I fixed my vacuum problem. I was so proud of myself. I figured out how to unsnap the canister cover and the inside filter part was covered in dog hair (ok, and my hair, too) and dirt. I cleaned it all out, snapped the cover back on and voila, the vacuum stopped making that noise and it had full suction again.
I ordered 30 vanilla beans and 6 8.5oz glass jars from Amazon. Apparently it takes like 5-6 beans per 8 oz of vodka. Not cheap, haha, but hey, they are Christmas gifts. I need to pick up like 2 5th's of vodka. I have no idea what that costs, since we don't drink, haha. I figured about 4+ months to sit and turn into vanilla extract should be pretty good.
DH got rest of the flooring put down in the bonus room. He calls me in and says he must have measured wrong, but he's going to need one more box. He said he must not have taken into account that he basically had 2 "starts" to cut since the bar is in part of it. I'm standing there awhile, looking at the floor, while he's trying to explain why all these leftover pieces he had to cut won't work now. Originally we had drawn the lines on the floor of how we wanted to lay it out, following the angles of the bar and then straight across to the wall. The part left inside our line was very small and I'm like this is all you have left to do, right? just inside this line?? Then he realized he totally forgot about the lines and he had gone like 3 rows too far on the wide part. He pulled those rows out and what do ya know, he suddenly had enough, haha.
I'm hoping when it comes time (ie budget allows) for carpeting I can find something cheap and large enough in my carpet guys remnants. Today he is going to put up the corner cabinets over in the dormer area to the right of this picture. I'll take a picture when he's done. When our cabinet company kept sending bad cabinets and having to replace them, they didn't want back the bad ones. While we certainly wouldn't have wanted to use them in our kitchen that gets constant use, they will be ok up here. Might as well use them up.
I got 4 eggs again yesterday. I leave my office window cracked - I can hear some squawking going on right now - here come's an egg! LOL.
It's payroll processing day. Better get it finished. As always - stupid little issues. I just expect them now.