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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

eBay Score!!

I know I've been a bit carried away with Craig's List lately. In fact it has become an obession. I just have to look I check it out Before I even read my email. After all there may be something wonderful on my next click to see the photo of whatever is being sold.
You may remember my recent coup at finding a Claw Foot Tub. Did I mention in the post that it was missing the actual feet? Nope. Well it was. So I'm currently scouring the web for feet to go on my steal of a deal $100.00 tub. After all it's terribly hard to brag about having a claw footed tub if it has no claws, Right? Right.
It also needs a faucet and drain. Not Cheap but then I knew that. The least expensive one at Lowe's that I could kinda sorta stand to to look at every morning and/or night was $200.00 just for the faucet. The drains ran about $60.00. No big problem I sort of expected to pay more to hook it all up than I'd paid for it. After all I had a faucet installed last year when I bid on "Hire a Husband" at the Boy Scout Fundraiser (whole 'nother story there). But they had no feet less than $425.00!!!! WTH is up with that?
So being the incredibly tight-fisted cheapskate that my parents (bless them ) raised me to be I sought out another solution. In comes the eBay part of my story......NIB Claw Foot Tub Faucet with Drain Kit!! So I placed my bid.
No sooner did I do that than of course someone bid against me! I then decide that I can afford to bid what the least expensive new one costs So I carefully bid again. Then I looked at the bid history. It was one of the outrageously expensive online eBay stores that was bidding against me. So now I'm on to them.....I waited til late Friday night and put in my max bid six hours before the auction closed figuring they would be closed for the weekend. Well I must have been right because I won!! It's now on it's way and I didn't even pay close to my max. If fact once they added the shipping to the invoice I'm still under Lowe's "Okay if I have to" one by $35.00 I'm doing my happy dance again!! Go Me! Go Me! You're the Princess! You Rock Girl!\
The auction for the feet doesn't end til Wenesday. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Here She Comes

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the
morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I Stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of
white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!"
"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side and she is just as able
to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not her.
And just at that moment when someone says:
"There, she is gone!" there are other eyes
watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
"Here she comes!"
And that is dying. ~Henry Van Dyke

I found this poem on another blog that I read. It was so very moving to me. I've been having an hard time the last week or so. It's like I've finally awoken to an entirely different world. The littlest things will have me tearing up.....and not just because I just got my eyes tested six ways from Sunday including dialation. I love the knowledge the gospel brings into my life and all the answers to questions that we have about what happens after someone dies. I feel like I never really knew it til now. All the stuff that we are taught in church some how seems so much more real now than it ever did seven or eight months ago. I've been missing him more and more lately not less. Maybe this is also part of God's plan, strength to deal with all those details then He slows things down until you really have accepted the loss before He helps you to grieve.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Virginia Tech

The Shooting at Virginia Tech is all over the news this week. Sometimes I am so very glad not to be a parent. I can't comprehend the worry and concern you need to go thru in order to sleep at night if your child was away.
There is ao much violence in everything. I'm in awe that the guns were not only easy to get but unlike some of the other incidents, it has come out these were purchased legally. What is legal about a gun that is clearly meant to Kill A PERSON?? I grew up with hunting rifles. Everyone had a rifle or shotgun but never these automatic 12 shot pistols and such. Scarey. I'm sure I'm officially an old f**t since I'm walking about wondering what the world is coming to.
I guess that's why I'm Pro-Knife.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Craig's List Score!

How fun is Craig's List!! I totally love it and am completely addicted to shopping there!
I just scored a clawfoot bath tub. Totally way heavy it's an old antique cast iron one but is in pretty good shape all it needs is a good cleaning, some feet and the faucet and drain stuff which unfortuantely WILL BE more than the tub, but I'm so doing a little Happy Dance anyway! They even delivered it to me. So much better!
The same size tub retails new for over $1500.00. It's so big & heavy it may need to go into the MB rather than downstairs which is fine that's where I'd use it most anyway. It's deep and slanty backed and I'm in love! And if it doesn't work out I'll sell it on Craig's list but I just saved $1420.00 on my dream tub!! Woo Hoo! In your eye eBay!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

April Showers

Last night you really knew it was certainly April. Boy did we get showered!

I guess I really do need to take the plastic forks out of the lawn that the YW put there for St Patty's Day. There are about 20 of them, all with a shamrock on them. I guess they tought I needed some Good Luck!

Teri C shared some of her fav photos with us on the SIU MB today. This is one of them. So cute!! I love spring flowers and had quite a few planted but Guido the Gopher and his pals ate them all up. I so need to re-plant next fall.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Revenge Is Sweet

I know I truly shouldn't be laughing about this but it is just way too funny. I might of posted about this particular headache last fall. Anyway there is a cute thread going on over at 2Peas message board about weddings and I popped in a couple of times. So here's the story one gal was complaining about her SIL holding her wedding luncheon in the food court at the local mall and how terribly embarrassed she was. I just had to share this story with them.

{Oh Monkey Girl I feel your " food court" embarrassment and raise you one Bridezilla from a few months ago who got exactly what she richly deserved. Her darling SIL C who does my hair referred her to me for all the flowers...not consulting or referrals just flowers. Anyway the Bride must have had 10 different "test runs" of her hair alone before the wedding and C was getting a bit upset about alot of unpaid hours of styling. Everything had to be perfect and just so and of course it rarely ever is. This little gal was micro-managing absolutely everything and driving me......doing only her the point of distraction.

So after posting on the MB earlier I went in and got my hair done. Of course she comes up in conversation because of all the drama and C tells me that SIL is now wearing her hair extremely short because her beautiful gorgeous too expensive even though it was a rental "just had to have it" veil had not only been in her way through most of the reception it had given her Head Lice!! LOL }

I can't stop laughing. According to C it cost her SIL more than the price of a perfectly pretty brand new veil to rent this one and it wasn't even that pretty it just had " real gems " in the Tiara part. I haven't quit laughing over it all afternoon. Giving the Groom Lice on your honeymoon has to rate up there in weddings doomed B4 they start don't ya think?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Dancing With the Stars

This has got to be one of the craziest of the reality shows on TV right now but Lord help me I'm totally addicted!!
It's So Much FUN!
This season of course I'm rooting for Apollo Anton Ono what a Cutie Patootie he is! I also love Lelia Ali and Joey Fatone from New Kids On the Block. I really don't know how they get to be Stars some are definitely Not anymore but how fun it is to watch them.
I'm so into this I'm going to BYU on Friday to See the Ballroom team perform. Baby Sis said it would really be worth it.
I'm still mad that Mario didn't win last season.