Thursday, August 7, 2008


She's finally fitting better in the bouncy exersaucer thing. No more stuffing blankets around her she sits up just fine on her own.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Now Chris and I've got it. I was so good all weekend about washing my hands and using Purell constantly. I probably got the germ before Violet even showed any signs of being sick. Chris is about a day behind me in symptoms and he got it because Violet sneezed in his face. Except for the 24hr vomit fest I had at Xmas I haven't been sick in over a year, so it's hitting me kinda hard.
Here's a pic of more looking at books.

Monday, August 4, 2008

95% DONE

We're really close to being done with the deck. We have one set of steps we still need to do. We need to pour a concrete base for that and it's so hot and nasty we're gonna wait till it cools off. So in the mean time I've been staining the deck early in the morning on the weekends. I've been starting at 6:15. The sun is barely up and the temperature isn't to bad. As you can see from the pic I've got the railing done and I'm working on the lattice along the bottom. Of course we still need to add the lattice along the rest of the bottom. We may not get the pergola stained this summer. It's made of pressure treated lumber and technically you're supposed to wait 6 months before staining so it can dry out. That would mean we could stain it in December. So it may look a little odd and I'm sure our neighbors will wonder why we didn't finish.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Feeling much better today. Still a little congested but no runny nose or drooling or teary eyes.