Well, a nice bonus of working for a state institution is the amount of vacation - so D had an extra week of vacation . . . I told him he should take it this week so he could wrap up installing the sprinkler system and then move on to other outside projects we have. Ha! I think we'll be lucky if it's up and working by the time we leave town to see Gma & Gpa Anderson on Friday. Here are a few pics of our exploits:Those aren't crop circles, just sprinkler scars.You can't tell but this is a sinkhole. As they were running the snaking machine thru this part they discovered a 10 sq foot slab of concrete an inch below the surface. They had to pull it out of course, the lines are in but it's most certainly a sinkhole in our yard now.
Here are some other things that have been taking up all my time:
losing my keys (and having to search every square inch of the house for them). I never a person that loses their keys so this one really threw me. When I do lose something I have a mortal fear it's in the garbage . . . thankfully these weren't!
rearranging my kitchen. I have this weird thing about kitchens, when I first move in I hate to put stuff away in the cupboards because I am not exactly sure where I want it. Well I've lived in the house for a year now and was just not happy with my original placements of everything - so I emptied and cleaned every single cupboard and drawer . . . I'm much happier with the new arrangement. I feel more peaceful - I don't know what it is about having a clean kitchen that makes everything all better!
p.s. My awesome friend Jennifer is moving out to American Falls and gave us their old swingset for free! It is great to finally have one.