Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Office Done

We finally put the finishing touches on the office on Monday. Considering how much work had to be done and our limited schedules, it was pretty amazing (if I do say so myself) that we were able to get it done in three weeks. We ended up painting the whole room; trim, doors, walls, and ceiling. The walls were given a warmer field color and a fresh coat of trim always makes the woodwook pop. We also added some shoe moulding to the baseboards and I put a ceiling light in. We capped it off with new window treatments and hung our pictures. If it weren't for Valerie's help and motivation, there's no way it would have been done on time. The office is very cozy now and I look forward to spending as little time as possible in there!



Sunday, July 23, 2006

Hawk Update

The hawks which were around so much last week, seem to have gotten shy. I can still hear their screeching, but they are not perched in any obvious places. Wish I could say the same for the woodchuck, who was sunning himself this morning on the wooden ramp that leads to the shed. I have no doubt, he was eyeing all the plants on the deck (just a few feet away) and deciding what to have for breakfast.

The lights in the downstairs and upstairs hallway were completely mismatched, so we bought some new Waterford lights. The first one has been installed and it is beautiful.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Just for giggles

Saw this on MyLeftNutmeg and thought it was funny...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


There seems to be a pair of hawks nesting somewhere nearby, or at least using our yard as a hunting ground. The last few days this hawk has landed on the back deck about the time I get home every night. Where was he the day I came home and found the woodchuck sitting on my pot of petunias having his dinner?

The hawks are beautiful to look at, but tend to wake us up at 5:30 with their screeching back and forth.

Monday, July 10, 2006

The king of all conspiracy theories

I sometimes wonder how so much imagination can be wrapped up in the head of Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. Still, I wonder if anybody is checking up on this? Sounds like a "Days of Our Lives" plot line, but sounds plausible...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Are you kidding me?

Wow! The perennial giant killers, College of Charleston, may have landed their best catch ever. After up-and-coming Gregg Marshall of Winthrop pulled a Bobby Cremins on them, Bobby Cremins comes out of retirement and brings years of ACC coaching experience to the Cougars.

Who knows, maybe we'll see Dean Smith come out of retirement to coach the Campbell Camels. Then again, maybe not.