May 22, 2018

Playing Cor-ket


Rerun: “Mom, where’s our cor-ket set?”

Me: (pauses, tries to figure out what he is saying) “Do you mean croquet?”

Rerun: “Yeah, that!”

I finally located said set in the old shed, after much searching and some climbing.  Rerun happily set up wickets and pounded a stake with a mallet.

Rerun: (quoting) “‘Cor-ket is a gentleman’s game.'”

Me: “Where did you hear that???”

Rerun: “Calvin and Hobbes.”

My child, making Calvin and Hobbes references over 20 years after the strip came to an end.  What a ham.  And no, he never did pick up on how to say “croquet.”

Between this, and Tad reading the word “bouquet” last week as “bon-queet,” it’s clear that my kids are not meant to speak French.  Right now, they would probably make the B Squad, who are currently living in Canada, die of laughter.

May 21, 2018

Garage Is Gutted, Almost


Two days worth of demolition and change.

By the time the guys left on Friday afternoon, they had framed in the door with studs, and then boarded it up for the weekend.  This is what it looked like from the inside.

The guys were wearing protective gear and masks as they ripped out old yucky insulation and drywall.  It was a very loud process.

I promise not to make the blog entirely all “home improvement” posts while this is happening, but it’s been such a long time coming that it’s pretty exciting!

May 18, 2018

The Great Garage Conversion Begins!



For posterity, this is what the garage looked like on Thursday morning, before the contractors arrived.

It already looks altered, as several things have happened already – including a foot of asphalt being jackhammered out in front of the garage door, rebar and concrete being set and poured, and the washer, dryer, and freezer being moved into the house.

I guess I have no excuse to ignore the laundry now when it’s sitting right next to the computer desktop.

Tad came home from school and promptly FREAKED out.  “Put it ALL BACK!  The house is RUINED!”

This is going to be a loooooong process.

May 17, 2018

I Don’t Even Ask, I Just Take The Picture


It’s just another day in our house…

This was Rerun’s doing… he says the army men are attacking the giant shark kaiju.

I did do a double take, but then I just snapped the picture and kept going.