Friday, August 22, 2008
The day after Thanksgiving it began....in the kitchen. Holes in every wall in the kitchen, including the exterior wall, all the kitchen cabinets & appliances removed, a large window was removed, soffits tour down, and all the old lighting & electrical removed. To say the least... it was a mess. Over the next month, the sheet rock (walls and ceiling) was replaced or repaired and textured, a new exterior door and window were hung, new under counter lights and recess cans were installed, all new light switches and plug ins were placed, the cabinets were hung, new trim and finish work was done and everything was painted. The kitchen was completed just in time to have Christmas Eve dinner at my house with my family, including my grandma. Since then, not much other cooking has happened in my kitchen. I have a few things left to do. I want new appliances, counter tops and to try staining my cabinets, but that will have to wait until my back yard is finished.
The lighting is probably my favorite change. These pictures don't do it justice. I plan to stain my cabinets to match my dark mahogany colored table.
The under counter lights are all along the counters and are controlled by their own switch. It looks so cool to have all the other lights off and just the under counter lights on. THANKS BRIAN!!!!
The pier at Santa Cruz
Skylier, Shelby, Athina & Crystal
So a kind of funny, after the fact story. At Lake Tahoe, which I have no pictures, Sky & I got really sun burned. Anyone who knows me, knows I always get sun burned. But this time Skylier got it worse. He actually ended up at the emergency room twice on Thursday. He had a severe reaction to his sun burn and broke out in hives, was itchy and in a lot of pain. So after three shots in the rear end, poor guy, and three days of 4 pills every 4-6 hours, and some r&r he was back to normal. So Tahoe went from one of his favorite spots to a "I'm never going there again." Of course this is funny now that he is completely recovered.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Manny Rameriz just got traded to the Dodgers and is one of Skylier's favorite players. So it was a really exciting game to watch.