20 June 2008

Last Week Recap.....

Okay, I haven't dropped off the face of the planet or anything, I've just been really busy.

Starting at the end-ish of last week:

Chris and Laurie were still home, and they were volunteering at the Backyard Bash, which is a really cool way for kids to learn about the influence Christ has on our lives. Many people became believers that weekend, but it was also really fun. There were a lot of games and prizes, a petting zoo and horse rides....and to top it all off I forgot my camera, so ya'll have to just imagine it.

Sunday, we said good-bye to Chris and Laurie, who were returning to the road, and settled in for leaving ourselves. This requires more explanation. You see, there were skunks underneath our little apartment. And they just "happened" to dig their hole right below a crack in the floor. Yeah. We had skunk perfume rising from the floor into Dallas' room. So, we went away for a few days to let the house air out....and to let Allan set off a sulfer bomb in the skunk den. He also bought new sealant for the crack, and poured bleach into it to kill any bacteria that might be growing, and to annoy any remaining critters into leaving. So we left, and spent Monday at White Water Bay, which is water park, but on a scale of 1-10, it was maybe a 3. Chipped paint, mold in places, jacked-up prices ($25.99 per adult and kids under 48" $20.00) for everything, not good food, and there was a permanant smell of vomit around the huge slides. Let's just say I was not impressed.

We came home Tuesday night to a much better-smelling house, and a living room that needed some serious help. Our A/C is still on the fritz, too. And it appears as though the water problem I thought was the cause, isn't. Instead, the darn thing has tilted forward (into the house) causing all water to pour directly into our wall. (If this makes absolutely no sense, catch the rest of the story here.)

To bring this to a close, I stayed up until....uh, lets just say "really late", on Wednesday night rearranging the furniture in the living room. I've got before and after pics, and I really like the new set-up better.

I think this one, even though I pulled the furniture away from the wall, it opens the room up a bit more. It's weird, but, hey, it works!

One final note: we've moved Dallas to a toddler bed and he has been sleeping in it for nearly a week, and not only likes to play on/in it, he also goes to bed with only the usual amount of I-don't-want-to-go-to-bed-I'm-not-tired fussiness.


Melinda said...

I like the new set up, too. (Hope it was worth the 4am timeframe!)

What a sad little water park! I'm looking forward to going to one here in August that's supposed to be the 'biggest water park in the world'. Evidently, it's near-impossible to get to all the rides and do everything within one summer. wow.

Anyway, good luck with Dallas in his big-boy bed!

Farrell Family said...

What a week! I can't believe you have skunks under your house. Of all the animals...yuck!

Karen said...

Bummer on the water park, I sure like your new arangement in the living room:)