Thursday, November 30, 2006
You can dress them up and make them go to work, but when it's all said and done, there's a little boy in every guy that makes them love playing with a blowtorch!!! Although I must admit this was probably the only fun part of the project Brent's dad helped us with while they were visiting. Our holding tanks for our well were quite old and had begun to leak all over the floor of our laundry room. It sure does come in handy when there's a civil engineer in the family who's in charge of the water works for his area coming to visit for Thanksgiving when there's a project like this to be done!!! What a help it was to have his expertise and brawn to help Brent (since I still don't understand any of it even though Brent explained it all to me several times...I try, I really do try to think on the same level that Brent and his dad function at, but this pregnant home-school mom of a 4 and 7 year old brain just doesn't get it!!!) They replaced 2 huge ugly metal tanks with a bright shiny blue on that's less than half the size of one of the old ones and it's doing a better job than the 2 old ones combined! It all makes sense to Brent so I suppose that's all that matters! Brent and his dad are so much alike not only in the way he looks, but in the way they act...the more I talk with my mother-in-law, the more I realize that I'm looking at Brent in 20 years when I see his Dad! And at the risk of being too sappy for such a practical man like my father-in-law...I'm so thankful that Brent's got such a great example to follow! You can't begin to understand how much we appreciate all your help over the years! Take heart...the good news is...you'll be too old when it comes time for our roof to be replaced in 25 years!!!