Wednesday, November 15, 2006



It is SO COLD outside and the winds are going something fierce. Presently we have winds that are going steadily at 35 to 60 mph with gusts of around 75 mph. And from what I've seen its been mostly 75 mph.

I was suppose to teach the kids bible class tonight but church was cancelled due a power outage at the building. I ended up running into town for a few errands, one of which was picking out some movies for the night. While I was inside blockbuster, the windows were bowing in and out, haha which I was a little concerned about. I was a tad worried that if it blew one extra hard gust those windows might just break or implode; but I stayed for another 20 minutes picking out movies, so I guess I wasn't that worried.

When I left the door wouldn't open to let me out, so I pushed again a bit harder and it still wouldn't budge. I thought for a moment that the door had to be deadbolted but then I knew that wouldn't makes sense being it was several hours before they closed so I gave it one final hard shove with my shoulder and WOOSH I was out in the bitter cold. I had to battle with one more door (next door to blockbusters) that was just as impossible to get open and I was in the car again.

These two businesses happened to share a parkinglot with our local grocery story so there are always shopping carts around... As I pulled out I saw from way down the parkinglot a shopping cart that looked like it was demon possessed, racing in my direction with a speedy vengeance. I sat there for a moment as it charged me like an angry bull ready to bulldoze it's prey. I was ready to pull left or right in an attempt to avoid it when suddenly it changed directions. Relieved I started my journey home, and just as I was passing the still moving cart, it SLAMMED into a car full of people. It was so funny because they were about to pull out of their parking space (oblivious to this evil red shopping cart bearing down on them like freight train) when the cart practically mowed them over from the side. I didn't see facial expressions but I did see the breaks jerk the car even though they had only moved about an inch. I also saw the passenger rip around in his or her seat in shock to see who or what had hit them. The whole thing was just so comical. The car it hit was already old and a bit beat up so I'm sure their probably laughing about it too.

In the meantime I can hear the antenna pole banging against the side of the house... totally freaking the dogs out.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Laminate Flooring

I've been meaning to post for a while now, I just don't seem to have as much time as I use to. Just when I think things will settle down, something else comes up. It's ok though, I'm havin a good time and don't mind at all.

While Marty was home this last time we installed new laminate floors. Let me just say, laminate flooring is the best thing since icecream!

The old WHITE carpet we had was brandnew when we bought the house in 2003. The carpet was the really cheap stuff, so in just over a years time there were beat down trails going through out the house and the color was quickly going grey. The part that really forced the change though was the dog smell. Since our house is so small I've had to work so, so hard to keep the dog smell out and in the last several months that task has been overwhelming. We finally had it, and the carpet went to the dump.

These are the before pictures, I forgot to take the shots with furniture though.

Pete's hiding in the bedroom, the whole thing freaked him out.

These are the after pictures....

This is our house, and now you've had the tour. Don't pay to much attention to the decorating, it's not gonna stay this way for to much longer. We've had all the furniture for ages and its all second hand, which means I didn't have much choice on patterns or color in the first place. I'm currently looking at new couches and thinking of putting some color on a wall or two, but that will probably have to wait till after the holidays.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Creepiest Thing I've Seen This Week...

Got this in an email forward tonight...

If I was a kid and saw this, I'd have nightmares for atleast a week.