Monday, December 31, 2012

Laundry Room Renovations

It seems like forever ago that Arthur started on the laundry room; I'll be the first to admit we've both been slacking when it comes to remodeling the place.  He officially moved back two weekends ago, so I do expect us to start doing so much more to the place within the upcoming months.  Though, we're not completely done with the laundry room, I can't help but post pictures of the progress thus far.  I'm so happy with how it's turned out.  It's a tiny space, but it's changed so much.  It's nice to have a man so handy around.  ;-)  Tonight the walls will be primed, and tomorrow I get to paint it!  Who knew I'd ever be so excited to do manual labor?!?  Here are the before and after, as of today.  Of course, there's more work to do.  I can't wait to get this baby finished (painted and shelves installed).  Next project?  Flooring in the kitchen and dining.  Yay!

This is Arthur (fiance) putting up the sheetrock.  Before, this room was another restroom; Arthur had already taken down the medicine cabinet and old light fixture that was above it.  He has since installed a new light fixture on the ceiling.  I love it! 

So far this is what has been done.  Walls put up, taped up, plastered, and textured.  I'm super stoked that our laundry room is so close to being finished. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Introducing Koda and Kenna

Someone contacted me yesterday asking if I'd be able to  take these babies off her hands.  How could I say no.  These puppies were put into a box the day they were born and set along the roadside to die.  I'll never understand some people; why allow your dog to get pregnant in the first place?!?- get her spayed!  So, here we are.  They are now 2 1/2 weeks old; the neighbor of this man very kindly took in these babies and has fed and cared for them until now.  It's a very tough job, and she needed help. 
I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to post about these two little guys.  Mainly because Kenna's health isn't the best at the moment; I'm not sure what the future holds for her.  So far, Koda seems to be doing great.  Koda, if you haven't already guessed, is the little white polar bear of a puppy.   He's always hungry (and very loud, lol).  If I let him, he would seriously down the whole bottle at feeding time.  Little Kenna is the tan puppy, a sweet girl with some health issues.  I believe the woman who had her before me, didn't understand fully how to feed a puppy.  Her breathing is a little fast and she is a little bloated.  The bottles that this woman had, had huge holes in them, making the formula just literally spill out into their mouths.  When a puppy inhales formula like this, it is very likely that the formula will get into their little lungs (which might be the case with Kenna), an infection will follow- pneumonia, and then most likely death for these babies.  While she struggles to overcome her health issues, I'm trying not to get to stressed about it.  It's hard, seeing little innocent puppies suffering.  But...she looked and sounded soooooo much better this morning.  I picked these pups up yesterday afternoon.  I don't know if it's because they're being fed properly or maybe the anti-gas (simethicone) I added to their bottles that has helped, maybe both.  I'm just crossing my fingers for a good outcome for them both.  Wish us the best of luck!  I already love these babies.  Just another week of bottles before it's time to introduce them to solid food aka mush. 
 Little girl, Kenna

My polar bear cub (little boy), Koda

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Long Time No See

...But I see you now, my dear blog buddies. :) So, I rarely am on the computer these days, obviously. But since my new job and the access I have to the computer now, I am back on board (even if only for a short time).  So this year has been a big year for me- lots of changes. First of all, I became engaged on May 11th; we will be married at the end of the year on December 1st, 2012 (12-1-12). Lots of ones and twos in there. And I recently left my job as a bank teller for a new one. And though it's been tough adjusting at first, I can now say that I'm getting the hang of things and enjoying it. I mean c'mon, I'm at work right now. I've applied for several positions here in the past, but finally got a position here. It's been really exciting! Where do I work, you ask? At the Texas State Aquarium (accounting). I have really enjoyed the folks here, they've been very welcoming and friendly. It's one big happy family over here. And I have really loved spending my lunch breaks downstairs, walking around and/or sitting down admiring the beautiful creatures- otters, fish, dolphins, and sea turtles, etc. Arthur (the fiance) and I have been working on our new place (apartment), doing little renovations here and there. Next on the agenda is new flooring for the kitchen and dining area. We've already picked out the laminate planks we will be putting down (hopefully sooner than later). It's a really beautiful color of "wood" aka laminate- Soft Plum from Lowes. It's been a lot of work so far, but it's looking great! I'm very happy with how everything seems to be falling into place.  Until next time y'all!

So this is the apartment we are currently fixing up.  This was the before, wood paneling and all.  Yucky!

This is the apartment (living room) as of today.  There's so much left to do, but I feel so good that we've done a lot of work already. Hopefully by December, it will be ready for Arthur and I to move into.  Yay!!!  And enjoy some random aquarium shots below.  

There is something very calming about jellyfish.  I love just watching them move in the water.