Saturday, July 26, 2014

Williams Family Reunion 2014

And the summer travelog continues....we went camping, with my immediate family a couple of weeks ago. Camping with kids is so exhausting, but thankfully both of our girls slept pretty well for the most part. That makes a huge difference in the overall experience. So, thank you, children.
We got dirty and the girls had fun playing with cousins galore. Like most campouts, we had lots of good food (a few too many red vines), card games, camp fires, swimming at the Legacy Lodge pond, and even a movie on the big screen courtesy of the Nelson's. I was a little sad it didn't rain on us at all, but it was nice not having to deal with that element, especially since last year we all thought we were going to straight-up die in our tents as trees were crashing down around us that were struck by lightening. That was seriously one of the most terrifying  and longest nights of my life.
Here on some pictures so can feel as though you were camping with us.....

 Until next year....when we will have 3 kids in a tent with us...yikes.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I lost a friend today...

By the way this is Steve writing not Ginger, so if it's not very witty or charming that's why.  Sad to say that yesterday I lost a good friend of mine.  He and I passed through good times and hard times.  He was there to keep me company in work and play, running or driving the car, mowing the lawn, putting up a gutter, teaching kids Spanish.  If my friend could speak it would be volumes.  Let me tell you how he died.

I was in my room checking my email when I heard a pop and WHIIZZZZZ.  I turned around to see a cloud of smoke coming from my beloved ipod.  It was seated in its off-brand docking station (probably the reason it blew up), and it was about to explode.  I quickly got up and ran to it.  My first reaction (and not a good one) was to grab it to see if I could revive its burnt body.  I no sooner grabbed it when my fingers recoiled in horrific pain.  The ipod was so hot it burnt my fingers (just second degree burns no big deal).  So I went for the power cord and yanked it out of the socket.  The room was full of smoke and stunk like melted electronics.

That little buddy had all my favorite music on it, 8 GB worth.  Luckily I have a poopy ipod with a cracked screen to keep me going until I can find a new one.  It's only 4 GB, but who needs to listen to more than 500 songs anyways.  Farewell my black electronic friend!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Project Status: Complete!

I finally finished upholstering a chair I started upholstering oh...I don't know...something like 3-4 months ago. I had this chair stripped to the bare bones for almost all of this time, it was just waiting to become beautiful. And Steve was threatening to take it to the dump if I didn't finish it soon (the man likes his garage clutter-free, what can I say?). So with a little kick in the rear to get me back into upholstery mode, I got it done in a few days.



So glad to have this project off my "pending list". Now I am allowed by my husband to start nursery projects, haha, okay, he isn't a tyrant but he has to lay down some rules sometimes because I am insane. He is my voice of reason.