Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 133: January 7, 2010

Quote of the Day: "We only part to meet again." ~John Gay

What a darn cold day!!! BRR!!! My house has been staying between 59 and 61 degrees.  The boys were complaining tonight about being cold and their "hands being frozen", so I turned the heater up to 70.  And it's still cold as heck in here! It just will not get warm. Then again, I only turned it up an hour ago. I should have lit a fire, but no one was in the living room, and I've been cooped up in my office on the desktop working with my home design program.  What's really funny is that yesterday, when I installed the program, I kept getting mad at myself wondering how I could have forgotten how to do all the really cool options and such that I know are in the program somewhere, but could not find them under any of the tabs.  So today, as I'm trying to do a curved wall, it hits me.... I installed the Old-Old version, and not my New-Old version!  What a dunce!!! Oh, well... installed the new-old version and have been going at it like a pro ever since.  It's a great program, and it makes it so easy to plan things out.  It's the one we used when we built our add-on to the Westwood house to plan out the add-on.  It lets you figure out where to put doors, windows, floor joists... you're basically building a house from the ground up, including plumbing, electric, A/C, water heaters, and anything you can imagine. I LOVE IT!!!! And it's highly addicting, so time passes almost without your even realizing it!

Ron sent me some pictures of some house designs to put into the program and see how they turn out, which is what I have been working on for the last two days. It's really great how well he can draw using Paint, because me personally... I have never been able to make it do some of the great things he does with it. He's like a pro... it's sickening! LOL  Anyways, here are his house drawings for future reference...





I'm still working on the first house, and haven't even started on the second one yet.  The hard part is that I have to try and get everything to work out so that they will look good as a flat-roof adobe-style house, which is what we have been talking about.  That means figuring out what wall heights will work where, and all SORTS of stuff! UGH! I made some changes to it, so that's why it's taking so long. But in the grand scheme of things, I think they're good changes.  Tomorrow I'm going to put some living room/kitchen pictures on here to get started. I should be able to put some more on there once I get some more rooms a little more done. I haven't added very much to it yet, but you'll get the idea.

I'm hoping the house doesn't get TOO cold overnight, but we'll see. Even cranking the heat up didn't help, the house is still at 60 degrees, three hours after I turned it up. So.... on with the electric blanket! The mornings are awful when it comes time to weigh myself now, I absolutely hate it.  But it's a necessary evil, and sometimes my weight is even down, which makes it worthwhile!  HA! HA! HA!  Anyways, I'm going to do just a little more on the computer, and then it's off to bed I go.

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