Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ta Da!

L and I are proud to present: one newly repainted house! We finished just in time. This morning, we woke to....
Snow on the leaves in our yard! Followed by.....
Icicles on the house.

We're hoping for a couple more nice October days, so I can paint the trim on the back of the house. At least we've got the house all sealed up for the winter, if winter is here to stay.

We're crossing our fingers that the paint will stay on the house this time. The last time we painted the house, the paint started flaking off during the winter. We think this was a result of bad primer. The only areas that flaked, were the areas we primed. It flaked off right down to the original paint.

L sanded down the flaked areas, and applied a clear primer, made especially for flaking paint. If this doesn't work, we'll be:
a) Swearing
b) Crying
c) Drinking
d) all of the above

36 Comments:

At 10/11/2006 8:15 PM, Blogger Nancy Drew said...

LOVE that list!!
LOVE that timing!!
Can't believe you had snow and icicles oh man!!!

You are the hardest working couple on the face of the earth. Hope you get to relax????

 
At 10/11/2006 8:17 PM, Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

Ha, ha - I feel like doing all the things on your list, and I haven't been nearly as busy as you have. :-P I'm such a big baby.

 
At 10/11/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger SME said...

Looks good!
You win the first-snow award this year; we got very cold rain instead.

 
At 10/12/2006 7:30 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

T, I just left you a message on my blog instructing you to take photos of the snow and make snow angels. I see you've already taken the photos and that there's not enough snow for snow angels, but don't let that stop you. No! Lie down right there on that pile of snow covered leaves and start practicing those angels! Oh, and I hope the paint sticks! You've got enough chores without having to do it all over. We get to clean the front gutters and all the downspouts this weekend. I anticipate cut hands on the sharp metal. :-( We'll play afterwards. This weekend is BaconFest! More on that in a few days. :-)

 
At 10/12/2006 4:49 PM, Blogger SME said...

BaconFest! Sounds greasy.

 
At 10/12/2006 5:34 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

ND, luck was finally with us!

Notta, go ahead and do them. I firmly believe that swearing is a great stress reliever. ;)

SME, you guys have had milder winters than us lately. What's up with that?

VV, maybe I could make leaf angels?

SME, spoken like a true vegan. heehee

 
At 10/12/2006 6:03 PM, Blogger Vest said...

vancouver voyeur:
Click here to enjoy The Bacon Fest.

www.animalsaustralia.org

 
At 10/12/2006 6:47 PM, Blogger Jay said...

I seriously don't hate anything more than the first snow of the year. Blech.

 
At 10/12/2006 6:55 PM, Blogger SME said...

Looks like you could make slush angels, not much more. ;D
Still no snow here! I don't get it, either. It's a mystery.
OK, I'm off to check out this BaconFest...

 
At 10/12/2006 6:59 PM, Blogger SME said...

Near as I can tell, BaconFest involves bacon. And beer. Is it a picnic?

 
At 10/12/2006 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bacon fest , groan oink oink not fer us pigs it aint.

 
At 10/12/2006 7:08 PM, Anonymous dolly said...

thats why i dont eat pig meat

 
At 10/12/2006 8:06 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Jay, I hate the last snows of the year, like in April or May.
I actually enjoy snow until the middle of February. It starts getting tiresome by then.

SME, keep an eye on VV's blog next week. I'm sure she'll post pictures, just to make me jealous. ;)

 
At 10/12/2006 9:54 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

Looks beautiful. We too had such a quick fall, now the snow. Looks like you'll be snug as bugs in a rug.

