Saturday, December 11, 2010

Been busy and little Olga

I have been helping dh in the basement and on Thursday afternoon dh left work early so we could spend the afternoon in the basement getting some of the wood put up for the walls.  Namely the wood on the ceiling.  Everything is not as simple as it sounds and whatever we do we seem to run into one problem after another.  However we got all we wanted done before we ran out of wood. 

We then had to drive 45 minutes to Lowes to pick up more BluWood. Dh wants to use the treated wood as extra protection as we are working in the basement.  Oh and Lowes is the only place that keeps this product indoors.  We can buy it at a local dealer, but they keep their wood outside, and it is covered in snow and is as warped as heck.

On the way back we were hungry so we called in at a Fish and Chip store to take home fish and chips and I can safely say we WILL NOT be going back there ever again.  They serve frozen fish that they don't even batter themselves and chips they resemble MacDonald's fries, and to top it off they charged me $25 for the two portions.  I was shocked I wasn't running to the bathroom all night, as it all looked pretty dubious to me; oh I didn't see what it looked like until we got home.

Friday's cookie recipe was Guy's Craisy Oatmeal Cookies.............wouldn't be one I would  make but you may like it?

By the way this is Olga:

She is the little one we are trying to raise money for.  You will be pleased to know over $5,000 has been raised so far.  Liz was talking about this on her blog.  I hope she finds her forever home donate to her or any other the other little ones, please click on this link 

Also could I ask a big favour of you all.........could you tell all your blog readers about Reece's Rainbow and Olga on your blog, a big please and a super big thank you, as the more people we tell, the more homes we can find for these little ones.......


JohnD said...

Glad to hear your cellar/basement is moving along and "Yes", using bluwood is the go!

I love your new banner photograph, even if you do not like the cold and the snow, it still looks very picturesque!

Cathy said...

We have the same problem with wood and hardware places and the damage doen to goods that are stored outside. Hopefully this job won't be as eye opening (and bank balance depleting) as some of the others you've had in the house.
Am enjoying your Christmas song videos
Take care

MyBulletinBoard said...

It's amazing what people can do when they all pitch in.. . . . . . It's hard to believe, but even in the US just sixty years ago babies with Down Syndrome were given up to state orphanages and treated the same way these children are and will be treated. They are precious human beings who simply need a home. Down Syndrome is nothing to be afraid of. ~Liz

Jane and Chris said...

I`ll put the link on my blog.
By the way my fingers are in my ears..and LALALALALALaaaaa I can`t hear the song !!!!
Jane x

Scrappy quilter said...

I love Reece's Rainboow. If only others would get the vision of adoption. If you can't adopt you can become prayer warriors or help others financially. It'll bless the socks right off of you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs

Stephanie said...

Gill I wish I could hug you!!!

Olga will get her forever home! Too many people helping and praying!

Anonymous said...

I read about Olga on Denise's blog and as a retired special education teacher who worked with children with down's syndrome this is close to my heart...I will put up this information on my blog....Michelle

diane b said...

Doesn't that make you mad when fish and chips are YUK?
You are doing great things for Olga.It is terrific to see these little ones supported.

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