Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Wheels Arrived!

Yeah, I know, I know - I didn't even tell you that we had ordered new wheels and tires for my car, but we did. And they arrived yesterday and PJ installed them today. I love them so far (only drove once around the block). LOL

Here are the pics - I'm too tired to figure out the order in this blog right now.

Here's the wheel (ASA JH8 Black w/Mach Lip)

Here's the tire (Kumho Ecsta ASX)

245/40-18 in the front and 275/35-18 in the back.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Good to the last drop....

And this was the problematic dryer vent "connector" that caused our drip to begin with. Pictures of the completed project coming soon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sometimes an HOA is a good thing....

Where the heck did they get green bricks????
Took PJ hours to finish the dryer...no pics tonight. Hopefully tomorrow, but I have a lot to do before Friday's Pampered Chef party!

Adventures in Home Ownership

So, PJ and I are home alone without kids this week (they’re all on vacations with their other parent). What do we do? Homework…both kinds…PJ’s in class and there are always chores to be done.

On Monday night we were in the utility room discussing ways to rearrange / clean up the space. I noticed what appeared to be dirty water spots on the dryer and mentioned it to PJ. Nothing was leaking, no water spots on the ceiling, etc. I devised a way to test if the water spots were new or old and then threw a load into the dryer.

On Tuesday evening, I was down in the laundry room and while re-fluffing the laundry (that I had put in on Monday night and forgot), I noticed my test showed fresh water spots.

I called PJ (my knight in shining armor). He came to investigate. We ruled out the master bath (shower and commode are not in the right place) and the dishwasher. Then PJ saw the water dripping. It was from the humidity that happens when the dryer is running. For some reason it was leaking down the outside of the dryer vent-hose-thingy.

It was before dinner and we needed to eat, so we ate, and I went to run an errand. When I came back, I found that PJ had dismantled the dryer, hoses and ducts. It was a sight for sure! He showed me what had started our lint collection / humidity problem and it was the COFFEE CAN that was used as a connector. Um..yeah, can we say jerry-rigged??? Anyway, I pulled on some gloves and helped clean out lint (soaking wet) from the inside of the dryer and the bent connector and then I dragged the shop-vac all around the utility room trying to suck up as much lint and dust as I could while PJ pushed the 8ft duct pipe out the exhaust hole in the house. I should have taken pictures of this whole thing, but I was too busy vacuuming (really, there was a lot of lint!).

Tonight, we’re going to one of the local big box hardware stores to get the necessary duct pieces so PJ can put everything back together. Ah yes, this is why we love home ownership…we should be footloose and fancy free this week, but instead, we’re doing homework. *sigh* At least it’s not the dryer and we don’t have to buy a replacement yet! I'll try to remember to take pics tonight!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I think this is it for tonight

Pictures from our OH vacation

Upcoming stuff...

Football will be starting in August...once I have the game schedule, I'll post it. It feels like summer is almost over!!

Sam and Megan are going to the beach this weekend. Joe is working while they're gone. Ethan is going to FL to visit his grandma with his dad. PJ and I are just getting stuff done around the house. We leave for the lake in two weeks and two days! I can't wait!

Nickel is so daggone cute!!

Just look at him!!! From his trip to CA with my bro and SIL.

Joe's Graduation Party

Yeah, it was a busy time....Joe's grad party finally happened too. check out the cupcake cake. YUM!

Happy Belated Birthday, Sam!

Her birthday was on 7/3. How did I miss posting that??!! Hmmm...I guess I was too busy making blueberry muffin cake with her! LOL

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Joe just heard that he made the marching band at CNU. He's pretty excited! Way to go, Joe!

We're back from OH. We had a great time at the reunion and got back on Tuesday night. Good time and Cedar Point was fun. Pics to follow. :)