We got Ayden a Dusty backpack and he's kind of in love.
|He packed it himself with all kinds of goodies.|
|Everyone needs a backpack to do chicken chores. Right??|
and a midwife appointment at 1:30 (everything still looks great!). After all that Ayden and I both took nice, long naps and then got on with the rest of our days. Maverick is still shedding like a mad man even though we got him groomed recently. This crazy KY summer weather is confusing his undercoat and making him shed more than normal. I am vacuuming every other day and we are still living in fur tumbleweeds which is torture for this nesting mama. It might be worth the money to have him groomed AGAIN before Logan gets here in hopes that we won't have to live in a furry mess during the early newborn days when no one will have time or energy to vacuum. I did the dishes and got the place vacuumed and instantly felt so much weight lifted off of my shoulders. I then got Ayden set up with some watercolors while I got dinner going.
I had chicken tortillia soup on the menu and when I went to get a few ingredients I came across this magic:
It turned out really good! I highly recommend it. I added corn, potatoes, bell peppers and cabbage from our CSA and some shredded mexican chicken that I cooked in the crock pot yesterday.
After dinner, David went to build and was SO excited about a full afternoon to do so. His dad is here and there was no rain in the forecast. Ayden and I headed over to my parents house so Ayden could play with the boys and I could visit with my parents and sister.
David gets there to find this:
Someone had broken into our building site (cut the chain and everything) and stole some of our building equipment. They got away with David's air compressor, his circular saw, his dad's shop vac, a radio, my dad's concrete drill and a tool kit (ratchet wrenches and such). Ugh. We have so many feelings going through us from feeling violated that strangers were on our private property and in the basement of our future home to "how can there be people in the world, living amongst us, who would do such a thing?" The creepiest part is that these folks knew that we had a lock on our gate and seemed to come prepared with bolt cutters. They've had their eye on us for a while. We are just hoping they got what they were looking for and that they don't come back.
Though they lost some time taking inventory of missing items and filing a report with the police, they still managed to get a wall up on the first dormer!
The truth of the matter is that sometimes bad things can happen to good people but in the end, this was just stuff. Replaceable stuff. So small in the grand scheme of life and even though right now it feels kind of big when we think about how our insurance has a $1,000 deductible, how we will be paying to replace the stolen items, and how there is a chance they'll just come back in a couple of months and do it again. But we know that in the grand scheme of life it means nothing when we are all still here, healthy and together. It's all about perspective.
Any tips on how we can protect our building site while we are away??
Flashback! Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Old Pros"
And two years ago today: "7 Months Old"
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