Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Decider

Erin is huge into making decisions these days.

Sly Dinner

She's developed this really cute habit of saying "Uhmmmm" and looking up in the air to let you know she's thinking about something. As in:

Brian: "OK, let's eat some cereal. You want me to pour you some O's?."
Erin: "No! Erin pick!"
Brian: "Yeah, go for it."
Erin: "Uhmmm... this one. No... aaahhmm... *this* one."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Erin's 2 year stats

Height - 34.5" : 50%
Weight - 26 lbs 8 oz : 50%
Head circumference - 51.5 cm : > 97% (Actually, not on the chart.)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Erin!

Erin opens the door to her third year.
Go get 'em, kiddo!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Look

If you're related to me, you probably know this look.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Go Bears!

For Uncle Jim. Coming home from a Cal Bears game a few weeks ago:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We have new phone numbers!

Welcome to the 925!  So we just got new phone numbers.  Please contact me by email and I'll send you our new phone number.

Verizon was lame and is unable to have a message at the old numbers informing callers of our new number. I was like "But, dude, you're the phone company!" Whatever. Apologies.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Stinky Story

So, we're not one week yet in our new house when the first interesting thing happened. We did laundry. Washing clothes is not normally cause for excitement, but with this load the toilet in the adjacent bathroom flooded.
One call later to the plumber, 2 1/2 hours, some time on the roof with a motorized snake, and voila, clog cleared. And just to make sure it was really cleared, the plumber ran the water for half an hour.

That night, Brian was muddling around in the garage when he noted a vaguely damp, unpleasant smell just about everywhere in the house, particularly in the kitchen, family and living room. After Erin went to bed, he bravely donned his rattiest clothes, dug out the flood light and dove into the crawl space to check for a leak. Can you guess where this is going? He crawled swam through muck to get to the sewer pipe. He finds it is bent, which was likely causing the clog, and finds not just a leak but a giant hole. That's right, folks. A hole. So all the water from the kitchen sink, powder room toilet and sink, utility sink, and clothes washer was, instead of flowing to the East Bay MUDD treatment plant was dumping out under our house. Ick.

One additional call later to the homeowners warrantee company, one sanitation specialist, several hundreds of dollars of bactericide, fungicide, and absorbent compound and one 100% homeowners-warranty-covered plumber later, our pipes efflux to the magical sewage treatment plant, the crawlspace is drying (with chemical aid), and the only side effect is the house smells vaguely like a porta potty.