Friday, April 4, 2014

Actually Did Something

I'd hoped to finish the bathroom, but due to problems beyond my control...namely the fact that it turns out I don't like inside when the weather's nice...I haven't.  Yes, it's been over a year.  Yes, I feel like a failure.  Yes, it would be nice to have another bathroom again.  Especially since my daughter is getting older.  No, I don't plan on running out and finishing it in the next two days.  Basically, I blame Chloe.  I had planned to work on the bathroom last year during Spring Break, but her coinectomy took me away.

No, today saw bigger fish begin.

It's Cora's fault.

She's the one with a vision.  I'm happy to sit in a chair and read a book.  She suggested, just the other day, that we take the side yard and put in pavers instead of grass which is reluctant to grow.

It sounded like a good idea at the time.

So, Tuesday I took the rototiller and rototilled the area in question.  So, today and yesterday a little,  I tried smoothing and leveling said area.  Then Cora said, let's get gravel.  Fine.  I ordered a load of gravel.  Then went to town and got some soil for the raised gardens.  Then I came home and worked outside again.  The gravel came and Chloe and I went to town again and got a couple of pavers to see which we liked.

I made quite a bit of to repeat the process again tomorrow and the next day and the next until it is done.

Chloe helped a lot.  She drove stakes into the places i didn't even know needed stakes!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Life Lately

I've had this blog for a very long time.  It seems lately, though, that is has fallen into disrepair.

Chloe is growing and learning and never ceases to amaze us with her audacity and intelligence.  She is generous and loving.  She also just got her THIRD tube for her ear today.  She impressed the outpatient surgery staff.  When she told them she wants to be an anesthesiologist, she made about a dozen friends.  Seemed they bent over backward to make sure she had a good experience.  Not only did she add to her already significant stock of medical items, she made a bunch of people happy.

Cora and I were happy that she behaved and did not cry, since she'd been somewhat uneasy about the upcoming surgery.  Over the last couple days she'd pretty much given up whining and seemed resigned.  When she got there the staff took good care of her.  There was no crying.  She is such a wonderful person.  I was particularly fond of her parting hug and kiss.

Other than that there have been no emergencies this spring break!  Given last year's I'm okay with that!  You can see some pictures at my photoblog: