|Elk Falls, Campbell River|
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
|Yes, we will be replacing the microwave to match :)|
Just a quick post to share our new floors - and look at that! A new fridge and stove! I missed my stove the most - broke it in Friday night by cooking up homemade pizza, even before I had finished unpacking the fridge (they put about a mile worth of tape and wrapping on these to keep all the bits in place in transit). Unfortunately the installers ran into a snag about halfway through, several boxes of laminate had broken interlocking bits so they could not finish the project. Fortunately, they managed all of the kitchen, most of the living room and the entrance. All they have left is a small bit in the livingroom and the hallway. They are coming back Friday to finish the job which should only take about two hours then all the trim can be replaced and we can start touching up the baseboards. That likely will be slated for a couple of weeks down the road though, since my eldest stepson flew in from the Armed Forces yesterday.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Sorry for the crappy photos but I just wanted to share what the flooring company dropped off yesterday - 50 boxes of this wide-plank Armstrong flooring. It is supposed to have a 50 year residential and 10 year commercial warranty which basically is one of the strongest most durable laminates you can buy. We paid more for it but hopefully it will be worth it in the long run. The guys arrive tomorrow, Wednesday to start ripping out the carpet and start installing. We have to remove every single piece of furniture in 50 percent of our home later today. The only thing we can leave in the living room is the sofa and love seat which they said instead of hauling it out to the garage (which we paid for to have them assist us - it weighs a ton) they will just pick it up and move it to where it needs to sit out of the road until they complete that section.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
I spent most of this week couped up at home - I caught a major case of the flu last weekend and only felt better on Wednesday. Buddy did a lot of snuggling and naps with me to make me feel better. He is a little attention hog - this photo was taken just a few minutes ago as I was preparing this blog. "Whatcha Doing?"
Saturday, August 1, 2015
I used to do a post about my end of the month grocery figures every single month. It became boring so I decided to limit it to once every couple of months. My grocery budget is $550 per month including all over the counter medications and cleaning supplies. This does not include dog food however as Buddy has his own category in our budget.
Here is how the last 3 months shook out:
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
|Our fridge for the next four weeks|
Friday, July 10, 2015
A quick post in pictures:
Buddy is back to his usually toy destroying self. We can't keep up with his puppy teeth and most toys don't last more than a few weeks. On the upside as long as we keep him in toys he does not destroy anything of ours - tough to get through to dogs. He has never chewed on our shoes or anything else. His latest trick is quietly walking into the office, lifting a piece of paper from the trash and quietly chewing it to bits until we find him and it. Really not that destructive in the big picture but we watch our trash cans around him.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
|Nohoch Mul, Coba, Mexico|