So I put my name in the electronic hat ( signed a blog) to win a few scrappy things on this sweet gals blog....Creative Blogs. She was having a drawing and I figured if I couldn't win MMM maybe I could win this!! Thanks Kim!!
So we had the Permaseal guy out this week to give us an assessment. In order to fully seal the basement, they would have to dig a12-18 inch trench around the whole inside perimeter of the basement floor and install what are called drain tiles. Its a ton of work....and very expensive. After talking to the guy who came out, we decided that we (Chuck) would seal the basement himself with sealer from the hardware store. The guy said that was an okay solution but that it needed to be done every year. He was very helpful about making suggestions once he found out we weren't going to go with his company. Thanks Permaseal guy! So, bottom line is that if we were planning to stay here forever, we would definitely fix the basement the Permaseal way. Altho we love this house, we don't see ourselves growing old here!!!
Our basement got a bunch of water this past week....HUGE BUMMER. Called the insurance company today and they were like..."yeah, yeah, yeah, we'll get back to you..." I'm sure it could be worse.....the people down the block got 2 feet of sewer water in their basement.
...so after moping all day about the water in the basement, I went for a bike ride along the Fox River. The water was really high and some folks were sandbagging their homes. I no longer have a desire to live closer to the river....2 blocks away is just fine.
.....wwwwwaaaaahhhhhhhh....not me. Oh well, maybe I'll have better luck next year with the MMM's contest. I really enjoyed participating. I'll post the LO's I sent in soon.....I'm sure y'all are dyin' to see them!!
...they still have not announced the winners of the MMM contest....people are freaking out about it on the scrapping boards...its hilarious. Anyway...check out the huge boxes of prizes the winners get.....I WANT ONE!!!!! Have a great day......
How cute is baby Evan digging away at his first birthday cake.....AWWWWWWWW. Jim (my moms youngest brother who is only 2 years older then me....Gramma Lu was preggers with him at my parents wedding!!) and Tina and the kids, Nadia and Evan are in for a visit and for Tina to take her boards....oh my gosh, a real doctor in the family!!
Well, its been 2 grand and glorious years for Chuck and I. I can't believe its only been 2 years...I feel like I've known him FOREVER....in a really good way that is!! I love you, baby!! Here's to a lot more years together!
Friday night = pizza night...how do I love pizza, let me count the ways. 1)the crust.2) the cheese.3) the sausage 4) the sauce....I could go on and on...I can't figure out why I've gotten so chubby the last few years.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....oh well, chubby and happy. Have a great weekend!!
This little sweetie belongs to a friend of MSA's. Flowers are cool...huh? I'm hooked on making these hand cut flowers....they've been on a lot of my LO's lately....I LOVE TO CUT.....whats wrong with me?!?!!!
....so I worked 46 hours this week...as you know, thats about 26 over my limit. The twins ran me ragged this week! They are so very busy getting into anything and everything...good thing they're so darn cute. Henry actually ate fistfuls of oatmeal today...I almost cried. I was so excited..... he has really turned a huge corner the last few weeks...he's not going to need his Nurse Karen for much longer if he keeps this up!!!Go Henry!!!
Words to describe me: Mom(to Eric & Danny),wife(to Chuck),Auntie(to Grace, Jessica, Jack),big sister (to 5 sibs),crafty, scrapbooker, new quilter. Homebirth nurse/baby catcher,friend (I got a pocketful of friends!), early morning person,coffee drinker (all day!)happy,and much more to be added later...oh yea...I love books and wine and Jesus!