ARRGH!! David had gotten almost the entire pasture mowed down last night when he discovered a mucky part in the middle. After further investigation and a bit of digging, discovered the mystery of the low water pressure and the high water bill - we have a leak in the water main. He thinks it's probably been leaking for quite awhile, but since the pasture was so overgrown and it's probably not a big leak, you wouldn't have noticed. So this morning he was out there bright and early digging away, but the pipe was only about a foot and half underground so it wasn't too big of a procedure.. The water is off while he looks for the leak and hopefully this will not turn into an enourmous frigging mess. I have to go out on a job today but it's just down the road from me (for once!) so hopefully it will go quick. We've started letting Vincent out, he's a bit more worrisome than Claw since he doesn't stick too close to the house but he seems to be staying in the yard and does come back when called (eventually!). Yesterday the heat and humidity was pretty overwhelming for him, when I brought him in his mouth was hanging open he was panting so hard. He went and laid on the kitchen floor (it's tile) for half an hour to cool down, sometimes it doesn't pay to be a black cat, especially in July in WV.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
I finally let both cats out yesterday for an hour or so, we're still pretty skittish about it - I may say I'll be ok if one of them disappears, but it actually happening is a different ballgame.. Claw's fine, she potters around and comes back, Vincent is another story. I saw him go into the brush at the bottom of the yard, only to come flailing out of it 3 minutes later and running full out back to the house. I'm guessing it had something to do with the mocking bird commotion he stirred up - those birds do NOT fool around and Vincent found that fact out in a hurry. David's still busy clearing the property in some areas, yesterday he did around the barn by wrapping a rope around the brush and pulling it out with the lawn tractor. He'd been mowing that one field but almost set the tractor on fire so decided to give it a rest. He also went over to the church and installed the air conditioner someone donated so the church now has air. He starts that job tomorrow and will be taking Jackson with him. The guy said he'd pay Jackson a helper wage so Jackson's all excited about a paying job. He'll be old enough to drive after December and has been eyeballing cars for the past few months, a red camero in particular. David said he couldn't believe Jackson is talking about such an expensive car, but I pointed out very few teenage boys hope and dream for a Gremlin!! He went to the movies with Becky and her cousins yesterday, they saw Charlie and The Chocolate Factory which was great he said. Becky's family is visiting for the week so we haven't seen too much of her. I've been getting alot of use out of the pool, I'm in it every night after work. The humidity finally broke yesterday, we turned the ac off for the first time in a week. The heat is bad but the humidity really sucks - everything feels damp and smelly. David and I had to wash down the walls of Jackson's basement as they started mildewing before we turned on the AC, then it dried up right away and stopped so I'm guessing we're going to have to run it when it gets icky.
Friday, July 22, 2005
The first 3 pictures are of Pennsylvania which I took on my way to one of my jobs. Hmm. They look pretty much the same as WV, don't they? It's a little strange living on the border as I can be in a whole other state in under 5 minutes from my house. My flowers are coming along well, as is my ivy, the only thing that's a pain is watering them because we only have one hose in the back. This house of course has it's little ideosycrisies that we will never figure out. Only one of the 3 bathrooms has an outlet. There are phone jacks that don't work all over the house- at least 2 to 3 to a room. ALL the bedrooms have a dozen outlets, even the little 8 x 10 one. You turn on the dining room light from the kitchen, the kitchen light from the hall and the front light from the livingroom. I sure it made sense to someone at sometime, but now it's just silly. And we'll do what the previous owners did - just get used to it until we no longer notice it's odd. I've started letting Claw out, or more to the point Claw has started letting Claw out - she lurks around the doors constantly and zips out when she has the opportunity. As you can see, not much going on. David has started mowing one of the fields in front, but will be leaving the one behind the barn fallow. We've heard no more from the guy next door, but he's supposed to be here clearing the brush on his property on Saturday. Hopefully it will not be a "revenge" clearing.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
There are some items that don't belong on a clearance table and a home pregnancy test is one of them.
Before you go barreling down a road, it's a good idea to drive it at least once. Otherwise you might find yourself re-enacting the last scene out of Thelma and Louise.
Even if they are only 25 cents a pair, buying underpants at a yard sale is not a good idea.
Anyhow, I'm off to work in an hour or so, a little nervous. I keep waking up at 3am like clockwork due to all sorts of stress. David talked to RE agent and he said the potential buyer has not called him or Eileen so they've continued to show the house. We're giving it to the 15th and then told the RE to find renters, but not these people. Given thier behavior so far and the fact that I'm really mad at them, I don't want them in our house. I posted a picture of my latest project, I've actually made this sweater before but I have this interesting stringy sort of yarn so I thought I would try it for this. Jackson is having Becky over today, we don't see so much of her because she's at band camp for the summer.
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Saturday, July 9, 2005
Thursday, July 7, 2005
This stupid rabbit comes here everyday lately and sits right in front of the sliding glass door, moving about in a snack-like way and driving Vincent C-R-A-Z-Y. There's a large number of baby bunnies so David said the cats HAVE to stay in. I just heard from the agency - I got the job!! and will be starting Monday. The icky thing is the benefits don't kick in for 3 months but we'll just have to deal with that for now. I guess I'd better enjoy the weekend. I took the kitchen apart yesterday as the project of the day - we're getting to the point now where things have a place or at least should. David finally put up my pot racks and I took everything out of the cabinets - once I rearranged them I found I had tons of room. The 4rth picture is the livingroom, you can see 4 of the lamps, there were 2 more on the other side plus the four in the ceiling fan. We took a couple out, fearing jets would try to land in front of the tv. Dont even try to "go to the light" in our house - you would be all day at it! AND we still have more table lamps to spare, but I guess we don't have to use them all. The dining room is still under rearrangement but is looking better. David called a pool leak finding company, we're finally down to that. We're between a rock and a hard place, we don't want to spend the money right now to have it fixed but the only other options are to either drain it and hope it doesnt' collapse or let it go back to the Black Lagoon and let the frogs have at it. Neither of which are optional. David ordered the part for the hot tub and then of course there is the one in the house - the last picture. Since it's old, ugly, and has only two jets ten bucks says it runs like a top. Right now the cats enjoy it, we throw thier balls in it and they chase them around. Yesterday we had a mouse in the house, but despite all the frantic running about and peering under things, we've come to the conclusion none of our cats could catch a cold, let alone a mouse. Jackson was the head mouser and stepped on the dopey thing.