June 11, 2013

Spring Cleaning and More

There's been a lot going on around the house recently, and I'm in the middle of two back to back weddings that I'm in, so it's been hectic. 

Annie's dad has been helping by painting the window trim on the porch, and Annie and I have been working on spring cleaning. At least, that's what we call it, even if it's June. Summer starts in ten days, so we're still technically correct. 

Anyway, I've taken a few photos of various things around the house, and so I'm just going to upload a bunch of them and leave little comments after each pic:

 I installed the air conditioners a few weeks ago, but we've yet to use either of them. 

 Besides the hops, the onions are growing the most in the garden. I think this is an older picture, they are taller now. 
 Annie's dad also helped us change the window that was broken on the porch. In this photo, I got a little bit of Leo in the foreground before I pushed the window out. 

 This is actually two pictures blended together. The only light is from by the couch. 

 Here's our Hackberry tree before being put into the Earth.

 I spent most of the cleaning day on the windows. Annie helped, but she also cleaned out both cars. 

 I got some tomato cages for the garden, along with pepper cages. They've got plenty of room to grow now!

I also swept helicopters off the roof and cleared really, really nasty stuff out of the gutters. At first it looked like it might make good compost, but then I smelled it, and I figured if I put it in the garden the onions would retch.

 Here I am by the hops. They're already about 8' tall!

Here's the onions again. 

I don't have a picture of the painted porch yet, because I took most of these yesterday and it was being finished today. However, I do have a few pics of when Maren and Own came to visit for the first time. Leo was confused but friendly with the odd curiosities, and I didn't see either of the babies sneezing, so maybe they're not allergic? Anyway, here are a few pictures:

 Maren's first sight of the kitty. She was thinking, Man, that cat is fat! 

 Leo was being funny and showed his butt to the camera. He's such a stinker. Either that, or he heard someone five blocks away opening a can of cat food. 

 Maren and Leo. Also, Dave makes an appearance. 

 Maren doing her model pose. 

 Leo's still confused about the babies, but he's trying to act normal. 

 Leo stuck his paw into this picture. I think he was envious of all the attention. 

 This is the closest we got to getting a picture of Leo, Maren, and Owen. As for getting them to look at the camera, Leo, by far, was the most unruly. 

 Leo's brushing up next to Owen, and it looks like he was laughing. At the rate everybody's growing, I'm not sure Owen will ever be heavier than Leo. 

Owen and Leo agreed to do silly faces for this last one. Leo's sticking his tongue out. 

Well, that's all for now,