 
At 10/13/2006 7:38 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

Wow, how could two little words cause so much fuss! Baconfest is a yearly event among about 30+ friends. We get together at one guy's house, with a massive bonfire, and everyone brings a different dish which must include bacon. You would be amazed at the versatility of bacon. We got an early sample of sugared pecan bacon ice cream and it tastes like you have a buttered, syruped pancake in your mouth with crunchy pieces of bacon. It's just amazing. My apologies to the Vegans out there, my daughter is a vegetarian so I hear about it constantly. But I was raised in farm country, used to the sight of slaughtering animals for meat for the winter and have no qualms about eating meat. I think I've contributed enough to the vegan world by not interfering with my daughter's vegetarianism and animal rights work, and she's been at it for 7 years. Oh, and yes, there WILL be Beer! Lots of it. :-) A full report will be on my blog early next week.

 
At 10/13/2006 2:15 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Diana! The snug part is my favorite part of winter.

Thanks VV. You didn't have to explain. I told them to keep an eye on your blog.
How did 2 carnivores, like us, wind up with vegetarian daughters? ;)
I'd have no problem finding a dish to bring to the party. I use bacon in a lot of soups and hotdishes.
The snow is sticking to the trees today. I'll have to run out and take a picture for you.

 
At 10/13/2006 2:30 PM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

Snow envy . . . *sigh* As for us both having vegetarian daughters, I really am becoming suspicious that we might secretly be related.

 
At 10/13/2006 2:56 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

I've had that suspicion for quite a while now. ;)

 
At 10/13/2006 4:51 PM, Blogger SME said...

Bacon ICE CREAM?! Ye gods. I don't even know what to say to that.

 
At 10/13/2006 4:52 PM, Blogger Vest said...

BABE has a few words to say about crackling munching Homo Sapiens.

Bacon indeed, how dare you disguise my piglet siblings Pinky Porky and Perky's bodies by smoking and preserving them, we are not hams hocks or bacon, we are gentle lovable Piggies who mean no harm. No, we are not Hogs, you are the hogs who devour us, you are the swine who mutilate us.
So now you can understand why I am so DisGruntled.
Do you know humans once ate each other, warring tribes would roast their male captives, they were then referred to as 'LONG PIGS'.
BABE also suggests that Old Humans should be BACONISED instead of being cremated, nothing tastes better than a slice of 'Long Pig' in crusty bread on a cold winters day when the icicles freeze your chitterlings.

 
At 10/14/2006 4:55 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

It seems like just yesterday I was joking about the snow. And now here it is! Everything looks great! I hope it holds together!

 
At 10/15/2006 7:46 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Me too, Miranda!
If it doesn't, you'll have to send me something stronger than hot chocolate. ;)

 
At 10/20/2006 10:18 AM, Anonymous rastus said...

cool it white boy itsa coffin wiv winders

 
At 10/20/2006 10:18 AM, Anonymous rastus said...

cool it white boy itsa coffin wiv winders

 
At 10/20/2006 6:13 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Rastus/Vest, THIS was the page you signed out of my blog on.
BTW, why do you Google me to connect here? Haven't you heard of Favorites, also known as bookmarking?

 
At 10/26/2006 2:22 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Nikki!
I've got a little blogging advice. First of all, DON'T use your real name. DON'T give out your exact location on your blog. There are some real nasty people out here. If you read the posts above this one, you'll meet a real nasty person. 2nd, we're SME and TSHSMOM, for all the above reasons.

Do you have a blog yet? If not, get one! SME and I have a blast with all of our blogfriends!
Give the girls a hug from me!

 
At 10/30/2006 6:51 AM, Blogger Tweetiebird said...

Hi Tshsmom,

I think I set one up but now of course I cant remember the address. I think it was nicole-and-jeff something. I am really bad about not righting things down. And also I think I messed up when I did my name here also. I didnt mean for my real name to come up. I meant for tweetiebird56649 to come up on the thing. I am only human. LOL... I hope things are going well for you and everyone else. Well I have to go get Kora ready for school. They go all day here now and shes fighting with Brianna about being in the bathroom instead of getting her clothes. We use the bathroom drawers as a dresser for them and then they fight over who gets what drawers usually. Oh boy but that is what they have for now. LOL... Kids but i would change them for the world. Well thanks for the advice on here and i will see about changing this name on the blogging later today then. Nik (tweetiebird56649)

 
At 10/30/2006 7:17 AM, Blogger Tweetiebird said...

