Several months ago, Cousin Kay and I made a pact that we would go to Denver to celebrate Dale's 50th birthday. Since we weren't able to do that, we decided to spend the day together. Kay was house and babysitting while her niece went to training in Helena so I joined her in that endeavor.
I arrived in Billings Thursday afternoon. That night we watched movies and ordered in pizza. Kay and I doted on the kids and had a very good time. We celebrated Dale's birthday in a quiet, but good way, toasting him with ice cold Dasani water. We had such a nice time, in fact, that we decided that I would also stay on Friday night, when all but the youngest of the kids were going to be gone.
I shopped all day Friday, picking up everything (hopefully) that we will need for our booth at the county fair this year. It was hotter than hades (one of the signs said 105), but a good day, nonetheless.
Kay had given me a free coupon for a latte, so I was primed for the occasion. I shopped 'til I dropped and then Kay called me to meet at City Brew for yet another coffee. I was wired to the max by that time, I promise you.
At 5 pm, I had finished my shopping and Kay was done with work so we went back to the house. We fixed a salad for dinner, entertained Luke, her niece's youngest, and when he settled down for the evening, we were primed with double shot lattes and looking for something to do.
Kay's niece had just moved into the house and hadn't finished unpacking yet. We didn't want to try to guess where she wanted things, so we went looking for something else we could do to help.
Our quest led us to the basement where we found just the project; hooking up the dryer!
After a couple of hours and a trip to the hardware store we determined that it takes 2 Norwegians to hook up a dryer.
Can you imagine what it would look like if there had been three of us?
I wonder if her niece will ever ask us to house/baby sit again?