Sunday, August 26, 2007

What a difference a week makes!

School starts tomorrow. I have been working steady on my room since last Thursday night. It has been a chore but well worth it. The first thing that had to be done was painting. Apparently the person before me thought that bright yellow helps kids work better. I differ in that opinion and maybe that is why she no longer works there. We painted the wall cookie crumb (tan basically) and it looks so much better. I really have to thank my master painter who did a fantastic job. If you need a painter he is available for hire and you can find his picture on the top right of this blog. I also have fantastic curtains that were custom made by my neighbor. She is also available for hire but I think her rates might be a little high. She is very busy and is currently working on another job for me! It has been a process unpacking and trying to figure out where I want everything. I am sure that it will change a hundred times between now and Christmas but for now this is how it is. Just for comparison I have included the before picture:

And these are the afters:

Much better don't you think!

Just on personal notes, we have also been dealing with getting the VW fixed after we were rear-ended by a lady a week ago. It was totally her fault but it is a process to get quotes and get it fixed. It was so minor that unless you know it happened you can't tell.

Frankie is getting settled. He is still learning that Pepper is in charge and plays when she wants to. He has really started to fill out and is fitting right in.

Talk to you soon and hope you enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

New Addition to the Family

We have a new addition to our family today. His name is Frankie and he is an 8 month old Boxer. He's got some learning to do, and Pepper is definitely teaching him a few things. Number one, Pepper is the boss. Number two, we play when Pepper says we play, not when Frankie says we play.

Frankie is a real smart boy and hasn't had much training, so we've got our work cut out for us. He is pretty much house broken; been here since 6:45p and no accidents or on purposes.

At first, Pepper was pretty cool to him, but now, after an hour, Frankie is no longer afraid of her and she seems to be willing to play and be close to him. He has worn her out, but he is still ready to go. Puppies, have so much energy.

So, here are some pics...