Friday, August 31, 2007

Delayed construction

Last week, they ran water through the pipes to test them and there was a leak somewhere. They're going to replace all the florring and pull out the bottom quarter of the drywall and redo it to make sure there's no water damage underneath and no chance of mold growing.
More pictures from our last visit to the codo are HERE!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Believe in Global Warming, and do something about it!

Think Global; Act Dingell!

Please go to the site and sign the petition for Congressman Dingell from MI to take some strong actions as the Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Read more about this effort at:
Homeless Dave

If you haven't yet, also watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and read my review.

Monday, August 20, 2007

These are a few of my favorite lists ...

I have just realised that my brain works best with lists. Lists for running errands, lists of deadlines for work, lists of things to be done before we move to the new condo ...

I now have a list of

- all furniture that I need to find a place for in the condo and even the measurements
- all the kitchen appliances that need to go in the kitchen
- the things we still need
- projects needed to be done before we move in
- projects needed to be done after we move in and whenever we have money

I am sure these lists are going to increase in number as the day gets closer. It's already making the panicky feelings of not being prepared recede a little.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Cabinets and floors down in the condo

Yay! Jeff and I stopped by the condo today and we have cabinets and floors everywhere!

Look at the photos here!

Monday, August 13, 2007

My dream ring! Update: Story behind the ring

The first ring that Jeff proposed to me with on July 4, 2005 was from Daniels Jeweler's online. I picked out somethign economical with a princess cut center diamond which I wanted. I also didn't want any small diamonds around it or on the wedding band but to go along with the cheapest ring found, I took the baguettes that came with the center stone. A few weeks after I got the ring, I woke up in MI to find one of the baguettes missing.

I emailed the company, very angry and they refused to refund the money. They offered to exchange it at one of their stores. After driving 2 hours to the closest store, we picked a ring that was ... eh, acceptable. Neither one of us were in love with the ring or had any emotional attachment to the company.

One day, last year, at Helzberg diamonds at Jeff's mall, we saw a trillion cut solitaire ... 1Carat @ over $5000. Out of our price range but the diamond wowed us. I tried it on and we both loved the way it looked and the uniqueness of it.

And, finally, we have a ring we both like, love and can live with. And, it doesn't have those pesky tiny little diamond chips on the sides.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The walls are up!

in our new condo! See more pictures here!

The beach

We took my parents and my sister to Ocean city for 2 nights last week and they absolutely loved it. My parents got in the water, they even played some volleyball. I pretty much hung out in the sun with Jeff and read my book. My sister did it all: the water, volleyball and lazing in the sun.

You can see the rest of the photos at the Flickr set for the trip.