Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away

After nearly a week of rain, including heavy down pours this morning, the basement has flooded. There is at least an inch. Fortunately everything is either in plastic boxes or up several inches off the floor. John's workshop is down there, but none of his tools are in danger and only a little bit of his wood was directly on the floor. We are so lucky that he has a job that allows him to leave work and come home to deal with things like this! Right now he is working with the sump pump to get the basement pumped out. It's going to be a long job, even with the pump because there is no good outlet for the hose and we have to put it into the septic, which means it has to be unplugged every little bit to let the septic grinder/pump in the holding tank catch up.

Sigh. I hope we don't get much more rain.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Romantic Anniversary Dinner

Yesterday was our second anniversary. John came home for work early and we just kind of hung out- weeded the flower garden together, chatted, researched voles to try to figure out how to get rid of them- they are systematically destroying the flower garden. Money is really tight right now, so we decided not to go out to dinner. We made dinner together. I love doing that! I set the table with cloth linens and lit candles. The "bouquet" (a couple of wild daisies, purple asters, and butter cups, all from our yard) of flowers from Sunday was on the table. White wine. And meatloaf, baked potatoes, and bok choy. No Pudge cappuccino brownies for dessert.

It probably wasn't the most traditional romantic anniversary dinner in the history of romantic anniversary dinners, but it was special to us, and we loved it! We finished off the evening by watching A League of Their Own. A very "us" way to celebrate two wonderful years together and look ahead to many more.