August 25, 2020

The Cool Backyard


I’ve always wanted to be the house with the cool backyard.

After talking the Webmaster into investing in the projector and building a frame for the screen, I think we have finally managed that.  Ane had her friends over tonight to watch a movie, which meant that they were all outside, hanging out together, eating popcorn, and able to forget about the pandemic and just be teenagers.

Anything to give them just a little taste of normalcy right now.

August 24, 2020

Romance Isn’t Dead, It Got A Shot


It’s nice when the Webmaster and I are able to get away, leave the boys with my parents, and… go to Costco to get our flu shots done.

That wasn’t really the reason they watched the boys for us on Saturday.  We actually went to a few different places and test drove some minivans.  So far, we haven’t found what we want – and frankly, the flu shot was easier to deal with than car salespeople.


August 20, 2020

This Can’t Be Comfortable


Exhibit #361 of “Thumper Can Sleep Anywhere”

My back just hurts looking at him.

Also, reminder #1274 that our couch is in sorry shape and really needs to be replaced with something that isn’t splitting at the seams.

August 18, 2020

Car Shopping Is My Least Favorite Kind Of Shopping


Well, it’s official…

We need a new minivan.

Our loyal Honda Odyssey, which is 20 years old, needs a new transmission.  And that costs more than the car is currently worth.  Which means it would really be smarter to just get a new minivan.

Easier said than done, because there really are only two reliable minivan models out there that we are considering – the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna.  And yes, I know I’m driving a 20 year old vehicle, but does every single car I test drive need to feel like it’s a computer on wheels???

Car shopping at the best of times is tedious.  Car shopping on the clock is worse.