Here's a quick Tuesday update for you, since I am under the weather and not up to actually writing a real post.
1. Our house addition is temporarily on hold while we sort out some things with Brian's job. Nothing bad - just some possible changes for him that may or may not have us living here. That's all I can say for now - sorry. Oh, but the good news is that enough of the estimates have come back favorable enough that we think the project could become a reality.
2. I am done with the top of my first quilt. Now I am working on the top of the second one, and then I will assemble them both with batting and the back portion. The quilt isn't perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. (I'll post pics of it later.)
3. I was in hot pursuit of a bunk bed last week that was posted on craigslist. It was listed at $250, but I had talked the seller down to $200 over email. That was still a little more than I had wanted to spend, but it included both mattresses and was the closest thing to "ideal" that we'd seen. Since it was located about 45 minutes away I wanted to make sure it was what we really wanted. So I asked a couple follow-up questions (in addition to my initial price-negotiation), like if the beds had been in a smoking- or pet-home. When the seller finally responded about 24-hours later (I'm sorry, but that is FOREVER in the world of online selling) she completely berated me for asking so many questions. I quote: "If you are trying to find something wrong with these, you won't. If you are not interested in them, please stop wasting my time." Excuse me? I was asking some simple questions because I AM interested, and I don't want to waste MY time by driving all the way out there.
I was so burned that I withdrew my interest in the beds. I am still occasionally checking for a new listing, but we have decided that we will likely have to buy new bunk beds for around $250.
4. I signed up for a free month of Netflix. We are really liking the fact that we can stream movies through our Wii for instant viewing. But I'm too cheap to pay even the $9.99 per month, so we'll be going back to the status-quo at the end of the month.