... to pick up sour cream for tonight's turkey tacos, and I just thought the Dogwoods next to the church looked lovely in the evening sun :)
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
|Fila Skele-toes mine are a little less gaudy in black and grey|
|my Skele-toes and some yellow flowers|
|muddy paws- and boy I need a tan!|
So, after just one day out I like them a lot! They are very comfortable, light, and seem to breath well, and as they seem to be made of something very similar to neoprene I assume they'll be fine in puddles and streams and will dry quickly. My only worry about them is for the durability of the thin nylon material that makes up the "fingers" between your toes- it is pretty thin and it will be interesting to see how well it holds up. I'll just have to be extra vigilant about trimming my toe-nails.
I'll add a follow up in a few weeks, once I've put some real miles on them :)
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I took Jackie for lunch to Tandoori, and while we were out the Altar Guild put together the Garden of Repose for the reserved sacrament tonight.
I just have a few bits and pieces to do before I go walk the dog, and then hopefully put my feet up for a while!
We got a message that Crispy and Eddie and all just got to Six Flags! 6 1/2 hours! Apparently Eddie got lost a couple of times... I hope it's worth it and they have a good time!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I made the conscious decision to get Portal 2 for the XBox rather than the computer version mostly because of the co-op part of the game- on the PC version you need it on 2 computers and you play together via the network, but on the XBox version you use two controllers and play split-screen. I wanted to be able to play with Crisp on the big-screen TV in the living room, and so far I think I definitely made the right decision!
So Portal 2 single player and co-op: so far two enthusiastic thumbs up! I would go and play some more tonight, but Crispy has gone to bed and he made me promise not to play any of the single player mode without him!
Just spent the last hour and a half playing the beginning of the single player mode of Portal 2 which came out today (thanks Amazon for the free release-date delivery!) and it's awesome! Love Stephen Merchant as the personality sphere, Wheatley- hope he returns later :)
I was playing with Crispy as my wing-man giving me advice and it's great fun- can't wait to play the co-op mode with him!
Had to stop to make dinner, but I'm sure there'll be more playing later...
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
I guess it just shows how much we've become used to the modern conveniences of life, but after 3 weeks of doing dishes in the bathroom sink and having the fridge dominating a corner of the living room, I can't tell you how nice it is to have the fridge back where it should be, counters and a kitchen table, laundry going in the washer and dishes in the dishwasher! Bliss :)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Step 32: we have a floor!
Declan just has to come back and finish a bit of trim around the edges tomorrow morning, then Bill the plumber installs the dishwasher and hooks up the washer-dryer, we move the fridge and the range back in and... we have a kitchen again :)
Then we just have to unpack everything...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Step 28: finally we have the floor from Home Depot!
It was a special order but it was supposed to be a "quickship" item that took 7 business days - it took 13 business days.
Thank God for my cheerful Irish carpenter, Declan, who is coming tomorrow to install it. :)
Saturday, April 09, 2011
I spoke to Jackie first thing this morning and she was waiting for them to bring her a real breakfast, so I headed upstairs to take care of my usual Saturday morning stuff to get the church ready before going to the hospital. Then, just as I was finishing up, she called me to say she was ready to come home!
So I shot up to Greenwich, and now she's home :)
She has gone in to take a nap, but she looks fantastic! And while I was out the flowers from my Mum & Dad were delivered so they were here to welcome her home :)
Friday, April 08, 2011
I got home from the hospital to grab Holly and take her out for a walk in the woods (where I am now) to find 7 messages on the phone from a florist who was trying to deliver flowers and couldn't find the apartment (there were already flowers by the door when I arrived, but I think I know who they are from).
So on the way to Saxon Woods I called the florist (having looked up his number that he hadn't left) and spent 15 minutes trying to explain that I hadn't answered the phone because I was at the hospital, and that I was going back so I explained where he could leave the flowers, but I seriously think the man had problems (he said he was the owner). I still don't know if I got through to him- we'll have to see if the flowers are there later!
Anyhow, after about 10 minutes I finally got him to read me the card, the flowers are from my Mum and Dad for Jackie. So thanks, she'll be touched by the flowers and will enjoy the laughs when I tell her the story later :)
They took out/off all of Jackie's tubes and monitors (except the IV which is still hooked to an antibiotic) this morning, and she was able to freshen up and brush her teeth and stuff.
She's a little sore, but she feels much better sitting up :)
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Step 27: with a working sink we've wiped and shopvacced everything, pushed the fridge back into the kitchen and brought the range back in and plugged it in.
The floor is apparently not arriving at Home Depot until Saturday, so this way I can cook for me and Crisp for the next couple of days and then heat up the food that is very generously going to be brought for us once Jake gets home from the hospital on Saturday.
We'll wait until next week to do the final bit and put down the floor and move everything else back in, but it's so nice to be this close to normal!
Step 25: cabinets went in yesterday and the plumber came this morning to hook up the sink. And we had running water for a minute - until they noticed the big cracks under the sink and a big chunk fell off. Now the plumber is trying to track down a sink to match the hole in the countertop so we don't have to replace that.
If you give a mouse a cookie...
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Jackie dismantling the sofa to make room in preparation for our new La-z-boy recliners that are being delivered tomorrow :)
Slow day in the kitchen, Declan (the carpenter) came to look at what he needs and took up the rest of the old, blue vinyl floor tiles so that the new floor will have a completely smooth base. He says he'll be able to get all the sheetrock done and get the cabinets put back in tomorrow, so the plumber can come and install the sink on Wednesday morning. That way we can push the fridge back into the kitchen and roll in and plug in the range too. So, in time for Jackie's surgery, we'll be able to cook and wash dishes :) Then by the following week we should have the new laminate floor from Home Depot so we can roll out the fridge and the range and Declan can put it down. Then it'll just be the (new!) dishwasher and the washer-dryer to hook up and we'll have a kitchen again- Yay! (well, and then we just have to unpack all the boxes we hurriedly packed up when we cleared the kitchen...)