1. I pulled up the carpet in Jaden’s room this morning. I was sick and tired of it smelling like pee in there. You see, a while ago, one of the animals had a bit of an ‘accident’ on the carpet in there. Ever since then it has been one big lavatory for the four-legged creatures in our home. But mainly, I blame these two:
Nola and Penny may look cute and cuddly, but when your back is turned, they will do horrible things to anything you own. Penny just isn’t very bright. I have a hard time faulting her for crappy genetics. Nola, on the other hand, seems to be fairly intelligent; so I’m not sure why she decided to use Jaden’s room as her personal litter box.
This was a stinky project. And, I was convinced that it would be easy, because there wasn’t a pad under the carpet. All I’d have to do is pull up the carpet and be done with it. That didn’t work. There was a pad under there. A very thin pad that was partially glued down. So, once I pulled the carpet up, I had to use my handy-dandy putty knife to scrape up the entire pad. What an ordeal.
So, now there is a bare floor in Jaden’s room. We are planning to lay down a laminate wood flooring, but I’m not even sure when we’ll get to Home Depot or Menard’s. This weekend is race weekend and I am working all of next week. So, Jaden will have to live with his floor ‘as-is’ for a while. The crazy thing: he likes it this way! I have a strange child.
2. I am starting to see a lot more of this around my neck of the woods:
Yes, it’s pretty. But I have not had my fill of summer. This summer was so nice and warm. I loved it! I love the heat. And I don’t mind the humidity. The mosquitoes…those I can do without.
3. Thursday is CSA day!! I still have some stuff left over from last week. And we are going to be gone all weekend, so I’m thinking I might have to prep and freeze tomorrow if I have time.
First, the greens: peppers, tomatillos, scallions, acorn squash, basil and kale
And the rest: onions, tomatoes and some great-looking potatoes that I can’t wait to cook up and eat. I’m thinking garlic mashed. Yum.