Why haven’t you posted for two weeks? Well…

Brooke here.  My sister yells at me for exaggerating.  She says I blow things out of proportion.  Like how I claimed Brown and I have done nothing for the last few weeks but bail out the basement. See, we got the front lawn regraded and I put down seed and there’s a drywell and a […]

If…

Brooke here. If you get water in your basement, and… If you start a major digging project to control that very problem, and… If you find yourself with one, maybe two hours of work left before that project is finally done, and… If you’re tired and decide to call it a day, then finish it […]

The French Drains (II)

Brooke here: Digging in the Fury Hole continues.  After Brown and I completed the initial cleanout, we took a few days to watch the ground when it rained to see where and how the water moved.  Turns out it moves straight down into the basement.  Not kidding. In the above image, we had taken one […]

And not a single WTF was given that day.

Brooke here.  This is a brief post, no pictures.  My parents are here and I have spent the last week in frantic clean-mode (why is it that I only notice the cobwebs when my parents or Brown’s mother is coming to visit?  We’re talking Charlotte-on-amphetamines webs here, people.  Our spiders aren’t subtle.). Last week it […]

Snakes! (doing it)

Brooke here.  What with the bat and the black widow, at this rate I’m terrified to think of what the next animal-related post might be about: Not that I should complain, what with Louisiana and Mississippi being underwater, but we’ve had quite a lot of rain over the last few weeks.  It’s hindered most of […]

+1 Laundry Room

Brooke here: We’re deep in the post-move ennui, where the work yet to be completed still exists but our bodies make stern fist-shaking threats whenever our minds bring it up.  Fortunately, Elizabeth forges on without us.  Here, look at the laundry room she built: I don’t know if I have stressed the “Eli is awesome” […]