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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday in Austin
Pretty nice day. Kaylee went out on 'new' swing set.
Alex was playing a Lego game on the computer.
I had been outside with Kaylee, for awhile, then Nancy came out to play with her, as well.
Later, Alex went to play with friends, Kaylee got on the computer. Love the headphones!
Anyone hear "Anything you can do, I can do as well."
Actually, it rained for a couple of hours - light rain, but actually water falling from the sky after a summer of drought and - August temps in Austin averaged 105 daily high. We told them we would bring some rain... ;-)
During the Texas-UCLA football game, Kaylee played on the iPad... what a resource for learning youngsters! Some popcorn, and touchscreen.
She got very comfortable...
Later, at bedtime, she had some wild pajamas - pigs on them!
Nite, Nite. Arrion leaves for New York City first thing Sunday morning; business trip, and some genealogy research!
It was a very good day! ;-)
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sewer Trench Update
Since last I wrote, Sewer Trench II in the back yard work continued. The small manhole was placed in the hole, right behind us - how lucky!
Then they continued to lay the pipe to the south. The pipe is marked with some 'magnetic tape' for identifying location purposes, then covered with gravel. The gravel is to encourage water to flow down the pipe placement. Then, they began covering in the trench.
Everything is done with the big machines, of various sizes. Back and forth, front and back of blade... everytime they back up... BEEP, BEEP, BEEP... ;-)
They covered the pipe to the north; they covered the pipe to the south - as far as it was done. Said they wanted it done before Labor Day... Except, right behind us!
How nice! NOT... ;-) Next, a smaller 'scraper' came along, from north to south, to smooth it all out. Had a nice chat with him. He 'saved' my lilacs, along the fence...
He cleaned it all up... except, around our manhole... he expected them to bring the 'cover' - they didn't. So he came back, and did what he could. After he left, someone brought the cover...
Here we look to the north, to see how smooth he was able to make it...
And smooth to the south...
He'll have to come back to 'finish' around the cover - oh, well. Here we sit on Labor Day.
Nancy continues to supervise, from time to time.
Yesterday, we finally got our temperature reprieve. Had continued to be in mid-upper 90s. Yesterday, a 20 degree drop. We're now in mid-70s. How wonderful!
Happy Labor Day! ;-)