Monday, September 19, 2011

With A Little Help from My Friends

So as you've probably noticed I'm having a wee bit of trouble getting all ten photos each month in my challenge.  In looking through the September list I've noticed that the smart thing to do would be to ask for help.  So my lovely interwebz friends send me your can't miss photo ops and I'll post them!  Maybe between us we can get all of them!  Send picture submissions and captions to  

Here are the September Photos!

Football games
Tailgating parties
Fishing excitement
Family in sweaters
Apple-picking events
Freshly baked cookies
Leaves changing color
Visits with grandparents
Happenings on the first day of school
     • Catching the bus
     • Wearing the first-dayof-school outfit
     • Packing the first lunch
     • Meeting the teacher
     • Stacking the kids’ schoolbooks
     • Seeing or walking into the new classroom
     • Reading the school schedule
     • Buying new backpacks and shoes
Car rides through the canyons or mountains

obligatory photo cause posts are more fun with photos :o)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

*Snaps* for Snaps

Right.  So there once was this girl named Kate.  She saw this list of photos on Pinterest.  She decided to try and get them all.  Then life happened... 

I really am going to try to get them all.  I might just have to skip a few...and such is life.  

To stir your memories here is the list of photos...and what I managed to snap in August (I solemnly swear all of these pictures were taken in August 2011)

Sprinkler fun
snow making machines spraying on the slip n slide at the Warrior Dash count right???  RIGHT???
Corn on the cob
Oh please.  I was too busy EATING to take a picture.  NOM NOM NOM

Summer sunsets
and that ladies and gents is the screen door we installed on the front door.  love the breeze in the living room...and the sunsets!
People on bike rides
Hmmm.  Nope.  Didn't take any pictures of that this month!

Vacations and travels
I road tripped up to Boston for my friend Nicole's big 30 bash.
A pitcher of lemonade
I don't think I had any lemonade in the month of August.  Blasphemy!
NFL preseason parties
Uhh hello.  It's still RED SOX SEASON!  Besides...I like rugby better than American football.
A couple holding hands
Nope.  Saw plenty of them.  Was one of them.  Didn't take any photographic evidence.  
Back-to-school shopping
Uhhhh well the last time I was in school was 2003.  And I don't have kiddies.  

County, town or state fairs
The Big E doesn't start until this Friday.  Wrong month listy challenge, wrong month! 3 out of 10.  Now I have something to strive for.  Cause it can't get much worse!!

Stay tuned Sept.  You may be half over...but I'm comin for ya!  

So blog-iverse what projects have you fallen behind on lately??

I am Alive. I promise!

I'm going to update the picture project.  I swear.  I will. 

After the power came back on (five days later) I had to dry out the basement.  I'm still going through the process of mourning what was ruined and figuring out what can be kept.  I know that I'm lucky that it was minor flooding and my house didn't wash away like some folks.  It's still a personally depressing experience to know some things you treasured enough to keep (albeit in the basement...which is normally dry) are now destined to mold in a landfill.

see the lovely reflection on the water. 

luckily dad and I had put the spare TV onto the carpet I was saving for the basement.  TV win.  Carpet Fail.

I'd moved the Christmas tree to "high ground" in the basement...not quite high enough.  It's now destined to decorate a landfill. 
Luckily my cousin came over and helped get my ancient generator working...just as the power came back on.  (Isn't that always the way?) 

ewwwww the water saturated the paint (lovely color right?) enough to create water filled pimples in the floor!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Bosky Blog is having a Giveaway

Check it out.  My internerd friend Julz and her super cute pup have a blog.  They are having a give-away of epic proportions.  Go there.  And be awesome. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Haz Hurricane

Sorry blogland...I know I've not yet updated the August pics and it's *gasp* September.  I started to and then GOODNIGHT IRENE. 

Day 5 ... still no power. 

The good news is my wonderful, mechanically inclined cousin came over and got my generator working.  So now at least the sump pump is working again.  Yep...there was about two inches of standing water in my basement for 4 days.  Sweet. 

We are aware of an outage affecting your area.
Estimated date and time your power will be restored:   Friday, September 02, 2011 6:00 PM

Soooooo I'll be able to update again sometime after Friday? 

Anyone else sans power?