disaster strikes

We were cleaning our wine equipment this evening and it was time to rinse the carboy. When Brian turned the spigot on, the handle came off and water started shooting from that hole all the way to the ceiling. He turned off the main water supply as fast as he …

memorial day

Brian’s parents invited us over for a cookout today, so we headed there for lunch. The weather was nice for a change (it normally rains on Memorial Day around these parts). Erika was there, too, so Jake had someone to play with all afternoon. After dinner, the kids went swimming …

grizzly man

This was quite the interesting documentary. I don’t think it would’ve been half as good had the main guy been the manly type (the dude was pretty flamboyant for a supposed heterosexual if you ask me). This led to some unintentionally amusing moments. Anyway, if you haven’t heard about this …

birthday dinner

We went to my parent’s today for the annual birthday dinner for my brother and me (my brother’s birthday is in May and mine is in June and we normally celebrate both birthdays the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The dinner was kind of like a Thanksgiving dinner–turkey, mashed potatoes, …

dirty work

I took advantage of the beautiful weather this evening and planted some veggies and herbs. I also put my pepper plants outside to harden off. Unlike my tomato plants, I’m starting them off in the shade. So hopefully they will survive their stint in the cold frames. As it turns …