Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
We followed up lunch by boosting the American economy for a couple of hours in the mad house that is Freeport in the summer. Busy as hell but manageable.
Once we were good and tired, it was back home to continue the death march bathroom remodel. Nine months and counting… Being the master craftsman that I am I managed to take a large chunk of skin out of my finger while trying to use a coping saw. Good move since I had a mountain bike race on Sunday and its always nice to have a nice open wound on your body when you’re going to spend 2 hrs playing in the mud. It bled so much when I first cut it that I was forced to ask for Marcy’s help bandaging it up so that I wouldn’t get blood all over the bathroom. Unfortunately, Marcy gets a bit woozy when it comes to blood and cuts, two days later and I still can’t show it to her without her getting faint. This is a bit of the mystery that is Marcy. She can dissect and boil a dead, rotten, bloated seal without any problems but when I get a fairly minor cut it gives her the “vapors”. I love that word, it sounds so southern belle-ish. Anyway, Marcy is a conundrum wrapped in a riddle drizzled with a caramel sauce. Yummy.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
At this point, Brynna was so excited and splashing so much that we had to start stripping her down. We eventually got her all of the way down to her diaper at which point Marcy decided to give up fighting the little nut case and let her go into the water, completely filling her diaper.
Afterwards, to celebrate her first swim, Brynna sampled some of Mimi-Jo's wine.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Marcy took B-girl to the doc's today for her 9-month check up. Things are progressing well and apparently she has two top teeth ready to come through and two more bottom teeth on their way which would explain why she hasn't been sleeping well recently and keeping us up all night. And here we thought it was our poor parenting that was the problem...
Anyway, here are the current stats:
weight: 20.4 lbs (80%)
length: 29" (95%)
head: 18" (95%)
The lollypop head continues.
Monday, June 05, 2006
I picked up the new tiles for the backsplash. These were so ungodly expensive that I considered crushing them into a fine dust and snorting them.
I also did the unthinkable, I actually poured the concrete countertop. I've been working on the form for well over a month, slowly picking my way at it an hour at a time. We'll know the basic results in a few days at which point I'll remove the form and do any necessary repairs (apparently not uncommon) and prepare it for the acid wash to color the surface. Pretty exciting stuff. Here are a few pics of the process.
5 sides and ready for the knockouts and for the joints to be sealed.
Sealing the seams with black caulk.
The pour is complete. You are looking at the bottom side of the counter. All of the exposed surfaces are within the form.
I've been thinking about this recently and its interesting to think that 9 months ago, I wouldn't have even considered looking at a blog like this for fear of my testicles shriveling up and falling off but now it seems perfectly natural. To be honest though, I'd still much prefer checking out porn sites.