Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stung

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TIME: 10:41 AM
PLACE:  Bathroom
SUBJECT: Bee sting

HH finally picked up his bees Wednesday evening.  I was promptly stung about 30 minutes after he returned home with them.  (I was inside the house!  The damn thing was on me when I walked in) It’s very red and itchy today. 

It’s on bees.
Next year? 
I’m taking ALL your honey.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tour de Belleville

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TIME:  8:06 PM
PLACE: Union United Methodist Church
SUBJECT:  Dad and DramaQueen

The annual Tour de Belleville, which raised funds for safety/maintenance equipment for the town’s bicycle trail was tonight.  We rode as a family, except for MonkeyBoy, because event though this isn’t a race, his goal is to be the first one done (he ended up in second).  There is a 5 and a 15 mile route.  The fork in the road separates the two. 
 
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(Yes.  There literally is a fork in the road.)

SD and HH rode a little more than 5 miles.  An early part of the 15 mile route went about 2 blocks by our home so they rode to that point.  Dad, DQ and I continued on with the rest of the longer route.  After, we joined my brother and his family at a downtown tavern for a beer (soda for DQ!).

Forced Family Fun!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flowers

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TIME:  8:38 PM
PLACE:  Around the yard
SUBJECT:  Flowers

HH planted the sunflowers.
The purple flowers are on a climbing vine that I planted.
I lost the tag that told me what kind of vine it is.
Google is no help.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bee

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TIME:  9:39 PM
PLACE:  Backyard
SUBJECT:  Honeybee

HH finally was able to pick up his hives. 
About 15 minutes after I took this photo, I went back into my house. 
I didn’t realize that a bee was on me.
It stung me on the inside of my left elbow.
Oh, it’s on bees.
I can’t wait to take all your honey.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mind the Gaps

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TIME:  6:45 PM
PLACE:  Attic
SUBJECT:  Gaps in the roof

Did I mention that we are redoing our roof? 
The storm gods did.
They laughed at our apparently pathetic tarp-laying ability.
They put on a big drip-party very late last night – resulting in me getting about 3 hours of sleep before my 10 hour work day.
You never realize how many gaps are in your roof until the shingles are off.
*Sigh*
Sealing and repainting two bedroom ceilings have now been added to the never-ending household “to-do” list.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Stormy

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TIME:  8:13 PM
PLACE:  Route 13
SUBJECT:  Sky and motel sign

MonkeyBoy had an indoor soccer game tonight.
While he was playing the sky opened up.
The storm moved through quickly and left some interesting skies on the way home,

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Beans

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TIME:  1:44 PM
PLACE:  Backyard
SUBJECT:  Green Beans

HH planted about 5 or 6 green bean plants. 
They yielded almost 2.5 lbs of beans today.
They just need some onions and bacon to be perfect!