Thursday, January 29, 2009

Searching For A Little Help Please

I am reaching out to anyone who has knowledge, either first hand or not, of ADHD and its treatments. What I am mainly looking for is to find out how medications affect kids when they first start taking it, the type of medications that are out there, and any possible side effects. I am looking for the good stories, the ugly stories, everything. I thought I'd put it out there and ask just in case someone has some personal experience with this, and who I may be able to talk to or ask questions about it.

Any information, help, assistance, advice, etc. is welcome and appreciated.

Thank you all.....

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Housey House

Things with the house are winding down somewhat. We're about 95% finished on the inside, and about 10% on the outside. It feels as though this has been going on forever, and there is no end in sight. If you don't draw a line, it could go on forever. There is always something to do to the house. We're very happy with the results so far, so I thought I'd post a few more pictures.

Friday, March 07, 2008

More Renovation Stuff

We are continuing with the renovations / home improvement stuff, and have completed 3 out of 4 rooms on the second floor. Jake's room will be next. So far, we're very happy with how everything is looking. We even got our new livingroom furniture today (sofa and loveseat) that we ordered on December 8th. Took a while. Anyway, everything is looking great, and my back is killing me! Par for the course, I suppose. Here are a few more pictures.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


As most of you already know, we are trying to renovate our house so we can sell it in the spring. We're hoping for June, but it may be later than that. We have crapped out more money at Home Depot in the last month than I thought was ever possible. They love us. I'm sure they know us by name when we walk in there now. It's pathetic. If we don't go there one day, it feels like something is missing. We know exactly where everything is, and how much it costs. On the positive side, we have learned ALOT since we started all of this. The first major thing we did was the bathroom. It's about 98% complete. We're just missing baseboards and casings for the doorway, but that's all going in tomorrow. Once they're in, all I have to do are a few paint touch-ups, and voila! One month later, we have a new bathroom. Flooring and all. I thought I'd post a couple of pictures because I'm pretty happy with the outcome. It has been pure hell, but it's very pretty now. I'll show some before and after shots. Okay, one before, and the rest are after.
The next major venture will be the flooring. We are replacing the existing linoleum and carpet on the main level with hardwood (well, laminate) and new linoleum. That will be pretty major, but that's okay....hopefully it pays off in June!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Miss Anna Mae

February 23, 2008

My niece, Anna.


Saturday, February 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Jenn!!!

Happy birthday Jenn!! I hope you have an awesome day today, and fun when you go out tonight. I still remember the day you were born (yes, I'm THAT much older) were soooo sweet, and you still are. You are the best sister anyone could possibly have. Thanks for being such a great friend to me.
Have a GREAT day!!
(ha-ha!! now you're one of US!!)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Some Oldies