Tuesday, March 13, 2007

House Update: Tuesday

The landscaping is being completed. Flowers, shrubs and trees have been planted; sod is being laid. The last bits of trim are being painted. They moved in a spiffy refrigerator and a big ugly red dresser/cabinet thing. Hopefully it blends in with whatever they've got going on! My guess is that they'll be pouring the driveway anytime, since it has to be done tomorrow. There's a lot of work still to be done!

Star Sighting

So, after hanging around watching the progress on the house, we spotted a few of the designers. I think we were the only ones there to watch the house construction and not for Ty. But, today James and I saw Preston (the top picture) and Eduardo (bottom picture). I should clarify that while most people thought that the guy was Preston, one lady insisted that he was a decoy. Who knows!? But the other guy is Eduardo for sure. One lady even had binoculars trying to look everywhere in case Ty might be sneaking around or something.

Monday, March 12, 2007

EXTREME Makeover

On Saturday, Jeff said he had heard they were doing an Extreme Makeover house in our area. We thought it would be fun to check it out, but didn't know where it was. Well, low and behold! It is only a few blocks from Mom and Dad's. So, we packed James in the wagon and set off to see what was going on. Everything is blocked off, rerouted and police-guarded. We were able to walk around and stand directly across the house. It was incredible. They started the demolition/building on Wednesday, and already they were preparing to do the roofing! By Sunday, they had already completed the siding and were inside mud/taping the drywall! Today, Monday, they are working on the landscaping, stonework on the outside, and planting flowers! Here are the pics so far and I will try to update them, too.

Friday, March 09, 2007

ATTN: Grammy and Chappy

Dear Grammy and Chappy,
As you can see, I really like the scooter you gave me for Christmas. I like to stand on the seat like a little daredevil. I think for next Christmas I would really like it if you got me a stunt motorcycle. Don't bother asking my mom and dad. I am SURE that they won't mind. Thanks in advance!

Love, James

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Saturday Walk

Here we are enjoying a beautiful day with our friends, the Browns. We had breakfast together and then headed down to the local nature center to enjoy a walk in the nice warm weather.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Only in Philly!

In Philadelphia, we have a guy running for Mayor who is up against Federal Corruption charges. The same week he announced his intentions to run for Mayor, he was arrested for outstanding traffic tickets/fines/etc. He will stand trial for his corruption charges the day after the primaries. Not only does he have major legal baggage, he is also coming in on the tails of his little brother, who is the current Mayor of Philadelphia (who also has been surrounded at times with corruption scandal). At least since he is the brother of the current mayor, he can reuse the "Street for Mayer"campaign signs. I know I don't usually blog about politics or current events, but this one takes the cake. Only in Philly would we even entertain the thought of electing a crook into office, one who will undoubtedly funnel our tax money into his nefarious schemes. And we thought having a Senator named Nighthorse-Campbell was weird.

OK. I am done.