Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Pictures

About half of the wedding photos are available so far. You can see them at:

http://carissawinland.zenfolio.com/p693679463


Weeeeeee!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm now married!

The wedding was this Saturday. I didn't take many pictures - I was kind of busy - but there are a few on my Picasa site.
http://picasaweb.google.com/heather.martin

More will trickle in as people send them. Our photographer is in the middle of a school semester, so we won't get the official ones until the end of the year or so.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Bachelorette Party

















My new sister-in-law, lea.
























Me, welding in Chacos.



















Avi cutting some metal



My friend Sara threw me the coolest bachelorette party ever! As you can guess from the pictures, we learned how to weld. I'll be going back sometime soon to finish up the project I started, a large angle iron kitchen table.

Monday, October 06, 2008

My new project


Yay! I have a new project!


I'm going to take apart my 1971 Chevy step side pickup, sand everything, prime and paint it.

I have some left over Massaranduba boards from work that I'm going to finish and use as my new bed wood.

Eventually I'll reupholster the front bench seat. And give the engine a tune up....




Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My day

This morning I got to work even earlier than usual. This is looking out from the house we're building, over the lake below.
Looking through the deck railing...


This week we've been house, dog and car sitting for Luke's parents. I went to pick them up after work, and took their car out for a bath along the way. Automatic car washes are cool! I don't remember ever going through one before.








Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Luke and sketch


My last camera died, so I dug up Luke's old point and shoot. I'd like to start taking and posting more pictures, like in the old days.
This one is Luke and Sketch, reading in bed.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Taxes

Oh for fucks sake. I finally got around to calculating my hourly wage after taking out taxes. I only get to keep 67% of what I gross an hour.

I'm now even more angry than usual about not having universal health care....because if I calculate my health insurance premiums on the 10k deductible policy I'm currently carrying into my hourly wage, it's even more depressing. If I fall off a ladder, I'm screwed any way you look at it.

I'm technically self employed, at least as far as the IRS knows. I work for a company that gives us 1099's, not 1040s. Yet we're all told what time to show up, when to leave, and we're generally expected to behave as employees. Yet we have to carry our own contractor insurance, pay self employment taxes, etc.

The boss is renting a boat for 3 hours this Thursday as an employee appreciation event. There will be water skiing and beer. We were told to bring 10 bucks a person to cover said boat and beer. At the appreciation event. I feel appreciated.....

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Wedding stuff

We spent this weekend addressing and stuffing envelopes for the wedding. Luke actually got a blister from so much writing .... he has a pretty huge family! I only have 10 relatives and a mom. It'll be nice to aquire some more.