Friday, September 25, 2009

Bedtime With Captain Picard

I'd like to express my profound gratitude to the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Thank you, TNG. You've become my nightly routine. Though you don't have any Vulcans in your lineup, I've come to love you. I never considered myself a Trekie, but I can't imagine another night without you.
Also, I can't forget my friends kmyq (channel 10). Filling your 11pm weekday slot with TNG is the best thing you've ever done for me.
The Enterprise has solved yet another intergalactic mystery, and now it's time for bed.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The House is Ahead of Schedule!

Donald's been patiently awaiting these pictures. Here ya go, babe!

I went by our house on September 1st, before the foundation was poured. Here's a few shots:

The "front" (it's a corner lot) facing where the front of the house will be:

From the back/side yard:

Then, yesterday I went down to take more pictures. The framing was scheduled to start on the 24th (today) so I was excited to photograph the freshly dried foundation. Instead, I showed up and found that 1/3 of the framing was already complete! Can I just say how excited I am that things are AHEAD of schedule!?!?

The front:

The side:

Only six more weeks!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Doin' the Puyallup

I could do it at a trot, I could do it at a gallup, but I did it real slow so my heart wouldn't palpitate.

Military families get in free to the Puyallup Fair on Mondays, and I was keen to take advantage of the deal. My mom and I planned to go with my cousin Amy, but when morning came mom was too sick to go.

Amy and I had fun checking it out together, though. It's not often that I get alone time with her, so it was nice.

We started our visit out by admiring the arts. This one was modeled after Amy.

We somehow got lost, and it took us a long time to find the barn with all the cattle. For a few minutes we thought that we'd be leaving the fair having only seen bunnies and birds. We were thrilled when we finally found the big boys.

We milked Mabel!!!!

The pigs were probably our favorite part.

I loved this picture. Look at that cute little pigglet butt right by the momma pig's snout!

It had been four or five years since I last visited the fall fair, and it was good to be back. As usual, it was sad to do something so fun without Donald. I miss him very much, but he'll be coming for a visit in less than a month!

I'm planning on going again next Monday, and I can't wait!

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