February 18, 2006

My Husband Hangs Monitors From the Ceiling

Yes, it's true. And remember, our ceiling is about 12 feet high. He uses a flat panel monitor to work, but the angle that it sat at on the desk that he has to use by the door so he can get internet hurt his back and made him dizzy. I would have simply dealt with the backache and worked in shorter increments to try to prevent the dizziness. But not Tony. He threw a rope over the sprinkler pipe, attached some carribeaners into a slip knot, hooked that onto a trunk opener thing that we got from Target, and connected that to the monitor, which is upside down. But the angle is better. And it doesn't hurt his back or make him sick.

And that is why I love him. He doesn't sit back and accept problems. He solves them. And he does it well. He is very level headed when a crisis occurs. His mind is constantly trying to figure out how to make things better. For me, for his family, for people in general. He is the most selfless person I know. I love you Tony, and thank you for hanging monitors from the ceiling.

February 10, 2006

Picture Project

We recently acquired a large box of hundreds of pictures from Tony's mom. The pictures are of Tony, Joe (his brother), Nicole (his sister), his mother (Sandy), his stepdad (Rick), his father (Rick), and sevaral other family members dating back many years. I think there are a couple of scrapbooks already together that contain pictures over fifty years old. We have been sorting and organizing for a few days. It is so much fun seeing all of Tony's baby pictures. He was an adorable child, and his facial expressions are hilarious. We are working on putting together two albums. One for his mother (as a surprise) and the other for us. The pictures that don't make it to either album will be stored in a box. Maybe I can convince Tony to scan some of the pictures and post them on his blog.

Also, tonight I made chicken noodle soup for the first time ever. I was nervous because instead of chicken bouillon (however you spell it) I used condensed chicken noodle soup, but tony said "this is the best chicken noodle soup ever." I don't often hear him talking about my cooking like that, so I took the compliment. An added bonus, one cup of it is only three points. I also made chicken quesadillas with sauteed red and green peppers, as a backup. Those are seven points, but worth it. So now we have tons of leftovers and I still have seven points left for the day.

Also, since I started weight watchers I have lost fifteen pounds. I have lost forty pounds since September. Hopefully in one year I will have lost 100 pounds doing weight watchers. (A total of 125 pounds) That is my goal.

February 02, 2006

To Stay or Not To Stay

That is the question. Our lease is up April 30. We need to make a decision. Adam is up for staying another year. We could go month to month, but it would cost more a month. We didnt even know staying another year was an option, let alone staying without signing a lease. Apparently, between the three of us, we can make a little over 46,000 to qualify. But, even if we make more than that (which i doubt we do) we can still stay they just have to make sure we didnt lie on our original application. And if we fill out all the paperwork by the end of the month we will save $200 on the first month of rent. Rent has gone up so we will pay $12.50 more a month (if we sign the lease...otherwise it would be $25 more) We like living there, but it would be nice to be in our own home. Adam is probably the best roommate you could ask for. He is barely ever around. But it is still a shared apartment. If we did stay, it would give us more time to prepare for buying a home. Also, once we have a house (either rented or owned) I am going to want children. So staying here will be a good excuse to wait. Anyway, we don't have a lot of time to decide, and with everything else going on, this has been the last thing that we have been thinking about.