This weekend was filled with projects. Some pretty boring, others a lot of fun.

Lets start with boring because to make this project even more boring, I have no before and after pics.

Earlier this month, we headed to Carolina beach for our first spring camping trip. It had rained at our last fall camping trip and we had to close up the camper with a little water on it. OMG, the mold and mildew we found was terrible. We cleaned it as best as we could and vowed to find a more permanent solution when we got home.

We started with the Wet and Forget product we used on our deck for algae. That only got rid of about 50% on the outside. Google helped us find a product from Bass Pro Shop that had awesome reviews. And, it was awesome. Visualize me in my garden clothes (long sleeves and long pants so that the bleach did not irritate my skin) spraying, wiping, sneezing as I cleaned the mildew off of the inside of the camper.

Lesson learned: if there is any rain during a camping trip, you must pop that thing up to dry out when you get home. No  matter how tired and desperate you are for a real shower.

This next boring project comes with a picture that looks like something from Sanford & Son. Remember that TV show?

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We have to have the duct work under our house replaced. One of those pesky 20 yr home ownership tasks. But, the house crawlspace is where all things have gone to die for 20 years. Think: hundreds of plastic toys, the dreaded double stroller, tons of hoses in my vain attempt to water our gardens with a low pressure well system, boxes and boxes and more boxes. I could keep going.

My highly motivated by currency child and I set to work Saturday morning while Rahul was on soccer dad duty with Aidan. Check out our handy work. And, this project was completed without the need for an emergency chiropractic appt Monday morning. Go old lady me!

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Ya’ll, 1800 Got Junk is amazing. You go online to make an appt, they come and load your junk, and you pay based on how much room in the dump truck your junk takes up. Ours was half a truck. Done in less than one hour.

Now for the fun project. I saw a video on Facebook about how to dress up a fence with small bird houses and instantly wanted to do this to our fence. I have been trying to figure out what to do back there…. no plants because I would have to hand water them.




Now for a weekend surprise. Samantha was working on some craft project in the workshop during Quiet Hour. Now, for folks not familiar with Quiet Hour… this is one hour on weekend days where we are silent and relax. Read: mom and dad nap. It has been a Godsend in our family. Back to the story…. some people tell me I go off on tangents, but I have no idea what they are talking about.

Samantha came back to the house and saw this baby white breasted nuthatch hopping on the deck. I think he bonked into the window and was stunned because he let Samantha pick him up and hold him for a few seconds before flying away. She said he was super light.


One last surprise. A gift I gave myself. My very own Beyoncé.  Readers of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened will know the story. For the rest of the more intact mentally sane people, click here to read the story.


She makes me laugh so hard, and the message is such a good one. I have already gifted small Beyonces to 2 friends who needed cheering up. Rahul asked if she was really going to live on our front porch. He can be such a “Victor” at times….sigh. Doesn’t he know that saying? When mom is happy, everybody is happy?

So that folks is a wrap up of our weekend. Exciting stuff. Check back for more!


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  1. So funny! I love the bird houses!

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