Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lucy has a new big sister!

An F250 hauling a 15ft trailer decided to park in Husband's back seat while he was stopped in traffic. Roxy was totaled. SO, car shopping we went...again, six weeks after we baught her! OH, and yes Husband is ok. A little bumped up...but very lucky.

So, Husband's truck blew up last week...which didn't help or budget planning for the end of the year. After thorough research on a price to fix it, we came up with a win/win.
The truck is bring sold to our mechanic, yay recycling! And Husband gets a Jeep that is well in side our budget and saving for our future move is still doable...
Enter Roxie.... (yes, I name our vehicles,, makes filling paperwork much more fun!)

Family that fishes together...

Time at the lake with my Dad & Mommatoo is priceless...

I caught my first crappie!
Bug strung his first pole ALL BY HIMSELF!
This is our family time...What do you do to keep summer simple?

Many changes & projects the past month...

First up...

The carpet has been the soar spot of our household since we moved in. The youngest member of our household has asthma induced by allergies. We have 2 dogs and a cat, which thankfully he is not allergic to, BUT they carry in dust and allergens that he is sensitive too. Between Husband and myself the carpet was getting vacuumed EVERYDAY (major time suck!) And I am not all than fond of vacuuming anyway. Sooooooooo, when a friend of mine offered us some recycled composit (yay green living) at a fantastic price (yay budget friendly!), offered to show me how to install it and was on call for any follow up questions, I couldn't say no!

It took a full week of working after work every evening and 2 full weekends...We have new flooring in the dog's room, hall way and living room. It was truly a family project. Husband pulled out carpet, Offspring pulled staples and I followed along with new floor.
I am so happy with the outcome! One trip around the house with a dry dust mop per day
 instead of 30 minutes vacuuming, YES PLEASE!