name. I'm happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, "AA Only"; you wouldn't be anonymous anymore. How am I supposed to handle this? Somebody?
Forget about the gifts exchange, no gifts exchange are allowed since the union members feel that $10.00 is too much money and executives believe $10.00 is very little for a gift. NO GIFTS EXCHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
To: All Employees
DATE: December 7
RE: Holiday Party
What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that December 20 begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees' beliefs. Perhaps Luigi's can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party — the days are so short this time of year — or else package everything for take home in little foil swans. Will that work?
Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Overeaters Anonymous to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women will get the table closest to the restrooms. Gays are allowed to sit with each other. Lesbians do not have to sit with Gay men, each will have their own table. Yes, there will be flower arrangement for the Gay men's table. To the person asking permission to cross dress, no cross dressing allowed though. We will have booster seats for short people. Low-fat food will be available for those on a diet. We cannot control the salt used in the food we suggest for those people with high blood problems to taste first. There will be fresh fruits as dessert for Diabetics, the restaurant cannot supply "No Sugar" desserts. Sorry!
Did I miss anything?

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: December 8
RE: Holiday Party
So December 22 marks the Winter Solstice...what do you expect me to do, a tap-dance on your heads? Fire regulations at Luigi's prohibit the burning of sage by our "earth-based Goddess-worshiping" employees, but we'll try to accommodate your shamanic drumming circle during the band's breaks. Okay???

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
To: All Employees
Date: December 9
RE: Holiday Party
People, people, nothing sinister was intended by having our CEO dress up like Santa Claus! Even if the anagram of "Santa" does happen to be "Satan," there is no evil connotation to our own "little man in a red suit." It's a tradition, folks, like sugar shock at Halloween or family feuds over the thanksgiving turkey or broken hearts on Valentine's Day.
Could we lighten up? Please????????? Also the company has changed their mind in announcing the special announcement at the gathering. You will get a notification in the mail sent to your home.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All #%&$**@ Employees
DATE: December 10
RE: The %#*&^%@*%^Holiday Party
I have no #%&*@*^ idea what the announcement is all about. What the %#&^!@ do I care...I KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO GET!!!!!!!!!!!! You change your address now and you are dead!!!!!!!!!!!! No more changes of address will be allowed in my office. Try to come in and change your address, I will have you hung from the ceiling in the warehouse!!!!!!!!!!!
Vegetarians!?!?!? I've had it with you people!!! We're going to keep this party at Luigi's Open Pit Barbecue whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of death," as you so quaintly put it, and you'll get your #$%^&*! salad bar, including hydroponic tomatoes. But you know, they have feelings, too. Tomatoes scream when you slice them. I've heard them scream. I'm hearing them scream right now! > HA !
I hope you all have a rotten holiday! Drive drunk and die, you hear me!!!!!!!!!!!
The Bitch from HELL!!!!!!!!

FROM: Terri Bishop, Acting Human Resources Director
DATE: December 14
RE: Patty Lewis and Holiday Party
I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing Patty Lewis a speedy recovery from her stress-related illness and I'll continue to forward your cards to her at the sanitarium. In the meantime, management has decided to cancel our Holiday Party and give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd off with full pay.
Happy Holidays!

To all my friends...

My holiday wish to you,
May your days be wonderful, and nights magical.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

never underestimate sisters.

Ok out kitchen/dinning room is big. It's total measurement is 28X15 with 8 foot ceilings. And the entire thing is covered in nasty 1970 fake wood paneling.
I hate that stuff, specially when it has been painted. And since we are going to repaint it I wanted all the little cracks and crevices filled in to give me a smooth wall effect.
Everyone told me it would take so long to do it, one even said a week. Well they don't know me and my sister. We had the whole room and even two little passage ways knocked out in 90 minutes!
Tonight I get to start sanding it all, hopefully get done, so we can start taping everything up to start spraying primer and paint.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

changes are coming

We got our beautiful French Provencal(sp?) Dinning room suite. It has table 6 chairs, hutch and a buffet. It was made in the 50's and we make owners number 3.We had to drive an hour one way to get it but well worth the $500 it cost and the time to load. Gotta love eBay!
We are now shopping for carpet and paint. Hopefully by friday we will have the colors picked out and some new paint on the walls.
Oh and the washer/dryer combo will be delivered then. No more lugging heavy stincky baskets of dirty laundry around town. I have been do that for 10 years.
We already have two coats of paint/sealer on the concrete floor in the cat room, two more coats to go,then we are putting various carpeted shelves at all sorts of angles and levels so they have tons of places to climb and perch. We are also planning on installing what hubby calls "kitty stripper poles" poles that go from floor to cieling and wrapped in sisal rope for them to climb. I am planning on putting nesting box type perches on those.Not to mention the cool kitty toys I have made and bought for them to roll around on the floor with. So by the time I get done with that room I will probably want to move in there with them.
As soon as the floor and paint in all the house is done we are moving in.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


As of yesterday at 3:15 P.M. we became the proud owners of a house!
The relief is great.
Excitement high as we get to plan what to do with it.
Can't wait.

Friday, December 5, 2008

We have a date...well sort of...

We will be closing on the house we live now on Wednesday Dec. 10, that will make it 9 years to the day that we owned this place.
Then either Thursday or Friday we will be closing on the new place!
WOOHOO! Pictures, Images and Photos
Then the REAL fun begins!!!
All the dirty work of paint, drywall, tile and carpet.
Can't wait!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It getting real...

We signed the loan papers yesterday.
Now we just have to wait until closing.
Wish it was next week.
I want this over with.
The past six months have been nothing but stress and anxiety.
I want to go home.