Is it Tuesday already? I’ve been so busy I’ve lost track of time. At least I can thank Keely for putting me back on track seeing as how she leads the charge with Randomness on Tuesdays.
I’m happy to report that this view:
Has been replaced with this view instead:
Our new washing machine was successfully delivered on Saturday! We don’t have the washer and dryer flush in the wall just yet, it seems the hole made for the old washer was made a tad bit crooked, so that 1/4-inch it’s off at the bottom is a problem. We’ll have to widen that part of the wall, but we wanted to put the washer through it’s paces so hubby and I cut the drywall to make the hole taller (since the new washer is also taller than the old one) and he and I then lifted the dryer and put it into place. When it’s not so hot up on that bathroom we’ll pull them out and widen the wall a smidge so they can be flush once again like before for more room.
But I’m just happy I no longer have to lug the laundry to the laundromat! Plus, with it being as hot as it is, doing laundry was quite wilting hanging around for it to finish – at least now I can retreat to the air-conditioned living room while the washing machine works its magic.
Three Home Depot dudes delivered the washer – instead of the morning or afternoon window of delivery, they gave us a window between 11am and 1pm – dead center in the middle of the day. Which threw a wrench in our previous plans for the day, but we went with it.
In fact, hubby finally paid attention to the hints I’d been dropping for months about the shed being inaccessible with his piles’o’stuff he kept adding and blocking my path to the holiday row. Saturday morning he reorganized his jumble of stuff which allowed me access to my small section and I finally was able to get to the Christmas Tree box and take that sucker down! I decided I just couldn’t keep it up until next Christmas like I had originally planned because it was just bugging me too much. I’m actually surprised I was able to maintain my sanity while staring at the tree all this time.
Of course that also generated a major cleaning mode in my living room, considering I generally tackle that at the first of the year and was obviously delayed. Which then sort of radiated out to the other neglected rooms that needed to be tamed. I’m far from done, but at least I made a huge dent and soon I’ll be listing unnecessaries on eBay and making much needed trips to the Goodwill.
In between the storms we had over the weekend, Princess Nagger talked Dada into going to Lowe’s and finally picking up play sand for the sand box she got from Santa Christmas ’08:
Ignore the bare spots – the combination of the harsh winter and the busybody dogs did a number on areas of our grass. I’ll be planting new grass soon – once I figure out how to keep the dogs from trampling all over it. Princess Nagger had fun burying some dinosaur bones in the sand and pretended to be a Paleontologist. She also said that Rolex was a living dinosaur as he hung out nearby keeping an eye on things:
Sunday there was quite the commotion across the way at the Fire Hall – turned out Neal and Gloria had a lot of friends that wanted to wish them a happy birthday:
I couldn’t fit everyone into the frame, but there were a lot of people there for Neal and Gloria:
They took pictures of me taking pictures of them – which should prove to be pretty scary since I was looking a bit bedraggled that day from cleaning and organizing and getting drywall dust on me when we cut the hole in the wall bigger to accommodate the new washer. Someday someone will get a laugh over the crazy lady taking pictures in the memory book of Neal and Gloria.
And finally, the weekly shot of the pond:
The sky had kind of an eerie yellow tinge to it because I took this picture right before some wild thunderstorms rolled through. One of these days I’ll get some good pictures of the actual thunderstorms when they happen before it gets dark instead of waiting until the sun goes down.
And that’s a wrap or this week! Head over and visit Keely at The Un-Mom for some fun randomness and get your own Random on!