Friday, June 27, 2008
So here are pictures from today...
Today, as you heard from Kevin he has been working on getting all the services set up at the new place, so we are good to go when we close. So today, he calls the insurance people and they must call him back of course, so he calls the phone company. While he is on the phone, the insurance guy calls him back. So I get the pleasure of answering his million of questions. That is one of the good things about working at home, is that I could stop to do this.
The curse? Well I am working....so since both of our lines are busy, my cell phone rings and it is my coworker...since I don't answer, he instantly IM's me. So I get off the phone with the insurance guy, then my coworker calls me, then I have a meeting, then I have class at CSU (ok, I am still in class right now)...but all those calls mean my work does not get finished.
While I am in one of my meetings, the phone rings two or three times, and then Kevin comes in, so excited I think he may pee his pants. He said the HiMac is in...meaning the kitchen counter is in and on site....so that means we really want to go out to the house and have a look. Another blessing, if this CSU class ends soon, we can go out. .... After all the work can wait right????
Stay tuned for pictures later .....
Signed up for:
Telephone - complicated by the fact we wanted to keep Jody's parents number
Satellite TV - All the silly options and promos
Home Insurance - They have to ask a million questions so they know how much they are insuring
Still to do...
Another broadband card for the laptops
Switch electrical over to our name at close
Still more to do, but less on the list.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Anyway, here is the schedule as know it...
27th, The chimney cap is complete, carpet in the basement is started
30th, Final Electric and Final Heating and Air start and should be done by Wed
1st, counter top for kitchen arrives
7th, Refrigerator arrives
8th, elevator installed
10th, all done..
Now there are still many things that need to happen
The deck needs to get finished (the framers are doing great so far)
Final grade of the land is being done right now and is looking nice so far
But there is still lots to do. I think the tile guy probably has the most on his plate at the moment. But I have confidence in him, plus his work is pretty nice so I am happy.
So think happy thoughts that things are gonna start happening. But this time next week we should have a whole lot of changes.
Latest pictures from Tuesday the 23rd are here:
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
We hope it takes!
Anyway, Happy Anniversary Kevin! I love you!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
So a couple of weeks ago we went to Loveland to look at lights for the house and met some friends for dinner at our favorite chinese place:
Then on the way, home I thought about you all. I thought that many of you really don't have an idea of what the drive is like for us, and how wide open things are. So I took some pictures of the scenery...well mostly feedlots/dairies, there are a lot of them, and two of the largest in the state also:
This set below is all the same feedlot:
These are all one huge dairy:
The scenes driving really aren't much differen than the scene from our new house... :)
You have to feed all those cows something....Kevin and I came upon this huge hay, the other day right by our new mailboxes:
And, so you have now looked at all these pictures....but not one of any people. Well, I have one more picture to share. The quality of the photo isn't good, but the content was great...oh and Kevin is good also :)
Whew, that was a lot! So you are now dismissed.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Made of Honor was your typical romantic comedy a la 'My Best Friends Wedding'. With a title like that you could argue that it should be some type of war movie, so I'm not really sure where they were going with it, other than the bad play on words. You saw where it was going 10 miles away and Jody even picked up on the "hook" that would happen near the end, very early in the movie. Needless to say, it was very predictable. Jody thought that Patrick Dempsey was a little old for the role. I'll have to agree with her here. Also, I thought that basically he was pretty much playing the same character, when the character was 'popular', that he played in Can't Buy Me Love but a little older.
As for Sex and the City, I'll have to admit that I was a fan of the show. I will have to say that the crowd at the drive-in was nothing like the showing our friend Amanda went to. The movie started out well with cuts and pacing like the 30 minute show. But then it started to drag on.. The running time is 140 mins or something like that and Entertainment Weekly said it could be cut to about 70 mins.. I think 90 would have been just fine. Speaking from the male perspective, obviously the women were the focal point of the movie, but is also seems that the men in the movie were really one-dimensional. Steve is even more whiny, Big is unsure, Harry is hardly seen/happy father and Smith is just there to be looked at by the girls in the audience. Jody thought that the 'kiss' by Anthony and Stanford should have been followed up a little, and I agree (BTW, I did have to look up some of the character names on imdb). I think they tried to do too much and kinda ended up with a disjointed story. Anyway, not a bad flick, but not a classic.
So for $5 a person to see two movies going to the drive-in is not bad. I think I might try taking the other car next time, The window tinting on the MDX kinda got in the way of the show. The sound was good since it was over the FM radio in the car and the MDX has a great sound system. I would not recommend hitting the drive-in for a visual effects movie. I think you would lose too much but for stories like these, it was fine.
Made of Honor - save it for NetFlix or skip
Can't Buy Me Love - Classic 80's movie, if you haven't seen it, it is worth the rental
Sex in the City - If your a fan of the show, and can't wait it, it is worth the ticket price. Otherwise, save it for NetFlix
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
The black truck is our contractors truck. I'm surprised he can still afford to drive the thing.
The good news is that the tilts and swales that were put in to keep the rain away from the house appear to be working correctly.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
For the guest bath we picked this... Very similar to what we picked before. The accent will be used as a band and backsplash.
For the downstairs master bath we picked this
the small tiles will be used on the shower floor, the other tile will be 12x12 on the walls and 18x18 on the floor.
For the upstairs master bath we went with this. The floor tile is large 20x20 and it a slate look, but is actually tile. I was concerned about real slate being a little porous and sharp. So We found the tile. The accent tile will be cut in to two tile strips and used to make bands and the backsplash. The other tile will be used as wall tile.
The other baths will be pretty basic and so we went with this for one of them