Ok...so this might be really random, but it was just something I was thinking about just now. There is insurance offered for just about everything these days. Some of the more common things you can insure are your home, car, etc. But the insurance is offered to protect against something that you or someone else might do to your property and NOT something the insurance company might do. With all that being said....how is it that the United States Postal Service makes you pay extra if you want to insure your package? Isn't that like taking your car to the repair shop and them asking you if you want to insure it for the duration of it's stay at the repair shop? Shouldn't they be liable for any loss/damage caused ANYWAY??
Ok...that's the end of my random thought. Please...someone enlighten me :-P
Well...it had been a few months since the last time we remodeled a room, so we decided to start up another project. Last week we moved everything out of our den, pulled up all of the old, nasty carpet and padding, and got ready to put new flooring down. We started out just looking for something cheap to replace the carpet...it smelled kinda bad in that room, mainly because of the accumulation of years of not so pleasant smells in the carpet. We looked at some peal and stick tile....but then we found some ceramic that we really liked that was exactly the same price as the peal and stick. So....last saturday me, FIL, and abby's grandpa put down all of the tile except for a few pieces that still need to be cut. Abby layed two of the tiles too, so it was a group effort :-P Then thursday, me and FIL put the grout in...that was kinda messy but fun. Then yesterday I spent a good bit of the day cleaning up all the mess left by the excess mortar and grout and we moved furniture back into the room. We still have a little bit of work left to do, but the room looks great. We also tore out a little half wall that was in there, so now the room looks bigger too. All in all, another relatively successful remodeling job. Abby
will probably be posting before and after pictures on her blog soon, so go check them out and let us know what you think.
Have a good rest of your Lord's Day!
So...in a couple of weeks me and abby
will be taking a much needed week long vacation. We have some ideas as to where we want to go, but some things need to fall into place before that can happen. So....since we don't know for SURE where we are going...where do all of YOU think we should go on vacation?
Just a few limitations:
1. Must be relatively close to a sound C of C congregation.
2. No flying...driving only (i.e., not a trip to Spain or France)
3. No big cities unless you have a REALLY good reason for us to go there
4. No more than 1500 miles from SW Louisiana (we have to have some time to actually ENJOY the trip)
So...get your thinking caps on and be ready to give us some great ideas for a vacation spot!
A couple of additional tidbits....preferably relatively inexpensive destinations...and we have discussed tent camping...so maybe something along those lines.
All ideas will be appreciated and considered!!
Yes..that is what I am doing...it is time for my *cough cough* QUARTERLY update. lol. Wow...time flies when you're having fun.
So yeah....today is my birthday...but that's boring news.
The NOT so boring news is that we remodeled our bathroom. What used to be a green countertop with blue walls and and very bad looking white and blue floor is now a brown countertop with green walls and pretty cool brown tile floor. It took about a week in all and came in around 2-3 times more expensive than our original "estimate"....so it was pretty much a normal project. For pictures, go see the wife's
That's all for now!