Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bump Avoided!

We applied for our permits a week ago. Yesterday I got a call from the water and waste department saying we needed a lot grade survey and a service plan. These two things cost 2000$ and would halt the permit processing until we got them. I was so disappointed, but I called around getting some quotes. (2000$ was the cheapest) but when I explained what we were doing to one of the surveying companies they thought that we wouldnt really need these surveys. So I thought I would just double check based on this guy's comment. I sent an email to the permits guy... and this morning he called me and said we didnt need them! I am so happy! I told him he saved me two grand. I know there will be bumps along the way... I am just glad to have avoided this one : )

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Leather and Beaded Wrap Bracelet

I am totally into bracelets this summer. I made these a few months ago and forgot to post them! All you need is leather cord, beads and thread. I made up my own way to do this craft... there might be an easier way out there, but I had two needles going at the same time and they criss-crossed each other. The last picture kind of shows this.
I need to figure out a good way to do the fastener.... and also how to become a better hand model!  I am such a dork... feel free to laugh at my "artsy" bracelet display picture : )

Sunday, June 10, 2012

London Bridges

Stucco and trees are falling down, falling down, falling down.
Stucco and trees are falling down, my fair renos!

We had to take down an oak tree so we can move the house off the foundation and we are planning on doing new siding, so it made sense for us* to take the stucco down now... while we* have time and energy.

*means jonas, jonny T, nick and will.... not really me at all : )
Thanks guys! and thanks for Jesse, Mike and my dad for helping take down the tree!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

We've been stamped!

Our plans have been stamped by an engineer! Now I just have to get all the paper work done and then go apply for a permit!