Monday, March 22, 2010

The demolition has officially started...pray for us!

As of last weekend, we officially started the remodeling process! It has been very exciting and I have already learned so much. We started with leveling the house, which was quite a chore. If the guys were reading this they would roll their eyes because they were the ones doing all of the work ha...I just supplied the food and drinks! The second task on the list was either electrical or plumbing and since the weather didn't cooperate last weekend, we didn't get to do either one. Instead, we decided to start tearing down cabinets in the kitchen. I wasn't able to take pictures while we were taking down the cabinets because my battery ran low on my camera, but I will definitely take pictures of the cleaned up version soon. Anyways, the house leveling was a success and was finished in no time! I am so proud of our little house so far and can't wait to see what we get to do next. More stories to come...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

We will miss Brooke!

Yesterday was a tough day at the Simmons' house. We found out our puppy, Brooke, got ran over last night on the highway in front of our house. This was devastating news to me because I am such an animal lover and grow easily attached to anything. Clay was a little upset, but you know Clay, he didn't show any kind of emotion. He said that we couldn't do anything about it now and he didn't want to hear it brought up again. I think deep down he just didn't want to hear about it because it would make him sad!

I just wanted to write a post all about Brooke and how much she will be missed! She was a very energetic dog and loved to play outside. She was very smart and was just getting the hang of riding in the back of Clay's truck without jumping out. Brooke would've been a big dog, but I think she would've always been a puppy at heart. She was a great dog and she will be missed!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Runnin' Out of Gas!

Okay, so some of you might think I am talking about running out of gas, steam, energy, etc. at the end of the day. No, I am talking about running out of propane (gas)! We run everything on propane at the Simmons' house and boy, let me tell ya, it gets exciting at times. Our latest problem was just completely running out and not having heat for our cold little bodies at night. Of course we are newlyweds and still like to snuggle, so that is exactly what we had to do! Since I moved into the house, I have been getting used to using gas heaters. It made me think of my recent adventures dealing gas and how I am still surprised that our house is still standing. My experience with it has been very entertaining to myself and Clay. Clay wasn't home the first time I tried to light the heater, therefore why I was doing it. Clay taught me to first turn the gas knob on, then light the match while turning to knob to the heater on slowly. It looked much easier when he was showing me all of this. So, here I went! I turned on the gas knob on the wall...then lit the match...then turned the gas knob slowly on the heater. What happened?! I almost burned my eyebrows off is what happened! He failed to mention to put the match inside the heater so that the gas would not light while you were holding it close to you. Well, since then, I have mastered the art of lighting the heaters and consider myself to be quite handy around the house! Heat may seem like a simple thing, but I have had many exciting stories to tell ever since I moved in. More stories to come...