Monday, October 17, 2005

Together Again

It was a beautiful weekend. The weather was perfect for working on the house, and that is what we did. No, we did not work on the kitchen cabinets. We needed to get the stucco on next. We finished putting up the black sheathing, and started the poultry netting (chicken wire). Bo came over on Saturday morning to help. It is always a joy to have my family working together. Of course, it is a treat to have my boy home anytime, but there is just something about the four of us working together – like old times. Jesse put on some music and turned it up so we could hear while we worked outside. We rocked-out to Steve Earl, which is what we use to listen to while working in the cafĂ©. It always brings back memories.

We have brilliant conversation like; "You have a booger on your nose."

Jesse: "Did you know that Dad nearly fell off the ladder yesterday? You should have heard him holler."
Me: "Did you think that the neighbor’s donkey was out again?" (much laughter)
Bo: (to Toby) "I bet you really appreciate all of this intelligent help you get."

Later, we went into town for lunch and to get a few needed supplies. We also had to stop by and see Lizzie and Sara. Lizzie entertained us for about an hour before we had to go back to work.

At some point, Toby did hurt himself again, but not badly, we all started braying, "Hawww, heeee!" and laughing. In case you do not know the joke from earlier house building posts, the neighbors have a miniature donkey that brays as it chases the big horses across the pasture. Several times while working on the house last spring, Jesse and I thought Toby was hurt and hollering, but it turned out to be the donkey braying. We have to tease him about sounding like the donkey.

Sunday, we got more brick for Jesse’s patio and put up more wire. Fall is such a great time of the year!

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