Saturday, May 24, 2008

Uh, you could have left the rain in Ireland!

Lots of exciting things happening at our house this week. Well, I'm going to classify them as exciting. Jon would probably put them under the category of miserable. We finally got around to replacing the roof on our house. Jon hired a few young men and had some friends volunteer their Saturday. They planned to have the whole thing done in a day. Of course, they picked the hottest Saturday we've had so far and they didn't last too long through the miserable afternoon. Plus, it turns out the original roof builders did an exceptionally crappy job so there was a lot more to do than they thought.


Long story short, Jon has gotten up every morning as soon as the sun comes up to work on the roof and then back up every day after work until the sun goes down. Then the elements conspired against him.


It started with the wind storms on Wednesday. We were lucky we didn't lose everything up there. And then yesterday it rained. Hard. So my poor wonderful husband was up on the roof soaked to the bone as the rain poured into our apartment/garage as he put up tarp and felt to keep the rain out of our house. It's Vegas, isn't it supposed to just be hot and sunny all the time?!


And then I realized the weather change oddly correlated with the arrival of my half-Irish sister, Kristy. Coincidence? I'm not so sure. Vegas hits its hottest May in history (107 degrees) and then the day Kristy arrives suddenly the skies are grey and the rains come down. It's definitely suspicious.


Ok, not really. Having Kristy here is the absolute greatest! Scarlet totally loves her. She only calls three people by name, me (mom), Jon (dad), and her friend Jane. But now Kristy has been added to the list. Sure we kinda had to change her name to Titty, close enough. She is down here for about two weeks. It's her first time ever meeting Scarlet and we're doing our best to update her post-missionary wardrobe and get her ready for summer semester at BYU. But between house projects, my upcoming dance/theater recitals for my classes, and keeping up with my way too mobile child, having two extra hands around during the day has been beyond wonderful!


5 comments:

Marie Davies said...

Yay! 2 weeks of sister fun! Give Kristy a big hug for me...

Bryan said...

sounds miserable for jon, hope the roof turn out allright. Also remember about the airconditioning. We won't be able to stay and visit very long if it is 107 at your house. david

Peggy Dee said...

I miss Kristy! Does she love Scarlet as much as I do? I hope you guys are having a great time. I miss you both!!

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Karisa said...

So fun that you get to spend time with your sister! Poor Jon, I feel bad for him with all that rain. I guess you need to come & visit sunny California to escape that horrible weather in Las Vegas!