Labor Day Observed

My family had some time off so they decided to pile in the car and come see me.  We had fun.  Friday my mother and I yard saled with the kids.  Saturday we tried out our gerbil ball on Simplot hill and visited some ghost towns.  Sunday they busted a hole in my house for a pantry add-on and went swimming.  My husband, a man deeply fond of napping, has wondered if it is possible for a whole family to have ADHD.

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But here is he is anyways, lugging the giant ball he just spent the last 40 minutes inflating, up to the top of a hill.

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Gotta love him.  And we do.

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And in the evenings we cozied up and watched Blandings, a recent adaption of P.G. Wodehouse for B.B.C.  As you can see from our faces, it’s a bit of a riot.  “We can’t prance around like delirious fairies!  There is muck to be spread!”

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Even more fun was watching my sister try to lock back the slide on my new pistol.  I can’t do it so Reuben decided to call in Bertha here.  She can do it, but it is all managed with some rather hilarious sound effects.

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Can’t you just see the blood veins popping?

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Reuben was also so kind as to whip me up the neatest leather holster.  I am only awaiting the co-coordinating belt to be properly accessorized.  Yes, my brother is the coolest.  And look at that, he even makes walk-in pantries.  If only every girl could be so lucky.

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My dad babysitting the youngest.

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Reuben post-lunch.

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The small matter of lifting the refrigerator onto it’s new platform.  *Poof.*  It’s like magic.

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Camping with Grandma and Grandad in the back yard.

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The Rascally Rabbers.

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I picked up this trellis at a yard sale this summer for $25.  Keeping Rehab there out of the street is pretty much a life project.  I’m hoping that a gate and a fence might slow her down some.

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Watching Grandad work.

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I was going to try and get away with just poking this thing in the ground, stacking some pavers on it, and calling it good.  But Grandad likes to do things right.

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Daddy Boy, still ruminating on the $100 he just spent and the fact that he’s not napping.

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But check it out.  It’s pretty obvious that he loves me.

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And wherever there is a project, there is usually Jael in the middle of it.  A doer and a shaker.

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And Daddy Boy was just sadly sucked into all of this because he finds me irresistibly attractive.

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Yes, he sees the errors of his ways now.  But it’s too late.


2 thoughts on “Labor Day Observed

  1. Well at least one of you gets better looking with age:) Isn’t that so unfair. Men get to looking weathered and wirey while us women just get wrinkly. But goody for you your wrinkles are at the corners of your eyes and that means you have been making joyful expressions with your time unlike mine right between my eyes in a furrow=(

  2. Pingback: And Maybe Later We’ll Get Hot by the Refrigerator | The Bucket Woman

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