Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Going a Little Crazy!

For the fact that we had to remove our roof....we then also had to remove our Dish Network and our Internet. I am going a little loopy without them!!! You never realize how addicted you are until they are taken away!! Now we are left with the radio or DVD's. Watching movies is just not the same. I feel so out of the loop on the news and current events. Considering we have no roof, now would be the ideal time to watch the Weather Channel 24hours a day...But we can't! Pull up weather.com to check the radar...But we can't!

Last night was my turn to pick out the DVD to watch!
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!!
 This is one of the best movies EVER! Despite Andy's complaints, this movie CAN and WILL be watched all year long. It is too good to restrict it to just the Christmas season.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Got to Love Pregnancy Cravings!!!!

I love me some Spaghetti-O's! I ate these a lot when I was pregnant with Hunter. Not sure what it is about them, but I cannot get enough. I've been feeling pretty good, but I do have my nauseous moments (I think it is because of my prenatal vitamins, because I don't feel the best after taking them). Therefore when it comes to eating I don't feel like eating anything too heavy, so Spaghetti-O's are just right!

People either love them or hate them.
I = Love Them!
Andy = Hates Them :(
Hunter = Love Them!

Side Note: I bought these at Dollar General Friday night. It was in the section 10 for $10. Not only that, these are 24oz cans. They are huge!!!! I can only eat half a can at one sitting. So that is like 50 cents a meal! Thrifty!!!

There is no backing out now!

We have officially began the construction of building another story onto our house. As in we have to rip our current roof off, build the addition, and put the roof back on as quickly as possible. Prior to the construction I had no worries, until recently a family member doing the same type of construction had lots water damage from the rain getting in while their roof was off....therefore I am now FREAKING OUT!!!!

I have a lot of confidence in our contractor. He is really good and has a great reputation for his quality of work and how quickly they work as well. I know he will do a great job and do everything in his power to make sure that we stay dry. But if you all have some time, feel free to send a prayer our way!

Before taking the roof off, I said I needed a sunny five-day forecast in hand. This was the weather forecast as of Friday! Perfect! Let's do this!

I am going to try and capture the construction process I'll start you off with our before picture.

By the time I got home on Friday, Andy had already started removing gutters, soffet, etc.
Then Andy and Kevin began to rip some shingles off. No long after they called it a night.
The next morning our contractor, electrician and plumber came over to go over the game plan. Then Andy and Kevin got back on the roof and continued where they left off.
Hunter and I left for the day, considering there wasn't much we could do to help. Andy was periodically sending me pictures of the progress. They were doing a lot more than I could have ever imagined in one day! Here is the trusses after all the shingles and plywood had been removed.
Here is Andy's view from the tractor as they took the trusses off.
Needless to say I was in complete shock to come home that evening and it was nearly all done. I am so grateful for our family. They really come together when someone needs help. They are extremely hard workers.

This is what the house looked like Sunday morning.

We in too deep! There is no going back!

So on Sunday I spent the majority of the day picking up 9,735 (give or take a few) nails out of the yard! I am paying for that today. The guys worked on taking nails out of all the plywood. And then we removed the nails from the trusses. After completing that, We removed the last outer wall of the roof, all while it was thundering like crazy! So much for my clear 7 day forecast!! Should have known better! We quickly straightened all the plastic that covered the exposed insulation. Then covered the whole roof with a huge tarp that we bought from MFA. Best $250 I have ever spent! Just in time for it pour rain! It only rained for about 10-15 minutes. Knock on wood...No rain got in!

It was a successful weekend, now it is up to the contractor to do the rest!

We did have two casualties for the weekend.
#1: Kevin cut his finger pretty good!
#2: Brian's foot went thru our bedroom ceiling! Resulting in a hole in the ceiling and insullation everywhere. Considering it is free help, I can't complain! It is actually pretty funny!

If this is the worst of our disasters, I'll call it a success!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I have a really good excuse this time...

I am aware that I have been M.I.A for the last month. But I have been busy! Like really, really busy! "Doing What?" you may ask. Well I have been creating a pair of eyes, a brain, spinal cord, plus a pair arms and legs perfectly accented with fingers and toes! Confused yet? Maybe a few pictures will help you out!

Blue Bun In The Oven...


Behold....here is our second Bundle of Joy due on March 18, 2012!