Saturday, December 11, 2010

busy day...

As always, I'm trying to stay on top of my blogging, but my life has just been too full of work, fun times and when I have time, sleep.

This is a day from early in November. It started out with Bill drilling a hole in my foundation. I'm so darn stubborn and really insist on having a full size washer/dryer in the basement. After renting a really big drill, Bill was nice enough to do the dirty work. I consider myself to be a fairly strong lady, but I couldn't even hold this thing up. It took at least 45 minutes of drilling and Mr. Bill persistently pushed on, while I was second guessing my decision to voluntarily make a hole in the foundation of my home. It worked out though and since drilling the whole, the plumbing has been updated and a wall has been framed. What did I do to deserve such skilled help?

Here are some pics from the ordeal...

I should also mention that after the hole was drilled, Bill voluntarily went into the crawl space to connect the dryer piping. THIS IS MY WORST NIGHTMARE PEOPLE!!! The thought of all the creepy crawly things that were down there makes me cringe and cry at the same time.


After working on the house for hours, we had a pre Thanksgiving dinner at Desiree's house followed by kareoke in North Portland. Des is a cook for sure. She made a fantastic meal with all the fixins!

Had to include a dramatic cheesy photo.

It was a good day!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Temoya and Roxxy came up for the weekend and they stopped by the house for a visit. It is always great to see these two. Roxy is growing up so fast and she is pretty much one of the cutest kids I have ever seen. We made a quick run for sushi, since Temojai doesn't have many options in good ol' Oakridge.

My god she is cute!

Oh no! the chopsticks got her nose!

Roxxy eats a lemon-

Mom and daughter-

Beth trying to entertain Roxxy... and Temoya too!

Roxy is pooped!

Breefly in PDX for a visit

Bree and I have been friends since 1999. We met at Washington State University (Go Cougs!). Bree is a reslifer. She is an advocate. She is just an all-around awesome person.

She was in Portland for a conference in higher education. I was so happy to have her as a house guest. We had an opportunity to hang out, catch up and see some Portland night life. We also managed to spend some time at the floatclub before she left town.

Good times.

Bree hanging out in my house.

Silly Beth charging forward in the duck boat.

Betty giving kayaking a go.

This is the duckboat. It is this tiny boat that is supposedly good for sneaking up on Ducks. It is fun to pass by a 50' yacht in this little boat. The big-wig yacht folks love to laugh at this cozy little floating platform, adorned with a broken white plastic lawn chair. I love it.

a little bit of kayak fun....

One last pic before Bree drove back to Seattle. Thanks for the visit Bree! It was a ton of fun!