7 things you didn’t know about me

i jumped on lisa’s bandwagon and decided to play along, but with a slightly different version. here’s some things you didn’t know about me (and some about sean, too):

1. here’s the jobs i’ve had since meeting sean (i was 18 at the time): nanny (twice), ruby girl (waitress at ruby’s diner), office assistant (to my father-in-law), painter (faux finishing – residential and commercial), “antiquer” – i would take garage sale and flea market finds and fix them up for sale in my booth in an antique mall, and MOM (best yet, for sure). sean has been: unemployed, valet, owned a christmas lighting business, worked in sales for computer components, ran a roofing company’s tear-off crew, owned a window coverings business called shutters & shades (at one time had 4 locations), which has now evolved into onesource home solutions.

2. we’ve owned 4 homes: our first was a duplex we fixed up, 2nd was a house in town (complete interior remodel), 3rd was an investment property in central oregon, and fourth is our current home (which we completely tore down and rebuilt). we like to remodel, would love to do it as a business someday when the kids are older.

3. cars we’ve had: me: vw cabriolet, honda civic, vw passat, toyota sequoia. sean: ford ranger, toyota landcruiser, desoto firedome, vw passat (which i got from him), honda civic (which he got from me), nissan titan.

4. places we’ve gone (outside of ca): urbana, illinois, missouri, maui, oahu, kawaii, bali, indonesia, hong kong, london, paris, northern italy, las vegas (too many times for my taste), montana, idaho, oregon, mexico (baja and mainland). gotta love free airline miles!

5. i talk to my best friend on the phone at least 5 days a week, multiple times a day. no wonder she doesn’t have time to start her blog!

6. sean says i have a “one degree range of comfort”. i’m either hot or cold, very rarely comfortable in between. right now my thermostat says 71 degrees, and i’m wearing shoes, pants, 2 shirts and a very cozy robe over the top.

7. i was the only girl in my kindergarten class, and one of 2 in 8th grade. very small school!

hope you found that interesting!



  1. 1
    Lisa Leonard says:

    I didn’t know you at all before! LOL. Now I know everything. So fun.

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    i too have a “one degree range of comfort.” it is 71 in my casa, and i am freezing!
    Did you know that women have more capillaries on there skin, and this is why they tend to be colder.

    i remember when you had to have the cabriolet, but i do not see the isuzu impulse you drove mentioned. did you know that my mom had the exact same car (in white). we were prob. the only 2 families in all of california riding around in an isuzu impulse.

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    okay, just know that i usually keep the house at 68, so if you’re coming over, layer up! jk. i didn’t know you traveled to so many exotic places–how fun! you love remodeling that much? wow! i can’t imagine that. the only thing i might likeis picking out stuff otherwise it doesn’t sound fun to me. it takes all types, right?

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    I was a Ruby girl too! Four years. I hate wearing nylons AND socks!

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    I enjoyed learning so many new things about you (and Sean too)! I am jealous of all the places you have traveled – what great experiences! Thanks for sharing – that was fun!

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    Sarah Markley says:

    Oh…I am just getting caught up on your blog. I love all the crafts you’ve done (esp. the tie pillows!) – so unique. Your kids are beautiful!

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    Jeannett Gibson says:

    Whatever…I totally already knew all of that stuff…

    Loved it! :)

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