Sunday, February 22, 2009

Flop Goes M-C

I made it home yesterday around 4:45 pm. I should have been home earlier, but a couple of accidents, slowed things down considerably as did a whole lot of road work in Georgia. I think I can call my trip a success, despite the fact that I ended up staying a couple of extra days. I was really tired when I got home and after dealing with a minor crisis and eating some pizza, that Rick was kind enough to order for me, I flopped down on the bed and to my surprise, fell asleep at 6:45 pm and save a couple of short periods where I was awake for a few minutes, I slept pretty much till 9:30 am. Today I've just been chilling and watching HGTV.

I did have a little time off between meetings while I was up north. I visited the Archivers in Cincinnati and was suitably impressed. The people were really nice and the products were much more updated than what I had seen in one of the local scrapbook stores. I also stopped at the Archivers in Marietta, GA as it was just the right time for a break before I headed into the Atlanta traffic. They had a free make and take going, a thank you card, and I did stop to make that before getting back in the car.

I've got to say that I fell even more in love with my iPhone when I noticed that the map application let me know instantly if the traffic was heavy and for what distance . It sure helped seeing how fast I was travelling through traffic and being able to see roughtly how long the slow down would last. Because of the rubber necking you can even figure out if it is construction where only one side slows down, or an accident where you see a slow down on both sides, with the actual accident side being red for a longer distance than the rubber neck side. The iPhone also allowed me to type in just the word Archiver and the phone would show me where they were and select the closest one. Select the one and you instantly have directions with maps and timing and yes, traffic. I tried doing scrapbook, but I'm afraid that the tree times I tried, the stores had closed. Such a shame really!

Todays two pictures are of the master bedroom in two different decorated models of the same Valmont model. Amazing how the paint color on the wall behind the bed makes such a difference. The paint color in the first picture really makes the height of the ceiling stand out and because it is a warmer color it also makes the room look a lot cozosier! I can't wait to furnish mine and paint it.
I do hope to catch up with my buddies over the next week and I really need to do some serious packing. I'll do that maniana, tomorrow... yup tomorrow.


Scraplin said...

HI M-C! Glad you made it home okay after your long trip. It must be so exciting to plan a brand spankin' new home! I look forward to seeing the pictures and hearing the progress you are making on it. HopefullY I will get to see you in a couple of weeks!

Britten said...

So nice to see you're home safe. The house is just beautiful!! I'm sure I speak for all the Buddies when I say, "We miss you already!"

CathyR said...

I'm glad you made it home safely. Enjoy planning and decorating your new home.

We have one wall in our bedroom painted a different color and it really brightens up the room and gives it a focal point.

Anonymous said...

Wish there was an Archiver's in our area. I know the next few months will be a challenge for you, but with your enthusiasm they will fly by1


Sandy said...

I love the look of one wall a different color. It really makes the room.
Hopefully when things slow down for you after you get up this way we can get together for a day or two.
I'll be at CKC in Louisville March 26-28.