Thanks to Rob at Laughing at the Pieces, I think a new meme has been started. Jeri has also taken a crack at this – so here’s mine. The Seven Wonders of My House:
1 – The Neverending Bamboo: Just when we think we’ve cut down all the bamboo – we spot new shoots coming up. Bamboo sucks, and it sucks the life out of everything else in your yard. See my previous post on it for more complaining.
2 – The Alien Microwave: The display on the range hood microwave shows only an odd alien language – which I have actually begun to understand. You also have to push the start button in a certain place to make the darn thing work. But it works, and somehow the aliens always know how long we’ve punched in on the keypad, so we aren’t too concerned
3 – The Hot Room: One of the smaller bedrooms upstairs has two windows and gets sun all day – it is always the hottest room in the house. This is of course the room I chose as my office, and where the main computer sits as such. The view is lovely, my desk is between the two windows, but even in 50 degree weather the room is quite warm. I’ve added window tint which seems to have helped quite a bit.
4 – Wildlife Kingdom: Our backyard is home to a number of critters. So far we’ve seen two crows fight, a skunk, two groundhogs, a snake, and a mother cat gave birth to kittens in the doghouse (we have no dog, mind you – it was left by the previous owners). We have seen a number of other cats coming around also, and surmise that some are in heat and can smell our own boy cat’s scent. Unfortunately, they don’t understand when we tell them that he just can’t help them achieve their goal to get knocked up.
5 – The Amazing Magnetic Door: The door to the garage, though it looks wooden, is actually metal. Since it is in the family room – it has taken the place of the refrigerator for the little one’s artwork.
6 – Beeping from Nowhere: We back to a schoolbus yard – which also serves as a part time heavy equipment training yard. They have a number of bulldozers and backhoes they train with, and whenever these things back up, they have that “beeep-beeep-beeep” thing they do. I always wonder when I hear it at 2 AM what they are doing.
7 – Schoolbus Yellow: Peeking through our backyard tree buffer is a sea of schoolbus yellow. Most people wouldn’t want to live backing to a schoolbus yard, but it’s actually kind of a secure feeling. They only put the dead storage buses in the area we back to – and they have to keep them 80 feet from the property line. They hardly ever move them (when they do – see above wonder about the beeping). How many people do you know who have a neighbor who can’t put anything within 80 feet of the property line?
So there you go. The Seven Wonders of My House.