Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Goodbye Man-Room!

Husband purchased our pretty little house back in February of 2008. It had been a rental property for over 20 years, so to say it smelled like a frat house is probably an understatement (and if you have never been in a frat house, urine and b.o. is what one smells like). We had grandiose plans for our lil brick ranch, so when we renovated, we did so with plans of eventually finishing the basement (with a master suite and big walk in closet. if you have ever been in a 1950's brick ranch, you know closet space is non-existent)...So, meet man-room.

This had previously been a den (with nice pine panelled walls) which served as the 3rd bedroom. We cut a big ole' hole in the floor and installed funtional (and up-to-code) stairs to the basement.

Well, then the economy continued to tank (thanks obama!) and home values are officially in the dumps...while we arent upside down, Husband and I both agreed that pumping any more money into the house would be a bad investment...So what do we do about baby?

We still have the second bedroom, but would like to keep that for guests (aka Moms who decide they want to sleep over and get up with baby in the middle of the night..hint hint) so our other option is...dun dun duuunnn! Converting the man-room back into a 3rd bedroom. I've pretty much decided how we would do this is by converting the half walls into full walls...yes the room will be a little small, but its a nursery, its not like baby will need THAT much space...The only thing I'm not 100% sure about is the area that will lead from the nursery to the kitchen:

My dad says pocket door, so that I'll have easy access to the kitchen for late night bottle warm ups, fridge runs, etc. I'm kind of thinking of just putting a full wall in, because its not like its that terribly far of a walk to the i dont want to confuse future owners as to what the purpose of the room is (you know, is it a bedroom, is it a nursery, is it an office, is it a den?) but I guess if thats my biggest worry right now, I'm doing alright!

Does anyone have any suggestions about pocket doors or wall? Oh, and yes, we are keeping the flat screen in the nursery, cuz' Momma ain't about to miss her stories while she's rocking baby.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

No, I did NOT get a boob job

I've just been incubating a baby for the past 12 weeks...

Meet Baby Houghton

My Father-In-Law (who I love dearly) said Baby Houghton looked a little like a hamster...I thought chipmunk, but same general rodent group...

I am just thrilled that I can be more open about my un-yielding obsession with Banquet Chicken Pot Pies. The check out lady at Publix thought I was nuts when I strolled up to the register with 30 boxes of the gooey goodness (which totalled $18.30) but I think growing a human being is a pretty good excuse to eat 12,000 calories worth of pot pies.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Boy, it sure is hot in here...

Maybe going to hell for this one, but c'mon, it's funny.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This may get me fired, BUT...

Georgia Law Title 40, Section 40-3 reads:

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park any vehicle in any area directly connecting with a parking place for persons with disabilities which area is clearly designed and designated for access to such parking place for persons with disabilities.

So apparently this guy is not only above the many underlings at Agco, but he's above the law, too.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Further Proof

You thought I was kidding.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Assh*les Who Park

Blame it on my raging hormones, but lately, I am incredibly aggrevated by idiot parkers. Idiot drivers annoy me too, but there is something about someone's complete disregard for common sense parking rules.

Exhibit A.

Now, I know what you're thinking... "Her parking isn't THAT bad" but let me just stop you-it is THAT bad. It's worse, in fact. You see this person parks like this EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Her bumper looks like her car has been used for a monster truck rally. If you can't park your SUV correctly, don't drive one.

I will continue to collect pictures of her parking jobs, just so I can further prove my point.

Exhibit B.

Where do I start with everything that's wrong with this picture? Hmm..

1. You are the only person who has a reserved spot at this company, yet when it's raining, you can just make up your own parking spots? Parking is already at a premium, with some people having to park at other businesses and walk through jungles in tory burch revas and you can just create your own spot and ignore your reserved spot? Interesting.

2. You are blocking a handicapped parking spot. I guess its ok, I mean, wheelchairs don't require any space at all to maneuver. Oh, and you're blocking the walkway too, but again, I'm sure wheelchairs are all terrain now a days.

3. Double lines don't mean anything? So, whenever I see a double line, I can just park there? Yep, I guess because the parking deck designers just thought those double white lines were pretty (nice decorations!)