Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Winter wages

Just a sneak peak of the winter weather down here in little Ohio,
It won't be long; we will be ushered into spring; in the not so far future.

Grasses tumbled over by the weight of snow.

Ice storm with our 'river' flowing through.

 Black Eyed Susan's stark naked amongst the snow.

                                                                       (Don't ask ;)

                                            And last but not least, our wintry backyard


Friday, February 4, 2011

Food craze!

Is there anything more wonderful?

I believe there is but this one has a lot to offer. We watched Disney's 'Oceans'; it was a wonderful film packed with of lots of color and amazing animals. The story line was dull, the narrater had a pefect voice with the film but the script was not as well written as I had hoped.

Just another Dutch.
Seems that these babies have been making it in our kitchen every week without neglect.
I could have one twice a week, but hubby says we don't want to ruin a good thing. It seems all to easy to burn out on a favorite thing;whether it be a food, a song, or favorite pastime.

Remember the recent Ice storm we Had?
Well this is the first time being at our home that the power did not go out out. Seemingly, every storm we had;our power is the first to go. We heard there were 55,000 people without power. We were both happy and thankful to God that ours did not go like the others. So instead of huddled up to a propane heater trying to keep warm; I imagined this little road of ours was a little frozen over river. The funniest part? It did not take much of my imagination!

So you ready for the yucky part of this blog??

We just had a new bathroom put in a few years ago. Within the first year we noticed this yellowing of our surround. So for those of you who put in or have a professional install one of these; don't use liquid nails!!! It eats through the back and turns a pristine white shower into a yellow ugly one!
And that's not all. Upon tearing out the surround, we found a nasty little secret.

We realized that the 'Tub lip' supposed to catch any water  before it gets to the drywall was installed backwards. Another words they installed the lip behind the drywall instead of in front of it. Making the lip worthless, and actually drawing water in the drywall like a sponge.  Here is what I mean.

See that white part behind the drywall? Let me introduce you to the 'Lip of the tub'. Great idea, that's if it was installed in front of instead of behind the drywall. The worst part? In order to fix this fumble; we would need to rip out the drywall and shave the studs. Because upon install they never gave enough room to accommodate the tub entirely. So now were stuck trying to think of ways to 'fix' the mess up.
We learned are lesson the hard way, if you need a contractor, don't! It seems they know as much (or as little as you may) actually had they read the instructions this would have been avoidable. And the liquid nails (very avoidable too) if of course you reed the directions that come with the tub and the surround. That's the kicker know???