Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Long Time No Blog

Well, no excuses to report as to my lack of blogging. Except for the fact that I have been painting an entire house/unpacking/raising a puppy/starteing a new job...just to name a few! Still unable to load any pictures from my camera because my computer won't recognize it, but when i eventually can get some i will post with pictures! April 2nd we closed on our first place and it has been a whirlwind ever since. I have now painted 8 rooms and have ONE left! Can't wait to get it behind me. Word of advice to myself, if i ever want/have to do this again, i will scrape every penny possible to pay someone else to do it! The house is coming along very nicely though. I've had a few color choices that I may have done differently but now that its done there's no repainting at this point. oh well, if i don't say which aren't my favorites, you'll never know:) As of today, 3.5 weeks after we moved in, we still have no furniture:( Our first batch is in fact supposed to be coming in tomorrow, but there should be more in thursday so we will probably be waiting to get the first batch til thursday or friday. And then the rest should be here May 8th. I tell ya I thought not having a couch wouldn't be so bad, but i cannot wait to have one again. i am tired of sitting on wooden dining room chairs:/ not comfy! um what else...Remington is now 80lbs and still growing! he has definitely entered his "teenage boy" phase right now and is definitely testing our patience...i am very ready for him to be a mature adult and be a little easier to deal with! As i write this he is destroying an empty paper towel roll, all over the floor. Oh well, tis life with a puppy!

Something else that I mentioned above was that I got a new job! I am SO sad to leave my other job but I got offered a position as an Environmental Speciliast in a neighboring bureau and I couldn't turn down a permanent job with benefits. In this job I'll be working in Pesticide Certification and will be approving permits for applicators to apply a VERY dangerous pesticide, called Temik. I started this past Monday and I think I'm gonna like it, but it's definitely not a lab job. The good thing though is I'm still able to wear my same "casual attire" as before, and in fact my desk is still within shouting distance of my old one and my awesome old supervisor! So I didn't have to go far, but its definitely change of work.

And last but not least, the weekend before last was the big Wedding Weekend of Kim & Josh in St. Augustine! The wedding was absolutely beautiful, along with the weather. In fact couldn't have been better. I am SO happy for The Laus and wish them lots and lots of happiness:) Welcome to the fam Josh!

I'll try to be better about blogging now that things are settling down on the home front. Until next time!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Finally Here!

Tomorrow at this time, David & I will officially be homeowners, YAY! We are soo beyond excited and so far it has been a very smooth process and I just hope that closing goes just as good:) We did our final walkthrough today and were pleaseed to see that everything had been fixed and the garage door is no longer dented, whoo hoo! Everytime I go in that house I get all giddy inside. And it's hard to know what it will feel like when we don't have to leave again and it's all ours! We bought lots and lots of paint and supplies, and I'll be painting like a mad woman this weekend. The following rooms are going to get a nice fresh coat of paint: master, master bath, living, dining, kitchen, guest bath, craft room, laundry room & office. Whew, that took a lot to write, now to paint it all! It took a lot of "studying" color pallets and making up my mind on colors so I really hope everything goes well together!

In other news, Renee had a BEAUTIFUL big baby boy on March 31st. Brody Wyatt Dawkins was 8.1 lbs and just as cute as can be! I am sooo excited for her and TJ and they are going to be the best parents. I can't wait to see them grow as a family:) Congrats again guys!!

This morning I ran all over town getting utilities cut on. What a pain!

Oh and this is the last month I have a car payment because my lease is up in May! I have really liked my jetta but we have heard bad things about their "aging" and costing a lot of money in upkeep, so we have decided to turn it in and buy something else. I really want an SUV, new or used. But I really have my eye set on the new equinox or acadia. We'll see what happens, if we can get a deal on a used something or other, that's what we'll do. I'm excited though!

Alright, well I still don't have an easy way to load pictures since my laptop is at capacity. But i have a lot of pictures to share once I get around to finding a computer to load them on!

Oh and tonight I restored an old milk can. My dad had one that was rusty and covered with dirt dobbers and such, and I sanded it down and painted it fire engine red and plan to use it on our new front porch as a flower stand, i'll post a pic when I get it loaded!

Alright, that's all for now!


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