Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 8 ~ Building the Garden Shed

Preston and Triston were here this past weekend. They helped Pa-Paw work on the garden shed.

They measured

Played siding guitar

Traipsed back and forth

Studied the shed

Stared at me taking pictures

And this is where they left off

Oh, and they had an audience too!
Shedding More Smiles,

Friday, May 21, 2010

Josh's Birthday

George and I met up with Josh and Sheri the other night at the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Josh's birthday!

We had a really nice time and the food was so delicious! I'm head over heels in love with their Tiramisu cake. OH YUM!

Here's the happy couple!
They're engaged and
getting married July 2011.

Big Smiles,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 7 ~ Building the Garden Shed

George is on days this week, and he got off work early yesterday.

This is the progress he
made on the garden shed!

Shedding Smiles,

Monday, May 17, 2010

Days 5 & 6 ~ Building the Garden Shed

This is the current state of the
garden shed after days 5 & 6.

They love peeking
outside in the early morning!
It's a beautiful day too!

Sunny Smiles,

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Triston's Kindergarten Graduation

Thursday night we went to Thackerville, OK for Triston's Kindergarten graduation. Here he is riding with us to the big event!


Michael and the boys

They had an adventure theme.
Singing and looking in the jungle.


More binocular action!

Crossing the stage for his diploma!

The graduate!

Crystal and Patsy (Crystal's Mom)
Pretty ladies!

The Pinizzotto Family
Lookin' good y'all!

Preston with his new Justin Bieber haircut.
Geo and I told him it was a Beatles
haircut before it was a Bieber haircut!

The school had these
graduate pics up on the wall.
#1~Triston the Adventurer

#2~Roaring Triston the Lion
It was a really cute event!

Kindergarten Graduation Smiles to You All,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Days 2, 3, & 4 ~ Building the Garden Shed

Day 2

We went to Lowe's and
Home Depot to buy lumber.
We left with this.
What does this have to do with
building a garden shed you ask.

Well, if you must know...
it beats me!


Day 3

We actually bought lumber! YAY!
After all, we needed something to
attach the door and windows to.

We decided to frame the walls inside the shop especially since it was super windy! We started with the back wall.

We carried the back wall frame in two sections to the foundation where he nailed them together and put on siding. We left it there for the night.

Day 4

We lifted the first wall into place but it wasn't easy because the wind was blowing like crazy! First, we got it up high enough to put five bricks under it. Then, we lifted it high enough to get those saw horses under it. Next, we got it up just enough to get that ladder under it. At that point, Geo tied it to the truck. Once it was secure, we pushed it into place. Whew!

Day 5

George took the day off work
to work on the garden shed.

As you can see, he got the two side
walls together and we set them in place.

He also got the front wall partially framed.
In case you're wondering, I wanted a garden shed like Paul James, the gardener guy, who hosts Gardening By the Yard on HGTV although I think that show is no longer on, except occasional reruns. I loved him too! Sniff, sniff.

With Garden Shed Smiles,

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 1 ~ Building a Garden Shed

Yesterday, we decided to start on building the garden shed which meant buying supplies. I told Geo that I really needed to mow in the dog's pen first. That sounded good to him so he headed outside, and I went out a few minutes later.

When I got out to the shop, Geo had the cover on the engine of the lawnmower open and was staring at it like deer in the headlights. I thought perhaps there was a dead body hidden somewhere inside! A little tiny dead body perhaps. Turns out that he had filled the gas tank the day before, and it now had about 1/4 of a tank of gas left. Where'd the gas go, you ask? So did I. It leaked into the crankshaft. I have to wonder how does that happen. Does it just decide that it's bored and goes looking for a good time? Is there more fun happenin' in the crankshaft? Let's see--gas tank, crankshaft, gas tank, crankshaft. Yeah, crankshaft definitely sounds like more fun. Nevertheless, mowing was out.

We then decided we'd go get some supplies to build the garden shed. As we were about to hook up the trailer to the pickup, Geo noticed a HUGE chunk of tread hanging off the trailer's tire! He assessed that situation and found out that the lug nuts were rusted on too--stuck big time! He knew he had a little bit of Liquid Wrench somewhere so the search was on. Eventually, it was found but it wasn't easy! Now that the drop of remaining Liquid Wrench was on the lug nuts, we could go buy supplies without the trailer of course. Here's what we got.

Lumber, a door, two windows, liquid wrench and two boxes. The boxes aren't for the shed walls just in case you were wondering. By the time we got back, it was time to eat lunch and for Geo to go to work. It's a start!

With Smiles,

Friday, May 7, 2010

This 'N That

It's been almost a month and a half since I last blogged. Okay, 44 days to be exact! Also known as 1056 hours or 63,360 minutes or 3,801,600 seconds. Don't hold me to those figures though because when it comes to numbers, I'm no Mozart! Okay, okay, so he's a composer. Well, I'm not a musician either! So this is some of what has been going on around here in the last 44 days or 1056 hours or 63,360 minutes or 3,801,600 seconds.

On Easter, we drove up to Thackerville, OK to see Michael, Crystal and the boys. We hid Easter baskets outside so they could find them.

Triston & Preston with Lulu on Easter.

We've also been tilling.
I'm not sure what we'll do with this garden. We don't want to mess with it until next spring because we have other projects to do first. I would plant it except for it needs to have at least five inches of dirt taken out from one end to the other. You don't think I'm going to haul all that dirt out do you? Yikes! Geo wants to rent a front loader to do that job eventually. Plus, he's always wanted to rent a front loader. I'm thinking he should just get one to drive around--grocery store, Best Buy, work, etc.

And we did more tilling.
Did you think I meant me when I said "we?"
Actually, I did. You just can't see me. I'm right behind him. I'm holding him up as he tills.

I had to step away to take this photo!

We've also been cleaning up the yard.
Again, photographer here!
I usually help him hold up the chain saw while he uses it.

We've also been observing cob webs across the back lawn at sunset. Can you see them in the pic below? Notice how organized and neat they are? That cobweb-building spider acts like he owns the joint with his feng shui cobweb. I have two problems with this, 1) I prefer that my cobwebs be art deco, and 2) I DO NOT LIKE SPIDERS AT ALL!
I recently posted on Facebook about my terrifying encounter with an enormous spider in the bathroom. If you missed it, here's the post!

I'm still traumatized from a harrowing encounter that I had with a GIGANTIC and UGLY spider in my bathroom yesterday! His body was 5 feet around and his legs were at least 20 FEET long! It was just him and me, eyeball to hairy eyeball, when I got an idea. I hair sprayed him to death! It was HORRIBLE y'all! HORRIBLE! The upside is that his hair looked really nice even in death. Tomorrow I call Terminex.

Okay, I didn't call Terminex but I meant to! They come automatically every two months, and I keep thinking they will be contacting us any day now but nothing so far. I am finding spiders in the house every day too. They're not as big as that HUGE monster but a molecule-size spider is too big for me! If we don't get a card in the mail TODAY saying that Terminex is coming next week, I'm calling them! Really. Would I lie? Again?

We start to build a garden shed in the next day or so. Woo-hoo! I'm excited. Oh yeah, I painted the bedroom too but I'll blog about it at a later date.

Smiling and Hoping You Stay Spider Free,