Friday, July 22, 2011

Dream House #2

Okay, so the first dream house went under contract before we could get to it, so we've found dream house #2 and they accepted our offer today (7-22-11)!!! :)

Here's the blurb from the listing: "This 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home is stunning! You will enter the elegant, open foyer with travertine floor. Gleaming hardwoods in the family room, dining room, and master bedroom add to the elegance of the house. The large formal dining room leads to the open kitchen with granit counter tops, stainless appliances, double ovens, and tile floor. The keeping room has a beautiful wood fireplace and hidden tv cabinet. The spacious family room views the private back yard. The master bedroom is large with gorgeous bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower, separate vanities, and walk-in closet. You will love all the natural light in this house! There is also tons of storage and closet space. The basement is plummed and studded for easy room additions. This house has it all AND it is zoned for Hoover schools!"

Here's my addition: the master closet is HUGE, the laundry room is HUGE, the pantry is HUGE (over half the homes have NO walk-in pantry), the basement (though unfinished) is HUGE, the backyard views the top of a tree covered hill, there is an office/library to the left when you walk in, it's on a cul-de-sac, the tub is HUGE - like 7 ft long, there is "chunky" crown molding throughout the main level, and it is completely move-in ready (unless the inspection comes back as saying something different). :o)

front stairway


keeping room off kitchen

formal dining room

family room

eat in kitchen


super long tub


double ovens

entry way




entry way



Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thing #20

I love having access to all of these fabulous sites for videos and video sharing, however how frustrating it is to find a great video at home but I'm unable to show it to any students because of our district's firewall. Grrrrrr!

For second grade's weather unit, the following videos would be helpful:

Here's another one that would be helpful from You Tube:

Thing #19

Ya know, I've found several sites (mostly spam removers) that have this "ribbon" or award and now I know what it's all about!!!

It's a great place to go to see what's new and "approved" out there. I love it!

Thing #18

Now I'm a HUGE fan of Microsoft Office, so free options instead make me a little wary. Well, here goes!

Oh, no. It makes me download something which I will not do on my personal computer, so I'll have to try it when I return to school. :-(

Thing #17

I'm trying and trying to add a comment to the sandbox but I don't know how!!!

Thing #16

I love this video It's sooo easy to understand.

I'm planning a baby shower for my very best friend and sent an e-mail out to the other 4 people that want to co-host the shower with me just this very morning. In the first few frames of the video above, it shows what a mess it will become with e-mails flying around to all of us. I'm going to set up a wiki to use with the other co-hostesses. Awesome!!!

As far as use in a school, the science SISs can totally set up and use wikis to communicate about upcoming SIS meetings (agendas) and upcoming workshops (again, agendas). I'm so excited! :-)

Thing #15

In Away from the “icebergs”, Rick makes a statement about libraries being "poorly equipped and insufficiently staffed for teaching" though he's talking about a college library, I agree on the elementary level. Not by fault of the librarian, but by the school district. Libraries need to have the latest technology, the latest publications, and the best lighting/environment. School districts just can't keep up.