Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oro Loma poster winners

And one of the 5 winners of the Oro Loma recycling poster contest is...... SKYLA!!!!

Every year the sanitation district for our area has a drawing contest between all the school in the area. That is a lot of kids entering a drawing contest. Kindergarten gets 5 winners, Grade 1-2 get 3 winners and 2 honorable mentions, Grades 3-4 gets the same amount of winners as well as 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12. That's a lot of kids with very few winners if you think about it. Most schools have the posters as part of homework so just about every kid in the school submits one. Think of it this way there are about 2,700 kids in the Oro loma district that submitted a poster and only 30 of those kids win prizes, and sky was 1 of the lucky 30.

Sky was one of the 5 kindergarten winners, whats really cool is 2 other girls in her class also won so out of about 700 kindergartners who participated, 3 came from one classroom. Pretty cool if you ask me!

Sky is super excited because she now gets to go to a dinner and get recognized for her hard work, Plus she won $100, and her pic she drew, will be in a calendar with all the other winners. The calenders get distributed to every school in Oro Lomas district. In a letter they sent us it said that 17,000 calendars where distributed last year. That's A LOT its so crazy to think that.

I'm so proud of her she really put a lot of time and work in to her poster. She is super excited because Mick and I told her the prize money is all hers and she can do what she wants with it. She told us she all ready knows what she wants to spend it on......Cloths at Target!  shopping here we come :)

Here is the link to the Oro Loma web site to see all the winners.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A New Home

No we have not moved but our place did get a huge makeover that I'm SOOOO in love with right now.
Do to the spill this is what my house looked like till today. Yep since I posted about the sewer flood again, it has taken this long to get my house and office back to norm. There are still some little things that will be getting done over the next few days but so far I'm happy with it all.
stay tuned to see the big changes :)

Monday, April 4, 2011


So I posted back in October that the sewer line for our building flooded my office and part of my apartment. It was nasty, stinky and took forever for my office to stop smelling.

Since then my boss and I have been talking about what we are going to do with the office. We both want to completely gut it out and get nice new furniture in there and make it look like a nice rental office. The only thing stopping it from happening is of course money, its a pretty pricey project. You have to think we are riping out walls to take care of mold issues, riping out carpet, there is a huge counter that needs to be torn out plus we have to buy all new furniture and locking cabinets.

In the last few months we have been pricing things out and my boss has been saving so hopefully it would all happen with in the next 6 months or so. It was not a big deal and something we could live with, I mean it wasn't an emergency to get done anyways........That was till Fri.

Yep the line flooded again and came right in to my office and my apartment. We had a specialist come in this time to get as much water out of the carpet and to check the walls for water damage. They pumped out 32 gallons of nasty sewage water from my office carpet alone. Good news is my new office will be coming sooner rather then later.

Bad news, my house is a disaster because all the office electronics and books are in my living room till my office is done, and they have to cut out part of my living room wall. So our TV and all that is in the middle of the floor. I cant wait till this is done and I can have my house back.

O did I mention on top of this the kids are sick again. Justin had to miss his first 2 baseball games because he had a fever of 103. Then Sunday night Sky had the fever too. So they are both home from school today board out of their minds watching TV, in between fever spikes. My poor kiddo's summer cant come soon enough.