Friday, May 22, 2009

He Was THIS Close

Last Saturday we went to Olney Days. While most of it would be appropriate for slightly older kids, it fulfilled what we wanted: get us out of the house. We did get to ride an old-fashioned fire truck, but Rhett was near tears the entire time. He continued to need to be held every time the truck circled near us, which was once every four minutes.

The best part of the night is when Chuck entered his first eating contest. It was two scoops of ziti pasta with marinara sauce. While he didn't win, he was only two tubes behind the winner. Needless to say, he was quite disappointed. I, on the other hand, was just grossed out.

UPDATE! My (ridiculously high) tax dollars went to work Wednesday morning. As Rhett and I were finishing our morning run, I noticed a work truck in front of the house across the street. Sure enough, the county was going to cut that lawn if no one else was! Hooray! When I asked about the house next door, they said there was paperwork holding it up. Oh well, one mown lawn, two more to go!

DOUBLE UPDATE!  On today's run I saw that the neighbor on the corner cut his/her lawn too!  Woo hoo!  Only one more forest to hew!


  1. We have similar offenders in our neighborhood. I called earlier in the week about our neighbor's forest, er lawn, and the city is coming to cut their lawn and stick the lazy people with the bill.

  2. That is awesome that the county will take care of that so everyone doesn't have to suffer from one person's laziness! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen! It looks awesome! Did I already write this too you??? I can't remember- its been a crazy week!

  3. Ok so are you telling me that if you don't cut your grass the county will come and do it???!!! You have got to be kidding me!

    Too bad about the food contest!

  4. well nicole, sure they'll come do it but only after about 10 days from the first notice and nearly $5,000 in fines. i'll do it myself, thanks.

  5. well it was chuck's first eating contest, right? he'll do better next time. :)

    are you serious - $5,000 in fines? that's an expensive mowing job.