Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What a Day!

It was a homeschooling day today and it started out with the boys' computer being on the fritz. Eric kept trying to get it going, but it just would not boot up. Later in the day after school was done Eric helped me with some shopping. When we got home, Mark was already home. We wondered why he was home early. He explained that he bent over to pick something up and heard something rip. It was the seat of his pants. LOL I noticed that pair was looking a bit worn, but did not think it was that bad.

We went on a family bike ride, afterward, Eric spent time in the garage tinkering. Both Mark and I are always telling Eric not to get into things that he shouldn't without asking. Well, that always seems to fall on deaf ears. I was sitting at my computer when I heard a sound from the garage that was out of the ordinary. I called to Mark and told him he better get out to the garage and see what the boys were up to. I am so glad I was not the one to go out there. Eric had started a fire. Thankfully, with his Boy Scout knowledge he was able to put the fire out, but not without scorching a rug. The sound I heard was a big flame igniting. I am not going to say how the fire started, but we are blessed that our son was smart enough to put the fire out correctly.

After that, I got a call from my sister that my Uncle passed away. He had taken care of my grandmother for many years and the last time I saw my Uncle after my grandmother had passed away, he let me know that all my letters had meant a lot to her and that I had made her happy. Now he too is gone.

Lady Bird went flying today. She knows her way home and comes to the backyard and calls. I come out and call to her and she flies to me. She is always happy & hungry when she comes home. She usually rests for a bit and then wants to go back out. Today she took another bath and Eric and I snapped off some pictures.

Eric took this picture of her shaking herself off.

I took this picture of a wet bird.

Here she is sitting on the towel fluffing her feathers.


CeramiquesDeCherie said...

Im gonna be sad when this little bird finally flies away. I love the stories. What a blessing for you all.

Becky said...

Thank you Cherie. She has been a huge blessing, she is one special birdie.