Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pictured: L to R: Jim Lee,Brynne Erickson, Brett Gatten L to R (back) Steve Gatten, Cameron Morton and Rick Caudle

Things are good!

We all made it through the weekend just fine. Scott hasn't gotten any new shingles and the old ones are drying up, he was able to go to school today. He is on some pretty powerful anti bioctics taking them every 4 to 5 hours for 10 plus days. Jim and the kids had a good time camping along with several other family members and friends. I posted all their rafting and camping pictures on this blog so take a peak. Sadie had her turn at being spit out of the raft, she was in the horribly cold water for some time but they got her back in the boat and she wants to go again next time. My children are much braver than I.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memoriable memorial day

Memorial Day holiday is upon us, but Scott and I aren't camping. He came down with "Shingles" a few days ago and his two doctors won't let him go far from the hospital. He is back on horrible antibioctics that will shut down his kidneys if he doesn't drink drink drink. It seems to be working ok for now. If it spreads he will end up in ICU for a week but we are positive that won't happen. It is very dangerous for cancer patient to get this. His lab partner at school came to school with chicken poxs.........something needs to be done about putting so much pressure on the kids. afraid to miss school even when they are sick with something that could cripple or kill another child exposed to it. It is scary to let him even go to school.

We took advantage of being home and I went online on ebay and got tickets to Carrie Underwood/Josh Turner concert and went last night. We had a blast they are both so good, it was Scott's first experience going to a concert. It was weird for him to see so many silly girls and women screaming and dancing in their seats and not ever setting down they were singing at the top of their lungs and even with the huge speakers was hard to hear the "real" concert. He also went night hunting for coyotes Friday with Dan my son in law and Dan's dad so he has had a good weekend.

Scott and I picked out and ordered the fans and chandeliers and mini pendants for the house. The furnance is in and much of the duct work is in. The electrians and heating people have worked hard for days. The roof is finished all but the rain gutters. I hear the next part takes the longest with things going on in the inside. It is nice to have things quiet for a few days with no workers but yet I want it finished and want them working round the clock!!!!! I have only had the framers move one small wall I have been a very good customer (so far)....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Scott is driving, well sort of.......

I added several more pictures today, things just continue to move forward. Electricians came today and started putting in lights and cables and outlets. The framers framed in the high low bar in the kitchen, put up the huge beam, took out part of the garage wall to make the office a few feet wider and framed in a few other things. It is starting to actually look like a kitchen sort of. The roof still isn't finished and today it started raining AGAIN! We have major leaking in the old and new part of the house, the framers rigged up a huge garbage can with old wall paper nailed to the roof to place the water into the garbage can. They left their shop vac for us to keep it mopped up all night. Hope the rains stops so the roof can be finished and rain gutters put back on. It is a mess when it rains. We spent the last two days borrowing our neighbors water to keep the yard alive then WALA it rained I guess I need to check the weather forecast more often. At least it is green again.

Scott started drivers ed and drove for the first time yesterday. Everyone keep off the roads. He has to get his Eagle before he can get his license so I hope this is motivation enough because I am tired of nagging. Old age plus young kids makes one tired.....

Monday, May 12, 2008


Well it continues to be winter in the good ole north west. Saturday night it rained for hours while we slept. I woke up at 5 AM to let the dog out and saw bath towels all along the back windows on the carpet they were soaked , we now have no rain gutters on the back and where the new meets the old roof there is no protection so water came thru on the inside Danny discovered it after arriving home late from a date. Good thing the carpet will be gone soon anyway. It continues to rain this morning the workers were here early trying to get the roof covered. Shingles to go on Thursday.

We spent Friday evening at Direct Buy ordering roofing, sinks and faucets. My cabinet lady told me the cabinets will be shipped from Iowa June 2nd and should arrive the 9th. Our appliances will be delivered June 2nd. Not sure when the living room wall will be coming down, it will be strange packing up that room then the kitchen. It is a good kind of strange. We got 2 bids back for the granite. Got it whittled down to 3.

Sadie has tonsillitis and will need her tonsils out this summer, she thinks she broke her nose on Sat. self inflicted... she is the 5th Lee child to break a nose. All 6 of my siblings have been broken. Look out Danny, Sam and Luke. Something with being senitive and fragile I guess. She will get it checked out at the same time she see's the ENT doctor two surgeries for the price of one. ( I wish)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Albums working again

Sadie got the pictures up and working again and I added more tonight. So click on and view.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Pictures not working

Sorry but the pictures on the albums aren't working, not sure why buy many facebook accounts are experiencing issues. Don't know why but hopefully it will be resolved soon. I am just new at this blogspot stuff.......If you have a facebook account you can view them for now.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

More pictures added to album........

More pictures were added to the "House add on" album, just click on it to view. I can't believe how fast it is going up, it is just so exciting. Kitchen cabinets, bookshelves, office desk and cabinet and fireplace mantel are ordered. I went with Rustic Cherry for all the cabinets. And purchased the large applicances. Spent the last two days picking out granite. Still not finished with that one. I had no clue there is so so much to decide, colors seem to be the hardest to decide.