Under Construction, Fam Fun, Plumber Pain


In the past year or so, Mr. Iknead and I have been finally able to have some much needed work and/or sprucing up around our house, starting last spring with having the front yard landscaped and a sprinkler system installed.  Now, it’s spring again and it looks as if most, if not all of the plants wintered just fine and are greening up nicely.  We’re newbies to the gardening stuff and have been amazed to see plants that looked like a bunch of sticks sticking up are putting out new leaves and buds.  I find gardening very …… hopeful, as in, things encased in ice a month ago are again fresh green and getting fresher and greener every day.


We had new siding put up last fall, which we love; it’s made a huge difference.  Now, we’re having a new, nicer patio put in, with tile replacing the old, ugly concrete pad.  This means that today, a concrete guy is coming to break up the old concrete to ready it for the tile.  Sledgehammer or jackhammer?  No clue but it’s sure to be loud and dirty and Josie Pug will bark herself into exhaustion.


1:38 p.m.  Still waiting on concrete guy.  Beginning to get irritated.


We still have our trip to see the St. Louis branch of the Coleman clan the end of this week.  The weather is possibly going to be a little dicey, starting tomorrow. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we can get out ahead of it or better yet, they miss the forecast.  This year, we have a new baby in the mix, Carter, bringing the current total of assorted grandkids to seven little ones under four years old.  Wow!  When you put that in writing, it’s sort of mind boggling.


Bad news.  We have a leak.  The plumber is here and he’s trying to figure out where it’s coming from.  He tells me that fixing it is going to involve digging.  At least it’s outside, but still not good.  They’ve been here a while and I think they’re still trying to pinpoint exactly where it is.  See ya later fun money.  It was nice knowing ya.  Sob.

Money grows on the tree of persistence.  Japanese Proverb