Sunday, July 19, 2009


Talyn & Alena are in Minnesota for the week, so I'm playing the role of bachelor for a little while. Besides keeping up with Le Tour de France (which, I admit, can get quite addicting), I'm taking the opportunity to install our sprinkler system, which we've been procrastinating since last November. So far, all I've done is dig a big hole in our front yard - the water main is a whopping 5' underground! Luckily, my neighbors Chad & Gilbert have helped out, out of the goodness of their hearts. Gilbert digged quite a bit and encouraged me on by telling me that, in the time of the railroad, the Chinese outworked the Irish, who were bigger & stronger. I'm so glad I don't live in those times...
Me standing up in the hole - given my great height you can tell the hole is really deep

My favorite part so far of bachelorhood, though, is the voicemail I received the other day from Alena:
If for whatever reason the audio doesn't work, download the file here.
It makes me smile everytime I listen to it. Doesn't that just melt your heart?



Blogger Wongs D & MV said...

Very cute! The voicemail, not you in the hole dug by a Chinese worker.

9:39 AM  
Blogger melody said...

Yes, her little voice is completely darling.

8:43 PM  

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