Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Addition

As luck would have it, the decision on rather or not to have a dog was decided for us last week. We now have a wire hair Terrier (mix) named "Edie". Edie showed up at my office last monday, she was just laying on the patio asleep in the sun. She appeared to be in good shape and seemed like a super friendly little dog that just needed some food and a good bath. My boss wanted to call the human society but I said "No, I'll take her home, feed her and then call" well we all know how that turned out. I brought her home, but not before I went and bought her a bed, chew toy, dog food, shampoo, and bowls. I mean she had to have all that just to stay for the night like I had said she was going to do. So I bathed her and got her all set up in the kitchen in her bed with some fresh food & water, and her new toy. She slept in that bed the entire night, didn't move until the next morning when it was time to get up and go outside. I forgot to mention that when I told Jordan that I was bringing her home for the "night" he just shook his head and said we both know that it won't just be for the "night". Day 2 of Edie's stay went well, we came home to find her in the back yard without any signs of trying to dig out or anything torn up so it was looking more and more like she was fine staying with us. Once we decided that she needed to just stay with us permanently, I took her to the vet to find out how old she was, what breed and the status of her health. Dr. Canant said she was at least a year & half old but now more than three, her health was excellent and that she was a Terrier mix. Edie has gotten use to us and her surroundings quite well, loves when people come over. She is a bit on the attention hog side, if we are on the computer or watching tv she has to be right in the middle of it. All in all, we got lucky because she adopted us and has been wonderful so far! I will post pictures of her as soon as I can find my camera cable.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Settling In

So this past weekend was certainly eventful to say the least. It started out on a good note, Jordan's dad's dog Kayla came to stay the weekend with us while his dad was at the beach. Kayla is a great black lab, well behaved and really 1 of the best dogs I have ever been around, next to mine of course. Our good friends Ben & Claire (soon to be "The Lands") were in town from Austin, TX for the Penn State game, as well as MANY of my friends from high school & college so we of course had a full weekend ahead of us. After dinner at a little Mexican place by our house, we headed downtown to meet up with everyone and start the weekend off right! Of course parking was terrible so we decided to park in the "dirt lot" as the city calls it, at the end of 4th street which is uneven and full of holes. As luck would have it, going to get in the car I step in a hole and fall face first on the ground (no it wasn't too many margaritas). Next thing I know, I am covered in blood and all skint up. We rush home (only after convincing Jordan that I didn't need to go to the ER) I got all cleaned up and went to bed thinking "wow this is going to be worse in the morning" and it was. My face hurt, my neck was sore and I looked like I had been in a bar fight. Most of you know, I can be a little vain at times and this was 1 of those times because all I wanted to do was lay in bed and sleep til it had healed. However, it was game day so that wasn't an option, I had to make the best of the rest of the weekend. My face has healed for the most part I have a little scab on my nose and small cut under my eye which is a vast improvement from Saturday. However, God once again uses things to show me how truly blessed I am. I had to deal with a few minor scrapes on my face for a few days while others have had things happen to them that are permanent. I hope that from here on out I will work on not caring so much about how I look or how others see me, but more on how I see others.

The house is coming along, since football has started we of course only have sundays to work around the house. We have finished everything in the kitchen other than light fixtures, laundry room door, and the floor, which will be done this week! I can't believe that we have gotten so much done in so little time. The exterior should be painted by the end of the month, we keep going back and forth on the paint color. As far as the inside goes we only have to change out 5 more interior doors, put crown molding in the bedrooms, and paint the living room. I can't imagine what we will do with our spare time once this project is done, although I am sure I will find something to occupy my time.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Well, I hope everyone had a great Labor Day! We certainly did, the weekend started out a little bumpy though. I left work early on friday to run some errands and get things ready for a little birthday party we were throwing that night for our friend Chase. I fought game traffic all afternoon and of course get home, kick it into crazy mode like I always do before people come over. Well a technician from Alagasco was there when I arrived, he was checking our furnace, in 90 degree weather I don't think we were really using it but whatever. He checked it out, had us turn the heat on to make sure everything was working then told us we were good to switch it back to the A/C. However, to our surprise and my frustration, the A/C wouldn't come back on which sent my blood boiling! Here we had a house full of people and no A/C, simply because Alagasco chose that day to come out to check something that we didn't even call for them to do. God always has a way of making you realize the bright side of things, luckily our deck had just been finished (the deck that I wanted us to wait on having done). So after calling Alagasco's emergency line and comtimplating reporting a gas leak, to get them out there anytime over the 3 day holiday weekend we opted for plan B and just had emergency A/C repair come fix it!

The weekend did get much better though because saturday was GAME DAY and that made everything seem to fall in place! We have great seats even if they are for the Alabama games. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, doing some work around the house and hanging out with friends. I love a good 3 day weekend because it just means a 4 day work week and its back to the weekend again! Today is also the birthday of a good friend of mine, Claire Taylor....Happy Birthday!
Anne, Dan & Claire...on Anne's 22nd B-Day!