Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The roof, the roof...

Well, it's not on fire, but it is on the upper level.
Yahoo! David got that part on today.

We went with the highest gauge galvalum (which is really classic metal roof silver) with no exposed screws. David has learned a lot about how to install it and we are saving about $10,000 by putting it on ourselves. He said that the roof itself isn't as difficult as the flashings and trim pieces. Anyway, here are two more pictures.
Another front view.
And from the back.

We also passed the framing and electrical inspections. We are free to go ahead and start on the brick, but the sheet rock will have to wait until the plumbing inspection.

Also, happy Earth Day! If you are looking for a way to celebrate, may I recommend the following:
Two-Bite Chocolate Macaroons from Whole Foods. YUM!

They are sooooo good. Two of them are only 130 calories and much more satisfying than a 100 calorie pack desert.

Have a reduce/reuse/recycle-able day

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Some updates...

House update:
David and Tim got the flashings on the upper level roof yesterday. Here's one in progress pic.
"What's that in the background?" you ask.

That's the scaffolding.

"So what is David standing on?" you ask.

Yikes!! I'm not even sure what to say.

Dog update:
Winni had her 12 week TPLO check up on Wednesday.
She's doing great!! All Smiles!!

Dr. Ballagas said that she can start out with one hour unsupervised with the other dogs and one mile on leash walks. Then we are to build up from there.

The other dogs are doing well, too!

"I can sit still... sometimes."

Chica and Calvin spending some quality time on the futon.

Me update:
I went to Massage Envy yesterday afternoon and got a massage. Boy, was it great. When I win the lottery... every day, a massage every day.

Also, here's my breakfast this morning. I'm not sure why I took a picture, but not only does it look good, it was very tasty and quite filling.
Egg beaters omlette, whole wheat toast, black berries, and two slices of salsa cheddar cheese (one is on the omlette), and a cup of coffee. Yum!

Y'all have a good day!

Monday, April 7, 2008

New banner...

This new banner picture was taken by our friend, Amanda, at the lake over New Year's Eve. It is so cool that I had to put it on the blog. There are a few more so I'll try put some more up later!