Cable and DVR are coming back!

We canceled our cable back in May because Insight thought it would be cute to jump our bill up to $140 a month, where it was under $100. After canceling cable I started a Netflix account and that has been pretty good. Jennie has been a good sport about the whole thing, but doesn’t really use Netflix. Yesterday I called Insight to see if I could get a deal that would be under $100. They offered me something for $126, so I said forget it. Today I called back and was able to get everything we had before for under $100.

<rant>Why is there such a discrepancy between what it costs? And why do they try to sell me a phone line  EVERY SINGLE TIME I CALL? The rep yesterday informed me that I could keep my existing cell phone service with AT&T and get their land line. OH REALLY????? Well thank you so much for allowing me to keep a service not offered by your company. If I get your land line can I also keep my electric at my house? What about gas? Will you let me keep that too?</rant>

Basically my point is that I have posted twice in two days.

Master Bath Sinks FINALLY Fixed

It has been almost a year that I have been dealing with getting a dripping faucet fixed in our master bath. It went from just needing a $10 part, to needing all new faucets and bowls. Well it is finally done.

Before

After

Winter…Brrrr

We didn’t get that much snow, but it was enough to make the town of Bowling Green pretty white… and enough to get me 3 snow days so far.  This allows for more time to blog.

The heat in our house hasn’t appreciated the cold temperatures.  It refuses to get above 65 degrees on its own.  We keep a small space heater in our room and light fires when we are home.  We’ve also kind of shut off the guest room and office, and the bonus room is unoccupied as usual.

One snow day, I left the fire burning for a long while.  It got pretty warm in the living room, but trust me, it was not 78 degrees in the whole house.

No More Naked Door

I like to decorate or house, especially for seasons, but during the summer, there isn’t much you can do except brighten the house with lovely flowers.  I bought some silk flowers to put in the vase in our hallway, and that made me happy for a while, but I began to feel like the front of our house was naked.

I’d been wanting a spring/summer wreath since Easter was over and I took down the little egg decoration that had been hanging on the front door.  The problem wasn’t that I couldn’t find a wreath I like.  The problem was that I wasn’t willing to spend $50 for  it.  One day while showing Chad a particular wreath that I thought was pretty nice, he mentioned that I could probably make one just like it.  I thought, he’s right!  So, that’s exactly what I did.  I went to Hobby Lobby during a time when their floral stuff was half off.  I purchased the wreath base and then picked out flowers that I thought would look gorgeous together.  I brought it all home and put it together, hot-gluing to secure the flowers.  I tied a ribbon on the back to hang it up, and it is now adorning our front door.  I have to say that I am more pleased with this wreath than any other that I saw to purchase.  I’m so glad I was able to make it just the way I wanted, and, the best part, for under $25! That might seem like a lot, but comparable wreaths that I liked and wanted to buy were originally $80-$100. Even on sale, they don’t beat the price of this Jennie-made wreath. Feel free to stop by and admire it or wave to it.  There are only a couple more months until the fall decor goes up.

Blizzard ’09

OK, so it’s not so much a blizzard, but it is the first snow we have seen on our house… and my second day off school in a row.

Here is the view from the front door and the backdoor while it was snowing.  I didn’t want to go out there.

Our little snow-capped home.  Happy winter!