Tuesday, December 06, 2005

H2O Anyone?

Ok, so you would think that not having hot water readily available would be enough of a problem to satisfy the laws of Murphy, but alas, they are not. Sunday night our real estate agent called and said that the previous owner received a bill from the water company and if it wasn't paid, it would be shut off. In our frenzied times at work, Aaron and I both forgot to call and pay the bill. So, Monday night - we lost water. All water. No hot, no cold. There was a bucket of water left in the pump to the well, but it was.... disgusting! So, we went to my parents, took showers and filled up some containers with water. Apparently we live in a district where all three of our utilities are paid to different companies, even though when I switched the electric, they told me they handled the water too. Bah humbug. Another $50 in deposits leaving my shrinking bank account.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

New goat Pic

Here's another picture of one of the baby goats. This is the neice of the owner of the surrogate goat mother (or surrogoat as my mother-in-law calls her :-P)

Oh - and the baby goat names are: Don't Smack Em and Smack Em (Smack Em is the smaller of the two).

Plumbing Problems

Oh boy - we have a leak in the hot water line. Ugh. The plumber should be out soon to take a look and give us an estimate. Will keep everyone updated and should eventually have some fun pictures of our concrete slab being excavated.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

We've got kids!

Well, the kids are here at last. Buttercup finally gave up her fat and happy attention getting adventure and released the new kids into the world. There are two boys - they were born Friday, November 18th (just one day after my friends Jeremy & Rebecca gave birth to their son Tommy). Here's a picture to show you why I want a pygmy goat so bad. (now the question is which one or both - I'm hoping for both!)

New Name

Thanks everyone for your votes and ideas, but Straight-Up Acres has taken the cake. Officially it's called "Straight-up Acres Grange". Or SAG - a reference to SxAxGx. (and in case anyone is unsure - Grange is a synonym for Farm)

Other noteworthy names:
Billy Goat Bluff
Fhat Farm
Smartt Haven
Walden Shire
a combination of Ram, Cock, and Ewe used inappropriately but quite amusingly