Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sykes Place - Now For Real

Here they are folks! These are some of the first pictures of the new house. I'm gonna keep this short because I need some sleep! Do you feel bad for me? I go to work for 9 hours every day and head straight over to this beauty for 4 more hours of grueling labor, then I sleep. You are lucky we ran out of spackle today or this post would still be postponed, probably until July. Yep. I work that hard!

If you want to se the photo bigger go ahead and click on it :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Do... Done... Did...

Do you ever get the Jungle Book stuck in your head? The Disney one? That's all I've had swirling around this noggin all day! There is a young girl in there singing an enchanted melody along the lines of "My own home, my own home. I must go to fetch the water, 'till the day that I am grown." While I've never considered myself a water fetcher, I do feel sometimes like I am grown.

There is a great saying by Albert Einstein "Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance you must keep moving." This speaks to me particularly right now since I'm about to lose all my money (I mean lost, I already paid)! It is much easier to say we'll just rent forever and save up our millions. I know that this is the right step because it means our adventure will continue. We won't stall here and end up falling on our badonkadonks.

My Millions

So, today we signed all the papers for our house. We should be able to move in tomorrow around 4 o'clock. That is if the guy ever moves out, when, as of 8:30 tonight, looks like he hasn't packed a thing! Am I concerned? OH YEAH! How do you kick a man out of your house when he is obviously still in there?

I'm willing to put that little issue aside to worry about tomorrow. Right now is a time of celebration. A Celebration of the American Dollar/ Escrow company! I'll give you a glimps into our happy dance around my parents yard:

Finding a home was the end of the story for Mowgli, but it is just the beginnign for us!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Neener, Neener, Neener

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I'm so excited!!! My Birthday is in 19 days and I don't even care because I just got one of the best gifts EVER! And I'll be 25 so let's just forget about it and I'll stay young forever...

My Hubby surprised me on Sunday with a box of car parts! At least that is what he told me it was when we picked it up from FedEx. Why would I question it since we get, like, 3 boxes a week for the Bug or the old Jeep. No! This is what is was-

Yeah, that's right! This is where the Neener, Neener, Neener comes in.

This is MY new Sony DSLR. It's 10.2 megapixles and kicks all my other cameras butts! Oh, I've wanted one for sooooooo long. A camera where I could change the lens, and adjust the focus, and all that other stuff I don't understand but will talk about to appear more intelligent .

Before I even started shooting this baby I read the entire users manual- cover to cover- like a geek (but a geek who knows how to work her camera)! Then I read 3 more books, AND took notes from them, for hours.

What's that you asked? Oh, yes, I did get some lenses for my camera from Tod. Three actually. What a great un-birthday.

Here is a few examples of what I shot today during my first attempt to at being a photographer.

Disclaimer: I do not know what I am doing, these are experiments, so I do not promise great photos or make any such claims at awesomeness  (my ultimate goal).

First I wanted to play with aperture (and photograph something pretty). I promise the colors on this are better on my computer.

Then I followed/really annoyed Scruffy for a while.

But he started farting so I stopped....

and went outside...

where I played with lighting...

and lenses!