Sunday, June 28, 2009

A day of rest!

On Friday June 19 2009, my parents closed on our new house in Charleston Illinois! That afternoon we began the projects we had planned. Dad had all of the next week off and we figured things would go quickly and easily and we'd be moved in by Saturday June 27th. However we began the tedious task of peeling wallpaper. The top layer is the easy part, but to our horror we found that the 2nd layer would be worse than normal. As we began peeling away the bottom we found that whoever had put the wallpaper up had neglected to prime or paint the drywall before putting up the wallpaper (this means the wallpaper was getting all ripped up adding a patching/mudding step to our process). Now that was not the only thing! It appears that wallpaper is the first thing they put on after the drywall was up. No bother to put the door frames or the floorboard on first! So the wallpaper is underneath the wood, making it difficult to get the wallpaper so it wasn't visible! It took hours to complete ONE wall. Anyway dad tore our the upstairs and master bathroom and redid the flooring (they had CARPET in the bathrooms..eew.) We had flooring people come and redo the dining room (to currently be used as an office) and kitchen in vinyl that looks like wood floor, it looks good! They also put new carpet in the living room and the master bedroom. They will also replace the carpet on the stairs and upstairs hallways and closets as soon as we finish the wall in the entry way! You see, the entry way which is like 16ft tall also had wallpaper on the walls and seemed even harder to get off than the kitchen! It's been an interesting task! Anyway, the kitchen is ready to be painted! So we will be moving the rest of our stuff over to the house tomorrow (all that is left is what we have left in our apartment). After we get moved in we will work on the entry way some more! Eventually we will get to the basement...but we aren't rushing anything, we've had enough with home improvement projects for a little while! Oh I forgot to say that we also peeled wallpaper out of the upstairs bathroom and mom painted it yesterday! Dad was supposed to get an offwhite color for the bathroom, but I guess he got Shamrock White. I haven't seen it, but mom says it has a green I guess I'll see tomorrow after work what it really looks like! Dad goes back to work tomorrow, I think we are all glad this last week is over and we all looked forward to today, a day of rest! We would wake up around 7am everyday and get done at the house no earlier than 11:30. Last night mom and dad didn't get home until after midnight! Anyway so we are all very grateful for a day of rest. Dad said on the way to church that he now understands why the world has forgotten Sunday as the day of rest...none of them work hard enough to need a day of rest! lol

Ok, new topic. So a friend of mine in Rexburg got me an application for a new place opening in Rexburg, some sort of family fun place! I'm hoping to get the job, and if so I'll probably be returning to Rexburg earlier than I planned, only catch is that I will have to find a place to stay for a month! So I'm really hoping for the job, it would be great and I have a great availability schedule this next semester! Tuesday-Friday I'm done with classes by 11:15! Also ALL of my classes are really close to my apartment! They are all in the Smith building except one, which is in the Clark (not that that means much to most of you) But they are pretty much the closest buildings to my apartment! Like a 7 minute walk at most! I'm really looking forward to getting back to school!
Have a great week everybody! :D

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Slow News week?

Well aside from Alissa and Victory's exciting announcement, it's been a pretty slow week for blogging! So I thought I'd share a little dumb moment of mine:

I was at my computer typing when this stupid little bug kept flying around my face, so getting fed up with it I swatted. I definitely made contact....WITH MY FACE!

Anyway that was one of my many DUH moments, and thought I'd share it with hope that it would bring a smile to your face :)

and here is a quote that one of my counselors in the bishopric at school liked to say a lot: "Put a smile on your kisser, and if you are lucky someone will plant a kiss on your smiler."

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Free Time is Finally Minimized!

Alright, so I went from having absolutely nothing to do, to being busy again! Yay me! I'm working as a cashier, I'm scheduled 24hrs this week and next week. I'm also teaching Miranda, Austin and Shaelyn piano lessons and I am teaching Shaelyn flute lessons (mom is paying me!) On top of that I am working selling Cutco Cutlery! It's a great product, I'll admit maybe a little bit on the pricey side, but if you tend to replace your knives fairly regurlary it's worth it! I won't go into detail on it! I'm sort of considering doing Mary Kay too, but I don't feel like I have time, or the money to start it all up. So I'm going to stick with what I've got. The Cutco job is great, because I can sell wherever I go! I finished training today and had my first appointment with a ward member. She didn't buy anything but she did like the stuff! I have two appointments Monday, at least so far. I would like to have at least 2 or 3 more, but it doesn't help that I don't know many people here. I could probably get one in on Tuesday as well...but once again I have this strange lack of knowing people. haha, oh well, I get paid by appointment, or commission, whichever one is higher. So we will see where this will take me, it should help me with my Business major. :) Then again, so would Mary Kay...hmmmm. Anyway, I have to go to County Market to work in an hour, so I'd better eat and get ready...maybe fit in a little nap? Oh..wait my bed is covered..there is nowhere TO

oh June 19th....We sign on the house, then we redo the carpeting, flooring, and entry walls! Right after that...WE MOVE IN! (I can't wait :D)