June 23rd, 2010

Little Girl Stories

Yesterday's late night excitement involved Katie finding a pair of scissors in a drawer in our bathroom and deciding to cut her own hair. It appears that not a lot of hair was actually removed and there are no obvious gaps. The scissors have been removed to an undisclosed location.

Earlier tonight, I was reading a new Tigger & Pooh book to Katie and Julie. There are lists of vocabulary words on the back cover of the book, so I pointed to the first word on one of the lists and asked Katie what it was.

"I don't know."

"That's Pooh. P-O-O-H, Pooh. What's that?" I said, pointing to the next word on the list.

"Tigger!"

"That's right! What's that?"

"Darby!"

"That's right! What's that?"

"Buster!"

"That's right! What's that?"

"Piglet!"

"That's right! What's that?"

Silence.

"That's Piglets." (There were multiple Piglets in the story.)

We tried it again later. She didn't get any of them right. Daddy scratches his head.

And after I told Katie a story tonight, she told me the story of how a crocodile ate the van with Mommy and Katie and Julie inside and Daddy came to rescue them.

That was one big damn crocodile! :)

There's a Hole

There's an itty-bitty hole somewhere in the fourteen year old air conditioner that keeps our house cool in the summer. It's not by any means an obvious hole, but enough of the refrigerant had departed from the coils that cooling was no longer occurring. We called our AC guy who came over and refilled the system until he clears enough of the backed-up service calls that he can install a new unit. When he does, he's going to add a auxiliary AC for the upstairs that should fix the temperature problem that we've had up here ever since moving in, because the downstairs AC really can't keep the upstairs very cool. There can be anywhere from a four to ten degree differential between the two floors.

We also need to have a new roof put on. We'll add an attic fan then to vent the warm air from the attic, which should make it easier for the auxiliary unit to keep up with the cooling problem.

But it's going to be an expensive summer.