Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Running through the sprinklers

So, at the start of the the summer we turned on our sprinklers and discovered we had a leak, and not just a small leak but a humongous, filled the whole sidewalk with water in a matter of seconds, kind of leak. Because we were strapped for time this summer, and the fact that it rained everyday until July, we opted to put off tackling that task until we had a bit more time. And at a glance it looked like the leak was coming from UNDER the sidewalk, and we didn't anticipate it being an easy fix.

So, the day came we had a little bit of time and Kory went outside and dug up where we anticipated the said leak. Well, we looked and looked and looked and could not find a single crack anywhere. We were puzzled.

So he moved down a bit and dug up a little more, and what did he find? The pipe had COMPLETELY detached itself from the joint, and water was just pouring out. The guy we bought our house from just stuck the two pieces together without gluing or sanding, so when the water turned on the pressure just pops it out and the flooding occurs.

We were relieved at first but frustrated that he did such a crappy job. But hey at least we didn't have to replace the pipes right?

Kory ran down to home depot got himself some glue and did a little sandpaper and gluing and we were back in business. Or so we thought....

Well, the joint Kory glued worked like a charm and held up perfectly. But now the pressure moved on down the line, and what do you know, our sidewalk began to flood again. So we dug yet another hole in our grass and found another awesomely non glued piece of pipe that was spewing water. Are you seeing a pattern?

It wasn't by chance that these two pipes were leaking. Every time we fix one the next one down the line pops off, and Kory has to dig it up again. It's great. We are hoping we wont have to dig up our entire system. We are just so glad the guy we bought our house from was such a HANDYMAN and chose to do everything himself. Sheesh!

On a happier note, Kory set up our sprinklers to a timer! And if you don't have one of those set up, you should look into it. Its the greatest thing to not have to go out and turn your water on and switch it every half hour. I highly suggest the investment.

Speaking of yard work, we have some GREAT landscaping rocks up for grabs. So great, people keep asking us for them, but no one comes and gets them. So if you are wanting these rocks they are all yours! Come and get them! We need to get them moved so we can plant grass under them. (and no we will not deliver them to your house for you, if we wanted to move them ourselves we would just take them to the dump)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My girls.

I just love these girls so much! They are so much fun and bring us so much joy! Dogs truly are mans best friend and we love these girls so much! We always ask ourselves what would our lives be like without our dogs?!

Look how precious they are. Don't they just melt your heart. I know that when Axel comes my blog will be all about him, even tho I promised Kory I wouldn't do that, I know it will be hard not to. See even now I am already making this about him when it is about our dogs. Sheesh!

ZOE-Little Sister

Celeste-Big Dog-Grandma

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Handmade Affair!!!

I am co-hosting a fabulous event coming up in mid September (the 12th to be exact) called the Handmade Affair! I will be posting a lot about this upcoming event both on here and my Facebook as it gets closer and closer so you are warned now. :)

The event is going to be FABULOUS! I say that because I know it will be. Right now we are accepting applications for vendors and merchants who want to showcase their stuff! We are looking for a wide variety of booths so if you are interested click here to learn more about what you can do to participate, and join in on the fun! Also, please please please spread the word to your friends and family if you know anyone who you think would be interested. Mark your calendars now to save the date for this fun filled event!

This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get their name and company out there! Who doesn't love a good party?! So if you sell your own craft, baby items, do hair, sell Tupperware (you Pampered Chef ladies should all jump on this opportunity!) take photos, check it out, it is guaranteed to be a SMASH!

PS. We are also looking for people who might be interested in playing music that afternoon, so if you are or know someone who is in a band and would like to play at our event click here to get all the information on how to apply!

TO apply to be a Vendor:
Email handmadeaffair@hotmail.com and we'll send you an application!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby Shower!

Hilary put a watermelon in her shirt, who's belly is bigger?

This past weekend was my baby shower! I had so much anxiety about it before, during and for about a day after. But now that it is over, I am feeling much better! It was such a nice shower, and I want to thank everyone who came to support me, and all those who were there in "spirit" too. We feel really loved and blessed to have so many wonderful people who care about us! I decided to post most of the pictures on my facebook instead of here so click here to see more photos of the shower!

My mom and lovely sisters who made it all happen!