June 18, 2010

Five Great Days Of Vacation...

Where I did absolutely nothing but shop, unpack and bond with our new home! But first, y'all are so awesome for helping a girl out on my last topic. I really appreciate you taking the time and being honest because I was really lost, ha! I decided to go with what felt more comfortable and right. Keeping Bella off of peoples lawns altogether seemed the thing to do...It really hasn't been that bad. She goes potty before our walks and its been so hot down here that we don't walk far, so she doesn't really have to go again before we get back! Problem solved for now..

The house is coming together, now that our plumbing is fixed and I've since gotten everything put away. Lucky me had five days of vacation to burn before June 19th or I lost it. Perfect time for a move if you ask me:) Two items that I'm excited found permanent residence in our home is, this beauty! Gotta love Fathers day sales...

And this!

I've been wanting a treadmill for sometime, but there was really no need while we were living at the apartment; They had a gym of their own...So this is a dream come true ladies! I love it already. We bought the LiveStrong treadmill which, with every purchase, a percentage goes to the Lance Armstrong Foundation for the fight against cancer...Always a good thing:)
But more selfish reasons for loving it, is because of the wireless heart rate monitor, built in fan and AWESOME speakers that has an Ipod hook up! No more sweaty ear buds falling out at that crucial I think I might die any second moment where if the music stops I WILL crumble and quite:) I'm really looking forward to pulling a (Cesar Millan) and getting Bella on it as well! Might just have to make a video of that, huh?!?

Today is my last day of vacation and already the phone calls are rolling in from work...I always hate when its time to be an adult again after several days of sleeping in, playing and not having a care in the world...However, not making that steady paycheck also sucks so we deal with it! I've slowly been making my way around to your blogs and commenting where I can, and I have to say its really good to be back!


June 11, 2010

The Suburbs and Proper Etiquette

Hey everyone! I know I've been gone super long this time, but I do have an excuse...I've been moving into our new place! On top of that, I have been assigned the temporary store manager position, at work, which means crazy amount of hours...Between that, the move and spending time with R before he goes back on the drill trail , I have had no time to do anything extra! However, tonight is a quit(er), night and I happen to have a craving for some couch, computer and me time...

Well, we finally made it into a real house with a real fenced in backyard, two car garage, and our very own, roll out to the curb every Wednesday, trash can! Lol...Its the simple things that get me...Heck, I'm even excited that I have a lawn to mow! Crazy??? This is our third night here and I love it already...Even though it hasn't been all peaches and creams...The down side is, shortly after moving our stuff in, we started noticing issues with the house...The biggest ones being small bug like critters all over the house and the backyard infested with even more...This had to be addressed immediately y'all! I do not do spiders and cockroach's, ick...However, the most inconvenienced issue would be that of our plumbing...The second day here, I was doing some loads of laundry and started noticing our toilets bubbling....Hmmmm, okay...Then came this awful stink...W.E.I.R.D...Looked over into the tub and noticed sewage waste pouring into it through the drain...It was happening in all the bathrooms and showers! Needless to say, I called our landlord...There was a scare that fixed its self this morning. R and I were getting a nervous feeling that our landlords didn't want to fix the problem properly after the plumber gave them the estimate. Apparently we have a collapsed pipe underground that is going to cost a whooping $5,000 to replace! Obviously, we would not stay here without the use of water and our drains...So last night I got on the computer looking for a back up plan, just in case they asked us to leave because of lack of funds...It didn't come to that, however so, Phew! We are settled in now, and just waiting until Monday until we have the complete use of our house again....For now, it means trips back to our apartment for showers...Thank the Lord we have its use until the 19th when our lease runs out!

I've been making trips to Target, TJ Maxx and Ross's looking for house goodies and have found several! I cannot wait to start decorating and making it look more like a home...I promise to post pictures as I get the rooms done...You seriously do not want to see pictures right now...The place is full of boxes and white walls...Going from a one bedroom into a three bedroom, you tend to be lacking in "filler" items:)

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend full of sun and laughter! I will leave you with this, as I honestly do not know! I was walking my dog in the neighborhood on our first real day here and it struck me that I do not know proper etiquette for walking my dog in the suburbs!!! Is it okay to allow your dog to walk in other peoples lawn, just on the edge??? Bella loves to do this as the pavement is hot down here in Georgia! Also, is allowing your dog to pee and poop in someone elses lawn taboo even if you have a doggie bag handy to pick it up? Please be gentle if you're reading this and cannot believe that I even have to ask...Lol...I have always lived in apartments with my pets and never in the burbs...So, lets have it, but gently:p

Edit: I just realized that I spelled etiquette as (edicate) and am so embarrassed! I even put it in the title for ALL the world to see:p Lol...Thanks J.L.S for spelling it right, allowing me to take notice! I knew it didn't look right! Lol...