Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Please make it rain and rain and rain every day so the snow will get ushy and gushy. And then the sun will come out and all the ushy and gushy stuff will go away.
This is Sam again. Can you please make it sunny for awhile because there is too much snow. There is so much snow that we have leaks in our house. And if it keeps snowing, then our house will be all wet. So please make the sun come out and make all the snow melt.
Hope they work...not sure if I want to get rain for days, but Jack's heart was in the right place! :)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
When Jack fell asleep the first night, Jason pulled him out and had him sleeping on Sam's floor. Jack woke up in the middle of the night and crawled back into the closet!! I don't know why he insists on sleeping in the closet..but, has slept thre for FOUR nights - that was his plan. My mom told me with kids, you just have to go with it sometimes...I have to just go with the flow a lot with this little guy!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This is a picture of the same table at the beginning of January. The spots are the Christmas tree reflecting off the windows.
And this is from Saturday morning. It snowed 4 inches on Friday and it is suppose to snow 6-12 inches today. We have not seen the bottom of these chairs for over TWO MONTHS!!
We are now at the 4th snowiest winter! I hope that we get the record. I would hate to come up 2 or 3 inches short. All that snow and no pay off ~that just would not be fair!
Update on today's (Sunday) winter storm:
Yesterday morning, we were already under a winter storm watch with the expectation that it would change into a winter storm warning. Snow was to start at 12:00am Sunday morning and go through 6 am Monday morning. 6-12 inches was forecast.
Then this am, Sunday, we woke up and the weather had changed to a winter weather advisory with 2-5 inches excepted through the day.
Well, nothing has happened (thank goodness)...there is no warnings, advisories or anything, for anywhere in Iowa! Guess they missed that one...again!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Jason left the lid open over night, so the little guy could get out, or his family could join him! Unfortunately, this morning, he was still in there. He had just dug himself further into the garbage and slept warmly all night! (ate some left over chicken and brownies for dessert) So, now the garbage can is moved away from the house and we are just waiting until the raccoon decides to exit.
I do wonder, though, how did it get in the garbage can in the first place??? That takes talent!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Jason and Jack leave to go to Jack's BB game. I am going to drop Sam off at a birthday party and then go to Jack's game. Jason thought I was leaving right after him, so he left the garage door open. Sam and I get ready to go about 20 minutes later and Sam heads to the car - I am grabbing last minute items in the house, including my camera. Sam comes running back in, slams the door shut and states, "I think I need to shut the garage door. There is a raccoon on the garbage can." (which, luckily, is outside the garage.) I bolt past him and close the garage door while thinking to myself, "SHOULD I shut the door? What if his has a friend and it's inside the garage???" Well, Sam and I run to the car and shut the doors. While getting to the car, I notice little raccoon footprints in the garage..(choice words said in my mind) and then wonder if it is the little one on the garbage can footprints or a different raccoon that is in my garage. Well, I am not up to being Sherlock Holmes, so I go ahead and open the garage door. The entire time I am watching the raccoon through the door in case it makes a move (thinking: what am I going to do if it does make a charge) So, my answer, I decide to honk my horn the entire time I am backing out of the garage.
So, we head off and all I could think of is the story the previous owners of the house told us. Two raccoons got trapped in the garage and caused 2000 dollars worth of damage. So in my head, I am thinking that one raccoon, if it is trapped in the garage, will cause about 1000 dollars worth of damage. (great rationalization skills!) Anyway, we get home and no damage, and no raccoon.
BUT, now I am worried that he has rabies...because raccoons are nocturnal...aren't they??? I have heard that if possums come out during the day that they are probably sick and to stay away from them..is that the same with coons? Do raccoons attack if they are sick?? Do I need to put out bird feed so the deer will come and they will scare off the raccoons??? I was so excited about moving out here to experience nature. Right now, I am not so excited about nature anymore... And do I dare say, I would take a rabbit any day over a rabid raccoon or a bird feed eating deer....
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
To all our friends and relatives that are in the warmer South, enjoy!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
She mentions on her blog how she stamped "Riley" the moose, on our passports. Well, she stamped "Riley" the moose on the wrong page of my passport. She stamped the Curious Sofa page instead of the Stampers Ink page. (yes, it was an accident.) BUT, then she proceeded to try to rip the pictures of the Curious Sofa off the page, that she incorrectly stamped, so I could put her picture images on the page instead. Needless to say, that didn't please me. I kept telling her, "Don't worry about it. I can fix it later." She finally stopped, but not before she did a little damage to that passport page. So, when she got on the bus to take the photo, that is on her blog, I tried to wave my hand as fast as possible, so her picture would be blurry...yes i am juvenile, but she upset me.
PS: Mom, doesn't that remind you of the time I made a gingerbread house at work (I was about 20 years old) and you picked it up and stuck your finger through it and I actually sat there and pouted!! Some things just never seem to go completely away!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Last Friday, we got new carpet in our sun room. You can see the before and after pictures below...