I’ve updated my previous entry to add photos of the garage shelf rails… 101°F today… Rebecca played independently today for the first time in a week — we’d been having issues with that … She also watched some football with me in the afternoon; really enjoyed it. She can signal “touchdown” and gets excited no[...]
After a nice two-week respite, we hit 100°F again today, our 32nd time this year. (By this time last year, we’d had 69 such days.) I finished the four rear rails for my garage shelves and painted over the lines I’d drawn on the walls to mark studs, etc. (2 images after the jump)
All day, Rebecca wanted to read books. She didn’t play with a single toy, except when I specifically ordered her to do so and pointed out a specific toy… She put herself down for a nap at the odd hour of 10:30 a.m. — while Mommy was washing dishes and I was talking to her[...]
* Painted Rebecca’s room three coats of “Pink Stork” (Olympus, satin finish, zero-VOC) without issue — other than my own fatigue. * Rebecca & my wife spent nearly two hours at the neighborhood playground, part of it playing with a 2-year-old black/Japanese girl. * High was 98°F * The last three days, Rebecca’s been eating[...]
Today I mowed, while Rebecca pretended to sweep up the clippings. (She actually did sweep a whole pile of them into the puddle made by the neighbor’s sprinkler; I had to wait till later in the day, when it was dry, to finish the job.) She and I then went to Home Depot to get[...]
I first mentioned the reel mower on July 31. Since then, my wife was convinced by neighbors whose lawn is now looking spectacular after switching to one. Today, I bought one at Lowes while waiting for paint to mix (for Rebecca’s room). (Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)
Some thoughts from the last couple of days: * Started mapping out the studs on the garage’s north wall for the big upcoming shelf project. Discovered that the studs aren’t a uniform 16 inches apart. Most of them are, but because of the length of the house, two studs are only 7″ apart, while the[...]
Rebecca ran for the first time today (the technical difference between walking fast and running is that when you run both feet are off the ground at the same time). She was racing with two boys down the sidewalk — one of them is four and one is three.
The last few nights, it’s been cooler outside than inside — something we’ve never experienced in August since moving to Killeen. One morning it was 70°F when I woke up — darn near jacket weather.
[I was incorrect in a previous post; not sure why. Aug. 17 is the actual date we got the keys to the house (not Aug. 18). So this post is even later than I'd previously thought.] Wow. Two years. That means our house isn’t new anymore. It means we’re two years older than the spry,[...]