Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Just Desserts..

Well the boy had to stay home from school because he was sick. HMMMMM! Maybe it is one of those life lessons. I guess not, he was feeling good enough to go trick-or-treating. Although he definitly did not eat as much candy as he could have.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Sticky situation...

Guess what GB had for breakfast?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hutch Pics...

The black milk can next to the hutch was actually used by my great great grandfather, Samuel Archer, when he had a farm. The farm was on the property that is now where my parents live, and the hutch came out of the kitchen from the farmhouse.

The little rocking horse was my mothers when she was a child.

The inside of the sliding doors. We were very lucky to find most of the original inserts, like the spice rack (in the center), the flour bin on the left, and the sugar bin on the right (which tips out to fill). The only thing that is missing is one of the spice jars, there should be 7, but we only found 6.

A pic of the bottles on top of the hutch. The Saratoga bottles are new, but the other large jars are Horlick Jars. These jars were in my grandmas cupboard when I was growing up and I never paid attention to what they said. Soon after Rick and I got engaged I realized they said Racine, Wis. USA. I thought that was pretty cool (Rick grew up in Racine).

Monday, October 23, 2006

Almost...but not quite

See, I almost missed my Monday blogging attempt. Rick and I just finished watching a movie: "Romancing the Stone". I had actually never seen it before, and I am sure I found it funnier than it was supposed to be (the man getting his hand chomped off by an alligator...hilarious). But it was a great way to spend a Monday evening.

We did an install today of 5 Roman shades. They turned out very well, the only thing was the fabric was really lightweight and the shades didn't want to go all the way down. I am going to add some weights to the hem and see if that makes a difference, if not, well I will cross that bridge later. I will post some pics over the next few days, when I have some more time to tweak them.

I will also try to get some pics up of the hutch. It has been finished for a few weeks now. The final thing that needed to be done was the sliding doors. There were 52 individual strips of wood that had to be stripped of paint then sanded, stained, and pollied. After everything dried I had to glue the wood to strips of canvas, very much like a roll top desk. I am very happy with the whole project, it has turned out to be very functional too. Of course that was its original purpose.

Pictures tomorrow, sleep now. Good night!

Friday, October 20, 2006


Has it really been almost a month since my last post? Wow time flies. I have had so many blog worthy happenings that I am not sure where to begin. The girl has started violin lessons, actually the school is providing them and then Rick helps her at home. She is loving them.

When we bought her violin we went to the East Coast Music Mall which mostly has guitars, well; the boy was in awe. He seems to want to play the electric guitar or the drums, which he was able to practice on in the store. All I can say is that anything electric should come with headphones.

DQ and I have also taken a painting course at the craft store. It is a "one stroke painting method" which is actually very easy, even I can do it. It was fun for us to be able to learn something together.

My business is doing well, I have measured for a new customer, and I have an install next week. So things are staying busy.

It is late and I am tired so I am going to sit down and watch a movie with Rick. I will try to stay current on the blog; maybe I will blog one day a week. Mondays sound good, I will try it and see if I can stay to a schedule. (I can hear everyone laughing!!)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

What a Boy!!!

http://www.freecycle.org/Here is a pic of what the boy accomplished today.

I went out this morning to pick up this track that I got off of freecycle, Rick has spent most of the day setting it up and fixing it until it was fast enough for the cars to go spinning off the track and across the room. It is really a lot of fun to watch. I really got the track for GB, and he is having fun now that it is working, but Rick enjoyed the set up. He had to take the little motors apart and glue some stuff together and then he had to sand all of the electric connectors so that it was fast enough for the cars to go through the loop. What fun!!

DQ had a really great week. We received a note from the school saying that she will start violin next week, so we got her a violin. She was so excited!! The same day she got the violin she also got her ears pierced. (She had them done a while ago, but it didn't work well so we decided to try it again.) She loves them.