Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cleaning the House

This pretty much sums up life at the Vandervort's house right now!



Friday, June 8, 2012

It's A... Baby Update!

We had our 20 week ultrasound this morning and all appears to be well. The anatomy all looked good, no problems to report. There are definitely two kidneys, which we always love to hear. Baby was measuring 19 weeks 6 days today (and according to my due date, we are 20 weeks exactly today.) And it appears we have another mover and shaker. No calm babies for us. What would be the fun in that?!


Well there is one little thing...


What are we going to do with another...


Little BOY?!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Retaining Wall Renovation: Part 2- Preparations

Starting about a month ago, Roger had to make a list of all the materials we were going to need. He had to measure and calculate the number and type of stones, the equipment and tools, the food (ok, I did that), and the time it was going to take.

Here's his list:


Building Material
Bricks                 $5.55 0 $0.00
Caps                 $5.55 0 $0.00
Pins                    $0.34 0 $0.00
2a mod (ton)            $23.75 0 $0.00
2b washed (ton) $25.00 0 $0.00
Geogrid
Surebond Glue
Versalifter Rental      $35.00 3 $105.00

Total 1         $2,870.45

Dumpster Rental
10 Ft $285.00 1 $285.00

Equipment
Wheelbarrow         $35.00 1 $35.00
Tamper (per day) $55.00 2 $110.00
Dingo (8 hours)         $105.00 6 $630.00

Other
Pallet Charge         $15.00 13 $195.00
Pallet Return         $15.00 -13 -$195.00

Delivery (Bricks) $220.00 1 $0.00
Delivery (Stone) $25.00 0 $0.00

Food                 $300.00 1 $300.00


Total $4,335.45