Tuesday, May 27, 2008

camp stuff...

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. I stayed home Monday and cleaned house. I didn't get it all done, but I made a dent....in my house making a dent feels good. Mark went for a memorial ride, but cleaned a bathroom before he left so he wouldn't feel as bad for leaving. Plus he had some work that day. We also got Frankie back last night. He has lost so much weight and looks bad from being sick. I'm glad he's home and so is Scardy Butt. They've been playing together a lot.
Today I spent all day shopping for girls camp stuff. I got all my wood and paint for the main craft. The very nice dude at home depot didn't even charge me the .25 cents for each rip cut. That would have eaten into my craft budget. I really appreciated that. I have to drill holes and sand all those piles of wood. That will take me a few days. I can't start on that until Will and Chris get their dogs out of my back yard. It WILL be tomorrow. Then they have to clean up all the brand new messes the dogs have created. Plus we had lots of rain the other day, so they got good and muddy. Everything is so gross out there. All the back windows are covered with muddy paw prints too so you can bet those boys will be washing windows.
I have also spent loads of time ordering craft and decor stuff online. As soon as everything comes in I will make a sample of each project and take pictures to share. Camp is a month away and there is SO MUCH to do. I do feel much better because I can see that things are coming together, but my stomach hurts just thinking about the nights up at camp. I don't know how I'll make it through. So scared!
Bathroom question...while in a public restroom today they had those stupid toilets that flush automatically. What exactly is the purpose of those? It certainly isn't water conservation. They always spontaneously flush 4-6 times while sitting. Then you get up and nothing, so you have to push the button anyways. So dumb! I hate that and it wastes so much water. Such a terrible idea. I'd much rather push the lever ones with my foot. One flush saves water.

12 comments:

Jacquie said...

Can't wait to see your finished sample crafts! I'm sure they will be amazing.

Re: the automatic flush. My DH told our oldest (I can't remember how old she was) when she questioned us about them and how they worked that there was a little man that sat behind the wall flushing the toilets for you. Yep my DH is bad.

Andi said...

I'm so excited that you're going to show us the finished crafts that your campers will be making! I know I'll love it...whatever it is.

As for the public toilets...who knows! I can't ever figure out how to make the light sensored ones work and if they don't flush automatically and I can't locate a button to push I'm left standing in a stall for 20 minutes trying to figure out how to make it flush. They need to ask women about these things when they invent them...we could make some improvements!

Glad you got a dent in your house cleaning. That always makes me feel better too.

Cindi said...

I had to laugh when you mentioned the flush toilets. Last year just after my daughter turned 6 we went on a weekend trip. She hates the sound any public toilet makes and I have to flush it after she is out of the stall. Well she had to go #2 on our way to our destination so we stopped at a rest stop. Yup, they had them. I covered the seat with the seat cover, placed her on it and then backed up. Ooops! I set it off to flush. She got scared and jumped off. I put another seat cover on it and put her back on and was careful this time about not stepping back. BUT, when I leaned up, it went off again! She jumped off again! Poor thing! I tried the whole thing again and stayed there crunched over her careful to not move. However, the lady in the next stall over finished and hers went off and Allison jumped off again. She was very frustrated and said that "I don't have to poop anymore. That toilet scared the poop back in me!" LOL! I am laughing again right now! Thanks for reminding me of one of the wonderful moments of Motherhood!

mademoisellechitchat said...

EXACTLY!!!!!!

I do wish that more bathrooms had automatic doors. People are SO nasty. I am amazed by the # of women who do not wash their hands. I don't even touch the faucet once I have washed my hands.


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Monogram Queen said...

Don't worry about camp i'm sure it will be fine. I'm not a camper either though *shudder*

I hate those auto flush toilets too. So stupid and wasteful!

Briana said...

I thought it was so you didn't have to touch the icky lever with your hands. But I hate them. I also use my foot to flush them anyway, so it doesn't matter to me.

Can't wait to see your completed crafts!

Marilyn said...

Hooray for Home Depot! My daughter left yesterday for camp-and I posted her photo and a BIG thank you to all the ladies who do camp for the girls each year-You guys rock-thanks so much-

Chickenbells said...

I can't wait to see all the projects...those girls are so lucky to have you. I wish you weren't so scared about going up to camp, but maybe it will be just like other times and all that worrying will be for nothing? One can hope...I agree about the toilets...I also can't stand all the new paper dispensing products and other automatic things. I swear, I don't know WHAT to do in a public restroom anymore...it's crazy!

Cecilia said...

You're so dedicated! I can't wait to see all the projects....
My 5 year old doesn't like those toilets and refuses to go...

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

The idea behind the automatic toliets is that there will always be a "clean" bowl when you go into a stall. In Japan, some of the public restrooms have a twist on the automatic toliets. When you are done using the facilities a song will play, and at the end of the song *all* the toliets will flush.

September said...

Camp is going to be great and a blessing, I just know it!!!! You got so lucky with not having to pay for those cuts, whew!

Yuck on the dogs. That is just no fun, but at least you got some rain?

I totally agree about the toilets, I've never understood them. LOL

Hugs,

Tember

Emily P. said...

Can I just say..you are amazing! I cannot believe all the cool stuff you do! Do you ever sleep? I just spent about 20min looking at your blog, and I'm sad I couldn't look longer.