Thursday, October 25, 2007

I picked up a worm today.

I was playing with the kids outside today and Ellie stopped in a panic on the sidewalk while following Shivam and Jayden into Shivam's yard. (Shivam is Jayden's little friend next door.) I wasn't sure why she stopped and was so paranoid until I saw the worm wiggling in the middle of the sidewalk. I don't think she ever saw an earthworm before which might explain the response. But, when I stooped down to look at it, the boys came over too. WE talked about why it was there and why it was wiggling around. Then, I told the kids that the worm needed to get back into the dirt or it would die. So, I picked it up and flung it into the grass (gently of course). We all gathered around it to watch it squirm it's way into safety. The kids were totally fascinated albeit worried that the worm would bite me or something when I picked it up. They all backed up and got all panicky like it was dangerous...I had to try really hard not to laugh.

Other is moving along but in slo-mo. We might be home by the end of November, but no turkey will be served. Things just take too long. :( Day number 585.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

567 Days down...

...and only 46 more days to Thanksgiving. I hope we make it! :)

It seems that the end is in sight though. Dave said he is going to take Tuesday off to work on the house with Uncle Gary and his cousin Travis to finish up some of the major things he needs to do to pass the inspection. So, with a whole dang lot of luck, he will manage to get another inspection this week and we will pass and be done. That means it's time to get the insulation guys in; then drywall; paint, tile, and flooring! :) I will be going to Southern Lumber this week to order vanities, countertops, and medicine cabinets for the bathrooms. They will take 2-3 weeks to come in, so we should get them right on time to put them in. I just hope the rest of it goes as planned.