Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

So, Now That I've Got An Empty Nest...

I've been all crafty and stuff. Since the sun sets at 6:00 nowadays, and parties at work tend to dwindle this time of year, I need stuff to do to keep me off my ass all evening long. I mean, I cant come home and just park it for a couple of hours. I feel like crap when I do. Anyway, I found some interesting, crafty stuff on Pintrest and this is the best time to start doing it.

I'm currently making little chrismas trees out of old tomato cages that I picked up at an estate sale for 50 cents a piece. Valu Hardware had strings  of 100 twinkle lights for $3.33 making the cost of each tree $3.83. You can't buy something like this in a christmas store for less than $20. Advantage, me.

Not the greatest photo ever taken, but use your imagination and pretend they are outside, its dark, and theres snow on the ground. I've got 4 more to string with lights. and I'm weighing my options as to how to decorate them further. I'll keep you posted

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Anniversary

6 years ago today, we were buried by the October Storm.

Wow.....6 years

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This is what you get for 235 smackers

This is what a $235 water bill will get you. 

Totally worth it.

May 13, 2012

August 16, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Silo City

My festival buddy and I went to Buffalo River Fest today and latched on to the walking tour of the area. We were a little late and missed the first part of the tour, but we saw that they were close and walked over and joined in. It was free, so don't worry that we horned in on the action on the cheap. And boy were we glad we did. We joined by the dock of the Edward M. Cotter fire boat (oldest working fireboat in the WORLD) and made our way over the bridge to the milling area by the Buffalo River and down Ganson Street.  This beauty of a milling building was built in the late 1800's. The present owner had tried to tear it down, but someone got it National Historic Landmark Status and now they can't. haha to them! 

 We then headed down to the Grain Elevators. Silo City it's called. Acres and acres of concrete monoliths, some of them still in use.
 We stopped at Elevator B Hive City. Read this article. It's amazing what they did to build this....

 Reach out and touch an elevator...
 Then they told us we were going to GO INSIDE THE BUILDING!!!! This was very very exciting!!!  Here we go!!!
 This is the top of one of the first chambers you walk into. The picture does  not begin to convey the height.
 Down a little farther were some shutes
 This went on and on and on
 view of another elevator from a window of the one we were in.
 Amazing to walk around this place. I'm pretty sure the guide said this one was built around 1906

 This is another elevator. The stored the grain for the Koch's Brewery here.

 The elevator in the background is still in use today.
We left a little sunburn, but Emily and I can cross one thing off our bucket list. Probably the coolest thing we've done all year. And we can't wait to go back.