Saturday, August 20, 2011

Floor Down!

Well, thanks again to my awesome neighbors/lot managers, we have our new floor boards put down in the house! It needs some small tweeking and stuff, but already looks ten times better. We also made two car loads from the old house today and it is nearly empty. I got the bathroom nearly all put together. So it is looking great. I will be hanging curtains in place of three doors tomorrow, just as a temporary fix until we get new doors to put in place. Got both dinning tables put in the kitchen and most of the dishes are put away. The window seal is nearly done, which is good because it is supposed to rain the next few days. This house has so much storage which is great, I just have to get things put away. I ran three loads of laundry and folded and put away two from yesterday.
I took the kids to a church event today to get them free school supplies and free school clothes. Then we went back an hour later because at the end of the event they let you take as much as you want. So me and Mickey got tons of new stuff and Holden got a few things. He is very picky about his clothes. Just like his brother.
I also hit up a bunch of yard sales. I was able to get Chris three more pairs of jeans and four really cool Tshirts. I got me a tshirt that had Yoshi on it. I also got some seriously awesome shoes, I may have to post pictures of them later.
I think we should be able to catch up with everything for the most part tomorrow. We plan on having a huge yard sale. We have a lot of stuff that just needs to go and some stuff to give away. So next saturday, 9am to 5pm. My place!

Friday, August 19, 2011

House Progress

Things are looking better everyday at the new house. We got some new floor boards laid in the kitchen, thanks to help from my awesome neighbor. He also fixed the seal around the sink. Then I put a new seal around the back door and have been working the patching plaster around the house, fixing cracks and holes. Chris and I picked up a rug for the kitchen and three sets of blinds for the house at the Habitat for Humanity Resale store in Urbana. We have several more we need to get. Had to pick up some super Ortho bug killing pellets because the ants have been crazy here. It rained last night with no roof leaks at all! I was really happy about that. Chris is almost done repairing the kitchen window. We got tons of stuff put away in the kitchen yesterday. I have so much storage in there it is crazy. I have been running laundry non stop for the past three days. I have really missed having a washer and dryer!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Moving like crazy

Well we rented a uhaul yesterday and got a huge part of the move done. All the major furniture has been moved and a lot of the smaller stuff. Today we have to focus on moving stuff around the house and unpacking a few boxes before we bring more stuff from the old house. The move hasn't been too bad except it stubbed my toenail twice yesterday, but I guess that's my fault for moving in sandals. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but this has the potential to be a really great place.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Facebook Group

Well, today was a extremely productive and interesting day. First off I worked at Pratt. I had a great day there. Their office is filled with really nice people. Then after work I got to go to the Champaign County Fair with Justin. We had a great time and bought two ceramics to take home and paint. Mine is a cat and dog leaning against each other, while Justins is a awesome dragon! We had fun and I ate too many deep fried pickles. I brought home and large cookie and some cotton candy to enjoy later. Justin bought fresh pulled taffy.
I already started to paint Justin's dragon. I am doing a black base coat and then working from there. I already know what colors I want to do for mine. Also I started a facebook group for buy, sale, trade, and etc in my area. Mostly meaning Champaign County, but the surrounding areas too. I have a bunch of stuff in my shed I would like to give away and I would like to have a yard sale too. Then I also have stuff I am looking for too. I kinda hope the connection will help me meet people from the area too. Tomorrow, we go to start some deep cleaning on the trailer because the power should be on!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Stolen Internet

I am currently writing this blog post from my new laptop. I am stealing the neighbors wireless Internet. I will really miss them when we move!
Speaking of moving, things are coming along well! I finished the title transfer on Friday and I now own the house free and clear in my name. No more taxes due until next year. We found out great news about replacing the flooring. So over all the repairs and cleaning are going cheaper and faster then I had originally anticipated. I am very pleased with the progress. It has left us scary broke for the next few days though until Justin gets paid again. I will be calling first thing in the morning to get the power turned on, and as soon as we do, it is time to go vacuum cleaner crazy! We will be going over the whole house once with my regular vacuum and then at least twice with my Kirby. I was really lucky and bought my Kirby earlier this summer for only $20 and it does an amazing job on any carpet.
Justin and I will be attending the Champaign County Fair on Wednesday. The same day he goes to renew his driver license. We got Chris a new cell phone yesterday for only $1 at Verizon. So now he is on my plan with unlimited text.
I made my epic stir fry for dinner and it was great as always. The only thing that didn't go as well as planned was the squash had some hard spots, so before I put away left overs I went back and cooked it a little while longer to soften them up.
So over all today was a great day. I got a lot of house work done with everyone else, my mom came to visit, Mom gave Coco her shot for the year, and the kids went home. I love them, but some times I think they may drive me crazy.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

New House

Here are some before pictures of the new house. Needs some work.