Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our apartment

This is our living room. Notice the industrial-looking cement floor, the kitchen cabinets, the fans and dehumidifiers, the couch on the left facing a wall and the insulation poking out of the hole in the ceiling.

We had a flood. A pipe in the bathroom in the apartment above us burst. It happened last Monday (MLK Jr. Day) while Linsey and I were both at work. Linsey came home at 8 p.m. and a steady stream of water was coming through our ceiling, cascading onto our floor. Luckily, none of our stuff was ruined -- except Linsey's hot rollers, a new 12-pack of toilet paper, some Q-Tips and other such stuff. 

But, as you can see, our apartment is mostly unlivable. 

This our kitchen. Missing: a stove, counters, a sink, cupboards and some tile.
The fans you see there have been running 24 hours a day since Wednesday. 
And they are very loud.
So basically, we live in our bedroom.

Our bathroom, including the ceiling that is no longer. 
It is actually quite dirty, also. So we've been wearing our slippers a lot more often nowadays.

Our silverware drawer next to our night stand.

Much of our kitchen stuff, some chair cushions, a file cabinet and a television --- stuff that is usually not in our bedroom.

We moved our small table and chairs -- usually by the French doors in our living room -- into  our bedroom. 

In all, life isn't too bad, especially for me, Stephen. I mean, how can I be too upset when I have a Wall Street Journal and a 40 ounce bottle of Budweiser? 

Friday, January 16, 2009

Kim's Birthday

Dan and Kim came over to Port Huron to stay with us for Kim's Birthday.  We had a great time and were glad they were able to get away for the night!  

We started off the night with drinks, the Wii and guitar hero.  Then we had some pizza for dinner.  Stephen was clearly the winner of guitar hero.  None of us could beat him...not even one time.  It was pathetic.

Then we went to a fun, local bar.  And by local I mean it is only a block from our house.  Here is Dan and Kim on the dance floor.  They had a pretty good live cover band playing that night.

Here is a shot of the band.  Notice the guy in the red jacket sitting on the stage.  Creepy!  He would just sit up there and then he would walk around on the stage while the band was playing, then go sit back at his table.  Stephen thought he looked like he was having a good time so he decided to join him.  

Here is Kim and I enjoying ourselves!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Christina!

We hope your 17th year is an awesome one!  

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cheap fun...

Shelby's video chat effects had us laughing for a while tonight.  I like the super hero one the best.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Aud Lang Syne

Blowing horns, about an hour too early.

NYE 2008-2009

The Nelsons.

Cousins -- Jim and Carrie Batista, Linsey, Shelby, Tim

The maternalistic Shelby.

Sisters, sisters, never been such devoted sisters.

Mother and son, Mary and Stephen

Sledding, hot tubs and more

Stephen and Linsey

Christina and Linsey

Spencer taking the plunge into the snow and then into the hot tub.

It was very foggy out this day. 

Maisy looking somewhat disinterested, but ultimately enjoying herself.

Some photos from a Tait Christmas.

Opening presents on "Christmas morning."

Maisy eagerly anticipating a drink or small snack.

Juneau smiling. He can't help it really. Just a happy kid.

Alden enjoying a red cookie. (Sprinkles not shown.)

Spencer and his pop up book.

Some More

A reallly shocked Shelby.

These U of M graduates had to find something to do since the Wolverines failed to make a bowl game this year. GO CHIPPEWAS!!

Shirlene on the verge of discovering one of her favorite gifts of the season: Cuisine Art immersion blender.

Some photographs from a Very Wuepper Christmas

Linsey getting socks.

My Under Armour head band from Shelby. She said it makes my head look smaller.

Shelby, excited about a gift she got, with Grandma Furby and Shirlene in the background.

Grandma Wuepper rolling one of three Yahtzees.