Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Natalie's House Update!

Well, tile and hardwood are done and the master bedroom has carpet! Whoo-hoo! The spare bedroom carpet will be done tomorrow. Things are moving fast now! All the appliances are in, glass and mirrors are in. Still to do: get the propane tank set, baseboards, touch up paint, new gutters, and lots o' little things.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

House update Sept 4, 2009

Well, I haven't updated in about 2 weeks. Over the last two weeks a lot has happened. We now have steps in the front and back, concrete was poured in the carport. We have all of our light fixtures and ceiling fans. A/C was installed. This weeks, Braid's (Rio Vista) started working on the flooring. There will be tile in the kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms - hardwood in the living room, dining room, down the hall and office - and carpet in the two bedrooms.

Here are two pictures, one is the exterior - looks a lot like the last picture I posted. And one of the kitchen with the tile sans grout. Grout gets smushed into the spaces on Tuesday!

The tile is a black/grey porcelein Dal tile that is supposed to look like slate. I wanted slate but after seeing how "slate-y" it can be (i.e. slice your bare foot in the middle of the night when you're going to the kitchen for a glass of water) and the care it needs (every four years strip and re-seal it) I decided on a no-care porcelein tile instead!

Friday, August 21, 2009

House Construction Update!

The house is really coming along.

Done - plumbing, lights, electricity, decking

Coming up - cement for carport; flooring

Move in date - October 1st!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

House update July 2009

Here is my living room, built in bookcase.
White ceilings and trim and cabinetry...
"wise owl" for the walls.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thing #27!!! 27 things is DONE - or is it???

Well, here i find myself - the 27th thing in a voyage of I.T. discovery! This trip has been a lot of fun and I've enjoyed learning SO MUCH! Here is a recap - by thingy:
1) Read this blog - this was my first time reading a "blog" very cool
2) Lifelong learners - might have learned a little something here, kinda forgot already - "Play" wasn't that in there somewhere?
3) Set up my own blog - this was very cool, and I think I'll keep it going, I enjoy it. One thing I didn't like very much about the blogging is that most people don't use their "real" name so I don't know who I'm following, or who's following me. I wish people would just use their real name.
4) Publicized my blog with the 27 things so people could read and follow if they wanted to.
5) Flickr - I think I'd use this one again
6) Flickr Mashups - didn't quite get this one.
7) Blog post about anything techno - I think I talked about Google Chrome
8) RSS Feeds - setup Bloglines and now I'm addicted to LOLcats - thank you very much!
9) Read some library blogs and RSS feeds, but they're not as addicting as LOLcats!
10) Online Image Generator - This was okay, don't know if I'll use it again
11) Library Thing - definitely liked it but I need to play with it more to see if I want to maintain it or just add my books to my virtual facebook bookshelf....hmmm...decisions
12) Rollyo - eh...didn't really like this
13) Tagging and Del.icio.us - still learning, I've imported all of my bookmarks, now I have to organize them.
14) Technorati - I didn't get this one - don't think i'll use it much
15) Library 2.0 - I came to the conclusion that the library and any viable business has to learn to move forward with technology or they will be left in the dust.
16) Wikis - Wikis are cool, it's neat to work on a webpage along with other people.
17) Add an entry to the library wiki - I did
18) Online docs - LOVED this one, and I recently heard that Microsoft is going to have a free online docs, like their "Word" only a little more scaled down. Maybe they realize the free stuff is out there and they better get on the bandwagon or lose business.
19) Web 2.0 awards - I loved this site, I even bookmarked it! I can't wait to see the new awards - I think this is a cool way to see what products are out there and popular with the people.
20)You Tube - this site is fun and interesting. It is easy to see how this can be used in just about every setting - teaching and learning and just plain fun.
21) Podcasts - I don't think I'd listen to podcasts on a regular basis, but would be willing to listen to one if it had info I needed.
22) Downloadable audios - this one was easy - I've been downloading for a while. I love it! I download the audio book, put it on my mp3 player, and listen while I garden. Right now I'm listening to "Agnes and the Hitman" FABULOUS
23) SPL Website - Nice changes
24) Mango - need to use it more - want to learn Spanish!
25) Twitter - not sure, is this better than Facebook? I don't tweet from my cell phone so I don't know if I'll use it much.
26) Thingfo - don't really know what it is as I could not sign up - by "invite" only, but how do you get invited?
27) wrap up ! This was a great learning experience. And I know it doesn't end here....every day there are new products out there. I don't want to be all 20 minutes ago....

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thing #26 - Thingfo! ALMOST DONE!!

Well - I went to the link and this is what it said:

Thingfo is currently invite-only while we focus on the next version. Existing users, sign in.
We're cooking up some new and exciting things for release later this summer.
Feel free to contact us on our
blog, or on Twitter, or info @ thingfo dot com.

Did you read that? INVITE ONLY

Sooooooo,..... hmmmm.......not sure what to do but I can't sign up.......

I shall read some other blogging posts to see if I'm the only one......

There was no "Sign UP" page just a "Sign IN" page........

I'm interested but stymied....

Ta for now!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thing #25

Twitter - confusing - but I was confused about Blogging too (and honestly I still am a little) - I'm confused about the following thing.....I thought i signed up for about 10 different people, but only 6 showed up on my following. And then I thought their "tweets" would just pop up on my page, but they don't look like they do, I have to click on their faces to go to them?

(sidebar - oh wait, I just looked at my twitter page and there is a lot of different tweets now...)

And, I wonder if this is any different/better than facebook? On facebook it looks like people "tweet"; they are short little snippets of messages that people write.

So that's a good question, what is the advantage to me to use Twitter over Facebook? Because I don't think I can maintain too many different social sites. I am really enjoying the facebook and I'm enjoying this blog....

Tell me, anyone, why should I maintain a twitter account????