Thursday, August 17, 2006
Have you ever had the experience of a washing machine that just keeps on agitating in one direction? The jeans and long sleeves of shirts just keep on winding and winding and winding around the agitator. Eventually, when the clothes get wound incredibly tight, it makes the most amazing sounds! Jari thinks that we haven't replaced our washing machine since we moved in here. Assuming he is correct ... the one that went out the door before this one came in has washed approximately 12,168 loads of laundry. If that is the case, and our memories just aren't gone, I highly recommend Whirlpool!
On the very bright side ... note the new growth on this vine. Last time I bragged about my not killing a plant ... it promptly died. My sprinkler system seems to be doing the trick. A bit jimmy rigged, but I must have learned that well somewhere along the line!
I do need to know if there is someway to revive a rose bush. It keeps getting water, has no growth on it and looks very deceased. Do you think it's hopeless?
Now this little combo is ingenuity. What a city kid has to do for entertainment.
1) Fishing pole with line sits inside the arcadia door,
2) Line is attached to door of dog crate turned pigeon cage out in the yard
3) Delicious entrees are placed in crate to entice creatures
4) While unsuspecting pigeon dines, SLAM! goes the door!
So far, the other pigeons in the neighborhood aren't getting the idea that they aren't welcome here. Must get creative with a new system!
You all in the northern climates will think we are absolutely nuts, but the pool is coming down. The temp outside has cooled off to a balmy 96 degrees and we just aren't hanging out in the pool anymore. May have something to do with the fact that it looked like an algae experiment, but we'll not go there!
Brock started Arizona Virtual Academy this past Monday. These piles of books and boxes, along with the computer in his room, are our learning materials. Oh my goodness! Must say that the "teacher" lost it on Wednesday, she had a good old fashioned meltdown. The student keeps plugging along. The "teacher" likes to be a bit organized and wants everything going smoothly within the first 3 days. Talk about unrealistic! It is going to be a lot of fun ... and sometimes incredibly challenging!
That's the life over here ... tomorrow we go to play for the weekend. Will post when we get back. You all have a wonderful weekend!