We’ve had some limited experience with injections, but both Liz and I were not great/comfortable with needles. And it turns out that Liz couldn’t bring herself to do the subcutaneous injections, so I needed to be the one.
Tonight, I happened across this moment where Daisy was lying next to Phineas… but then Phineas decided he needed more greens. So what did he do? Climbed right over Daisy, of course!
After work, Liz and I ran off to do a ton of errands on the north side. We hit up both Home Depot and Menard’s, looking to get all manner of supplies for the work under the back deck.
On the way to visit Julie and Bob for Mother’s Day in Valparaiso, we stopped off at the “Egg House.” This is a house we spotted several years ago, that has a custom-built, self-serve stand where anyone can just stop in and purchase fresh eggs.
Big day for me and Liz. We got rained out on Friday, and we’ve got plans Sunday… so Saturday was our only day to work. And we had accounted for being able to fill not one, but two Bagsters.
I started watching Ozark back in 2021, getting hooked after the second episode. In fact, I know the exact moment where I got hooked: it’s a scene in the second episode, where the kids are asking their mom why the family has completely and unexpectedly uprooted their lives from Chicago, moving to the Ozarks.
Liz took Phineas in for another checkup today, and we got some really sad news. Phineas is not doing well, and it seems like he’s not likely to recover back to full health.
Bob came over this afternoon, and helped build/install some gussets to provide more support for the back porch. He also took out the posts that were resting on the concrete columns (so that we could remove the columns).
Went downstairs tonight and on opening the basement door… my heart sank. Part of a wall that we’d been digging out had collapsed, sending soil into our cleared space.
“If you find yourself half naked
and barefoot in the frosty grass, hearing,”
Despite us getting a lot done yesterday, Liz and I both decided on doing some more house work today. Because of course we did. Who needs weekends?
We lucked out, and got a decent days’ worth of work in today. I had written this day off, but getting so much done today means so much less we need to be worried about, tomorrow.
We weren’t really thinking ahead, and ultimately the space we want beneath the back deck ate into where the column was. So we dug a post hole and filled it up with concrete… only to remove it a few weeks later.
Liz was out today, shopping for new plants. She came back with a good number of new additions for our front and back yards.
It’s been nearly 5 years since we were there. And the last two birthdays for Liz have been at-home celebrations, due to Covid. So we were looking forward to being out in the world again, albeit a little nervous and hesitant about it all.