Saturday, May 22, 2010


We're very busy (as usual). Check it out - we're building a playground for M. in the backyard. Chris took apart the bottom part of our gigantic deck. The wood was mostly rotten, but he did save what could be saved for a future chicken coup. Yes, one day we will have chickens!

We cleared the area where the playground is going to be and then we all rolled the tree stumps and set them around the perimeter. Tomorrow morning Chris will go and pick up a sandbox I found on Craigslist for only $25. And then it'll be time to figure out where to get playground mulch and sand.

Lately I've become addicted to Craigslist. Most of what's on it is useless to us, but once in a while things pop up, like this sandbox (hopefully it's in good condition). Plus there's the Free section that is generally full of junk, but you know what they say about junk, right? Like today I picked up a FREE set of Encyclopedia Britannica (library copy and you know, nobody ever reads Britannica). Oh, and it included a complete set of Britannica Junior (also in perfect condition) and a bunch of Britannica Yearbooks.
I'm not sure what to do with yearbooks, except to give them as gifts to friends and family. So if you need a Britannica Yearbook for your birth year, let me know. I just might have it.

Oh, and we also went to Henside the Beltline Tour de Coup aka the Chicken Tour. There are quite a few backyard chickens in Raleigh, including many houses in our neighborhood. We toured some, looked at some chickens and coups and backyards. It was lots of fun and we're once again thinking about keeping a few chickens.

So, as you can see, we've been very busy and intend on staying this way.

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