The truck and trailer were ONLY stuck for 2 hours this time. The most embarrassing part? The guy who pulled us out the first time had to come back and pull us out a second time after Paul pulled back in the ditch to try and get the trailer out.
Wow, I freaked a bit when I realized I was getting a little low on my stockpile of stuff! So I made sure I ran into CVS tonight to score a few deals before the new week started. I got…
We have lived in our house for over 10 years and every year I announce that I want a garden. Then I don’t do anything about it and no one does it for me, so I have never had one. This is year is different. I made the announcement and got a slight reaction from my husband, I took the little eye blink as a definite, “Honey, I would love to help you put in a garden!”
~This is a picture of my husband tilling the spot for my garden at 10:20pm.
~This is after I had already cut the buried cable line, about 15 min. earlier. Who knew it was there?
~This is only 6 hours before we have to be at the mushroom farm to pick up REALLY cheap compost. They open at 4am and you have to be there at 4:30am to get any, 95 miles from our house…
Now, the pictures that are missing are the ones you really want to see. But unlike me I DIDN”T BRING MY CAMERA, I am still kicking myself!
My sweet husband calls me at 7:30am on his way back from the mushroom farm. “Honey, I think the trailer is way to heavy, I told them only 2 yards and they dumped the entire bucket full (5yards) into the trailer. It’s not my fault he didn’t speak english.”
“OH, MY GOSH, I’ll have to call you back I just blew a tire!”
The next 9 hours went something like this… call and borrow another trailer and industrial jack, drive up to find husband on the side of highway 70 miles north of here, spend 7 hours on a SUNDAY trying to find a new wheel for a 68 chevy, and laughing until our sides hurt at the stupidity of it all.
Thankfully we were accompanied by our good friends the DuBois’ who pawned their kids off and joined us on this adventure.
We had to transfer half the compost, which I forgot to mention smells worse than manure, to the other trailer and we dumped about 2 yards on the side of the highway to lighten it. All of this on the side of a MAJOR highway. So if you are interested in some compost, north of Huntsville, TX on the side of the road there is about 2 yards of good mushroom compost for the taking. But I will warn you, it is HEAVY.
~This is us at 6:30pm that night finally getting home. This is Shawn D. riding the trailer into the backyard!
~This is our slave labor unloading one of the trailers. They enjoyed the smell as much as we did!
~ This is right after the DuBois’ Grandma drove off our driveway and into the ditch in front of our house. That was another little 45min. adventure trying to get the car out… It was quite the day.
~ This is the picture I am going to put on craigslist advertising my brother in laws babysitting service…
So the garden is coming along. I will post a picture of the completed space another day, it is raining today, so you can see how beautiful it turned out! Thanks to all the family and friends who helped us, I would have left Paul in the middle of nowhere smelling like rotting mushrooms on a Sunday…
I thought this was funny with Shadow checking out the big bumble bee.
He might think he is too cool for Easter egg hunts but the sponge bob pants tells me he is not…
“Um, did she get something better than me?”
I have the greatest Sister in law on the planet, in fact I usually forget that we are actually related and think of her just as a best friend. Then someone reminds me that my Brother is somehow involved in the whole thing!
Foreshadowing?? I hope not!
What a great weekend we had and what a blessing that we were able to share it with our Family and really good friends. I want to thank everyone for being so patient with all the kids and the really full house. No one complained about anything all weekend and it was really nice. There is something special about this time of year, the weather is beautiful and everything is growing.
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Meet My Litter
Baseball Star DudePart comedian, part Dad, part athlete. He will boss around your children while they play ball.
Baby Sitter Doll!Just as angelic as she looks, this girl could easily raise a Village by herself, and all the children would grow up to be President.
Webkinz Pup!Self proclaimed, she would be a webkinz dog. Because, "they're cute, and puppies are too. And they're sweet and they always get along with other puppies."
PrincessThis mini-Martha Stewart can handle ANY craft you send her way. She isn't all bows and rainbows, she's got karate kid moves!
Pick-Me-UpNot "Pick-Me-Up" like caffeine, she wants you to pick her up! AND NOW!
Supercute DestroyerAnything that can be destroyed WILL be destroyed!
Mary PoppinsPractically Perfect in Every Way for now! Nicknamed "The Panda" she is rolly polly and lives by the motto, "the little one, is KING!"
Miller DogThe resident Labradoodle, Miller got his name because Mom won and got to name the baby! Need something chewed up? He'll take care of it. Especially if it's expensive..