Wednesday, July 30, 2008

larry chopping the trumpet vine

The trumpet vine, though beautiful, is growing like a weed and threatening to take over our backyard.  Larry is quite concerned about this.  I was looking out the window and caught him hacking at it with a child-sized shovel.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

trumpet vine

Monday, July 28, 2008


Another gift left to us by the previous owners: piggy bootscraper.  I wonder how long he'll stay on our back porch?

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Saturday, July 26, 2008

close call

The day we moved in, during perfect weather, two 8' long branches randomly fell from the tree in our front yard.  Luckily, they did not land on the house, my car, or me/Larry.

Friday, July 25, 2008

redneck A/C

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

cone flowers

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

mark knopfler at wolf trap

Monday, July 21, 2008

a boy and his grill

Our first major purchase for the new house!  

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

moving day!

Friday, July 18, 2008

the fun never stops

Yes, I'm still packing up my apartment (sigh).  Notice those two bottles of liquor in the foreground?  Liquor is a key ingredient to surviving a move.  Well, the rum is at least.  I don't know what the hell to do with that bottle of sherry.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

a special gift

The sellers left us a very special gift...A BIG PILE OF TRASH.  And do you know what you get when you have a big pile of trash on your curb?  You get TRASH PICKERS.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

mosquitoes 60, rachel 0

We celebrated our first evening as homeowners by sitting out in our OWN BACKYARD.  The mosquitoes celebrated by feasting on my blood.  I'm incredibly allergic to mosquito bites and discovered 60 bites on my legs the next day.  Itchy itch.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

we're homeowners!

We also take crappy overexposed photos with the flash too close to our faces!  But today we closed on our new house and celebrated with champagne.

Monday, July 14, 2008

a nerd with A.D.D.

I'm supposed to be packing (see all those boxes behind me?)...but I keep getting distracted by all the "treasures" I find while sorting through junk.   Like 3D glasses! 

Sunday, July 13, 2008

wall of pics

I took this photo to remember the dining room wall in my apartment.  I think I hung these up the first week I moved into my place in 2002.  Cheap frames, crappy prints, but I took all the pics in Europe while I was a student living abroad.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

mouth of the blue vase

Friday, July 11, 2008

columbia pike after midnight

We were out late playing Big Buck Hunter at L.A. Bar and a result we were walking home in the wee hours of the morning along the lovely streets of south Arlington.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

big buck hunter

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

a packing disaster

Have I mentioned how much I hate moving?  And where did I get all this shit?  And why was I keeping it???

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Another load of crap goes down the chute.

Monday, July 7, 2008

more packing

Books?  Check.  Ugly Dog?  Check.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

lucie in her favorite chair

Saturday, July 5, 2008

masked man

Friday, July 4, 2008

a very lame fourth of july

Our intention was to walk down to the Potomac to watch the fireworks - but it rained and we were all lazy, so we watched them from the roof of a friend's condo.  But it was so cloudy that they were hardly visible.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

"this is the sound the horse makes"

See the hand gestures?  He's imitating the sound of horseshoes on pavement.  Clip clop clip clop...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

full disclosure

This is what I look like first thing in the morning - an impressive display of grumpiness and bedhead.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

let the packing begin

George Foreman is in this box.