Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The life of a cat...

While we are out toiling, struggling with the weeds, mowing the grass, planting potatoes and onions, the cat is doing this...

What a life.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring has Sprung!!

Too bad it is 40 degrees today.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Oh Look. A puddle...

Maybe I'll play a little...

Maybe 2 feet...

Oh, what the heck! Full body puddle jumping!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Fashionista

Usually, the kid hates sock. But put her in capris and she thinks socks make the outfit.
Gotta love her sense of style. Gets it from her Dad.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Thank God It's Tuesday!

Why you ask.

Very simply-I live in Pennsylvania and today is the primary.

Again, Thank God.

We have been called, emailed, mailed, inundated with info on the tv.

I can't stand it anymore.

And yes, I am voting.

But, I will be so glad when today is over and I don't have to worry about Hillary, Barack or John personally calling me anymore.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Fishin' for slime

It may be trout season in some parts of the state, but in our world it is slime season.
And only a Princess fishing pole will do when you fish for slime. (Just in case you were wondering.)
Can you imagine Snow White or Cinderella fishing for slime?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A little of our weekend

We got to see Little Miss Ilayna this weekend. She is such a little peanut. And she is adjusting so well. I think Brynn and she will really start getting along this summer since Ilayna will be running full force by that time. She took her first steps while we were there. It was priceless.

Ilayna and (oops) Kevin's hand

Ilayna following Brynn around the dining room

Brynn also got to use her new wheelbarrow since the weather here is cold again. She couldn't wait to get wood just like Daddy does. Won't any man be proud to have her as a wife?

Too bad the weekend goes by so quickly.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Customer Service?

Since we lives out in the boondocks, we can't have regular cable. We have to use a satellite dish. You would think that it wouldn't be a problem. Well, it has been a problem for the last 2 years and Kevin finally had it.

We came home from church yesterday to find the satellite not working. It really wasn't a surprise since it has been having issues for the last 6 months. Kevin called and got a gentleman with an Indian accent. He was on the phone with him for a few minutes and the gentleman hung up on him. (Strike One) Kevin calls back and gets another person from India. Now, you have to understand, Kevin doesn't do accents. He can't understand them. Never has been able to.

So, he starts this conversation with "Hey, the previous guy just hung up on me." and gets no comment from the new guy. The new rep goes through a series of tests that last 45 minutes and tells us, "Yep, you got a problem.". He must have taken the Americanized name of Sherlock as in No Shit Sherlock.

So, what can be done, we so innocently ask. Well, they can have a tech to our house on Thursday. Thursday? As in 4 days from today? (Strike Two) Well, ok, since we are being inconvenienced, can we get a free upgrade? (We have an original system that they will only replace with a refurbished machine and that is the reason we keep having problems.) Rep dude stutters and stutters and stutters some more until Kevin askes for a supervisor or manager.

Well, aren't they the lucky ones? No supervisors can be found anywhere. Kevin is put on hold 5 times while they "look" for one. Sorry, can't find one--Strike Three. You are out of here!!! After an hour on the phone, he calmly gets off and calls the competitor. They are at our house right now as we speak.

I hate that companies don't feel it is important to keep current clients happy. Customer Service just sucks anymore. And our previous company will be getting a wonderful letter from me stating why we left. And you know what we will start getting next month? Letters from them asking us to come back. Ya, sign me right up.

Update--Kevin called to cancel our previous service and of course, the company was willing to upgrade our service without any problems. Too late, losers. We'll keep the new company. Thanks anyway.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Brynn's New Toy

This is all Brynn has been asking for--a wheelbarrow. We finally found one that was sturdy (because she wants to use hers like Daddy uses his) and tall enough. She used it last night to pick up sticks from our yard. Today, it's going to be used for firewood. Daddy officially has a helper!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Flying High

Sunday was such a beautiful day here and can I add FINALLY. The wind was perfect for kite flying. Brynn just happen to get one from The Easter Bunny, so out it came. She was having such a great time until Daddy came out with another kite that we had. He had to see how high he could get it. Needless to say--it went very high, only to fall very quickly over the top of our house. The string is now a little (ok, a lot) shorter, but the kite was rescued in one piece.

And I have a new enemy--These dumb things are everywhere. I hate them. Guess what I am doing all this week--digging these up. Jealous, aren't ya?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008