Monday, February 18, 2008

Past & Present!!

A few months ago we were over at my husbands grandparents home helping his parents clean it out. The fun thing about cleaning out these types of homes is the history you find deep inside. There was depression glass, antique toys and these little old fashioned espresso contraptions. They were so amazing in a couple of ways. One-they didn't look like they would actually work--even when they were new, and two, they were in perfect condition. These were older than my mother in law, and there wasn't a scratch on them. We've visited my mother in laws house since then and have seen these little things sitting on the top ledge of her stove. She love espresso, but hasn't figured out how to work them. Kind of funny. She has these two cool little things, but for her birthday in a couple of weeks we are looking at modern espresso machines for her. One that comes with directions anyway.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

It's Tax Time!!

Have you gotten your taxes done yet? Many people go for it early--but we wait just a bit. Not only does that keep our return out of our reach of spending it--you never know just what kind of deductions you can find lying around your house or under the car cover in the back yard! Many people already know that you can make a car donation to, but not many realize just what this non-profit organization does with the money they receive from the transaction. Here's just a glimpse at one of the video's they make for teens and young people. So far, they've made over 2.4 million of these videos.