Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sappy (Sam+Happy) Pond


The pond has been renamed.  Sam earned himself half a pond after a solid afternoon of snowblowing the blizzard off the ice.  At least it was a nice day.  :)

Before New Hampshire taught me the ways of snow living I never knew a snow blower existed.  It's a cool thing; it's not like a leaf blower like I had thought.  It's more like lawn mower / walker for old people ...like a rototiller.  You walk behind it and it twirls the snow around like a lawn mower and then spits it out really far, making a snow rainbow...  I'm think you can adjust how far it blows which makes it pretty cool.  ...still not sure how it sucks the snow up.

...okay, I wrote that first part a while ago, but I still have to tell everyone how a snowblower works because I find it kind of amusing....

Despite the "storm" outside right now it's warmed up and I think our skating rink is out of action until next year.  :(  How crazy is that that I am almost sad that it's getting warmer!!  The pond was fun. Scotty loves it and we are starting to acquire ice hockey equipment for next season!

I'll miss the pond, but I did buy ten frog catching nets at Target today and I've decided I want to stock it with fish and I've told Happy to make a floating dock... with a detachable section that turns into a raft.  :)   I'm sure the warmer weather will make me plenty happy!


HOW COULD I FORGET THE ZAMBONI!  Check this out!
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The zamboni cracks me up!  ...and it really works!  The ice is much smoother, but still has the "charm" of a pond.  :)

(yes Ingrid, that's our house..)  :) 



Monday, February 25, 2013

Rabid Squirrel

Rabid Squirrel on the Loose in Sierra's Room... 
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!

 


Oh, wait...  I did that...  and it only took me a month to get it done.

This is my wallpaper hell.

After removing the wallpaper in Michaela's room in just a few hours I had such happy feelings about removing wallpaper.  Scotty was even excited to get to do another room!  Our fun lasted about eight seconds when we realized only the top layer was coming off ...and Scotty ran off, "no thanks mommy, you can do it..."

The stuff I had to scrape off is the backing which stuck to the wall with the gluey-est glue on earth.  I made a hot water softener concoction and had to soak the wall before I scraped it off one tiny piece at a time.  It took weeks!  ...mostly because I had to keep taking breaks because I'd get so annoyed and mad at the wall I'd have to put the sharp object I was holding down for the safety of everyone in the house.  UGH.  I'm glad most of the hard part is done, but it's not finished yet...

I still have to go back and scrape more glue off.  You can't see it, but you can feel it.  I need to wipe the walls down and scrape at them one more time.  Then I get to go back sand it all.  Then I get to primer it.  Then I get to paint it.  ...and I have to do the trim too.  Yah...  I'll just keep putting it off.  :)

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