I know, it doesn’t make much sense, but I think the title pretty much reflects life right now (sans work). Last weekend, Erin, the kids and me were invited to a friend’s house for BBQ and he made fajita’s that were off the chart. He was using a BBQ/smoker called the Big Green Egg and when it came time to cook the meat, he threw it right on the hot coals! Long story short, I had to ‘learn more’, so the next day I went down to Thompson’s Hearth and Home in Issaquah to find out more. It really wasn’t my fault that I ended up putting one in the car to take home. We entertained that evening in fact and used the egg to cook some killer steaks. If you check them out (the eggs, not the steak), you’ll find that all eggs need nests, so I purchased a cart, which is of course unassembled and unfinished (needed stain + polyurethane), so I spent the better part of this weekend working on that. Here’s the final pick of the Egg in its nest ready for tonight’s dish of cedar planked King salmon!
So that brings me to the squirrel. Since we’ve moved in to the house 2 1/2 years ago, we’ve had some aggressive squirrels; remember this one at Easter last year?
Well lucky us; they had offspring. Erin often will look out the window to see the new baby squirrels wrestling in the yard. Yesterday, she happened to have her camera when one of them decided to have a face off from the safety of a tree.
I’m traveling quite a bit with my new job, but that didn’t stop us from scheduling to have our hard wood floors refinished starting tomorrow, so in addition to all of the craziness, I need to pull up the toilet in the powder room and move the fridge before tomorrow morning. What happened to the part about summertime being relaxing?
Anyhow, sorry I STILL haven’t posted pics of the kids. I figured you’d enjoy the squirrel and BBQ pictures more anyway, so you’ll have to practice patience…..