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I am a daughter, sister, wife, mom to three cats and one dog (each with their own personalities), working woman, renovator, landlord and friend. I love to laugh, read a good book, enjoy spending time with family and friends and hanging with the Zoo! This blog is keep track of the comings and going our house and this great adventure called life. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Check out our new space at http://www.twentyfeet.us/  :)

The Husband and I have decided to change things up a bit for the next year, see how we like the new space...how you like it...  Honestly the part that made the decision for me was when he told me he wanted to be involved, wanted to be a part of this space too and Squarespace gives us that option.

Remember to update your bookmarks with the new site...  http://www.twentyfeet.us/  Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How am I...

...supposed to read my book with a cat sitting on it? Huh, Mason?

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Utterly Exhausted

I am spent.  done.  finished.  exhausted. 
Jay's car is officially totaled - crazy and unexpected!  It's weird to think we won't ride to Kathy and Dennis' in it again.  It won't take another road trip to Cinncinnati with us.  It's leather seats hot in the summer heat and frigid cold in the winter.  The sunroof open to the breeze.  Hunter curled up in the backseat completely content to have a seat to curl up in.  It was a sporty car that zipped around corners...a silver streak (hahaha!)  It's in the salvage yard in Fredericksburg right now where Melissa and I will go visit one more time to gain our last of the personal items left behind, not thinking it was going to be a total loss when the tow truck came.  The remainder of the loan is paid and eventually (two weeks or so) we should get our loss check.  The snazzy VW Jetta rental has to be returned on Tuesday, so essentially we have to buy a car this weekend - talk about pressure!  
What about Betty, some of you might ask?  Well, she can make the drive - Jay took her last Friday - but she's loud and not the best on gas mileage.  Plus, we found out this past weekend that she needs a new altenator if she will hit the open road on a daily basis.  
So we will see where we stand after Saturday's road trip from dealership to dealership window shopping for cars and hopefully test driving one or two...

Right this minute, people are banging around in our garage...  A while back at the Home and Garden Show, we signed up for dirt cheap installation on SafeRacks and just because life tests you at times - some more than others - our appointment fell into this week and the evening hours.  Our appt was at 5pm and they called just before 4:30 saying they were around the corner (!) while I was stuck on 66 in some lovely traffic courtesy of the sleet storm (!!) so it'd be another 30 mins before I could get there and 'yes, you will have to wait because no one is home.'  Home I arrive and there are two gentleman (more strength to move stuff out of the way as needed) waiting on me.  He is asking where I want them and I tell him some thoughts with the original 8x4 racks (two of them) we ordered.  I call Jay to make sure we are on the same page and I don't have the energy to explain or answer his questions so I had the phone over to the Rack Guy.  They decide one 8x4 and one 6x4 is legit to cover the entire back wall.  Yep, sounds great (why hadn't I thought of that?).  As they bang and drill, me and the Zoo are all sitting in the office not making a sound, just listening while I type.  

Here's to hoping the remainder of the week pans out easily and quickly...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Comfort and Warmth

Chase the Cat cozy, warm and fast asleep on my lap... He's the most lovable (out of them all) and enjoys a good vege!

And now there are two... Parker the Cat has joined us.

Getting a bit warm under here Ladies and Gentleman! :)

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Spring

Brought some flowers from the outside today...

...to the inside to enjoy!

Relaxing Saturday

So there's A LOT going on right now...a relaxing Saturday is a welcomed change of pace. We woke up around 8am and have been lounging in bed all morning jamming out to the old classic songs using my Rdio app. Peter Frampton Is cranking while I type this :) The husband has been throwing back his coffee and just brought me a bowl of Cinnamon Cheerios for breakfast (had a coupon, not bad but Honey Nut is still the best!).

What's so crazy right now? Well Thursday night when The Husband came home, he pulled in the driveway and his car broke - literally! His driver side wheel and axle came apart with the tire falling off and jamming into his fender and door.

It's pretty wild to think about. I am so incredibly thankful he made it home safely and it didn't break while going 60mph on the highway! So we called and its possibly covered under insurance - great news! But it could easily be deemed totaled so that means we'd need a new car - ugh! Luckily he was able to drive Betty yesterday and will be given a rental car to use. So the tow truck is coming to pick up the Honda today... It's a waiting game now.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011


She is his pride and joy.  She is LOUD and beautiful.  She is now legal in Virginia.  Being 36 years old, she needs some work, so just like everything else it's slowly but surely getting done. 

Without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to Betty :)  Isn't she a beauty?


To celebrate and welcome her to Virginia, I got the Husband a surprise (sshh! keep it a secret...).  Betty looks gorgeous in blue and Go Blue! just happens to be one of the Husband's teams so...

I hope he likes it!  I can't wait to show her off around town...