Friday, September 26, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

We were very productive yesterday. I decided to show "Saturday's Warrior" today in class, so I didn't have to spend the usual 5 hours on a lesson.  We have been cleaning out the garage, getting the boats put away for winter, and filling the green house full of things we don't want to be snowed on.   First I had to remove all of the plants from the green house.   It was very unproductive this year - there were only 2 days the entire summer that it was above 69 degrees (and at that, it was only 70 degrees).  Usually they get great harvests up here with all of the sun, but it was not sunny this summer and rained way more than usual.  We won't be moving the green house (much to my dismay) until next spring.  We put all of our bikes and summer outside toys in there.

I am hoping to convince Doug that the shed that's beyond it's life span needs to be demolished today.  We might have to wear hazardous waste masks to take it down - it is just plain gross, not to mention right outside the boys' window and a very terrible sight.  In its place we want to put in a dog run with a dog door to the garage - then the dogs don't need to come in the house and they can let themselves out whenever they want, but still not wander the neighborhood.  Mom, the garage is heated, don't worry.

Beyond all of that, the house is a disaster.  The things in the garage have been coming in the house and I still don't have a place for them.  Today it is sunny though, so that will be a task for another day. I have found if it's sunny - you better be outside!

We will take down the trampoline today or tomorrow.  I put it on Craigslist and we have had lots of interest, but now that Doug might be home for a few days, he wants to take it down and keep it.  What in the world can you (safely) do with 2 trampolines?

I have visiting teachers coming at 11:00 and a seminary meeting in town (45 minutes away) at 5:00, so we better get to it!  I'll let you know how it goes!

1 comment:

Abby said...

Wow--where have I been? I could stay up all night catching up on all your posts. You are a seminary teacher?? Ha! I love it! (When did we become adults?) And three little boys AND Alaska? Doesn't get more adventurous than that. I am officially adding you to the nine hundred blogs on my side bar. (Consider yourself responsible for an added portion of my sleep gone.)