Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What do we do with our time?

Lately I feel like I don't get anything done and still at the end of the day I'm exhausted and fall asleep before my head hits the pillow.

But in reality, when a friend that I haven't talked to in just few days says "what have you been up to?" and I tell her, SHE's exhausted! I know I'm not the only woman, wife and mother that feels this way...and I'm not looking for sympathy. It's only at moments like this that I realize I/we have really accomplished alot of things.

Some of the things we have been doing with our time:
Building fences with neighbors
step 1-tear down and haul off the old fence

step 2-dig hole, pour cement, set post...you wouldn't know it but behind this one post there are 12 others that you can't see. That makes for one straight fence!

step 3-nail 2x4's between posts

step 4-nail rot board to posts

step 5-start nailing pickets, one at a time

This is what it looked like at the end of day 2.

The final product: 83 feet long, 7 ft tall, worked with a great neighbor, 2 long weekends and only $440 (for 1 side).

And because we had so much fun (NOT), this week we are doing it all over again on the other side of the house!

This week...we get to work with a very motivated but not very hands on helpful neighbor. We started Sunday at 2pm and it's Tuesday and we (well, Greg, my brother and the neighbor) dug the new holes for the posts and poured cement and set all but 4 of the posts while I cought up on blogging, returned the auger used to dig the holes, picked Dylan up from his bowling activity with orchestra, ran through Wendy's to grab a bite while waiting for Ty during his guitar lessons! Plas for tomorrow are to set the last of the posts before Ty's football game so Thursday we can get the 2x4's nailed up. That leaves Friday for trick or treating and Saturday and Sunday we can do the building part of building a fence!

The 2 back neighbors we share the fence with aren't interested in helping build that section of fence so we said fine...we will fork out the money for someone else to do it as long as it is a reasonable price and good quality work...after all, we would much rather start working on our next project: building our new shed!

Trunk or treating...
with our favorite little fairy princess Alexa...I know that if we would have ever had a little girl she would have been "one of the boys"! This little princess loves to play swords and rumble and tumble with the boys. They are very protective and watchful over her and love having her around most of the time...which reminds me of a few months ago when she was getting to be quite good at walking, we had her overnight and Chad asked me if I could strap her in her car seat because she was getting into everything!!! Of course I told him I tried that with him and it didn't work so there was no use trying it with Alexa!
We haven't seen much of her the last few months because my aunt has been in Indiana. She came home after the hurricane to deal with insurance and then she came back this past weekend to vote. Both times she was able to bring Alexa over to our side of town so we could get our "Alexa" fix!

Last Saturday the bishop and YM president took Ty fishing with them to High Island. They go out in the Gulf in kayak's which Ty loves. Good news, as you can see from the picture, Ty caught a huge (at least I think it's huge) red fish. We cleaned it and had a wonderful dinner on Sunday. Bad news, which anyone that knows Ty can recognize he looks a little different in the picture...no glasses. Yep, you guessed it, there is a fish in the Gulf wearing Ty's glasses! If you happen to see Mr. Limpet, grab Ty's glasses! Good news...we had Ty's eyes checked last week and he needed a new prescription anyways. Bad news, he doesn't have a backup pair and the new glasses won't arrive until Wednesday. Good news, tomorrow is Wednesday and they should be here in time for his 5pm football game!

I love being busy! I'm sure it means we have earned a vacation at the end of it all!

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