Sunday, August 29, 2010

Project 365, Week 35

After just under 48 hours in Sta. Rosa for various work projects, estoy muy cansada and I'm simply going to post my photos for this week's Project 365 with minimal [for me] commentary.

On a walk last Sunday I stopped to snap a photo of this house with an interesting name: Everybody's.
Every once in a while an odd English word pops up and sometimes it doesn't really make sense. Does this mean this house belongs to Everybody? Or is someone actually named Everybody? Does Anybody know? Or does Everybody know but me?

In place of Monday's photo (which I missed taking) I'm sharing several from our daughter's engagement photo shoot last weekend.
Do you think Kyle's preparing to meet us, his future in-laws?!  :)

Our McDonalds has a new burger. Is this available in the U.S. too? Haven't tried it yet and, to be honest, it doesn't look that appetizing so I don't think I ever will.
Missed Wednesday :(

Arrived in Sta. Rosa on Thursday afternoon. We unpacked, made up the bed, opened all the windows to let the warmer air inside and took a walk along the river. It was a gorgeous day, beyond merely warm and approaching downright HOT.

Lately this black dog has adopted us whenever we're out there and parks himself on the front porch. We're calling him Blackie for obvious reasons. He likes to take walks with us, staying right on our heels.
Mostly Ivan's heels who, for anyone who knows him, isn't a big dog person but for some reason Blackie seems to really take to him :)

The purpose of this quick trip to Sta. Rosa was twofold: (1) patch the walls in the kitchen and bath where Ivan had to bust out cement to fix a leaky pipe, and (2) cut a section of the counter top from the far right and move it to the far left, replacing an old section of counter top that wasn't in the best shape any more. The wall patching needed to be done now, giving it time to dry sufficiently so that by mid-September we can re-tile and make it all nice again. Ivan started by moving the counter top since that gave him more room to fix the busted wall (which was right below the counter).
I am just LOVIN' the change! Having the counter tops match just makes me uber happy :) Here's an after shot.
In mid-September we'll not only be re-tiling the repaired walls but I'll also be painting those lower cabinets a lovely clean white. Won't that look nice?!

This corner used to contain a cabinet which we took out over a year ago (it had rotted due to a leak in the old cement tank that also damaged the wall). It's been on our "to do" list ever since, but other issues took precedence (i.e., major plumbing woes). The leaky pipe which required busting out part of the wall moved the corner up to the top of the "to do" list...once the whole area has been tiled, we'll be sliding the fridge into that spot.
Today after I finished packing and cleaning the house we headed to the river for a picnic lunch before heading home.
This was probably the shortest trip we've made to Sta. Rosa (except for one-day ministry activities) and we didn't go to Belgrano even once! Ivan made several trips into Sta. Rosa though, including one to pay the hook-up fee for the WATER LINES which have [finally] been laid down our road!!! WOOT! The city will install a meter and then we can run a line from the house and hook up. That's very exciting news! Especially considering how we've had problems with the well running really low during dry season the last couple of years.

Ivan hasn't been feeling the greatest lately. He's on a second round of antibiotics for a really bad sore throat and he's just been feeling wiped out. I'm trying to get him to slow down, but taking it easy isn't easy for him.  I'm sure other wives can empathize :) The heat doesn't help. It left us both feeling rather wilted today.
People, we're still almost a month away from the official first day of Spring!

So how was your week?


Betty said...

We just skip spring here and go directly to Summer. Yesterday it was almost 40!
Hope Ivan feels better soon. I know all about a hubby who can´t slow down....
Love the engagement photos!

Mari said...

I'm loving the engagement pictures. They are a cute couple!
I haven't seen that sandwich in the states. Doesn't look too good to me either!

skoots1mom said...

great shots...tina is so adorable and she'll be a gorgeous bridge.
you might want to read that same book K was reading...;)

sara said...

I think you need to stop and ask what "everybody's" means!! I am so curious now!!!

LOVE the engagement pics!!

are those doritos in the burger? yuck!
I have not seen anything like that here. Of course I stay pretty clear of Micky D's since my kids are grown!!

oh the picture by the river looks so wonderful!!!

The Bug said...

I have to say - I would probably try the burger. I like to put chips on sandwhiches - gives them a satisfying crunch!

I especially love the 3rd engagement picture - on the bench. That is SO cute!

Tell Ivan to TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF. That's an order!

rita said...

"satisfying crunch" maybe, but, 'electrifying'!? Never heard that qualifier for flavor before.
Love the changes happening to SR house.
Ah, 'vado', how lovely thou art!
Same temps we're having? What's up with that?

He & Me + 3 said...

Those engagement pictures are too cute. Love the kitchen too. That Mcdonalds sandwich does look gross too. ARe those doritos sticking out?

Tori said...

I love "everybody's" house! Your commentary on it is even more fun!
The engagement pics are great and your daughter is beautiful!!
I have not seen that sandwich and I think a big Ewww, is in order!
Have a super week!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Those engagement pics are how cute they are. and that dog is a cutie. I have not seen that at our McDonalds and I have to agree...not sure I would try one!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...


Your place in Sta. Rosa, do you live there or in Cordoba or spend time in both places? In any even that kitchen looks amazing. I know from a previous kitchen remodel we did before our move how frustrating it is to work around a remodel. I know you will be so happy when it is finished!

I hope Ivan feels better soon!


Jolie said...

That is funny about the house called Everybody's. There's a pizza place in Atlanta called Everybody's, too.
I've been trying to think of a name to call my house.
Sta. Rosa looks beautiful!