cast of characters

Lani and Ann are the Weaver sisters!

Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.

Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.

Other family members are Laurie, Lani's beautiful daughter who teaches at elementary levels; her handsome son Alex, aka Alexander the Great; Mary and Bo, a/k/a Mom and Dad, and Bud and Ann, Steve's patient and wonderful parents.

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Sister, Sister, Sister!!
10 Random Things, Colorado-Style
10 Random Things
Tornadoes and Kitchen Sinks
Flying in and out
Sweets For My Sweet
Knitting - yes, I still do some
The Cake
I'll do anything for cake ....


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Friday, July 17, 2009

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Tonight? (posted by Lani)

So, Jim is here, and spent yesterday working with our fabulous handyman Steve, putting up scaffolding on the back of the house and putting insulation and soffits under the eaves. They had talked about leaving the scaffolding up between the living room deck and the bedroom balcony, and I was opposed because we've been having Nocturnal Visitors, and I didn't want any of them getting trapped on the balcony and realizing that the only exit was either 20 feet down or -- through the bedroom. With me in it. I made them take the scaffolding down, despite the time and effort and pita factor, and they laughed at me. They shouldn't have laughed, because it was, as it turns out, a very good call.

You may recognize this as my kitchen window. You may recognize that as a bear. You would be correct in both cases. He looks so small and kinda cute in this picture, but he was neither small nor cute; he was quite large (two separate neighbors estimate 450-500 pounds), and quite impressive, and quite unafraid, and he apparently thought that he had a dinner invitation.

He started out on the deck, checking whether he could get to the balcony with the birdfeeders, and then whether he could get into the glass doors. He then moved on to check the kitchen windows, and then sat in the front yard and pouted for a while before moving on to annoy the neighbors.

I am currently contemplating a Rube Goldberg-esque setup on the deck where when unwanted visitors come up they will trip an alarm and a bright light will flash on, an airhorn will go off, and as many noisy items as I can find and rig up will fall down and make lots of noise. That, and I'm getting a gun this weekend. I think it's time.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Drinking and Driving (posted by Ann)

This is my type of drinking and driving - one margarita at Tacos of Death, and then mow the yard on a Friday night. Don't I lead an exciting life?