Thursday, December 29, 2011

Details details.....

I have so much to share with you all!!  LOVE my job!!  Been busy with the house...and oh yeah a little thing like Christmas too!! 

Totally trying to navigate life again working full time. Thanks for all your well wishes on the job.   It's even better than I imagined.  I am hoping tonight I can put together a quick post. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We sure did here!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I got the job!

Well, I should restate this- I was told I had the job a few weeks ago but they weren't sure when I would start.  Late last night I got a call saying that there were some changes in the department and when can I start?
So starting tomorrow, I am beginning my new job.  I will probably only work at my current job till next week and work the new job full time the week of December 19th.  Now I just have to tell my boss.  I was going to let him know this week that I would probably be leaving after the first of the year, just wasn't expecting to give such a short notice. 

But I am so excited.  Wish I had more time before I started to get things done around the house before the holidays, but I AM NOT COMPLAINING.  This is a government job with the county that is highly sought after and I just happened to get lucky.  I didn't tell anyone about it even after I was told I would be hired for fear of losing it.  So I am finally comfortable to tell people.  Jobs are hard to come by and I am more than grateful.  Hoping this is the start of a good 2012 for me!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Scary House

Halloween wasn't all about dressing up in scary costumes in our house.

Nope...we deciding having a scary house would be cool as well.

This is how my house started at the beginning of October.  I know, there are so many things wrong with this picture. 

And this is how we ended October right in time for Halloween.

There were no trick or treaters coming to our house on Halloween.  Not unless they could wield a hammer and nails.

I don't know what we were thinking when we decided to replace our roof and siding. Apparently we weren't.  So much went wrong with the roof.  First they found we had 2 layers of shingles instead of one.  The last roofer was sneaky and cut off all the shingles on the edges so it would look like only one layer.  Then our porch roof was so damaged that most of it was torn off and replaced.  Which also caused us to have to replace the old knob and tube wiring for the porch light.  That was actually nice cause I am having them install extra outlets for when we hang Xmas lights.

Then this happened-

That's the end of my driveway after the contractor put the pieces back.  His truck was hauling away the roof material and the hitch destroyed my blacktop.  It split in half like the Red Sea and was dragged out into the street.  He is replacing it in the spring, but I just couldn't take one more thing going wrong with this job.

So here is what our house looks like now.

Took this in the morning when there was frost on the roof.  It actually looks really nice.

The gutters, soffet and fascia are going up before Christmas- I think.  And the siding will be going up in spring.  I need a break from construction right now. 

Here are what my guys went as for Halloween-

My very own Pittsburgh Penguin hockey player, Sidney Crosby and his friend the nerd.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Posting shortly

Goodness- it's been over a month since my last post.  I have been lazy and busy at the same time! 
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!  I hope to post tomorrow with pictures of all the fun things going on here at Casa de Shaftic.