Tuesday, September 18, 2007

And the saga continues . . .

Ahhh, the joy of homeownership!! Are you sick of hearing about my house tales? If so, just scroll down a few paragraphs! LOL

So, we need to get some new piping in our master bath. Our bathtub drain is emptying SO slow and it seems as if the little drain mechanism thingy is stuck in the shut position and the plumber can't get it open. So, we need it replaced, that is not exactly easy with a 50 something year old house! The access panel is small and the piping is very tight with no room to actually get the small old piece out! So, that means he needs to go through our kitchen ceiling to get to it! We're also having him check to see if there is a leak in there, I have this kinda wierd sense that there is one. He's supposed to come do that today, so here I sit waiting! UGH!!! I'm good with it though! It needs to be done and what a better time to do it than right before remodeling the kitchen!! I'd be so ticked if we put a ton of money into the kitchen and then it happened!! Eek!!

We also got measured for the new kitchen windows last night, just waiting back for the full estimate on cabinets, countertop and floors to know if we can replace all the windows in the house!

It really is exciting though!! I just wish I could fastforward a few months to the completed project!!

Okay, enough of that!!

I've got some scrapping to do but have been feeling mojo-less. I think I may try to find a cool ad for inspiration and try to jumpstart myself!!

Jack has school today, I'm thinking it will go well at dropoff! Keeping my fingers crossed though!!

I also just want to put a plug out there for 1-800-contacts!! They are so good and inexpensive!! This will be our second year ordering from them and they couldn't be nicer!! They are on the ball, you can place an order and they'll call you within 5 minutes if something is wrong! There was a problem with Chris's prescription being expired, they called to let us know. I emailed them about 10 minutes ago to tell them to process my order without his, and they called me about 3 minutes later just to confirm!! Gotta love that!! So, if you wear contacts, check 'em out!!

I'll leave you with the 2 layouts I did for the ScrapGal September newsletter. The theme is change.

Have a great day!!

17 comments:

Jenn said...

I love your layouts! Perfect for the theme of change.

Melonie said...

WOW Rachael! The pictures on both of these LO's rock but I absolutely love the pic of Jack. Such a great LO! They do grow so quickly. Good luck with the house.

Micki W. Hill said...

I'm loving the way the title looks on the 2nd layout "Change"! tfs!

toners said...

That photo of Jack is adorable! Great job! And good luck with all the fun homeowner tasks :)

Nicole said...

love that first layout...too fun.

have fun with your remodeling!!

BonnieRose said...

your layouts are so beautiful!!!!! u go gf!

Lynn said...

You gotta just love renovating! It just never ends. I hope everything goes well.
Love your lo's. They are just awesome.

scrappermimi said...

Both LO's are great! I love how you have the title through the photo.

Can't want to see the house when its done!

Ingrid said...

I really like both layouts. Great job!

ellen said...

oh man, good luck with the house..sounds like a pain and exciting all at the same time!

your layouts are awesome as usual!

Scraps~from~a~Boy said...

ooh wowo... I love your layouts... They are soo beautiful!

Chris said...

Beautiful layouts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

micayla said...

Wow both of those layouts are delish girl!
I know how you feel about the house, we just have so much to do, at least you find time to scrap!!!

Anilu Magloire said...

Yikes!! I fell your pain...

I love those pages. You put such great details in your pages!

~Nancy~ said...

Good luck with the house girlie!!! And your layouts are fabulous like always!!! Gorgeous creations and awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing these with us!! XOXO

Staci Compher said...

love the new layouts...looks like you found some mojo!! the flower pics are gorgeous!!!! and good luck with the house stuff!!!

jp said...

BTDT on the renovation! We lived in a 70-year old house and when the bathroom pipes sprung a leak, they discovered that they were embedded in concrete. The only way to get to them was to tear the entire floor out. It was awful! But we got a great bathroom as a result! ;-) Janet