Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Is Eamon a Blessing in Disguise?

YES.
This boy is the start of this woeful tale. You all know him right? I caught him dumping a Kool-Aid single serve packet into the water bottle it was next to. He was under my stamp desk. He didn't really make a mess this time, but I had to get the vacuum to get the remaining powder by the vent.
Whilst I am vacuuming, I notice a light coming out of the vent. That's strange, I thought, so I removed the vent cover.
You can see the foundation clearly here, and wait, that's the "hole" in the foundation that lets the crawl space breathe. Why is this showing???
Can you see the light here??? YUCK!
My vent has fallen away from the subfloor and is resting on the ground below my house, therefore warming the crawl space and leaving a giant gap to the outside world (or place below the house). What lucky mice and spiders we have! Double Yuck!!!! Remember THIS??? Seriously, living in a house that is 100 years old is practically an invitation to these spiders and other such pests (earwigs) to come on in and freak me out.
And don't think for one moment that I put my arm in there and pulled it back up.
NO I DID NOT. I called Brandon on his cell and interrupted his nice lunch to tell him to do it when he got home. Cause that's how I roll.

13 comments:

The Walsh's said...

Gross. Where's the picture of tin foil over the vent? I wanted to see that one.

CaraDee said...

Let's just say that I was leading you on with the whole "tin foil" conversation....

The Walsh's said...

Shocker.

Christine Cook said...

It's like some days kids can be so great and easy, and then other days they're monsters destroying everything!

Brenda said...

Hmm. Isn't there supposed to be a big rat problem in the Lehi area too? Fun for you.

CaraDee said...

I don't know anything about that brat. Please don't add to my discomfort. It's fixed anyway.

Sally said...

That's exactly what I would have done, but I probably would have made him come home right then. I made him stay up until 12:30 repairing our garage door opener because I was too lazy to open it manually. By the way, is that picture of you in Egypt?

Cynthia said...

You know when you compare the 2 things side by side, a little kool-aid on the floor isn't so bad.

Ang said...

Wow - I really need to come over and visit you soon. I thought your stamp area was still upstairs. It's been too long!!!

robandsara said...

how did I not know you had a blog until right now? Have I been on another planet or something?

I love you blog, Cara. It's fabulous. I just read all the way through the 1st spider episode. My favorite is your boys in dresses and Eamon dancing.

-Sara

TheShippenFamily said...

That spider picture on the top of the page is kind of freaky and I am not scared on spiders.

Ultimate Warrior said...

You're just lucky that you have such a wonderful husband. Talk about the whole Enchalada...he is handy, extremely attractive, funny, really smart, loving... oh, did I mention attractive?

CaraDee said...

You spelled Enchilada wrong Warrior. And I don't even really like enchilada's anyway.