The yard was always incredibly pretty to look at, but seeing it from this height made it even better. No wonder they want a little porch are up here.
Today, I made a mistake in terms of commuting. I was under the assumption that our plumber would be done, and that we could move back in to our place (we’ve been staying in Frankfort for a long while – three weeks now, by our count). Liz was less certain the plumber would be done, but didn’t want to argue with me as I was frantically getting laundry done and things arranged, the night before.
We pulled out the aluminum brake, and worked on getting some large sheets measured out and folded up. In the course of the process, I ended up misaligning one of the (large) pieces, and we made a bend that nearly wrecked one of the pieces. Instead of a straight line, my mistake ended up causing a slightly diagonal bend.
A dangerous combination: children and sprinkles. The containers for sprinkles have extremely wide spouts, and really are designed for adults. When a kid gets a hold of one of these things and pours, the sprinkles just come out like they’re pouring water.
On our way back to Frankfort, we stopped off at a nearby Kmart Superstore. Tricia and the kids are coming in to town sometime next week, and boy, are the kids going to be excited when these guys get rolled out.
On Saturday, Liz and I were in Frankfort to help out with Julie’s annual plant sale. We arrived the night before, and were all up early to help out (Julie had gotten up around 5:30AM, looking to water her plants before the visitors arrived).
Our goal for the day: build some additional plant stands, and relocate flowers from the basement to the outside.
I took this photo near dusk, but it felt like a nice glimpse into the weather we had today. It was close to 70 out, and Liz and I were visiting Bob and Julie in Frankfort for Easter Sunday.
Notes and plans. When no napkins are available, a plate will have to do.
It’s been a very relaxing few days with Julie and Bob. Though there has been one day where I’ve been working on my laptop (in the dining room), the rest of the time has been a very comfortable, and slow passing of the hours. We’ve watched a lot of movies (which I always fall asleep to), and have had a lot of good food.
A delicious pumpkin pie (somewhere, underneath all that whipped cream).
On my way to helping Bob with the furnace, I stopped by Frankfort to drop Liz off at her parents’ house. They have an annual tradition of making apple pies, and Liz was going to be joining her mom, Katie, and Savannah and prepping up a ton of pies.
We moved a lot of things around, threw out a ton, and also got some heavier items shifted up to the attic and down to the basement. All in all, a pretty productive day. Though the garage is still full with things, it’s markedly more organized and you can walk through it and access more than before.
On Saturday, Liz and I got up early to head down to Frankfort. The town had their annual garage sale, and for the past few years… Julie’s sold a lot of her plants during the event. Throughout the year she’s slowly tended to a small army of plants, and kept them warm and safe in the basement.
In Frankfort, while visiting Bob and Julie… Liz and I got to see something pretty cool. Out in the backyard, Julie showed us a small patch of ground by one of her bushes. There was a small patch of ground that was pulsing a little, moving around every so often. I didn’t know what was going on, but Liz (with a lot of hesitation) started to peel back the ground a little bit… and this is what we saw: