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barb loves blair
03 August 2006 @ 09:39 pm
so how are the renovations you ask...

well let's see... the roofing is in the side yard and only the carport has strapping because we haven't got the time because all our time is going into the bathroom because nothing NOTHING is ever simple with renovations...
-we needed to install our glass block window tonight... I bought the blocks... but not one single store in Cranbrook had the special mortar needed to install it... soooo... now we can't do that until tuesday or wednesday... (we should have been finished tiling by then)
we can't tile or even hang the cement board until that window is in because we have to change the window size (make it smaller) to fit the blocks...
-we put the bathtub in place tonight so we could drill the hole for the drain... the walls are no at all square... and we need to build a short wall (to the height of the future wall tile) at the end of the bathtub to make it fit tighter (5" space... how did that happen?) and then the wall behind the tub needs to be shimmed so that the cement board will be flush to the rim of the bathtub (see how much fun this is becoming)... well this also needs to be done before the cement board and tiling can happen... sense a trend here....
-yup, so since our bathroom has no toilet or bathtub we are staying at the Stevenson's tonight and for the next few days... really all we're doing there is sleeping... up until today we've had a toilet (no bath since tuesday) and well all good things do come to an end...
but there are some happy points... we were able to get a plumber on very short notice and he's an aquaintance so he's giving us a very sweet deal because plumbers, we are not... so we haven't had to deal with those technical aspects (like when they drilled the hole for the toilet there was a floor joist!!!)
-my tiles came in today (all 200 of them and my border mosaics, so that's nice and apparently none broke in transit so that's a miracle)
-we bought the last tile saw at Timbr-Mart and that make me smile
-i was actually able to buy the 15 glass blocks we needed... just nothing else
-and my cement board at timbrmart was $3 cheaper than the stuff at Home hardware, and that stuff is bloody expensive...

but now we are off to sleep at the Stevenson's instead of just driving there to shower...

oh yes and work and other life aspects are good... my dad came over to help with the demolition and everything went great and friends of Blair's parents want to give us their cool wood stove, so we're gonna make sure it is better than ours

and I need to register for my classes but I don't want to know how much my tuition will be so I'm gonna leave it to the last minute

barb loves blair
03 July 2006 @ 10:11 pm
here'a a quickie...
+ I've been working tons, in fact we're painting the paint store so I've been putting in a bit of OT to speed it up...
+ Blsir and I went camping/hiking/fishing/gold panning last night with Brian and Seth and are super tired yet satisfied with our long weekend as we've been home for only 2 hours now (picture post to come)
+ Belize was amazing (picture post to come)
+ We'll be renovating our butts off this summer, some projects include: new water tank, new furnace, new metal roof, gut and redo bathroom, replace 3-5 windows, more cabinetry in kitchen, finsh staining exterior, more 2 decks and lay new surfaces, build raised garden beds and a few more thing I don't want to think about
+ i finally got me beautiful Kitchen Aid stand mixer, I love it and it loves me
+ I'm going to Nelson tomorrow for a few days to see my cousin Rachel and her kds and husband and my aunt and uncle Siddall
+ I have to work/paint tomorrow at 9am, so I should probably finish up here, while I'm lame at updating I do read everything that people (D, K and A) write,so I guess we're all in the same boat, except for K, who's very good and makws me thing about things...
barb loves blair
31 May 2006 @ 07:15 am
Well ladies
My practicum is finally done and I've been working my little butt off at work and trying to get packed and tying up loose ends (writing a will anyone, yup that's my job for the next hour...)
Blair and I leave for spokane this evening and tomorrow night we fly to... BELIZE and we won't be back until the 17th but we don't go back to work until the 20th!!!!

I'm pretty stoked, we're staying at Belizean Shores, this fab resort on the Northern portion of Ambergris Caye and we plan on snorkeling a lot and going on some fun tours, but generally taking a relazing break and getting away from responsibilities...

Our remortgage went through so now we have the money to do all of our renovating this summer!!

But now it is back to will writing and making sure that we haven't forgotten some super important things while packing and then it's off to work I go...

barb loves blair
15 April 2006 @ 10:42 pm
So my 6 week practicum starts on tuesday and between now and then I have to write 5 different unit plans and a million lesson plans that I'll be teaching...
So what am I doing... not that of course... My husband and brother-in-law are watching "The Village" so I refuse to step foot into the living room and am consequently sitting on my bedroom floor playing with my MAC... I just got some pretties in the mail, so I though I'd organize and do a little chronology... It's not much, since I live WAY TOO FAR from MAC!!! (3 hours to boring counters, or 11 hours to the Freestanding & PRO stores that I love (and get the best service from because I drop like $300-500 a time)

This is where is all lives...

Onto the collection and Chronology...Collapse )

barb loves blair
(x) = seen

() Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
() Boondock Saints
(x) The Mexican
(x) Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
() Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane

total: 6

(x) The Princess Bride
() Young Frankenstien
() AnchorMan: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
() Labyrinth
() Saw
() Saw II
() White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
() Jason X

total: 5

(x) Scream
() Scream 2
() Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding

total: 7

(x) Harry Potter
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
() Resident Evil I (no number required, dolts)
() Resident Evil 2 (it's Apocalypse, not 2, dolts)
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
() The Village
() Donnie Darko
(x) Lilo & Stitch.
() Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch

total: 7

(x) Finding Nemo
() Finding Neverland
() Signs
(x) The Grinch (Jim Carrey)
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
() White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) Thirteen Going on 30
(x) I, Robot

total: 5

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(x) A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
() Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
(x) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt

total: 9

(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
(x) the Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
() Dumb & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
(x) Final Destination 2
() Halloween
() The Ring
() The Ring 2

total: 6

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
() Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
() Ghost Ship
() From Hell
() Hellboy
() Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
() The Whole Nine Yards
(x) The Longest Yard
(x) Bad Santa

total: 5

() The Day After Tomorrow
() Child's Play
() Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
() Gothika
() Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
(x) Bad Boys

total: 5

(x) Bad Boys 2
() Joy Ride
(x) Se7en
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
() Identity
() Lone Star
() Bedazzled
() Predator I
() Predator II

total: 4

(x) Independence Day
() Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
() Darkness Falls
() Christine
(x) ET
() Children of the Corn
(x) My Boss' daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
() Frailty

total: 4

() Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
() Calendar Girls
() Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
() Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
() Big Trouble in Little China

total: 5

() X-men
() X-men2
(x) Spider-Man
() Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
() Jeepers Creepers
() Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
() The Others
(x) Freaky Friday
() Reign of Fire
(x) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick

total: 4

(x) Swimfan
() Miracle
(x) Old School
() The Notebook
() K-Pax
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(x) A Walk to Remember
() Boogeyman
(x) Saving Silverman
(x) WaterBoy

total: 8

(x) Hitch
(x) The Fifth Element
() Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
() Star Wars Episode II Attack of The Clones
() Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith
(x) Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Episode VI Return of The Jedi
() Troop Beverly Hills
() Swimming with Sharks
() Starship Troopers

total: 5

(x) Air Force One
(x) For Richer or Poorer
() Trainspotting
() People Under the Stairs......
() Blue Velvet
(x) Sound of Music
(x) Parent Trap
(x) Parent Trap Re-make
() The Birds
() The Terminator
() Terminator 2
() T-3

total: 5

(x) Empire Records
(x) SLC Punk
() Meet Joe Black
(x) Nightmare Before Christmas
(x) Corpse Bride
(x) The Silence of the Lambs
() Sleepy Hollow
() I Heart Huckabees
() 24 Hour Party People
() Blood In Blood Out

total: 5

() Thirteen
() Manic
(x) Amerrican History X
() Deep Blue Sea
(x) George of the Jungle
() Canadian Bacon
() Big Black Titties
(x) How High
() The Jackel
() My Little Ponys Grand Adventure 2

total: 3

Grand total: 98
Feeling a little: sicksick
barb loves blair
10 February 2006 @ 12:11 am

barb loves blair
08 February 2006 @ 07:14 pm
Would you drive to Yahk to watch CBC's The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos and the one red paper clip guy...
One of my classmates is going for sure, but on her way to Rossland, and my other classmate Bry REALLY wants to go... and I told her I'd be interested, but B was kinda... eh...

Do you guys think it's worth it??
barb loves blair
01 February 2006 @ 08:34 pm

My kitchen floor is finished and hott (yup two Ts)
and the walls are now Louisiana Hot Sauce (CC-124) :) well... one coat of it...
Pictures will come soon... Blair has the car & hence the digital camera...
Now the only room left is the bathroom!!

I have drama for the next two days... I LOATHE drama! We had to write Story Dramas (BORING) and tomorrow we get to present portions of them... woo hoo! NOT!

hmm, what else?

We got a new dining room table a few weeks ago...

Blah, nice try... now I'm done
barb loves blair
29 January 2006 @ 02:27 pm
well... since K's MAKING me do this...

actually I do have things going on that are worth posting...

Nush had her baby this morning at 8:41 (I went and bought baby clothes at 8:52 and was up there to see her at 9:43, cuz I'm a freak... I beat the in-laws there!!)
She had a baby girl named Eve, she's 7lbs and a few ounces...
Man she's a gorgeous baby, she's got Nush's nose and mouth for she, and boy is she dark 9which of course is a huge relief, she looks just like he mom)

Tomorrow we're getting our kitchen flooring installed... FIANLLY

I got my student loan, I have an extra $2000 to play with so I'll be paying off our bedroom furniture, which still leaved me with $900 for clothes, shoes and makeup...

School is good, but super hard. Yesterday I wrote a paper on the addition of fractions with unlike denominators... never saw that one coming. I got an A, 2 A- and a B+ last semester... and I got 94% on my paintimg display...

I've been working every chance I can get, so I'm pretty stoked about that, lotsa extra cash...

um... this is all you get for now...
blair and I are going back up to the hospital to see Nush and Eve again

I posted, so you had better comment on the mundaneness of my life
betcha won't ask me to post again
barb loves blair
13 January 2006 @ 06:51 pm
Friday the 13th officially sucks ass