Monday, June 7, 2010

Two Weeks Into Summer Break

Summer is here!  It is hot.  It is muggy.  The girls are sleeping in late and wearing their jammies all day.  My calendar is pretty much empty, except for the occasional doctor or dentist appointment.  Now, if I could just get myself motivated to do some things around the house.  Remember the pictures of us redoing our pool deck.......well, we have not finished that yet.  The trimming around the pool and the planters has never been done.  I just cannot bring myself to get out in the heat and do it, not to mention, we are in the afternoon thunderstorm pattern and every time I turn around it is raining.  Or so it seems. 

We spent all of last week without air conditioning upstairs.  We have two units so we cranked the downstairs unit on high and turned on all of the ceiling fans to try to move some cooler air upstairs.  It didn't do much good, so by the end of the week the girls were sleeping on an air mattress in our room and all the animals were moved into the office.  We finally got it repaired Friday.  Word to the wise...........fix things when you know they need to be fixed.  This air conditioner was not working quite right at the end of last summer, but we didn't do anything about it, because we were getting by.  When it finally got really warm here again in May, we knew we had to do something about it now.  Turns out it was the compressor, a very expensive repair.  And guess what?  The warranty expired in January!!  Ugggghh!!! 

Rachel is still on antibiotics.  We got her runny nose cleared up the last week of school, but it came back with a vengeance the Monday we were in the Keys.  By Wednesday her ears were draining again too.  I called the doctor, and she started Rachel on her fourth round of antibiotics.  Now Rachel is taking an antibiotic twice a day, steroid nasal spray once a day, antibiotic ear drops twice a day and Claritin once a day.  Thank goodness she is pretty good about taking medications. 

We have been saving the world turtle at a time.  This morning we found a little guy in the road near the house.  We released him to the pond despite the girls protested that we should keep him.  This afternoon, I found a HUGE one in the road.  We took him out back and released him too.  I have no idea how many turtles I have put in that pond.  We saw a little alligator in that pond over the weekend, so I am not sure how much of a favor I am doing these guys.

I would have added some pictures of our catch and releases from today, but right after we got back from the Keys, I dropped my camera and broke it.  I have have looked around and not found what I want yet.  I actually bought one camera and brought it home, only to discover it operated on AA batteries, and it went through those batteries quick. I returned that camera.  Unfortunately, it appears that I returned all the pictures I took with it.  I cannot find the pictures we took on Mike's birthday. Someone here in Florida is probably wondering who that goofy family is on their new camera!  Oooooppps!      

1 comment:

  1. We like looking at turtles in the pet shop. It sounds really cool that you find them around your house/road and to have an alligator in the pond!
    Hope Rachel is better soon. Looking forward to seeing some more pictures when you decide on the new camera.