Whew! Other than the SUO Challenges, it's been quite awhile since I've blogged, and I've missed it. I don't have a project to share today but did want to write.
We had a wonderful holiday season, spending time with both my husband's family and my parents. My son arrived home just before Christmas and is on break from college until the end of January. We will enjoy having him around!! And, our long delayed home remodeling project will be underway beginning next week.
After all the hub-bub of the holidays, I'm looking forward to the pace of life settling down a bit. I've been preparing for my January Techniques class, as well as my Sale-A-Bration Open House and Rubber Stamp Rummage sale later this month. Haven't been working on many projects in my studio, but hope to get back to that so that I have some things to share here.
Thank you for your patience during my long absence here. I truly do appreciate each of you who stop by my blog for a visit and inspiration.
Have fun "Stampin' it up!"
This post has nothing to do with stamping or any projects I've created. Just thought I'd pop in and update you a bit on my life. As you can tell from my blogging (or lack of it), life has been very hectic the past few months. It's not that I haven't been busy creating, I just haven't taken the time to post anything. Local craft fairs and classes/events have occupied my time and kept me hopping!
We are also undertaking a remodeling project in our home…and it has stalled out waiting for city approval. We had approval when we were just adding a 3 foot crawl space. However, we decided that we would rather make that area into a full basement, and this required us to go back to square one in the approval process. To complicate matters, one of the city inspectors (who approves project plans) is out on medical leave for a few weeks, so the planning department is behind. We're hoping to begin the digging just after the holidays…
However, today we received 12 inches of snow, so we'll see what that does to the whole project. Here's a couple more photos from today…
This photo below gives you an idea of the depth of our snow event today! Guess we will have a white Christmas this year.
Now that life isn't quite so busy, I hope to get back into the routine of blogging on a regular basis. Thanks for understanding about my absence.
Have fun stampin' it up!
Oh my goodness!! It certainly has been awhile since i have posted here to my blog!! I'm just wanting you to know I'm still around!! For one entire week I was really out of comission with a summer cold (a real bummer!!) and didn't have the energy to do much of anything. I've also been busy with other life commitments. My plan is to post on a semi-regular basis this summer, hopefully at least 3-4 days per week. Make sure to stop back tomorrow to see my card for the SUO Challenge!
Have fun stampin' it up!
We just finished shoveling out from a WHOPPER of a snowstorm!! Can you say around 18 inches!? Then came the strong winds, blowing snow and blizzard-like conditions moving the snow all around. For those of you who read my blog but live in warmer climates, it’s probably difficult to imagine. Here’s some photos to help you.
From this angle in the photo above, it may not look like tons of snow, but if you look closely under the windows, there is a HUGE drift there. More photos of this area will follow. Also, the snow is as high as the picnic table benches!
Here’s another view of the back of our home. The height of the drifts is easier to see in this one.
Here’s another spot in our yard where you can just see the top of of a yard bench.
This is the amount of snow on top of our roof (covering some pipes and vents that come up in that area)! Tremendous amount of weight…my husband spent the afternoon pulling some of the snow off. (Speaking of weight on roofs…earlier this morning, the roof of the Metrodome, where the Vikings play, collapsed under all the weight of the snow!)
Remember the first photo… this is the egress window well that is under those windows. The wind sure sculpts the snow into interesting patterns and shapes.
This last image shows how the snow stacked up against our patio window. It’s interesting to me how you can see all the different layers in the snow.
Well, sure hope that we are done with the snow for awhile. We have had significant snows the past three weekends, and, according to the weather broadcasters, we have already received 2/3 of the snow amount we ususally recieve during the entire winter (and technically its’ still FALL!). UFF DA!