Saturday, July 30, 2011


Good use of time. by Joe Jon!
Good use of time., a photo by Joe Jon! on Flickr.

Some kids run for the toys and video games. I love seeing my boys run for the books!

Shopping this morning at BJ's in Cary.

Update: One of our friends at church is a general contractor and all-around handyman. He came today and put in our new water heater for us. Hot showers tonight! Woo hoo!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Water Heater Is Done

Water Heater is done. by Joe Jon!
Water Heater is done., a photo by Joe Jon! on Flickr.

I'm really glad I was here when our water heater caught fire.

I hit the rest button after the hot water disappeared this afternoon and immediately saw sparks and high voltage melting going on. I ran and turned off the outside breaker. I saw a tiny flame on the water heater and smacked it with my hand, putting it out. I then went inside for a flashlight. I came back and looked under the house and saw 8-10" flames rising from the upper thermostat. I had Gabe run for a big cup of water while I screwed the water hose on. Gabe came back and threw the cup of water on the flame. I then hit it with the water hose for a couple of seconds. A wee bit scary.

Looks like we have no hot water for a few days. I guess we'll take our showers in the travel trailer until we get a new unit. This old one has had it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Yarborough's Ice Cream with my buddy Caden

We sneaked away from the older two boys, who were at a scouts meeting, and grabbed some ice cream with mommy.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Ninja by Joe Jon!
Ninja, a photo by Joe Jon! on Flickr.
He sleeked down the hallway, swiftly but silently bounced through the laundry room, and, before I knew it, he was upon me in the office. Caden, the ninja. With help from the folks at Enter the Ninja.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Caden has Chicken Pox!

Caden has Chicken Pox! by Joe Jon!
Caden has Chicken Pox!, a photo by Joe Jon! on Flickr.

A bummer for our little guy. We started seeing the bumps on Wednesday evening. It caused us to cancel Plan's B and C for the holiday weekend after our hopes to travel to the mountains for a long weekend were crushed. But, we've been having a little "staycation" and have enjoyed our family time at home!

Don't Scratch, Little Buddy!

Don't Scratch, Little Buddy! by Joe Jon!
Don't Scratch, Little Buddy!, a photo by Joe Jon! on Flickr.

It's hard for a 5-year old not to scratch that oppressive itch!