Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

It seems that the last week or so has been extremly busy around our house. We have managed to build and plant a garden. Hopefully this summer we will have a little bit better luck than last year. I was also able to paint the master bathroom. Now, to some of you, you might be thinking no big deal. But, it was easier said than done. I tried, for the first time, a faux finish. This required paining a base coat, waiting two days and then applying the finishing coat. Well, the finishing coat took about 4 times longer than the base coat to actually paint, so it was spread out over a number of days. So, after having the bathroom in shambles for about a week, it is finally done, tape gone, and put back together. I have to admit, I kind of like it. Not sure that I will do it again, as it was way too much work for one little room, but it is a different look and I think that it looks really nice. Drew really likes it. He didn't think that he would, but after seeing it completed he says it looks really good. I have learned a little bit about faux finishing. The next time I do it, it will not be a bathroom, and it will probably just be one accent wall in a room. It looks good, its just a lot of work. The other big thing from this last week was we bought a new car! Its a 2007 Honda Odyssey. I never thought that I would drive a mini van. In fact, I resisted for a long time. But, when it came down to it, it was just more practical than the other vehicles out there. So, we made the plunge. I have been driving it for about 3 days now, and I have found that I really like it. I like sitting up higher, I like all of the features, I like the smoother and quiter ride, I just really like it. And the kids like it too. C likes to tell everyone to come see our new mini van. The first couple of days he kept asking if we were going to keep it because he really wanted to. And I still find him trying to get into it without permission when he is supposed to be doing other things. All of the extra room that a bigger vehicle provides will be really nice as we travel this summer. We will post pictures as soon as we get some taken.