Oh. Well that would explain why I'm not familiar with the name.
Thankfully energy upgrades are the one thing we don't have to spend money on.....one reason we went with the builder we did was because he only does energy star certified homes....and when picking out appliances, I went energy star whenever I could. I would have loved to have done solar panels...but that was out of my price range!
We are taking our time with art for sure. I have started an online listing of things we like....we look at them for a while before we buy. I know in Sept, the big fundraiser of the year at my alum is a starving artist show. It's a huge crowd draw because everything is $100 or less. Last time we went, we got this super cool huge canvas painting we love for our bedroom.
I'm just excited because my grass is finally starting to come in. We did hyroseed and it wasn't looking good...only a few places did it look ok. I complained to our builder and landscaper and they were both out out there looking at it. They put some stuff on it on Friday.....and it's starting to fill in and look green!
I liked what I've read of the Percy Jackson series. I don't think it's the new HP though.
Then again, I'm probably severely biased as I'm a HPgeek.
One of my biggest dreams is to have solar panels. I was watching a news story about this company in CA that leases the solar panels. I think the homeowner pays 1,000-1500 as a deposit, then a monthly bill depending on usage. In most cases, their monthly bill is less than when they were running straight electric from the power plant. In CA, you can't (yet) sell back excess energy to the electric company, but in NY you can. Of course, due to our predominantly cloudy skies, it's probably not likely a small home would generate extra energy. I wouldn't mind though, I just want solar power!
This isn't the news story I watched, but a link to information about how that type of business works: http://greenlivingideas.com/topics/a...g-solar-panels
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Umm, I have an interesting story. I went to bed last night. I woke up at 4am and have a towel on me and I’m in my after bath robe. I have a vague recollection of getting wet but my hair is mostly dry. Put my sleeping stuff back on and go back to bed until 7am. Check the tub and there is like 2 inches of water in there and the drain has the thing pushed down. I still don’t know why I got up and rinsed off in the middle of the night and I’m not sure how awake I was…I think barely.
I told DH this morning and he was like, so you were sleep showering? The worst part is he works third shift so I'm alone with the dog at night.
Sydney just called me. She was arguing with Bobbie and Bobbie threw a glass directly at Sydney and it shattered all over.
Ugh...I am so not looking forward to going home now. My first reaction was I wanted to slap Bobbie. It's a good thing I'm at work. She's so ready to move out...and honestly, with how unhappy and miserable she's been lately, I'm about ready for her to be out too. 1 more year.
On another note, when did Bobbie turn 17? I swear I remember her being 13!
It feels like she went straight from 13 to 17. I am reminding myself I had a couple episodes of throwing things too and that this isn't the end of the world. But we are seriously going to have a discussion tonight, that's for sure.
Jennifer, that's really freaky about the sleep showering!
Chrissy, . You'll get through this.
I confess I'm feeling totally spoiled after a second visit from DH. He's fairly sure this will be his last - if he is in one of the later groups to leave for deployment he MIGHT get some leave to come home but we don't know whether he will or not. So we decided to fly me out this weekend. Partially to spend as much time together as we can, partially to cover the month for TTC purposes. We already BD'd on CD 8, 10, and 11. I'll leave Thursday so that would cover CD 15, 16, and 17. So if I O early or late, hopefully we'll time it right! Seems like I've had more sex with him gone than in the last 6 months of TTC! The only thing I'm worried about is finding a pet sitter. Secular pet-sitting vibes, please!
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A friend and I were sleeping at another friend's house one night when I was in high school. They had the bed and I made a bed on the floor. Well, in the middle of the night, I wake up in 2 inches of water. Turn on the lights like wtf! and run out the bedroom and hear the bathtub running with no one in. Apparently her brother decided to run a bath in his sleep and went back in his bed. Most of the house had 2 inches of water in it.
I confess that the last time B and I dtd keeps coming up in my dreams... I wake up angrier each time it happens...
He had tried making moves while I was already sleeping.. I told him to stop - I was taking care of a 15 month old, a newborn, and the house (FIL, sMIL and sBIL) and was exhausted... He pulled the "I want to have sex with my WIFE" card, and I caved... Two days later he asked for a divorce....
I confess I dont know why this is all of a sudden bothering me so much....
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I just have to jump in because the sleep sex/shower thing made me laugh.
About 2 weeks ago I was super let down when I tried to jump Jack-sexy new lingerie and everything. Things were really great. We had the most fun we've had in a long while...except he couldn't finish which made me all
Two days later when I was still bummed about it (you know, 3/4 weeks post partum and feeling uber-gross and ugly....and then him not being able to finish-makes for a pretty insecure mama!) he says "well, it was probably too good to hope that we might be able to hit it twice in one day-my body has never seemed to let us do that, remember?"
I was all and then at the realization that we had TOTALLY copulated at like 4am that morning and I didn't really remember AT ALL He says I was really into it though
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Tif, that's hilarious!!! You must have been out of it.
Bobbie scared me to death. She asked for a pregnancy test.
I amazed even myself and actually stayed calm...and after what felt like an eternity she told me it wasn't for her but for a friend. She just wanted to see how I'd react. I cannot put into words the range of emotions that flooded through me in those short moments between the request and the teasing smile.
She's trying to kill me. I know it.
Sounds like Bobby is a struggle right now. I'm sorry.
On another topic: my eyes keep rolling and rolling and rolling around and around and around today Silly people.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov
It turns out that incident with the glass wasn't quite what Sydney told me. They were arguing as Bobbie was loading the dishwasher, and she did slam the glass down on the counter to emphasize her point. That's when it shattered.
So instead of having an anger management discussion last night, I instead talked to Sydney about the importance of honesty. I'm so glad I didn't call Bobbie up and bawl her out like I was tempted to do.
Remaining calm until the whole story comes out is sometimes a challenge.
I confess....that I actually think I stayed in bed and got a good night sleep. I don't feel so tired this morning!
I have been known to talk in my sleep and both my mom and sister do too (and they sleep walk....my mom at 16 was reaching for the car keys but her dad stopped her and my sister when about 12 got halfway down the hall in a NYC hotel before my parents woke up and got to her). But I haven't done anything like that before....and since I'm home alone at night, I was a bit concerned!