Ok, if you watch Saturday Night Live, you are familiar with the "what up with that?" skits. Mike and I got on a kick of repeating this phrase when we encounter new stuff or things we just don't get. Here are a few examples from the past couple of weeks:
WHAT UP WITH THAT?
**Confessions and concessions are one letter apart-after a recent fire in Mike's church, they are now holding Mass in the gym. We noticed that the "concession" sign had been revised to say "confession".
**CD's and DVD's are modern day scare crows-We attended a great Greek Dinner at Anita and Henry's, and they had several of these tied to arbors and trees to keep away birds. They were beautiful twirling and reflecting the light.
**The glove box light in a '73 Dodge Challenger can run down the battery if left on for more than 1 month...as we found out on a recent trip back to Mike's house. That is one heavy car to push out of the garage!
**Pineappling-According to our friend Kevin who farms in central Illinois, pineappling is when the corn leaves twist into points (like a pineapple) during a drought. Unfortunately we saw this a lot on a recent visit to central Illinois and southern Indiana. They are in desperate need of rain!
**House showings-it's really odd to know that nameless, faceless people have gone through your house when you aren't there, and they give you feedback on what they do and don't like.
**Lists-my sweetie is a convert to lists. He has his own "major" and "minor" list of things he has to do to my house. He gets into a slight panic if he misplaces the list. That's why I added it to his iPad.
**Sounds you don't want to hear from your kitchen...the head tile floor installer telling his apprentice "you are bleeding on the floor...clean it up!"
**Some church signs are so creative...
|We saw this while driving in Southern Indiana|
**Cats like newly carpeted steps and new faucets...
|Blue Belle: Where's the water?|
It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks with lots of house showings (meaning lots of cleaning-YUCK!) and continued work finishing up some house projects. No bites yet on the house, but a couple of people have been here for a second look...
Here's some of the recent progress...
|Downstairs guest bath-new vanity and space age lights|
|New hallway lights replaced ugly can lights|
|Mike built stand for sump pump battery. He was excited to use the plasma cutter and welder!|
|Mike built a new arch for the cabinets-replaced the wavy ones we were sure came from Cracker Barrel|