Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2 years!!

It has been two wonderful years since I married this fabulous man!!

Happy Anniversary Honey!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Why fixing the ceiling is so important

If you haven't already heard, Mark and I have been re-securing all the ceilings in our new house. When we were putting lighting in, we discovered that the drywall was sagging pretty bad. When they built the house, they used glue and a few nails. Well as the years roll by, that glue loses some of its ability to hold.

Mark discovered that there were places he could stick his hand between the drywall and the support beams in the ceiling. We want to add more insulation before the winter for energy efficiency, but if the ceilings aren't secure...they might not stay where they should.

Here is a picture of a nail that popped out as the dry wall jumped back into position after Mark added the screws. It really doesn't do it justice, how much we needed to add to the security of the ceiling.
I'm just glad I can rest easy knowing that it will take an awful lot to bring that ceiling down now.

Friday, September 05, 2008

More fun with Joel

Today I called down to Georgia to talk to the Lindberg family. As often is the case, Joel answered the phone. I always enjoy talking with Joel as you never know what he'll say. After a brief conversation, he asked me if I wanted to talk to his mom. Sure I replied. He then said "She just went to take a nap." I quickly had to let him know that he didn't need to wake her to talk to me.

He then offered several other people, who also happened to be sleeping. I told Joel I was just calling for fun, so let's limit it to those who he can see are awake.

He first offered Hannah to me but then decided he was reading with her so that wouldn't due. I ended up with Rachel, which was great.

It is important to be very specific when you make requests of Joel and assume nothing is understood (like to don't wake people up).