Monday, August 17, 2009

My Weekend

For those of you who don't enjoy three day weekends...accept my pity, and I'll accept your envy. We had some friends from Church over Friday night for dinner, which was great, except I blew my diet. But I'm starting to think that's what diets are for.

We got to watch my niece Abigail all weekend. She's the same age as Macy and they play together it actually felt like there were less kids in the house than more. Weird.

A Crystal sandwich.

After a trip to the nail salon.


6'-7" 325 lbs. Check back in 20 years and see if I'm right.

Have a great week.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

PVC Pipe Vineyard

This is what happens when two tightwads see a cool concept online, but don't wanna spend the money. This is a all-in-one brewing tank for beer or wine. It allows sediment to be removed without siphoning. The sleek online version runs about $180.....el cheapo put this one together for $30. I'll let you know how in turns out in a few months!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

You win lose a bunch

A Friday night at the stadium is a pretty good time. The girls had fun in the new outfield area and the improvements were if Dave had just caught that foul....

Macy and Me

Abigail and Dave

Friday, August 7, 2009

Where's a dull moment....

....when you need one?
This story is extremely me....because I wasn't involved in the ending. My dad, sis, myself, and our respective spouses own a boat together. This is a good thing because it divides up expenses, which in the case of our boat, are constant. These pics are from last weekend, the first time this summer we've had the ole beast on the water. Honey (David Bradshaw. And, yes, he's called Honey by family) and I took the boat spoonbill fishing this past March. We'd just spent $200 getting the pontoons welded on. The motor lasted a day....then broke down.
$600 and four months later we're on Smithville Lake enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon when I realize the registration expired while the boat was in the shop. We drag Honey and the kids outta the water and hightail it for the boat ramp before the water patrol locates us.

When I get to the truck I look back and this is what I see...

....said water patrol parked next to our glorified barge. Mr. High Speed Boat then has "Captain Dave" board his vessel...I know this can't be good. For one thing, that leaves only my sister and niece aboard our boat....neither of which has piloted the damn thing before!

I watch in amusement as the wind sails our boat toward the rocks. But this soon turns to horror when I realize we have no insurance......(you probably think I should be worried about the boats occupants, but I'm married to an accountant, so I'm worried about the money).

In a move of shear heroics, Mary jumps behind the wheel and steers to safety!

Luckily for me we received only a warning for the past due registration. This would have amounted to a $100 fine. Unfortunately for David and Mary, their daughter had removed her life vest to wrap in a towel because she was cold. We were preparing to exit the water so this was no big deal......except that it cost you $127 to have a child under 7 in your boat without a life vest!! HA HA HA!!!! Okay, I have a sick sense of humor.......can't wait to go out again. That is, if the boat starts.....