Extreme Home Makeover Kansas Edition Up Date

Here's my sweet Monkey (#2) and his friend Jackson.  They are working hard on the build site.

Volunteer Tent

Wal-mart/ Sams donated a refrigerated trailer. They are storing water for the workers in here.  Since it's been 108 here in Kansas some people have gone in there to cool off. 🙂

The job site …. A night

The swimming pool on the ground…

The swimming pool in the AIR..

I believe these are footings? 

Dirt… lots and lots.. of Dirt


Digging.. diggers?

I believe this house will have a basement.. what do you think?

One Tired kid… that I love!

Tires? Really She’s Talking about Tires?

Tires… tires have been totally kicking my behind here lately.

The Man and I have had our fair share of tire problems lately. His front tire blew this week. He put the donut on.. and it blew a few short days later. He has a pretty common car.. but unbelievably we have to order his tires.. and they won't be in for a week!?!?

Thursday we discovered my tire is low.. took it in to Walmart (where we bought them) and they say it has a cut and it can't be repaired. It should be covered under the "tire hazard".. but neither myself nor Walmart can find our paperwork 🙁 Tires.. you can't live with them.. and you can't live without them..

Plans.. what are Plans for Anyway?

I got up this morning.. realizing that I forgot to make my to do list.  I sat down at my computer and it was off.  I thought maybe Windows did an update or something.   I turned it on, it booted up.. and I received an error code…

Not this screen actually.. but one similar.  I messed around with the computer for another 30 minutes or so.. then called The Man.  He told me based on the error codes, I needed a new hard drive. (This will be the 3 in this Dell of mine).  I called Wal-mart to see if they had a hard drive for a laptop.  I spoke to a woman in electronics, told her “I needed a hard drive for a laptop.”  She came back on the phone 5 minutes later to tell me she had some, and they ranged in price from 59.00 to 89.00.

#2 and I went in search of the perfect hard drive.  We arrived at Wal-mart only to find that the two 65 + year old women working in the electronics department had the external hard drives confused with actual hard drives.  Which means a lovely 50+ mile drive to Kansas City.  This made #2 super happy.  He loves to go to the nerd stores.

Once in Kansas City we purchased a hard drive for $65.00.. and headed home.  Needless to say 6 hours later it’s not my hard drive, it the mother board or the processor.  Currently I am waiting on this man:

ticket to the gun show, the man

To fix it.. if he does.. my mother was right.  “It is really nice to have a man around that can fix things.”

What do Tires, Burger King and Homeschooling have in common?

I may have said this before.. I don't remember. The Man is the kind of guy that handles things, and I really appreciate that about him. I like that he believes there are "man" jobs and "woman" jobs. 14 years ago his classification of what a woman can do and what a man can do made me crazy. I was brought up by a single mother, and a extremely absent father. My mother made sure I knew how to do all kinds of "man" jobs, because, "You may not have a man around to take care of you!" That's one of the reasons I fell in love with him, because he took care of the junk I don't want to handle..

I don't know if you remember the tire mishap in the spring when The Man had to come change my tire: Walking Tour of Ottawa Since that time I have had the spare on my front driver side . Sunday my other tire started losing air. You can imagine my surprise when yesterday the man told me I needed to take my car to get new tires and the oil change. In my mind I was freaking out.. "Doesn't he know that HE is suppose to do this?" He set a presidense years ago when he handed all of that for me!

I like Monday morning to just be about school in my house. It seems like if we start school right on Monday's.. it will be smooth the rest of the week. I knew they wouldn't get anything done if I wasn't there.. so I loaded the kids up in the car and we headed to Wal-Mart in Gardner to get new tires and a oil change.

I called and found out that Burger King in Gardner has Wifi.. so the kids and I did a little school while we waited on the car to be done.

Here's #2 looking something up on his computer while his

math book is waiting for him to finish what he started.

Here's #2 working on her spelling worksheet.

The Man and I are going to talk about this whole car care thing.. hopefully he'll go back to being Ward Cleaver 🙂 (Leave it to Beaver) after our conversation.