Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brief news on my side of the pond

I don't have much time to write, but I want to say I believe the fence damage has been solved.  It's a bit of a long story, so I will have to write the details later.  Thanks for those who commented and were concerned.  

While trying to solve that mystery, the rest of the weekend has been quite busy with my mom and her husband visiting.  They are so helpful to me when they come.  In the 4 1/2 days they were here, my mom put up new curtains in the living room, basement, and mud room, did all my laundry, hung up some pictures rewired a lamp, put some new outlets covers on, weeded and cut limbs outside, and primed my bedroom--it's white with blue tint.  It makes the room look SO much better.  It was a deep burgundy/red color before.  Her husband, M. worked on my deck, so there is no longer a gigantic hole.  Now I can have chairs, a table, etc. and sit outside in good weather.  He also temporarily repaired the fence, so it is at least secure for the dogs now.

They left this morning.  I have a tendency to go through a little withdrawal, but I have quite a lot to do around here still to keep me occupied.  While we were going to clean out my little pond (we think that is the source of the mosquitoes-yuck!), we found a surprise--lots of tadpoles!  I decided to leave it for now, because in a couple of weeks, they'll turn into frogs and eat more insects.  It'll be a mutual benefit to both of us.

I'll post more soon about everything.  In the meantime, here are a few photos of the tadpoles!

I love you can see the eye in this picture.


Inside the Mind of a... said...

you're lucky. be proud that when you withdrawl, you don't completely hole up. that's my biggest issue.

The tadpoles look adorable! I hope ur day keeps getting better!!!

Stay strong

I Hate to Weight said...

ah, sounds nice to have family around. and isn't it the BEST to get tons done and have your home look nice?