Sunday, November 17, 2013

My little boy's...

become a man!
November 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's the Roy in us

Dad is right.  It's definitely the Roy.
August 2011 
November 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The worst yard in the neighborhood, again

After the great plumbing fiasco of 2010, I was hoping to never, ever see a backhoe in my front yard again.  Sadly, the recent floods caused a giant sink hole to form in the middle of the yard, and eventually the clean water line failed.
We hired a better contractor this time, and instead of digging one big hole, he trenched the entire yard.
He also fixed the bad faucet that's been giving us trouble for years. 
That's the new clean water line.  I hope I never see it again. 
October 2013


For the first time in more than two weeks, I took NO prescription pain meds today.  That called for a celebration.  Yay!
November 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 2013

We've had a bad couple weeks.  First Peppermint the rat died.  Then Ryan broke the glass cook top on our new stove.  A few days later, Rev and I had a fall, and I broke my collar bone into multiple pieces and needed surgery.  You would think that would be enough, but we also ended up having a $4,000 plumbing emergency and a broken garbage disposal.

I'm usually pretty good at rolling with the punches, but not this time.  I am still recovering from my accident, and just couldn't handle the thought of dealing with Halloween trick or treaters.  We turned out our lights, put a sawhorse in front of the front walkway, and for all intents and purposes, Halloween was cancelled.

Ryan didn't care.  At thirteen, he's too old for trick or treating anyway.  James wasn't quite as ready to forgo the annual candy fest, so he decided to go with the Ayas.

He came home with a big bag of candy, most of which was m&m's.  He sorted them into colors...
and turned them into art.  What a weirdo! 
October 2013