Wednesday, August 18, 2010

While we were gone

The apple tree in the back yard fell the fuck over. The house smells like paint and the backyard is strewn with tree limbs and paintbrushes, drop clothes, rollers, lengths of quarter-round molding...



Clark did a lot of work while we were in Montana. He replaced the molding through the whole house, something that we have not made the time for since the floors were redone back in January, and finished painting every floorboard, wall and ceiling on the ground floor except the kitchen (remember that project from last fall?). Whew! I'm tired sitting here comfortably on the couch just looking at the walls! I better make some noise about how hard it was to be in Montana with that baby so we all know the score is even.





7 comments:

asha said...

I'll back your story up.

eclectic said...

Awesome! Three cheers for teamwork! Any signs of that baby yet?

Kristiana said...

12 days past the due date, and no signs of the baby. more doctors appointments and lots of walking for the mama. if the baby isn't born by monday they will probably induce.

Don said...

Babydoc induced ours and it wasn't any twelve days late, closer to twelve minutes. I wonder what effect inducement has on a child's horoscope.

Kristiana said...

The medical establishment certainly does like to intervene. They'd like births to be as uniform as possible I'm sure.

Horoscope? That is an excellent question!

someone said...

anything done without a baby is easier than nothing done with a baby.

you can quote me.

The apple tree??? Oh no. I like that tree. Is it finished?

Kristiana said...

I will be quoting you.

Well, the tree is 1/3 standing and 2/3 down. But the remaining 1/3 is a good half of overall mass. I think we can count on the shade for that half/third for the rest of the summer, but yes, the tree is going to come down.

This tree is Clark's Giving Tree. It is a silly fact that he swung on it's branches when he was a boy and now will chop down it's limbs and sit and reflect on it's stump. It will make a nice fire. Apple wood burns hot and slow.

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