There is a bush right next to the front door that is some kind of lilac. It smells wonderful, but is only in
I really ought to mention Memorial Day weekend at some point, because a lot happened that weekend.
The first high point: 2nd wedding anniversary, for which John and I went out to dinner at The Melting Pot. Mmmm… fondue. Yummy things dunked in melted cheese….
The other high point of Memorial Day weekend: awesome fighting (fencing) at Crown.
I got to fight a lot of really awesome people, and had some people that I really respect a lot praise my skill. Yes, John says that I am doing well all of the time (though he is somewhat biased in my favor) and I know that I am no slouch when it comes to German two-handers, but praise coming from some pretty high-ranked fencers who I respect a great deal is something completely else. It certainly re-confirmed my resolve to continue to study Liechtenauer.
The very definite low point of Memorial Day weekend: plumbing problems.
Sunday morning I was doing some handwashing at the kitchen sink and realized that I was standing in a puddle. My initial reaction was to think that I must have splashed some water out of the sink and to mop it up. A few minutes after that I was standing in another puddle. A few minutes after that of frantically pulling soaked cleaning supplies out from underneath the sink, John and I were able to tell that the garbage disposal unit was leaking rather badly.
So, off to Home Depot to get a new garbage disposal. (Leaving a system of fans in place in the kitchen to dry out the sopping wet under-sink area before attempting repairs.)
One day later and the area under the sink is dry and John replaces the garbage disposal. And it works just fine and is not spraying water like the old one was. But, wait. Is that another leak off of the hose for the faucet? Why, yes it is! Back to Home Depot (a couple of more times) for more pieces and parts.
And then a few days later the oven (or rather the ignition switch) gave up the ghost as well. John managed to repair that one as well. Hopefully that will be the last of the major home repairs that we need for a while.