A photo of the unfortunate bat who ran into my car last Friday night. I thought they had echo location or something fancy that made them excellent fliers. Maybe this one had an inner ear problem because it didn't locate my car coming until it was too late. The sad part is that I think this was the second one I hit withing a 1/4 mile. The other one hit my window and bounced off.
Ryan had his dad come up today to help lift a VERY heavy beam on the upper landing, and the landing itself, of the stairs. Ryan put everything else up himself- I still don't know how he did it. For scale, Ryan is 6'5". After the welding is finished, he is going to do the rough plumbing. I think he said that tomorrow we are going to bury the water, phone, and electricity ditch. I'm not sure what my job will be exactly. Seems like a tractor job to me.
My other goal that I want to do when I'm 50 and have my Barrett-Jackson auction car is to be able to drive it to my non-profit after school center. I think it would be fun and a worthwhile project to be able to give these valley kids a safe place to hang out after school. I would have a tutoring center, a full sized basketball court, a kitchen/dining area where kids can learn to cook, a computer lab, two separate playgrounds for the younger/older kids. So many possibilities that I can't even think of them all. And, I will try to fund it somehow so that the obnoxious kids can be kicked out without me being sued by their parents.I want it to be a free program. I would have vocational classes for the older kids, since they don't get that in school anymore. Lots of possibilities.
Kerrie sounds like great plans. I think you would be an awesome after school program lady. I would send my kids to you. :)ReplyDelete
How Exciting. Progress.ReplyDelete
I like the "IDEA" of bats. They are good, they eat bugs. I dont like the sight of them YUCK! I really dont like hitting things while driving either, I think I would've freaked. The house is getting TALLER! Gotta love that.ReplyDelete
What a great plan. When I was growing up there after school we just went climbing the mountain behind our house and tried to find rattle snakes... WHERE WAS MY MOTHER!ReplyDelete
I FREAKED out yesterday over a scorpion in our house. I think I would have crapped a brick if I hit a bat and it stuck to my car.ReplyDelete
I don't know if you have been watching Survivor but apparently the Micronesian people have a great recipe for fruit bat soup... It's a thoughtReplyDelete
I have hit so many critters it doesn't even phase me anymore. The worst was when I had my VW bug and ran over a big dog that was hit by the car in front of me. That was gross.ReplyDelete
David LOVES that picture. He says you can't tell the difference between him and Ryan from a distance. (What strength!)ReplyDelete
Two less bats in the world is just fine by me. How fast were you going?ReplyDelete
How cool to see your place taking shape.