May 16, 2009

What a Day

Today was a great day for Cameron and I. We originally planned on going to the Strawberry Festival in Galt today and the Auburn Home & Garden show tomorrow. Vicki had wanted to go to the Strawberry Festival as well, but had switched the day she had free and the day she had our niece's school carnival this weekend. After a quick phone call this morning things were cleared and we headed for the home and garden show in the early afternoon.

The first good thing was the show. We had a great time walking around and getting ideas, as well as talking to the various vendors to see what they offer. We found a great group of guys that focus on backyard needs - landscape, concrete and customer BBQ areas. Plus, they're willing to do what ever we don't want to do. We're very DIY (Do it Yourself) kind of people, but we know there are somethings we just don't have the time or energy to do.

The next good thing happened on our way home. We stopped at Ashley Furniture in Roseville, since we knew it was on the way home and we had seen an ad on TV mentioning a good sale this weekend. In the new house we know we'll need a new living room set. Our current set is about 20 years old and will go upstairs in the loft area. The second sofa we looked at and sat in was all we needed to test. It fits the theme we are going for in the new house (Tuscan), it was comfy and priced right. Looking a little further we found a complimentary kitchen table. Plus, Ashley let us pay for half of it today and when we're a month away from moving in we can pay the rest, it gets ordered then and delivered and set up at the new house! We walked away with a kitchen table, 4 chairs, sofa, love seat, char, automan, two side tables, coffee table and sofa table. This pics above shows most of these items.

Off to the Strawberry Festival tomorrow! Pool for now with Matt, Lynde and Cody.


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