Saturday, May 26, 2012

We live in a small town

I've always felt safe in our neighborhood. Someone broke into Ms Betty's old house (directly behind us, like 50 ft from my kitchen windows) Thursday afternoon/early evening and stole some cash and a few small items. Laura told the police she saw a few teenagers walking down the road with some money and jewelry in their hands, no one older noticed anything. No one wants to get near my dogs, especially Honey (part pit bull, sounds really mean). I told the neighbor if we ever see anyone around their house when they are not home, I can let the dogs out, as that should scare them off fairly quickly. My dogs love the neighbor, he fed them hotdogs, steak, etc to get on their good side.

Monday, May 21, 2012


I would have said boys, but I bet my 7 yr old daughter was involved in the latest mayhem. Some one had the idea to place long pieces of lumber with one end between the bottom porch railing and floor and the other end cantilevered out into the yard. While they were jumping on them, they moved a post base close to 3 inches, far enough that the end was hanging off the porch floor. These are the 6 by 6 8+ft long posts that hold up the porch roof. Thank God for good friends with house jacks and enough experience to jack the post/porch roof back up, bolt the metal base back to the floor and drop the bottom of the post into it's base. And we wonder why my hair is turning gray. :P

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More Kittens.

They found 2 approximately 3 week old kittens at #5's school yesterday. They took them to the vet, and one of the teachers took them home to syringe feed last night. I offered to bring them to my house, as we have a momma cat and 5 now one month old kttens, courtesy of my neighbors. They did not bother to get their cat fixed and then did not want her back when we told them she was at our house with her kittens. Hubby brought the 2 kittens home from the school today. #5 rubbed them with a cloth that he had rubbed on momma cat, then put them with the other kittens. She is now nursing 7 babies. Poor tired, hungry momma cat...
The ones that have a lot of white are the new ones, the mostly black with other colors belong to momma cat.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I hate computers!

2nd daughters laptop is acting up, it fails the short dst test,IE hard drive is going. Thankfully hubby bought an extended warrantee when he bought it. Since he used his staples reward card, they could look up the transaction code, etc, as we can not locate the receipt. YAY! We bought the 3 yr warrantee, laptop is 20months old... Insert frustrated comments here...