Monday, October 15, 2012

Photos up and Rearrangement done!

There has to be a better way to get all the things done that need doing AND be able to blog about them.

I did finally have to get the photos and videos off my phone. There wasn't anymore room, and I'd already had to delete some just to be able to take more.

Moving them off the phone and labeling them all with the dates and which girl was which took a good 3 hours last night. Choosing some and uploading them to photobucket took another hour tonight. But that's just the photos. To upload movies will mean I have to watch them all first, sort thru which to upload and then upload them. That'll take at least 4-5 hours of computer time.

GAH! There has to be a better way? How do people get their stuff off their phone and online efficently?

Anyway, I've been thinking about my mom and wanted to get some photos up for her. The kids are growing so fast! August, September and October are up. Videos to come when I find time.

On the home front, we have finished rearranging the house. Actually we finished last weekend. Every piece of furniture in the house except the sofa and recliner were moved. It was a lot of work, but it was nice to vacuum up the dustbunnies and get it all arranged. The kids room looks great. They have glow in the dark stars on the ceiling over Nick's bed, and the girls have butterfly wallies above theirs. then there are glow in the dark insects and spiders scattered around too. The girls pulled the drapes down, so they have no curtain. Not sure what to do about that. If I put it up they'll just pull it down again. It is on the 2nd floor, so not too big a deal, but the morning sun goes right in there and wakes them, hence we get woken up too. That kind of sucks on the weekends.

Our room is great except that it really needs to be organized now. I'll find the time somewhere...

The dining room is really wonderful! We do still have a round table in there piled up with kid crafts and games, but once I figure out what to do with those it will serve as a drinks table or something. It is so nice to have room for everyone AND all the food on one table now.

The den is ok, it's really a man-cave for Tom and Nick at this point. Computer parts and assorted electronics everywhere. I'm thinking I'll just let that be their responsibility to deal with.

The guest room is still in progress. The treadmill is in there but needs assembly. The kids' clothes are in there on the bed, but need to be sorted and put away. It's kind of between fall and summer right now, so once we can put away the summer clothes that will help. We have about a week to get it in shape for Grandma's visit though! JM is coming to spend Halloween here. The kids are excited!