|(The bolt is keeping the gate permanently shut, but the wire is for good measure)|
Once that was finished, I hurried and checked on Jude and he was being such a good boy and was laying on his pillow pet on the floor waiting for me. So sweet! I told him to wait a few more minutes and I needed to wire the gates shut. So the next step was to get wire and wire the latches shut, I had to bolt the main one. When I was finally heading into the house the phone was ringing and it was my neighbor saying that the sheep were out earlier and her daughter put them in the field for me. Sooo, that's how they got there! The mystery was solved and I am very grateful for such good neighbors. As soon as I hung up the phone, I heard my daughter waking up. My very thought was, "Thank you Lord that You made this morning sooo much easier than it could have been!!!"
***Turns out, after some investigation, I suspect that one of the cows opened the gate with a flick of their nose and got out first. (since you know what the latch looks like, it wouldn't be very hard) However, they were at the end of my house which my neighbor's daughter would not be able to see them (found cow pies back there). She saw the sheep because they were in the front yard and so did her mighty nice deed. The cows a little later, found their way to the front yard, which is where I found the curious creatures eating my wannabe lawn. And can you believe that two cows and four sheep all walked past our dog and he never barked? Unbelievable.
Think that was all the craziness that happened in my day? Nope! After running a few errands in town the kids and I got home and headed straight to their room for a nap. I wasn't in the house for more than 30 second and I heard this loud CRASH! My mind just started to race. I have a pantry that is open and the whole top shelf is full of wine glasses. I just knew that the shelf must have broken and there are now millions of tiny shards of glass all over my office floor. Slowly and dreadfully I walked to the office (which is right next to the kitchen and was once a laundry room and also is home to our pantry) and peered in...nothing. Nothing was broken and the floor was clean of any glass. So now another mystery to solve. I looked in the garage, looked out the back porch, I even looked to see if a branch had fallen and hit my car. Nothing. So as I walked through the kitchen I saw what it was. My sink (which is an under mount) had fallen off and was laying underneath my counter full of dirty dishes and water. Ugh! I was relieved to figure out what happened, but wasn't looking forward to cleaning up the mess.
|We re-glued the sink to the counter top. The wire is connected to the drain and the large piece of wood and then the little piece of wood is twisted to tighten the sink to the counter - once glued. Make sense?|
Lord willing, today with be a much calmer and less eventful day. We are spending a full day home and it will be nice. The weather has been gloriously sunny and warm and I look forward to playing with my little ones in some sunshine.
Have you recently had a day like mine? For your sake, I hope not. :)