Wednesday, February 28, 2007

iChat with my family

iChat with my family
Originally uploaded by manueb.
The quality of iChat sometimes amazes me.. Can be bad, but when it works well, it's much much better than Skype!

Good things continue to happen

We got our new sofa delivered yesterday, fits perfectly in our living room, it's so cozy now! We're still going to go to IKEA for a couple of less expensive stuff :)

Meanwhile, the foundation is almost done, as is the installation of central AC and heat.. The painting of the house starts tomorrow... Almost there!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Here's what happens when you're not careful! :)

Just kidding...
We were at the obgyn today for the third month's ultrasound and everything is fine! The baby was jumping around everywhere, and pedaling in fluid, very cute.
We're extremely happy!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Makeover of the downstairs bathroom

That's it, we've finally done some work in our main bathroom, had the leaks fixed and moved the bathtub and toilet around. It is AWESOME! feels much bigger already. Next steps will be to paint, probably white, so the room feels larger, plus tile the floor and get rid of that awful linoleum :)
We're getting there.
So nice to take a bath in this huge bathtub :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The house (leveling) breaks...

The actual leveling on our house started yesterday, and will end today. 2 days of me watching the house being jacked, and cracked. It really feels like it's going to fall apart although of course, it won't. Or will it?
Anyway, what had to happen happened, a window broke in Shad's office and the walls of the dinning room are popping out... One of the front doors doesn't shut anymore and the backdoor is stuck! More fixing to do! I hope today will bring less surprises than yesterday (we also had the main water pipe break!).
The blue bedroom also has a wall that popped out... booh..

Let's see today, they're done with the outer walls, so it looks like the worst is behind us. Hopefully..

When I think of all the time we've spent fixing up this room...

Monday, February 12, 2007

Portuguese Man O'War

That's what these blue jellyfishes are.
Quite poisonous apparently... although beautiful!'_War

South Padre Island, TX

South Padre Island, TX, originally uploaded by manueb.

We were away this last weekend to relax a bit from all our housework and also to celebrate our 6 months' wedding anniversary!
Unfortunately, the weather was not as nice and warm as planned but rather rainy and windy, but we still managed to make the most of it. Nice walks on the beach, walks in the sand dunes, funny tours in the local souvenir shops, and a good seafood restaurant on saturday where we had lobster! YUMMY :)
We've seen a lot of birds, and of these blue sticky things on the beach. We assumed they were jellyfish, altough they lloked really odd and seemed to feed from the sand with only one "tentacule" reaching in. very very strange. Nothing we've seen before!
It was nice to get away while our house is being leveled... pictures coming soon (when the leveling is done!)