Archive - July 2010

The Easy Funny Pipe Fix

Since Cath showed an example of the hard way to fix a funny pipe problem I decided an example of the “easy way” to fix funny pipe should be in order.  In my version there’s no gluing or pvc or overachieving or looking...

The Bungalow Gets Grass: Part 2 sprinkler repair

fIn Part 1 of the Bungalow Gets Grass we rented a tiller and tilled up the front yard in an effort to bring a little curb appeal to the ghetto.   This is the beauty that the tiller left us, a wide expanse of bumpy brown dirt.  But in...

The Gypsy Dog

Have you ever seen a super model dog?  Or have you heard of a dog who thought she was a queen and therefore did not think she had to follow commands? I have that dog. This super model queen who thinks she is too good to play dress up...

Adventures in Mulch

A few weeks ago the Sports Addict and I took all five kids in an airplane across country to visit the grandparents.  That is truly an adventure, but that’s not what I am focusing on today.  Today I’m talking about the coups...

The Bungalow Gets Grass: part 1

The thing about the Bungalow’s yard is that it wasn’t really cared for when we came upon it.  Did it have grass?  Yes, in the front yard.  It also had apple trees in the front yard. Who puts fruit baring trees in the front...

Sunday Dinner

Sunday dinner, we have it every week.  We don’t always plan to have it every week, it just happens.  Sometime around 2:00 pm the phone chain begins.  Someone is tired of being at home alone, or doesn’t want to cook dinner...

Room Sweet Room

I generally keep my house relatively clean. It isn’t ever going to rival a picture from a Martha Stewart magazine, but I like to keep things tidy. However, my bedroom is another story. There always seems to be something more...

Resolved

I make several resolutions throughout the year because I can only stick to one for about two weeks before I lose my steam and all resolutions fly out the window. Usually it ends with me ruining a healthy resolution by buying the biggest...

Josiah Wise and Cedar Valley Tree Service

Josiah Wise is the owner and primary employee of Cedar Valley Tree Service. He recently came to my rescue when our tree decided to start falling over. The best way to describe him is a fun combination of Happy Logger, Mountain Climber...

Ogden Bay

On Monday I found myself up at 4:00 am for an airport drop-off. It’s not unusual for me to be up at 4:00 am but it is unusual to wake at that time.  In any case, I was determined to stay up for the remainder of the day because I...