Wednesday, July 30, 2008
And then a variation of 'Where's Waldo".. How many Kevin and Didi's can you find... I think I found 10
I'm wearing a grey/green shirt and jean shorts and Didi is wearing a yellow shirt and jean shorts and I have a camera over my face.
Looking up the NW corner of the building.. Even from the ground it keeps going and going...
So even the 'tall' building around it like small... with Lake Michigan in the background.
Down the side of the building.... gotta lean on the glass to get this shot...
Ok, not really, but I did lean way over the rail..
First up we have to show you the 'Welcome Signs" that we saw...
So I'll chronicle our adventures in some later posts...
Monday, July 28, 2008
Of course we started with Salad and those Cheddar Bay Biscuits
For lunch Didi had garlic grilled shrimp, they were really yummy.
maybe they were finger licking good...wait no....that is another restaurant
I had shrimp scampi and some small fried shrimp
Kevin had shrimp Alfredo
Ok....this doesn't have anything to do with lunch....this is DiDi at the Hallmark store...I just thought it was funny.
We had a great time shopping....we left home around 9 am and didn't get back till 7 pm, so it was a long day, but we spent a lot of money to help the economy....
Yesterday we recovered, went to church and did laundry...today we head off to Chicago where 4 fun fill days of meetings await me. So you won't hear from me, but Kevin and DiDi will be off site seeing so stay tuned for pictures of their adventures.
Look I am still not as tall as Kevin
We didn't get pictures of dinner...but remembered for dessert :)
Kevin is demonstrating his expertise is sopapilla eating
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We are enjoying getting to know Didi and showing her some very American things. Today marks her one week anniversary here in the states. She will be staying with us for 6 more weeks. We look forward to all our fun adventures.
This is the dining room, where all boxes have been living as we empty them. You can tell there is not anything in the china hutch yet (I hope to get a bigger one someday), because that stuff is still in storage. So you can see Kevin's and my handiwork....
Versus God's Handiwork.....
We aren't sure how much more we will get put away, so you may all have to wait for more "furniture" pictures. Next week we are off to Chicago, I have a work conference.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Looking forward to sitting on the deck with a glass of wine watching the sun go down. Soon...very soon....
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Well the stress was worth it. We were able to take possession of the house on Wed, although we don't close until Friday (I think). But you know what they say possession is 9/10ths. Anyway, thanks to all who helped us move: Mert and Jean, Doug, Dez, Curt (he only helped move a table, but I guess it counts), Randy and especially Nolan (who was on the other end of almost everything I carried). It was about 101 out here on Wed and so I thought I was gonna die a couple of times.
So hopefully on Monday we get to do this again and move in Mert and Jean's stuff.
Also, on Wed we picked up Didi (our exchange student from Slovakia) from DIA. Hopefully, she was adjust to all our changes as well.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Desirae's son Caelum (he is 2.5) had a great time playing on his swing while everyone enjoyed his backyard....that is until he jumped off the top of the slide...then the night was over for him :(
My brother made this firepit/cooker out of an old barrel of some sort. Pretty cool.
Since he made it, he is the expert on how to cook on it...so he was Chef for the night.
All sitting around chatting and enjoying the evening.....
It never fails that my brother always has to do something silly...so he was showing how he could pass through fire....
Not to be outdone, Kevin on his way to get a brownie also passed through fire....that way he said he could truly say "I had to pass through fire to get this brownie"
It was a good evening just chatting and catching up with friends and family. A time to relax from all the stress Kevin and I have had.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The picture is of them before the grouting is completely done and so they actually look better now. I'm hoping to take some pictures with everything cleaned in the next day or so.
The cooktop is below the microwave, but it is still protected at the moment. It is black as well.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
So try some, and tell me if you like them.
Lets see here is a sampling of the problems we've had to work with this week:
1. The elevator is now coming a week later than promised. I had to call to find out where it was. When will sales people learn that a quick call telling your customer what is going on can save a whole lot of yelling from the customer.
2. Problems with the appraisal
3. Material shortages or incorrectness
4. People not showing up
5. Inspections failing
So needless to say Jody and I are a little fried... but we'll get though it.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
So from that you can see that we talk alot about the house, the phone and calls... Gee that is just like our daily life. So I guess we are posting primarily about what is actually going on in our life. Nothing real exciting, but is kinda neat to see things in a graphical way like this.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
For those of you who have not had the privilege of visiting the beach house, it is a nice place and I hope we will be invited back some day...