Tuesday, May 18, 2010


And this is what we found in the pool today!  We thought he was dead (like all the other bats we've found there) but upon closer inspection, we noticed he was shivering.  We scooped him out with the skimmer and put him in the shed to do whatever-it-is-that-bats-need-to-do-after-spending-a-night-clinging-to-a-flotation-device.

He reminded me of Rose from the movie Titanic.  I was going to post a YouTube video of the movie scene, but I cried so much watching them that I decided to watch the movie instead.  It's been that kind of week.

Within an hour he had dried off, warmed up and left.  At least I hope he left, just to be safe, I'm not going in the shed for a few days.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Last week snow.  This week swimming.

Summer's coming, I just know it!

The boys have thicker skin than I.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Who Says You Can't Buy Anything For a Penny?

The other day, while on the way to prom decorating, the kids noticed the van acting funny.  "It's shaking really bad, and it stinks!"


It's hard enough for me to deal with our schedule down a vehicle.  Now add to the mix 2 kids with a job, a social life, and the prom only days away.


Somehow we made it through yesterday with one car, two jobs (drop off and pick up), a grocery trip, a stop at Auto Zone for a computer analysis, updo and make up appointments, pre-prom parties, pre-prom pictures, and prom. 

Today, Matt's first and foremost responsibility was to get  that car working.  When I took it in to get checked at Auto Zone, the diagnosis was "Tune up required"  "Probably just plugs and wires" the employee stated.

This morning, upon inspection by the resident Master Mechanic (have I ever mentioned that Matt can fix ANYTHING?  He's amazing!),  it was found that one spark plug wire that had been draped over the exhaust manifold was damaged.  (Causing cylinder 2 to misfire~ I feel like such a smarty pants when I talk like that)

Get this... When he went to pick up the new wire... It rang up as $.01...  ONE PENNY! 

... And I was worried that this repair was going to cut into my Book Budget for next year.