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Great Expectations

Here’s the Raiger in her new favorite location!
You can see our bedroom windows behind her. There are 4 along the back and two on either side. You can also see our neighbors house directly behind our bedroom (the house with the pool). They have a dog. She is tied to a fence. She’s not allowed in the fence. She barks at us… A LOT. She seems sweet but doesn’t like it when we go to our bedroom. She must think our bedroom is her bedroom. We think a lady lives there with 2 kids. I haven’t quite figured it all out yet, but I’m working on it. Anyway, due to the extreme heat in our house we sleep with all our windows open. The sun rises a lot earlier here in central time. And apparently so does the dog and her owner. About every other day at 6:15 am the woman will walk out of her house (which is just a few feet beyond those uninsulated and open windows) and in a very loud voice say, “Move cat, move!” This is directed towards “Squash” who apparently doesn’t belong to her. She makes it very clear because after she yells “Move cat, move!” about 12 times she says, “I don’t know who you belong to, but it’s not me. Move cat, move!” I have placed my digital camera on my nightstand in hopes of getting this on video. Justin and I just look at each other and question if what we are hearing is really happening or just a reoccurring nightmare. Thankfully we find it very amusing. So, along with photos of my new curtains (which have turned my children’s bedrooms into caves) I hope to have a video clip of “that neighbor” and her 6 am dialog with “Squash”.

, about these great expectations I have. My parents are heading south tomorrow and I have very high expectations for a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. It has just been pulled together in the last week and I am so excited to see them and for them to see the girls. The girls have both changed so much since we were home for Christmas. Erika and Chance have been working hard pulling it all together and I know it will be a wonderful weekend. Morgan is so excited to go to the beach. Tomorrow night we’ll get to spend some time with some old friends from Louisville that we don’t get to see that often and I am really excited about the whole weekend.
Until next time, Darby

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  • L.A.
    May 11, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Did you get the comment I sent a minute ago? If not I was just saying that I love and miss you guys and have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • Abby Maddox
    May 11, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, too!

    Mrs. Maddox was telling me about Alex not being able to find curtains to keep the bright light out of her bedroom at night. I told her about your genius idea of black-out shades and velcro. She is very worried that your air conditioner lacks freon or is freezing up and needs to be repaired…she had several other suggestions that she wanted me to pass along, but those were the only ones I really comprehended (they have a lot of windows and have dealt with some air conditioner issues of their own). SO, maybe you could tell your landlord that you need to have the AC inspected, then maybe you could close those windows at night, THEN maybe you wouldn’t have to hear the neighbor/cat banter every morning 🙂 Miss yall!

  • Erika McPherson
    May 14, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    I didn’t see any photos of curtains… did you mean you ‘plan’ to take photos or did you forget to post them? Because I’d like to see them… and if you can get Morgie and Paiger Raiger in the photos with the curtains Mommasissy would be very impressed! XOXOXO