Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cheesecake, House construction, and a hundred dollar bill!!! (I know, they all go together so well!!)

For starters, today on Facebook was Cheesecake Day and you could partake of their delectable cakes for only 1.50 a slice!!! You can't pass up a deal like that!! I had to find a conspirator in this action, so I had to think of someone who wouldn't be shy to use a coupon......ummmm.... My sister Becky!!! Why... a) she is pregnant so she is always up for cake, and b) she doesn't have ANY problem using coupons!!! Hooray!!! And man, did we enjoy our cheesecake.. and all three pieces came to 4.50!!!
Here we all are: Uncle Jeff, Brody, and my sister Becky and myself and Will. (the older kids were at school)
Jeff chose a candybar cheesecake, and Brody knew just what he wanted the minute he walked in...Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake!
Brody was soooo stinkin' excited! (Man, now I want another piece since I am looking at the pictures!! I wonder if they are still open at 10:41pm..... i will be back in a minute!!!!!........)
o.k. so I am not telling you if I got a piece or not.... but they MIGHT be open until 11pm... and they MIGHT have a great triple mouse cheesecake, and they MIGHT have even given me the piece for free..... Maybe.........
And I MIGHT be sitting here right now eating it and watching the Office..... (I can't even hear the kids talking instead of sleeping in the background.....yummmmmmmm)
And this girl MAY have figured out that I am eating cheesecake on the couch......

And I MIGHT have resorted to bribing her with this bite....... MAYBE!!!!! Gosh, I am just FULL of secrets, huhhhhhhh???

Alright, now that I am satisfied, back to the rest of the post...
They have been working on our house this whole week which makes my heart happy (especially after we found a foreclosure notice on the garage last week!!! Not ours, the sellers...Don't ask!!!)
Anyhow, the "Foundation Stabilizer" guys have been there this week. They have been digging very big holes all around the house near the posts.
Here you can see about 5 or 6 of the wholes in the backyard!! (Well, you can't really see them, but I know they are there..)
And here is our new view from the backdoor...
The kids didn't care about the construction going on, they just wanted to make sure their swingset still works..... (it does)
And there are big machines like this hanging around...
And somehow this water device helps to figure out how slanted the house is... maybe they should just put a ball in the middle of the floor, and see which way it rolls. Technology ROCKS!!
Here is the view from the front door looking to the left...
And here is our ripped up family room!!
And a bit of our kitchen area.... where they have been drilling up circular "poops" from the tile/concrete!
And here is Cassidy modeling a "poop" taken from the floor. Sorry to be so crude, but I don't exactly know what else to call them..... cement extracts....oh forget it! "poops" it is!
.... and I assume this is a very important part of the construction job.....hummmm
Cassidy and Will got ahold of some of the "small" wrench things they have been using...
So, that was today! Oh yeah.. I forgot to tell you about the hundred dollar bill!
So tonight we were swimming here at the apartment complex as a family and Cassidy had just jumped in and all of a sudden she says, "Mom, what in the world? I just found a hundred dollar bill on the bottom of the pool!!" I didn't believe her so I dove in, and sure enough 100 smackers, soaking wet and still real!
I looked around and saw a family eating dinner under the ramada.... Cassidy was already ahead of me (she is such an honest soul!). "Mom, we have to find out who this belongs to!" So, I didn't know what to do so I approached the family under the ramada and said... "Did anyone here by some strange chance lose a hundred dollar bill in the water?" (I know what you are thinking now... anyone would say they lost it!! But I am WAY ahead of you!!!) The dad said, "Oh it is mine! thank you sooo much!" But I wasn't convinced until he pulled out a wet wad of cash from his wet shorts and explained that he had just gone to the bank and pulled out 5 hundred dollar bills and then had suprized his daughter by jumping into the pool fully dressed (forgetting about the money in his pocket). I figured that story matched the soggy bill in my hand so we handed it over. Cassidy was so thrilled to have seen a hundred dollar bill in real life and she never even thought twice about keeping it!! I LOVE that girl!!!!


Jeremy and Ruth said...

okay seriously, that cheesecake post is just cruel! hahah! And the $100 dollar bill thing is AWESOME!! That is soo random for that man to have done that! And tell Cassidy that i am very proud of her!

Grama Karen and Papa Lund said...

Amazing things happen in your life like cheese cake bargains at all hours and soggy money. Good job, Cassidy! Also, it is nice to see the house. It is even more perfect for you guys than I remember.

Bonnie Hynes said...

YAY new house! Good job Cassidy. Yummmmm cheesecake!