This past week was a rather strange one. I know that I accomplished a huge amount of things…I just can’t remember what they all were.
I am happy to report that most of the damage from The Big Water Heater Incident has been rectified. The new floor looks fantastic! The last items on the agenda are minute paint touch-ups, insurance agent wrangling (dinette damage), and getting the table refinished.
I have also pretty much perfected my bread machine bagel dough recipe. Apparently, the secret to amazing bagel dough is to add an egg per cup of flour and to cut back on the water (about an ounce and a half per egg added). The next thing on my bagel list is to work on my bagel-forming technique. The first half of the batch always turn out pretty well shape-wise, but the last half looks more…well, rugged.
I gave my dogs baths, which is no small feat. My mutt hides under whichever piece of furniture is closest to her whenever she hears the word “bath.” Good thing she hasn’t learned to speak Pig Latin…yet. My beagle does not understand the word “bath” in English or otherwise, so getting him into the bathroom is usually pretty easy as long as there’s food involved. However, getting him into the tub is another story. He is an unusual beagle in that he weighs about 65 pounds and is shaped rather like a barrel with stubby legs, a metronome for a tail and floppy ears. (He’s really not overweight…he is just built more like a hippopotamus than a beagle.)
Laundry. ‘Nuff said.
We finished out the week with lots and lots of family time outdoors at the nearby amusement park. We got rained out on Saturday, which was a bit of a bummer. We thought we might get rained out when we went back Sunday afternoon, but the dismal clouds fled the scene, leaving the evening perfectly gorgeous…sunny and warm. Bonus: hardly anybody showed up to the park, so we had short lines for rides and shows all day. The baby got to ride on the merry-go-round with me…no horsies for him yet, but he loved smacking at the large gorilla head adorning our bench.