Sunday, August 31, 2008

War Eagle and New Curtains

Our first Auburn football game was yesterday and so much fun - though hot - with Casey and John and some of John's friends and then Anna and Zach and her friends Jenna and KK getting to come. Of course we had to get there early enough to get our favorite tailgating spot at "Ag Hill". The big magnolia tree that Casey and Anna used to climb when they were younger provided some much-needed shade during the day. I'm posting some photos from the day.

The best part of the game for me is to see the eagle fly, and I had two of my favorite lemonaids at the game. And, to top it off, Auburn beat Louisiana-Monroe! Late getting home so we slept in this morning.

I've spent the afternoon watching Hurricane Gustav info in the weather channel -- it's a hazard of my job! Hurricanes always mean power outages for someone -- and I'm hoping I won't have to work tomorrow. When everyone else gets "storm" or "ice" days off -- I have to work because there's always something to communicate or someone to feed when the power goes out. Hopefully, all we'll get is rain.

And, I've been putting up my new curtain rods and curtains today. Once I got my new "floors," I decided it needed new curtains!!! It's always something else! Posting some photos of my "feels like new home!"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

An excuse to organize!

Well, tomorrow I get my new carpet and I've been working for a week packing up all the "stuff" so the workers can get it done! They move the big stuff, so I don't have to worry about furniture, but boy, do I have a bunch of "stuff"! They will do the bedrooms and den tomorrow with carpet.

Then tomorrow night I have to move everything that's packed in my dining room and kitchen back into the bedrooms and clear out the dining room for the wood-look floor that will go in the kitchen, laundry room, dining room and foyer. At least it gave me a good excuse to clean out and organize. I've already taken a load to the Community Store and have more to go. Not to mention what's gone in the garbage.

Back when we didn't have so much "stuff," I enjoyed moving just for that reason. It was a good way to clear out what we didn't use and get organized. I've found things I forgot I had -- and it's a good excuse to re-arrange! Plus, I'll have nice new floors -- and it's about time after 26 years! We built and moved in 1982, the year before Anna was born.

We had new windows installed several months ago -- and now new carpet. Let's see, what can I do next? I'll post some photos after I get it all back in order!