Perhaps I was feeling a little lazy? Writer's block? But nonetheless, I felt I owed an update to our readers and was thinking it would be good to keep on recording. Despite the fact that I have nothing to say (never stopped me before) I do love looking back over old posts and remembering the fun times we've had as a family.
Chris' parents just came for a few days over last weekend and helped us get our house in shape. Being homeowners is kind of the pits at times. It's not all paint and rainbows, friends. There's clogged garbage disposals, water damage, and wasps the size of your head that try to get us down.
We've had a list of home projects started from the day we moved in. Things like: replace the rotting trim around the garage and secure bookshelves to walls so babies who are adventurous can't be harmed. There's been some cabinets in the kitchen who silently mock me as they hang catty wompus on their hinges, refusing to neatly close. The list continued to grow and we continued to sit on it. Enter Dennis, handy man extraordinaire.
Chris' dad spent his vacation working on our house. He went right to work replacing trim, securing bookshelves, and laughed in the face of those crooked cabinets. Everything on the list was completed and I was able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that all the minor projects are behind us... for now. Dennis even tackled the giant wasps that were making a home in a crack on our driveway. These ground wasps (which I just looked up in wikipedia so you know my info is legit) are enormous and have been seen carrying grasshoppers and other insects into their nest.
"In preparation for egg laying, they construct a protected "nest" (some species dig nests in the ground, while others use pre-existing holes) and then stock it with captured insects. Typically, the prey are left alive, but paralyzed by wasp toxins. The wasps lay their eggs in the provisioned nest. When the wasplarvae hatch, they feed on the paralyzed insects."
Um, yikes! He sealed the nest and killed many with
We opened presents for Lakin's birthday while they were here too. Guess what, she got a few Dora related items. Shocking, I know.
Great weekend. Lots of time together as a family. A completed to do list. Win, win, win.