Tuesday, February 21, 2012

leak solved?

After a lengthy process of elimination of potential leakers we finallly found what
it was, or at least we hope so.

We believe it was our dishwasher. Unfortunately it leaked across the floor underneath and
damaged our new kitchen floor.

The flooring company as well as the general contractor for our kitchen remodel both said leave it alone and let it dry out on its own. Chances are the floor will bounce back into shape, however it could take close to a month.

So a new dishwasher is being delivered tomorrow. Mark went to the appliance store
and bought one so I'm not sure what it looks like.
How many choices could there have been? I asked for stainless front. We are both glad we found the leak...

Have a great day everybody


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Monday, February 20, 2012

water leak

Saturday night we discovered a pipe in our basement leaking.

We called the plumbing contractor who had done 2 remodels for us, the bathroom
and the kitchen, and made an appointment for Sunday morning

He came out and of course,the pipe stopped leaking. Sheesh its like taking your car to the mechanic with a noise and then it stops.

Anyway, he checked out the walls, floors for visible signs of something leaking but found nothing.

He leftt having done nothing to solve the problem, which of course now doesnt exist.

Sunday night it started leaking again after we ran the dishwasher but the leak is not below the dishwasher. Hmmm...

Monday Mark asked me to run laundry so we could see if it would start to leak again. No such luck on leaking.

I also took a really long intentional shower and washed my hair.That always takes time but still no leak.

We tried to call the contractor who did the kitchen remodel to see if he had any ideas
on what is going on. He usually calls near the end of the day because he is  usually busy on jobs during the day.

We are hoping it will start leaking tonight when we run the dishwasher. At least we will know where the problem is.

The plumber is talking about making holes in my new mitchen walls and insert a camera.

Yikes ! I dont know if I have the stomach for that.

Will keep you posted.

Have a great day everybody ! My cold is gone..yeah and I am feeling much better.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Here's our Italian phrase for today

È stato...

It was...

Hope you are enjoying these words and phrases.  It's been alot of fun

Have a great day everybody! Ciao !


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's V-D Day !

No not that VD. It's Valentine's Day !

Another Hallmark holiday ! haha

When I went to bed last night there was a card on my pillow. Doesnt sound like much but
Mark is out of town. Hmmm ! how did he do that?

He bought flowers for me at the grocery store on Sunday..Ok, full disclosure he always buys me flowers
every week when he goes to the grocery store...I always have fresh flowers in my kitchen.

We shared a wonderful chocolate cake Sunday night along with crab legs and he bought us tickets for an upcoming concert/show in Green Bay. We are even going to stay up  there and have someone staying here with the dogs.

I, on the other hand, had my gift to  him completely fall apart.
I had a couple of pics enlarged  from our vow renewal in Oahu in December.  
I dont drive so I had to pay for shipping. Yuck ! I even upgraded the shipping to priority so it could get here in time.
It arrived in 2 days. Wow ! And the frames I ordered to put the pics in.. Well, you know where I'm going with this one. Backordered ! WTF?

I allowed enough time to pull this off but I didnt plan on backordered.

Anyway, the frames arrived and of course he's not in town...Oh well, I'll put them together
and give them to him when he gets back.

I already told him what I got him.

Hope everybody has a great day !


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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Words with Friends

Is anybody else hooked on this game?

I am such a word person. I love to read, write and play any word game. Not that I am the best
at word games but I really enjoy them and they keep my brain active.

The biggest mistake I made was putting this app on my iphone. Yikes ! Thank god they limit you
to 20 games.

I have a few pet peeves. People who dont play consistently. Really Folks does it take a month to play one game?
And people who wont resign. If I'm beating you by 100 points your not going to catch up..

People who write inappropiate words. I play with a random partner alot and I cant believe what people
post. You dont know if I'm 12 or 40 so please think twice before doing things like that.

With all of that said, does anybody want to play a game with me?
If you are on facebook, friend me and I'm listed under my name.

If you are a random person, I am listed as sheltiema, Exception is Alec Baldwin LOL

Have a great day everybody ! 


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

cooling items on sale

We are having a pre-season sale on cooling items as per your request.

The sale will go thru Thursday. Prices change Friday am

Cooling items are probably just around the corner as many of you have expressed lots of sunny days.
We, here in Wisconsin, rarely see the sun in winter so this sale is for you sunny folks.

Enjoy the sun..


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Italian Lesson

First of all, Thank you for all the lovely emails regarding this foremat.

I have enjoyed it and judging from your comments you have also enjoyed it.

Grazie !

Todays lesson..
Che hai fatto?

What did you do?

Before long we will all be able to go to Italy and speak the language.



Monday, February 6, 2012

Family tree

I've been working on my family tree project for quite some time.

Unlike the TV show it is not that easy nor do I have the means to travel to Europe to
find "clues" to my past.

I just want to find family members who I can call "family"
You know the type..The ones that will be there for you thru thick and thin. The ones who will support you without wanting something in return. The ones that remember your birthday.

Well, good news I have found family members who will do just that. Yippee !

I am so excited about getting to know them. A plus for me is that one member also has MS.
Not that I would wish this awful thing on anyone but I found a genetic link and somebody who gets it.

I feel very blessed with these discoveries and the opportunities are endless.

Making progress with Mark's family to so maybe the next " family reunion" that is held we
will be invited to.

Have a great day everybody ! Hug you dog, your spouse or if need be a total stranger !


Friday, February 3, 2012

Italian Lesson

Here's is our words for today..

mio figlio, mia figlia


Mio Figlio =  my son

 mia figlia  = my daughter

Have a great day everybody and let's keep those brains working


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Our Vow renewal

Oahu, Hawaii  December 2, 2011

A bargain hunter in me

Here is my other blog...


I share tips and successes with you on saving or pinching a penny.

I'm mot embarassed using coupons. I refuse to pay full price for anything.

In this economy every penny counts. My bargaining pays for our vacations and as many of you know we travel alot.

Have a great day everybody and watch those pennies !