Skoots, thanks for the info on how to fix my broken headphone jack! As soon as we get hold of a straw, we're going to try it. And Sarah, appreciate the tip that 1 egg white equals 2 tablespoons -- that's a handy bit of knowledge. Google is great, but my bloggy friends are a great source of info too!
We've been doing a bit of house hunting lately. Out of those we've looked at, only one got me the least bit excited. It needs some work but it's solid and has good "bones" with definite possibilities. It also has a large yard and some pretty nice views of the surrounding mountains...
I am a HUGE fan of the bathtub. My previous favorite way to de-stress and relax was to take a long hot bubble bath with a good book and a bit of chocolate. Sadly that's not possible where we live now since we only have a shower. Tubs are actually a very rare thing here. So when we saw the tub just sitting there under the trees, I got pretty excited! It's cast iron and could easily be refinished.
But all thoughts of house hunting/buying will have to be put on hold for a week while we travel to Sta. Rosa to do some much needed work on that house. Ivan will be chopping up the TWO cottonwood trees he had a crew cut down the last time we were there (he would have done it then but the chainsaw broke)...
STAY fixed so we decided to go with the more permanent solution provided by the plastic tank. Meanwhile I'll be painting the kitchen cupboards. White, of course :D I do love a white kitchen!
We're going next week because it's supposed to be sunny and pleasant (low 60s all week) which is perfect considering all Ivan's work is outside, and I'll need to keep the windows open for ventilation since the paint is oil-based. Now that we're using the house more for ministry purposes, there are some things that need fixing sooner rather than later (i.e., the water tank). Other projects aren't so imperative (i.e., painting the cupboards) but