Monday, July 18, 2011

Still Sick. Less Tired. Now Hot.

Ask and ye shall receive.  My mommy came over bright and early on Saturday morning with donuts for the kids and some OJ for me.  I was starting to feel much better.

Then the air conditioner went kaput.

Now, let me say this.  It is not fun to be sick.  It is even less fun to be sick in the summer.  But it is SO TOTALLY NOT FUN AT ALL to be sick in the summer when it's 98 bajillion degrees outside and your air conditioner is not working.

Blargh.

Good God, how did people live in Nebraska before the invention of central air????????  I'm not sure how it was possible.  Sometimes I think of the Native Americans and a single tear rolls down my cheek when I think of how hot it must have been for them.  And also having to eat buffalo all the time, I bet that got old.  And littering!  Oh, the littering!  Wait, that came later.

If you can't tell, I am delirious from all the heat.  Or the sickness.  Who can tell anymore.  

Anyway, I was all set to take pictures of the trenches in the backyard today for all of you curious folk, but the air conditioner started working again so I stayed inside and soaked up the coolness instead.  You know the saying, get it while it's hot.  Or cold.  Or whatever.

I'm not quite sure what the trenches are for.  Scott and I have an agreement when it comes to home improvement matters - he tells me things on a "need to know" basis.  Otherwise he just fixes stuff.  This has worked well for us because he is a born carpenter, and I am a born lounger.  When a born carpenter marries a born lounger, it can work out very well provided that the lounger sticks with the lounging and the carpenter sticks with the carpentering.  But, this means that sometimes you wake up on a Saturday morning and find your backyard filled with trenches.

I think I have deduced that the trenches are some kind of irrigation system.  Combined with a little decorative landscaping and maybe some World War I reenactment.  I dunno.  I'm just gonna close the blinds until he's done. 

And if this post couldn't get any more random, here are some pics of the fam from the past couple weeks.

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Ashley strangling hugging Owen.

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Owen.  The boys are getting so blonde this summer!  I like it.  It makes my hair color look much more natural.

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Aidan and a Capri Sun.  Check out the puppy dog eyes.  Yeah, this kid gets pretty much anything he wants.  

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My Scotty.  Isn't he cute??  Trenches or no trenches, I'll keep him.

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9 comments:

Salt in Suburbia said...

Wow, beautiful pictures! Ashley is a such a beauty!

Brooke said...

thank goodness for AIR!!! may it continue to shower it's frosty cool air upon you. And feel better! And I love your "arrangement." We kindof have the same thing going. He takes care of everything outside and I take care of the inside of the house. It works well!!!

w said...

love the pics!

maybe the trenches have something to do with your a/c not working. after all. they didn't have a/c back in the ww1 era.

Barbara Manatee said...

so glad your AC is working again! ick!! we're roasting here too but Oh So thankful for our central air!!

I know what you mean about hair lightening up in the summer. My older son is VERY blond to begin with...but he is literally WHITE now. I was teasing him the other day that I didn't know who this boy was. My son has blond hair and white skin and THIS boy has WHITE hair and BROWN skin! ha! He kept insisting it was him but I still think he's an imposter.

Holly Ann said...

I really hope you're feeling better Megan! Our AC went out once when the twins were just infants and I pretty well had a nervous breakdown. Luckily, AC repairmen abound in Las Vegas and I had it fixed within 3 hours.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

I love blonde summer heads.

Hope your AC is back on...I'm just a tad behind.

jonwilson said...

Tell me about it. I hate being sick as well. Sickness is the worst that can befall a professional, because a day you spend outside work is a day's worth of money lost.

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John said...

I hate being sick as well. It feels bad physically and emotionally because you won't be able to do the usual things you do. It's hard but you need to cope with it so you can get well immediately.

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ganawil said...

The pictures of your kids look lovely. Its really hard to be sick because of all the payments you have to pay while you are sick and the loss of a day's salary.
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