Friday, January 15, 2010

Robber on the Loose!

The part of town that we live in (and where we are building a house) is a growing area and can sometimes be called "transitional". By this I mean it is perfectly safe to walk you dog or take the kids to the park down the street, but if you walk TOO far down the block or around the corner, you may still see some sketchy people/places. What happened last night is an example of this "transitional" definition.

I arrived home from work and was getting ready to teach my nieces their piano/voice lessons when my sister-in-law mentioned something the neighbor had just seen. Our neighbor was walking her dog around the block when she saw a man hiding in someone's yard. When the man saw her, he ducked down, obviously NOT wanting to be seen. As she continued to walk her dog, an unmarked police car stopped and asked her if she had seen a black man in a blue sweatshirt and she said "Yes!" He was over there!"

WELL, this man had allegedly just robbed a bank down the road and had gotten AWAY! Apparently there were 2 men (one of which brought his 3-year old daighter WITH him on this little adventure) and one got away! The evening continued with helicopters and police cars surrounding our area trying to find this escaped convict! Being the paranoid person I am (and my mother's daughter) I locked all the doors and told my husband that it was probably not a good idea to grill outside! :) Not that this man could be dumb enough to rob someone else but you can never be too sure!

Anyways, I do not know if they caught this man yet, but I sure hope they did! I will definitley be keeping the doors locked and the alarm set until I know for sure!

Here is the link to the story:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My First Blog


So this is my VERY FIRST bare with me!

As many of you know, my husband and I are building a house! This is actually something we attempted to do 2 years ago...but the economy fell apart, as did our loan! So, after 2 somewhat bumpy years financially, we are back on our feet and the building has begun!

I stared this blog because I really wanted to have a place to share some of my ideas. As wonderful as it is to be building a house, it is STRESSFUL! You find yourself obsessing over the smallest, most trivial things. Like where to put light switches, what color mortar goes best with my brick color, and soo many more! I have never notice the shoe molding in someone's house until I had to pick it for my own! Needless to say I am enjoying the process! is what I have so far.

This is the artist sketch of our house:

And this is where we are so far!

This week we have the brick going on the outside so I will update that when its finished!

As for the inside here is what we have so far:
The cabinets we have chosen are called Antique Smoke and I love them!

The cabinet color is pretty dark, and our floors will be dark as well so Im thinking a lighter granite will help to brighten things up! Maybe this one? Its called Santa Cecilia.

Am I headed in the right direction??