Thursday, October 30, 2008

70 degrees

Sunday it was snowing and now it's 70 degrees out. 

Stephanie's been sick the last couple of days. She didn't go to work on Tuesday and only went for half a day on Wed. Today was her first full day back at work. She had a little bronchitis and laryngitis. Whenever she gets sick she always gets a really bad cough. Every time. It's weird. So far I'm feeling good. Hopefully it stays that way. 

I just got my first Christmas cd of the year in the mail. "Christmas...Gaither Vocal Band Style". I haven't listened to it yet but I'm sure it's great. That may mean we're going to have to decorate for Christmas this weekend. We'll see.


Sunday, October 26, 2008


Right now it is snowing out. Yes, snowing. It's actually sticking to the grass. I think that means it's about time to decorate for Christmas. Although it's freezing cold outside, it's a comfortable 69 degrees in our house. And we haven't turned the heat on yet. The new Sunheat heater works great! I'm hungry. It's time for a snack(leftover lunch).


Thursday, October 23, 2008


Ok, So I thought I took more pictures than this, but I guess not.  We just have the 2 closets left to work on so when they are done I will take a couple more pictures for you to enjoy! :)
This weekend we are going to stain and varnish all the wood doors, and hopefully the trim.  But we have yet to purchase the trim.
That's all for today....  by the way it's cold in here!  59 degrees this morning.  
Off to work I go- 

Monday, October 20, 2008

Almost gave in.

Okay, so tonight is going to be the real test. It's supposed to be in the upper 20's tonight. Brrrr. We got home on Sunday evening and I was ready to turn the heat on. It was freezing. But we didn't and just stayed warm under the blankets. Shirley has this really cool heater. It's called a SunHeat. I think we are going to get one. They are selling them in Faribault on Thursday. It's supposed to cut your heating bill in half. That's all for now. Stephanie almost has pizza ready. 


Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's on!

Sorry it's been awhile. I've taken a sabbatical from the blog. Now I'm back. Right now we're in the big metropolis of Jeffers, MN. We came for a wedding on Saturday at the Jeffers Baptist Church which is actually 5 miles outside of Jeffers. We've started a competition with Stephanie's sisters and her mom. We're going to see who can go the longest without turning their furnace on. So it's on!! The competition that is. Although everyone else has pretty much cheated already. Adam and Jamie have a gas fireplace they've turned on already. Tim and Nicole have actually turned theirs on already. Shirley has a space heater thing. And Dana lives in between two other people that keep her place nice and cozy. So really we are the true champions already. But we are going to see how long we can go without turning our furnace on. 


Friday, October 10, 2008

blog comments

There's been a dramatic decrease in the blog comments lately.  What is up guys, do you no longer care?!?  Or is it just because I (Stephanie) have been doing the blogging?

We like to hear from you too!   :)
I'll post some drywall pictures after the weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

adoption note/electrical inspection

I (Stephanie) posted a new adoption note on my facebook so you can read about it there.  If you do not have access to Facebook, let me know and I'll email the note to you.

The electrical inspector came today.  Just one tiny change.  One of the wires comes down through the top of the box, and he wants that one to come up through the bottom of the box instead.  Otherwise, all is well, and we are ready to sheet rock this weekend!  Praise the Lord! :)  If you're reading this and you have nothing to do this weekend, come on over.   Many hands make light work!  I'm making chili for lunch and home made fajitas for supper. 
I guess I need to figure out how much sheet rock we need to get from Lowes.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

We're wired up!

TJ drilled all the holes in the walls for the wiring and I nailed all the electrical outlet boxes to the studs to prepare for Adam's arrival.  He got here about 1:20 yesterday and we started on the wiring.  First we had to look through all the wiring that was already in the ceiling for the lighting that was already there, and figure out where everything went.  That took some time.
But we had started running the wires through the walls by the time TJ got home from work at 4...
At 6 or so we decided to go out for supper, so we headed over to Plaza Morena.  We got there just in time I guess, because when we left there was a long line waiting to be seated. After that we had to run to Lowes to get a few more things, and more wire.
When we got back it was dark out and we didn't have any lights hooked up in the basement yet.  Ooops, we didn't really think about utilizing the natural light a little longer.  We called Jeremy and Jennifer to see if they had lights we could use while we finished the wiring.  They brought a few over, and headed out, but then they came back.  So that was a nice surprise.  They said they felt bad about just leaving when they didn't have anything to do at home anyway, so they stayed and helped us finish hooking up the lights.  Special thanks to them, otherwise we would have been working into the wee hours of the morning to get finished!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

We've got Walls....

That's what we're going to call it.  We're going to specialize in selling wall farms.
Ok- so maybe that's not how the movie quote goes, but that's what it made me think of because TJ says that quote all the time.

Anyway- Here's a few pics of the basement progress so far.  Special thanks to Keith Kramer for all his hard work.  We could not have done it without you!

The bottom 3 pictures are bedroom 1, 3 closets in a row, and bedroom 2.
I don't work tomorrow so after the inspector comes I might start drilling the holes for the electrical work.  We'll see. :0)

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