We were over at the pastor's house for lunch, so I got to see how their addition is going...this is what Dad and the other guys got done yesterday: mudding!
Actually some girls helped too...if I'd known that I would have gone along and helped! The mudding would be fun, but I think the next job is going to be painting...and I'm not real fond of painting! :)
But I made a cake yesterday instead:
Pistachio pudding cake...I was trying to use up some pudding mix leftover from last week...I certainly don't want any more pudding! I wasn't quite sure how this was going to turn out, but it's really moist and yummy. The only problem I had was with the frosting...it was supposed to have a whole package of pistachio pudding mix in it, but I only had one, and didn't really want the frosting to taste a lot like pistachio anyway. So I just saved out a tiny bit of pudding mix to put in it, but then I couldn't tell how much milk I really needed to add since I didn't have as much pudding as the recipe called for. So it was a little hard to get the frosting to stay on the cake, but it tastes good! :)
And I think Dad needed to have some good cake after having to come up with excuses on, Friday I think it was, for not eating a banana cake with peanut butter frosting that was for his co-worker's birthday! He said he got to work and everyone's going on about this cake, but when he found out what it was he was like, "Uh, I just ate breakfast. I'm saving room for lunch... I'm still full from lunch!" :) Apparently everyone else liked the banana/peanut butter combo! Does anyone else think that sounds nasty? Maybe we're just weird...
And while Dad was helping put together parts of a house, parts of our house were coming off! Well, just one actually, but an inconvenient one:
It was windy yesterday, so it blew the fascia board off the end of the house...we've seen this happen on the two-story houses in our neighborhood, but ours is short enough it's not been blown quite as hard. I went and got Grandpa's extension ladder and with the help of a rake, got ahold of the piece that was flapping around and pulled it all the way off before it got bent any more. Unfortunately the extension ladder isn't long enough to reach all the way to the top of the house for Dad to reinstall this...one of the men in our church said he has a 24-foot ladder though, so we'll borrow that. We're a bit surprised the board's stayed up there as long as it has, it was just nailed up there with a few little tiny tacking nails! I think Dad's going to either borrow a nail gun and nail it thoroughly or screw it on with some galvanized screws. And actually it was Colin that told us it was coming off. He was outside and came rushing inside yelling, "There's pieces coming off of our house!!!" So really...it could have been large chunks of siding the way he sounded!
So, an exciting weekend! :p And now I think I'll go eat some cake...