Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween Fancy Nancy!

This was the first year since I’ve been teaching that we’ve been allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school! I’ve been planning on being Fancy Nancy since June, so I was very excited when my principal decided to let us wear costumes because who will appreciate my costume better than first graders?  My first graders absolutely loved my costume (and everyone else who knew about Fancy Nancy)!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Paint!



It’s really amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for a house!  The walls in my house were so absolutely filthy that you didn’t even want to touch them.  Now they look so nice, I don’t want to touch them!  I’m very pleased with what a nice job the painters did.  And a happy mistake: they started a day earlier than scheduled, so they finished a day earlier as well!

Here are just a few quick snapshots of some of the house.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cleaning House

IMGP2261If it’s not one thing it’s another.  I signed papers on Monday for my house and was to get the keys Wed or Thurs.  Well, the realtor listing the house didn’t get an updated approval letter from the 2nd bank, so title is waiting for the letter before I can close on the house.  So, I signed a paper saying that due to the pending purchase, I can occupy before the closing.  This way I can get in to clean and rip out carpet and get things started on the house.

Today I got a bunch of friends from church and work to help me clean the house because it was filthy!  We cleaned that house from top to bottom, including ripping out the carpet and pad.  I took a few pictures to document the cleaning process, but I got so busy ripping out carpet that I didn’t get everyone.  All told there were ten adults plus two girls helping.  I don’t know about everyone else, but every muscle in my body aches!

Hopefully the updated letter will come tomorrow so that I can get the keys on Tues/Wed!  It’s hard being patient!

A big thanks goes to Amber (and Julia and Lindsey), Jenny, Rachel, Sonya, Theresa, Leah, Ferlayna, Emily, and Krystal for all of their help!