A Bad Apple

There is nothing pretty about this picture. I even tried to filter the photo to make it look better. That fan is blowing fumes out the side of our house. That hose leads to the second floor bathroom. A bathroom out of commission. Despite plungers, plumbing snakes, hoses, and Ben’s stretched arm nothing was working to unclog the drain pipe. Eventually it was revealed that our youngest flushed an apple core. We discovered this when water started flowing up instead of down. Who would have thought such a small thing would cause so much problems. Two days later after busted up walls and torn up floor boards we gave the chemicals a try. Within 15 minutes the drain was clear. The house is airing out. Despite the smell we are relieved.

I guess remodeling the bathroom just got moved up on our never ending list of things to do!

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Northside Farmers Market

It was worth getting rained on to get these babies. I look like a drowned elf but that’s okay.

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We also picked up some sweet corn from Carriage House Farm’s booth and had it with dinner. It was amazing!

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Hope to share more later this week. I was on vacation last week and we did a lot of local stuff.

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Did I mention…no more training wheels.

Isabella’s been riding without training wheels for a little bit now.  A couple of weekends ago we took off Vita’s and away she went.  No problems, no hesitation.  We decided to remove Blackburn’s training wheels when we removed Vita’s and we made the right choice.  He is doing great.  He just needs to work on stopping.  His way of stopping is to jump off the bike!

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Hot then cold…

On Saturday and Sunday it was close to 80 degrees. We wore tank tops and soaked up the sun.

Here’s a couple of pictures of the kids working barefoot in the soil.

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On Monday morning we woke up to a light dusting of snow. The kids think this weather is hilarious.

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