Friday, April 16, 2010

The new fridge is in

Only minor drama in the fridge install. The delivery guys had to take off the handles, then had to take off the doors, then had to take the my front door off. I measured the space where the fridge goes but didnt measure the walkway to the kitchen or the size of the front door. This thing is a monster. The delivery guy said that when I sell this house I'd probably better leave It looks awesome though! The full contents of the other fridge only takes up about 3/4 of this one. I was wrong about the 'clean steel'. Turns out I bought the stanless one, I had been looking at refrigerators off and on for months and they all started to look alike. Oh well, so I will have to deal with fingerprints.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Taxes back.. so now New Fridge!

I decided when I got my taxes back that if it was good enough I would invest in a new, more efficient, fancier fridge. I know.. 'dream big Beth..dream big' lol. I didnt want to touch the adoption fund and have been living with this smallish fridge since I bought my house 5 years ago. Anyway I have been perusing my company website to see what kind of deal I could get. We have a great employee discount and I found that on top of that I got another 10% off. Sometimes its good to work for a global multi-divisional company. I found the fridge but then---what color do I get? Should I match the (old) dishwasher, stove and microwave and get white? Or, go for the snazzy new Clean Steel option (no fingerprint stainless-woo hoo) and work to replace the others--of course only thinking of the environmental benefits to new energy efficient appliances not because I want pretty, shiny appliances. hehe. And then the kicker--do I want the water dispenser inside or on the outside?? Decisions Decisions. Here in Arizona having cold water dispensing from your fridge is, in my opinion, a necessity not a luxury. We cant just 'turn on the tap' and get cold water here. Betcha didnt know that huh. The water from the sink gets tepid at best, and that's only if you let it run (again with the conservation) for a while. So the CleanSteel won and since there will be a little person running around the kitchen someday the water dispenser is inside the fridge. I dont want any puddles of water when she gets big enough to figure that out. Here it is (it comes on Friday) Woo Hoo!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Springtime in the desert

I love living in AZ in the spring. The weather is great and there are so many things that flower. My roses are awesome. They smell so good! I am not a big 'rose' scent person. I dont like the lotions and potions or candles that are 'rose' scented. I dont know why but I just prefer to smell a ROSE when I want to smell a rose. The scent of Orange blossoms (from all the citrus trees here in AZ that bloom) remind me of my first spring and summer here in AZ. There isnt anything that smells like that. People have tried to reproduce it but, there is nothing like Orange blossoms the way God intended them. Lilac is another.. I LOVE the smell of the lilacs that grow wild in Minnesota/South Dakota where I am from. Its not overwhelming just really soft. I have been able to find a couple of candles so I can get that one but sometimes there just really isnt anything but nature that gives us these things.
On the adoption front. Just when things seem to be moving in the right direction in Kyrgz there is a revolution. Jeez, can we catch a break? Fortunately the orphanages and all of our friends over there are ok but there have been losses and that is upsetting. What this will do to the 65 families waiting is anybodys guess. Domestic is moving along I am very optimistic... cryptic huh?