There we go Tshsmom,

I think i got this part of it down.LoL. I had to log back in and see what i did wrong a little while ago. I am sorry for two messages in a row. How do you make blogger friends on here anyway? I will take any advice you have and does Sarah have a name where I cant quit using her real name? on here. Thanks again. tweetie.

 
At 10/30/2006 3:30 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

OK Nik, you're doing good, so far. I just went over to visit you, but you don't have your blog listed on your profile. Also, drop the numbers at the end of your name, it's too long. People will probably call you TB or tweetie anyway.
Just surf around for friends, or click on some of the names of commenters on my sight or SME's sight. Her name is SME. ;) When you read a blog you like, leave a comment. People will click on your name, which takes them to your profile. Then they will click on your blog name, once you have it listed. This will take them to your blog.
I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

 
At 10/31/2006 6:53 AM, Blogger Tweetiebird said...

Hey there again. I keep playing with this in the mornings like this before Kora goes to school. I cant find my blog site. I think its nicole-and-jeff.blogspot.com but not sure at all. How do I find it otherwise? I cand find the page I filled out to get my Tweeetiebird and that stuff where it asked me what I wanted for the name and the webpage and How do i get pix in the site for that matter? I have pix on the computer from my digital camera but cant figure out how to get them in my blog and then again i cant find my website so I am really confused. Like I told SME when I e-mailed her yesterday I am not real good at remembering to write things down. I had it figured it was simple enough to remember so i didnt think of writing it down. Well all the advice is very helpful if you can get it to me when you get a minute. thanks tweetie.

 
At 10/31/2006 4:54 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Tweetie, we'll get there yet! ;)
Why don't you email SME, and have her set the blog up for you. She's done a lot more than I have.
Once she has it set up, she can email the passwords to you. Then write it all down.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that forgets all this stuff!;)

 
At 11/01/2006 11:00 AM, Blogger Tweetiebird said...

Ok.Thank you. I will do that. She e-maile me yesterday and shes been sick and not checking her mail real often because of it. But i will do that much after i get done with you. Thank you again. I told JKR about what Z did with the controller and hes proud of him for doing stuff like that. JKR likes doing stuff with electronics so it doesnt suprise me that he was interested when I told him about Z doing that. Tell L i said hi and hope things are going well and I will e-mail SME about that in a few minutes. tweetie.

 
At 11/01/2006 3:58 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Yeah Tweetie, Z is definitely his father's son! ;)

 
At 11/02/2006 7:46 AM, Blogger tweetey29 said...

Ok here we go Tshsmom, SME has me set up as Tweetey29. I think we have everything this time. I have my blog but not sure how to go about reading the messages once they have been posted. I will figure out or just e-mail SME. Did you get the pix of the girls she sent you? And also I am wondering did M&M ever give you the pix i sen them them to give to you guys of the girls for easter? I know its been a while to ask but I was just thinking about it. Well I hope I can figure out how to get into my blog to read the comments. I have a pix of the girls on one of my blogs or somethign like that. They are at the park. Well I suppose I should be going. Hope you can leave a message this time and I look forward to reading it. tweetey.

 
At 11/02/2006 12:07 PM, Blogger tweetey29 said...

HI just me again real quick. SME has set it up under NBR's spot if you need help finding me. LOL.. well i will catch you later tweetey.

 
At 11/03/2006 1:49 PM, Blogger tweetey29 said...

Hey I posted some new pix this morning on my blog for you all to see. I hope you enjoy them. I had some of the girls but i went to delet one because ihad it on already and lost it so I will have to repost them later on. i was trying to get K off to school and I didnt have time to redo it. I am trying to do so much and having a cold its hard. Well things are going good here other wise. tweetey.

 

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