Archive for August, 2008

Country Living is Not always what it’s Cracked up To be…

Sometimes I am not glad to be an adult.  The one who has to be in charge.


Like when I have to march over to the neighbor’s house with a bee in my bonnet ready to go all Mrs. Gultch on them yelling about “and your little dog, too!!!!”  But these things need to be done. 


The realtor’s sign is in our front yard and we have someone coming to look at the house on Saturday morning.   I went outside to pick up some hot wheels cars that Edison & the neighbor boy (and his multiple barefooted shirtless cousins) had left outside when I realized the yard was an obstacle course of animal feces.  Dog.  Goat. Pony.  More Dog.  Little Dog. Big Dog.  [I am really looking forward to having a house with a fenced in yard!!!  No wide open spaces for me.  No sir.  No free range ponies.  No wandering goats.]


So, I march over to the neighbors house, steam shooting out of my ears.  Because.  This. Is. The. Last. Straw. For. To. Day. Listening all day to the screaching, the fighting, the I’m TELLin’s. 


And what do I see when I look up?  Naked white 3rd grade butt of the neighbor kid PEEING on our tree.


That is when my brain exploded.


I’m feeling better now.


loose toof

I don’t think that I have mentioned that Edison lost his TWO bottom front teeth.  He is feeling pretty excited about the fact that he is “growing bigger” – Here’s a picture of the first aforementioned new space in his mouth.  He lost this one somewhere in Minnesota – right around the SPAM museum.  No connection though.

  Here E is, a tad bit concerned about the loss…  And then after being told that he’s going to get a quarter for it…(the tooth fairy is cheap in our house – that ‘s what I got when I was a kid 30 YEARS ago – dang, has she not been paying attention to INFLATION???).


Garrison came home with the new Sheryl Crow Cd – DETOURS – to help me get a groove on while packing.  And it is FANTASTIC.  I highly recommend it – very happy feel good bouncy moody love infested catchy makes you want to dance and clap your hands kind of music.  Out of Our Heads makes me HAPPy.


He just went back up to Saratoga for another week.  What happened to the 08-08-08 closing date you ask?  Good question oh keen observer.  The seller went on a 2 week vacation and was UNABLE to ATTEND the closing.  All I can say is that it better be because she is an Olympic weightlifter or synchronized swimmer because otherwise that is JUST whack.

We’re all a little confused…sometimes

Last night in the tub:

“MOMMMMMMMM!  Claudia’s Looking at my PEANUT!  That’s supposed to be PRIVATE!”


I guess we never got too specific about his body parts proper names.    Is almost 6 too young to start?  ha ha


Enjoy your Monday!  🙂

Anyone looking for a summer home in Schoharie County????

I’m going to take a break from all of this vacation posting, because really, I have gotten so behind that I don’t even remember it anymore, amidst all of this packing and stressing out.


Our buyer backed out last minute.  Big ugly messy story.  I am not going to get into the details, but alas, we are now soon going to be the proud owners of TWO homes…er, hopefully not for long…Not really how I pictured having a summer home…in Carlisle…with the goats.  But life goes on, and we’d rather all live together in Saratoga than do this family from afar business that we have been doing for the last 3 weeks.


So now that we need to put our house on the market (again), I need to make it go from this:


To this:



With the generous help of THIS: