We were just playing a guessing game with letters. It was N-man's turn. He said, "I'm thinking of something that starts with the letter N."
We all made a few wrong guesses, then N-man gave a further clue: "It's something you celebrate at night."
B-man yelled out almost immediately, "Halloween!"
"Yes!" Nate said.
We did let both kids know that Halloween starts with an H. I wonder what they think Hanukkah starts with...
A still-not-well well update: We had our well repaired today, so the first step is done. A water sample has been taken, and results will be ready in 1 or 2 days, depending on how backed up the lab is. If by some miracle it's bacteria-free, we can start using the water. If, as is probably the case, it's contaminated, they'll have to put in chemicals to kill the bacteria. That takes 24 hours, plus a while to clear all the chemicals out. Either way, we're in the home stretch and should have usable water by the end of the week, or the beginning of next week at the latest.
I love clean water. I miss clean water. I think next time we chose a charity to donate to, it's going to be for a clean water fund or well fund. This has been pretty eye opening. I knew it would be inconvenient to live without running water, but I didn't know quite how inconvenient it would be.
Green tip for the day: Be thankful for your water, and think of a way you can conserve water today! I'd love to hear your water conservation tips in the comments. It can be as simple as "turn off the faucets while brushing teeth" or the like!
Mom's Split Pea Soup - Don't have a picture...I'm posting this for my friend over at The Greening of Westford. It's a really delicious split pea soup, perfect for those long laz...
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