Monday, April 16, 2007

Got a new minivan

Well Chris and I have talked about it off and on for over a year and with this years tax refund and stock I sold at work we put down a down payment on a 2007 Toyota Sienna LE (no pictures yet but I will take some as soon as possible). The kids love it! And they will love it more when we get the dvd player put in.

I am already planning my first road trip in it :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Got rid of the stump finally - no luck on the floor

I rented a large chainsaw from Home Depot this weekend and finally cut down the stump in our back yard. It was a five foot diameter seedless/fruitless mulberry (that's right - five feet) that was there when we bought the house but it had a split down the middle going all the way to the roots. After talking with several tree places we picked one to cut down the tree but left a waist high stump figuring we would make a picnic table out of it (that never happened). I was able to cut it down to just below ankle height.

Hopefully this year I will rent a stump grinder to get rid of the rest. If not I will try and make a large planter out of it (and watch the kids destroy it).

Chris found all the original paperwork for our floor last week and has called around to see if we can get a replacement. Unfortunately they don't make our brand/color/locking type anymore so she is trying to call the local floor/builder warehouses to see if they have any old stock. If not we have to get back with the insurance and replace our old floor. I hope we don't have to do that as its a pain to move all our stuff out of the den.