Saturday, June 18, 2011

Construction- Day...we have no idea

The retaining wall is finished and we have new patio furniture in place.  The kids call it "The Johnston Cafe" and have enjoyed eating outside several times during the last week.  We are now waiting for the grading and dirt work to be done, then we'll sow grass and landscape.  Maybe we'll be done by fall.  

Monday, June 13, 2011

He Wants You to See

Carter, Tim, and I spent Sunday afternoon in the ER. He walked a little too close to Matthew's tennis swing and took an accidental blow to the eye. He wanted me to blog his shiner and stitches so that everyone would know how brave he was. 10 shots of Novocaine- no screaming. By the way, the injury to the forehead happened a few days ago, and the four missing teeth are just the two he knocked out and the two he lost "naturally." Yes, he is a boy.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Busy Week

It was a busy week.  Started things off picking up my grandfather "Pops" and Mom at the Nashville airport.  They moved him into his apartment at Hickory Woods here in Murray yesterday. We were back to school with a couple of half days this week and we nursed a sick puppy.  Between life and the construction we stayed pretty busy.  Work continues on the retaining wall.  We anticipate their finishing the brick work next week.  Its been crazy hot here so they've been working a 6 am- noon work schedule this week to cope with the heat.  Seems like you should be able to get a lot done if you go to bed at 1am and get up at 6 am.  Unfortunately lack of sleep seems to make the brain ineffective- I am operating like someone with Alzheimer's this week, or maybe ADD.... The point- I'm not firing on all cylinders.  Late library materials- $2 FINE YIKES, multiple trips to the grocery because I didn't get it all on the first run, and two meals begun that I still didn't have all the ingredients to cook (I will enjoy having them half prepped next week though), and lots of jobs half done around here!  I am looking forward to not hearing a mortar mixer at daybreak tomorrow.  Maybe we can sleep in a little.  With a little rest hopefully next week I will have a little more sense.