Jun 16, 2011

Batteries are a wonderful thing

A blog reader recently commented about also having a Jack Russell terrier dog named Emma that hates nail guns going off just as much as my Emma does.  I wonder if it is something in Jack Russell terrier genes?   ;-)

I went by Wal-Mart yesterday and finally got some AA batteries for my camera.  

Incidentally, and not related to anything, they are remodeling/upgrading my Wal-Mart and it is a sad state of affairs.  All the little sub businesses at the front of the store are now located in plywood "stores" in various parts of the store.  Lots of the aisles have been moved and the spaces where they were are roped off.  The aisles have not been moved to any logical place.  Luckily, they had lots of associates standing around asking to help all the lost-looking shoppers.  It took me twice as long to shop there as I couldn't find anything.  And as I'm really not too keen on Wal-Mart anyway; this did not endear the Wal-Mart shopping experience to me at all.

You may remember how our latest DIY project looked after DH got it framed: I chronicled it here.  DH got sheetrock and one coat of taping/bedding done on the kitchen side of the project.

He was going to sheetrock the utility room side of the project until he realized that he needs to gut the ceiling in there and sheetrock it first before he puts up the wall sheetrock.  So he's taking Friday off to spend the weekend doing that.

One of the nice things about this project is that I will be able to unstack my washer/dryer by  moving my freezer to a better place; it will go where the old bathtub used to go.  I'll be able to put cabinets above my washer/dryer to store stuff properly instead of stacking stuff haphazardly over the washer/dryer and freezer, where the vibrations from the washer occasionally make things fall off the back to vanish behind them.

I'm coming along on "One Nation" although DH may get tired of hearing me moan about how boring it is.  And it's hotter than all get out down here in my part of Texas.  We've been in triple digits or close to it all week with nary a rain cloud in sight!



Miss LindaLee said...

I just found this blog listed on the 1-2-3 Stitch Blogsites Blog, and I love it! I can see you've put in a good deal of time, and we have a lot in common. I would love to be a follower of your blog but didn't find anyplace to sign up. Did I miss it? I would love to know when you update your blog. We are doing our own work on our home just like yourself. I love to cross stitch and yes,,,,we have a dog too! I'm LindaLee on 1-2-3. Would love to hear back from you so I can sign up to be a follower.

Miss LindaLee said...

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