1. The quick one first. The Keurig is indeed dead. I will be calling customer service tomorrow when I have perfected the story I am going to tell them. Not that it's not true. Well kinda true. Technically I guess it's a half truth. And now I am hearing my dead mother's voice, "Half truth, half lie." Thank you, Keurig for invoking my deceased mother to prove your point. The situation in which I got the Keurig was kind of a backroom deal. Of sorts. Anyway. I just needed a little time to decide what to say. I'll keep you posted. (And, you know how good I am about that.)
2. Yes, the raccoons are still here. They are low-key now. I no longer go out to the Yukon Cornelius and find mounds of garbage strewn all over the yard. It's more subtle (and, I like to think of them thinking of it as "discreet" and somewhat "friendly"). For example, yesterday I found simply a ripped Ziploc bag that had contained grapes that had gone bad right outside the garbage can. The heavy, heavy rock was about six inches from the front of the can. It looked as if all the grapes were still in the bag. Apparently, raccoons don't like moldy grapes. Sorry, raccoons.
I am seeing our relationship as more of a test now. They are testing my fortitude and ability to consume everything in my fridge. I am testing their brute strength and persistence.
Some of you (I think one person? And, that person could be a figment of my imagination.) wondered if I had any photographic examples of what was happening. So, I snapped this photo a while back just for you guys.
|Notice how the rock is in place and there is still trash? (That's when we realized the raccoons had moved on to the neighbor's trash can. And then we put a rock on that one.)|
2. Remember when I re-did my girls' room like I was some kind of reject from Design on a Dime auditions? I told you how miserable I was at decorating and crafting? And I gave you teaser photos of what was to come? Well, it's been done for ages now and I thought I'd give you a few photos of the finished product and a budget breakdown like the TV show. But, then I lost all the receipts. So, you are just getting photos and know that the complete re-do cost less than the two computers that hubby bought right after I was done.
I realize that most people will look at these photos and think, "Meh." But, know that I do not finish
|The new bunk beds. And the radiating light from the new ceiling fan. Thank you, hubby.|
|The view from the top bunk. See all of our new organization? I am scared of heights, so you're welcome.|
|The new hanging thing to hang all the things.|
|The room from the door. Really, really bad lighting and not-so-great camera.|