Thursday, October 23, 2008

fire hose!

when you have 2 kids and an adventurous husband, oh yeah, and a high maintenance dog, life is not always peace and restful, and easy...but if you let yourself, there is an adventure and a story to be found in everything! So - you might know that we have a swimming pool in our yard. Most of you have probably swam in it, or at least have seen it at a party here of some sort. Well, that "wonderful" little hole that holds water...takes a lot of work to keep it, well...holding water! Last summer, we had a major leak which in turn costs major money to fix, but we thought..well, that is that and now we will just enjoy the pool for ever without any issues. (ok, i thought that, maybe mark didn't). So, towards the end of this guessed it, another major leak!!!! who has tons of money to just keep throwing at a hole in  the ground that holds water? so i am like, lets just poor a bunch of dirt in the thing and call it a day..mark is like, heck no...i am gonna fix it. so, he gives it a go! poor guy spend hours and hours and hours out there filling in cracks that both are there, and probably a few that are not! :) here is the fun part - we  found out that you can rent a FIRE HOSE from the water company to fill up your pool, instead of using a garden hose. so of course...we did. it was the talk of the neighborhood...people coming out of their houses "wow what are you guys doing?" everyone was very impressed. we finally get the thing on and flowing....YIKES!!!!! I now know why it takes more than one really strong fireman to hold one!!! I have Judah on my front, Ry looking and leaning over the pool to watch...then in a split second we realize..this thing is alive! The hose starts whipping around like and angry elephant nose or and ry are like screaming and trying to run, mark is down at the hydrant hearing this and turning it off...then, as i am saving me and the kids lives, i hit my stinking toe so hard on this dumb concrete paver!!!! it was pure chaos. mark is yelling "move, get back" i am now yelling "no, my toe hurts". End of the story..we all did live, and the pool did get filled up! so far so good, seems to not be leaking anyway! so friends, the moral of my little story is that everyone should rent a fire hose once in your life! :) you will be the talk of the neighborhood, and i am sure you have your own adventure involving near death water experiences, yelling and a lot of laughing!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Ok! So Ry wakes up from her nap, as does Judah at the same time...I grab Judah from his crib and head to Ry's room. There we are, all waking up , talking, and playing...then, it happens. Ry screams "SPIDER"! I of course am, there is no spider. You are just imagining it because how could there be a spider in here if daddy is not here to get it! So - I look up on the wall and -oh yes - it really was there...very real, and heading down the wall towards the bed. I am trying to figure out how I can just let it stay there for like 4 hours till Mark was home, but I couldn't. This guy was HUGE, mean looking and seemed to have some mission in mind that involved eating me and the kids. So I tell Ry that it is her spider because it is in her room, so she had to kill it! (I know, I know, what kind of mom am i?) She then responds by saying "no way, you are the mom". So here I am trying to figure out the best way to take out this viscous man-eating spider when she says "I am leaving, I do not want to see this". So there I am...just me and Little Judah trapped against out will, trying to decide how many wipes i could keep in my hand and still be able to kill the spider, and not get any of his grossness on me. TEN! ten is what I came up with. It was very thick but I felt like I could still somehow squish the thing. Next, I think " i need some support here." I call so many people on the phone. Did anyone answer? No, not even one! So I make Ry come back in..against her better judgement. I make her count, which she does so super fast then runs like she is in the Olympics away screaming and laughing yelling " I am not gonna watch this". Then I realize..I am all alone. Judah wasn't going to help, no one was answering the phone, and now that spider was looking right at me. It knew I was afraid, it knew it was in was like and old fashion stare down...THEN IT HAPPENED! The stinking spider makes a run for it. Right towards the bed and was either me or him, so I did it!!! I squished the thing!!!!! I screamed and jumped..Judah then screamed, Ry was now laughing so hard she could barely stand...
So - that is it..I killed the spider! I WON! Spider versus Sarah, and Sarah won!!!