Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The plumber came today, banged around in the bathroom for half an hour, and then left. He'll be back tomorrow with more tools and supplies, but nothing got done today. The demolition crew didn't remove the vanity or tub yesterday because they got worried about the plumbing connection under the sink. The plumber confirmed today that it is so old and in bad shape that he is worried about ending up flooding our house while trying to pull the cabinet out! He's coming back tomorrow with the jaws of life (I assume), and he'll need to shut the water off all afternoon while he cuts the pipe and rebuilds the connection. Or something like that. It sounded like, "plumber, plumber, $$$$, something, something, pipes..." to me. Anyway, that pushes the electrician back to Friday and the walls to next week. Fun, fun, fun!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Old Crow Medicine Show, one of my favorite bands, finally put out a new album last week, four years after their previous album was released in 2008. They've had an original member leave and one come back and new guys have joined in that time, and now they're ready for a fresh start. Carry Me Back (you can listen to it here) lives up to all my expectations, so I couldn't be happier. Banjos, y'all! Who doesn't love banjos?

Ain't It Enough

Carry Me Back to Virginia

Mississippi Saturday Night

Steppin' Out


Here's a link to the backstory behind this song.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Let the Bathroom Exorcism Commence!

This week, we (well, contractors) are demolishing our only full bathroom and rebuilding it into something usable and attractive. It's going to be painful, annoying, and dirty, and then it will be the best thing that ever happened to us – once it's finished. And afterwards we will have to pay the bill and it will become painful again!

Before we embark on this harrowing adventure, here are some more "before" photos to remember the old green gal by:

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Are you happy now?!?!

I know, I know, I know... I haven't put up a post or any photos of the girls in ages. I know! All anyone wants to see are photos of the girls. Girls, girls, girls!

Fine, here you go. Are you happy now?

Here is a link to the Snapfish album that has all 376 photos of the girls (I can't possibly post them all here)...

... on vacation in Indianapolis with my family,

... hanging out with Big E Smalls in New Hampshire,

... and playing in the kiddie pool out in the backyard this morning.