Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pink Polish and Pizza Party

Claire went to a birthday party today for a friend who was turning 6. They all met at a nail salon for pink manicures and then went to Round Table for the girly-est pizza party I've ever seen! Here are a few pictures:

Thanks for inviting us, KP!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January Hike in Marshall Canyon

Thanks for coming back after that last l.e.n.g.t.h.y post. I just couldn't take out any of those details. The whole story had to be told and I thank you for humoring me.

Today I thought I'd take a stab at inserting some photos. I took these at the beginning of January when we went on a hike in La Verne.

As you can see, "autumn" arrives a little after schedule here in S. California!

Claire LOVED collecting the beautiful leaves!

Thanks again for reading!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Starting to understand why people lose their minds during remodeling projects

One week ago (Monday)

(Phone rings) "Hi! I'm calling from World Wide Construction ( Are you planning to do any upgrades on your house any time soon?"

Erik - "Actually, we are going to add a bathroom to our existing master bedroom, but I'm planning to do most of the work myself. I just need to hire someone to do the foundation."

WWC - "GREAT! We'd love to come out and give you a free estimate.

Erik - "How about Thursday?"

WWC - "Is there a time that both you and the missus will be home? You see, we need to have both of you there because if there were to be a divorce then that would really leave us in a bind."

Erik - "O...K... Um...Tuesday would work. Not this week, but next week is good. How about 11:00 a.m.?"

WWC - "No problem - we'll see you next Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.!" Click.

A week ago (Tuesday)

WWC - "Hi! I'm calling from World Wide Construction to confirm our appointment for 11:00 today."

Camille: "Um...O.K." (Thinking...I thought it was for next week, but must have mixed up the days.) "See you at 11." Click.

"Erik - someone called to confirm that estimate appointment today."
"What? It was supposed to be next week!!"



WWC - "Hi! I'm calling from World Wide Construction to confirm our appointment for 6:00 p.m. tonight."

Erik - "No, no, no. We're down for 11:00 a.m..

WWC - "Hang on, let me go get my order." (Silence) "Let me call you back." Click.

(Ringing) WWC - "Oh yes, ok, sorry... we have you down for 11:30."

Erik - "I think we agreed on 11. I need to pick up my daughter from school so 11:30 won't work."

WWC - "It will be between 11 and 11:30"

Erik - "I need you to come at 11. 11:30 won't work. What time will your guy be here?"

WWC - "O.K., he'll be there at 11... maybe 11:10...or 11:20...but it will probably be 11:30."

Erik - (rolling eyes) "Fine, I'll see you then." Click.

(Ringing) WWC - "Hey, I have you down for a foundation...what was this going to be for?"

Erik - "We're adding a bathroom to our existing bedroom."

WWC - "Great! So we can draw up plans for this and give you an estimate for the whole job."

Erik - "NO! (voice raised at this point) I'm only interested in an estimate for the foundation. I'm going to do the rest of the work myself."

WWC - "Oh, ok...we'll see you at 11:30." Click.

(Ringing) WWC - "Uh, my manager said that we're not going to be able to accommodate you."

Erik - "Wow...ok...any reason why?"

WWC - ", he didn't really give a reason. Sorry."

Erik - "Well, I guess that was a big waste of your time and mine."

WWC - "Ya...sorry."

Erik - (forced cheerful voice) "O.K. bye!" Click.

Erik (muttering under his breath) "Now I understand why construction guys are always swearing..."

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gotta start somewhere...

We've finally decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon! There have been SO many blog-worthy things that have happened to us over the past couple of years, but it always seems weird to start with a random story, so I'll just start right here.

It's a rainy Saturday with nothing special happening.

Thanks for reading, and I promise we'll post all of the exciting Waage adventures from now on.

Happy 2009!