Monday, February 16, 2009

Gerbil Babies!

Here are three of the gerbil babies...
as you can see, they are growing a lot!
They are 3 1/2 weeks old now, and their mother is weaning them.
Nicole puts some cheerios in their cage,
and they LOVE them.
It's so cute to see the babies holding a cheerio,
which in relation to their size, looks like they are holding a doughnut.
I'll try to get a picture of that and post it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What else do you get when the transmission goes out on your washer?

You furiously clean the laundry room so that the "new" washer
will look nice in there.
Crazy? I know. That's just me.

What happens when the transmission goes out on your washer?

I didn't even know washers HAD transmissions, for starters!

You get a new washer--but if you're like me, and you're too cheap to pay a thousand bucks for a fancy one, you go to Affordable Used Furniture and Appliance, and you get a used one for a fraction of the cost.
I admit I LIKE the fancy ones...probably because they are PRETTY!...but as long
as it's going to clean my laundry, I'm happy.
And I am.

Monday, February 2, 2009

How are the baby gerbils doing?

Five of them (there were originally 6) have made it! Here's a shot of mom sitting on top of them and feeding them, which is about all she does all day. You can see on the left side the one which has white markings like its mother--the others are fully black. We think we have determined that 3 are boys and two are girls. (Emphasis on the word THINK. Cause we aren't completely confident!) We'll have to be separating them in about a month...if we can still tell who's female and who's male! It seems to only get harder. :)

And, I repeat: Gerbil, anyone??