Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Well, just when all was going so good...I got home from work yesterday to a house with no water. The repair man came this morning and we need a new well pump and motor. Apparantly it was struck by lightning.
Of course it happened to us. In case some of you don't have a well and don't realize the significance/impact on our checkbook: $2000.00. Oh the joys of our home!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tonight I will go out and collect more berries for more jellies and jams.
Also: We had a birth! One of our twin doe deer (we named them Foxy and Roxy) became a mother last week. We have only seen her little one once and boy is he/she cute! Full of spots and new to walking!
Interesting tidbit: Last year when we moved in, I saw Foxy and Roxy when they were fawns full of spots; therefore this is quite exciting for us to see them as moms. I just hope when hunting season comes around, Matt doesn't kill one of them!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Day two: Much better day! A lot busier however very eventful. When they assigned me a entry key-card, the man responsible deleted everyone else out so only I had building access. It was funny - one of those you had to be there.
Things to look forward to: Every Friday is ice cream day. YEP - Corporate stocks the freezer with tons of ice cream.
I will say that my last day my "new" and only friend here in the NRV, MANDY, took me to lunch for my last day at Macado's. It was FANTASTIC. I think it may even be better than Chili's? (I haven't had Chili's in about 1.5 years so I guess, I have to move on).
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
It sounds weird but I seem to be in my element when I am out venturing for these little guys! Luckily my blueberries are right in my yard so thats easy picking; well, as long as the deer don't beat me too them! The raspberries aren't as easy. The worry of snakes is on the list but not as high up as the poison ivy. We have nasty vines of the stuff everywhere. However, nothing stops me. JD decided to scare me on Saturday evening by throwing rocks into the woods making me think it was a snake. However, it didn't stop me. Well, not yet at least since I haven't seen a snake yet. Kristin did however see another snake last Friday the 13th but all we could see was his outline in the dirt where he lay sunning his skin.
We are also getting lots and lots of radishes and spring onions from the garden. This weekend was the first time we got peas. We don't have many since we haven't had any rain. We finally got rain on Saturday evening however, I think the peas may be done. Therefore, I am going to replant them this weekend!
On another tangent, Matt and I watched the movie Sleepers Saturday night. I, of course, had seen it before, however, Matt had not. It was so refreshing for him to understand the story and realize how tough things were for kids. As I sit weeping for these children, he never once laughed at me for crying. He merely put his hand on my knee and said, "That sure is sad. I can't imagine what is going through their minds."
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I have been looking for gainful employment here and as I have posted previously, have NOT been very successful. Well, my luck is changing. I have an offer for one job and a phone interview (follow up to last Friday's interview) today for the second position.
It looks like after 15 months I may have a new job! I will keep you posted as to which position I decide to accept as they are in two totally different industries and two totally different positions. I just hope I make the right decision! Pros vs. Cons for both positions are running neck and neck.
Thank you to all my blogging buddies for your continued support.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Danukus Zachariah Mumaw
Class of '08
Monday, June 9, 2008
Kristin taking a picture of the snake on our driveway. He was about 4-5 ft. long and gross!!!
Friday, June 6, 2008
However, I have been corrected. I totally enjoyed Swingtown (especially the music) and will be adding this to my "must see TV" lineup.
This show reminds me of Three's Company meets Melrose Place. Extra benefit: Grant Show! (Even the pool looks like the one from Melrose).
I hope next weeks episode keeps me hooked!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Upon arriving home from work yesteday, I noticed both kids running towards me with papers in their hands? AH - Report Cards! I was absolutely blown away with how well both children did. Matt had two A's, three B's and two C's for the year. His two A's bring up the two C's to B's and he made the honor roll for the year! WOO HOO. Kristin had one A and six B's for the year. SHE MADE THE HONOR ROLL FOR THE YEAR!!!!!!!!HOLLA!!!!!!!!!!!! Words do not express how proud we are of her. She has NEVER made the honor roll for the year.
Kristin is now talking about going to college. We are totally shocked! This coming from a kid that asked me about a year ago if she had to go to college to work at Victoria's Secret. HEHEHE (no, just give mom a huge discount)
This picture is of a tiger lily that is in our backyard. I have named it our "Hokie Lily" as it is Burgundy and Blaze orange!