Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Up On The Rooftop

On the morning of my birthday (Nov 21) it was supposed to be snowing. Oliver has a huge aversion to putting up the Christmas lights on the house when there is snow on the ground. This could have something to do with his falling off the two-story roof of our townhouse two years ago...

When we awoke, we realized that it wasn't snowing yet and we thought that it would probably be the last Saturday without snow for awhile so we anxiously put up our lights.

Oliver worked from up on the roof and I worked from the ladder and we got them up, went to the store to buy more, and finished with hot chocolate in a little over two hours. Since then we have had to unstring and restring one strand that we blew out. But, we love the way they look and if I can remember I will take a picture at night - especially since we now have a ton of beautiful white snow!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Little Outdated....but Who Cares?

Every year we've been married we have gone to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins. I don't know what happened this year - but I just didn't care that much and so we got them from WINCO! Talk about a steal of a deal - we paid $7.29 for 7 pumpkins and our largest one weighed more than 30 lbs!

We carved our pumpkins with neighbors and friends the night before Halloween.
I apparently have a thing for spider webs since this is the second one I've made in three years...
Oliver decided to use the power drill this year and different sized attachments to puncture holes all over his pumpkin.
We are still loving our home and pictures of Christmas decorations and lights will be coming soon!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We Did It Again

We decided that flooding our basement once just wasn't enough. So we started the dishwasher and left our home to head out for family dinner at Oliver's parents. We came home 5 or 6 hours later to a beeping dishwasher and a steady waterfall in the basement. Oliver instantly knew what that sound meant and went running to turn off the water into the house.

Very shortly this little guy became our best friend. After one phone call we had out house swarming with concerned neighbors and friends to help us start mucking out the mess.
The water damage rippled the paint in our wall and ruined the drywall and carpet.
Over the following several days Oliver ripped out drywall and insulation and wet carpet and pad and even enjoyed it a little.
Luckily there is a window right next to the mess and so we just tossed everything out onto the back patio.
And what didn't fit in the garbage can the first week waited for its turn a different week.
It was a mess but luckily the weather was nice and it was even still a little warm.

And if you stay tuned I will take more pics of the remodel job that has been done (we now have canned lighting in our basement!).
Ah, the joys of home ownership.