Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dear Kids,
          We’re looking forward to Drew’s baby blessing this morning. Sacrament meeting is at 9:00, and the address of the church is 250 E. 200 South in Midway. You might need to consult your GPS’s, because you have to wind around to get there. We’ll have the brunch at John’s house after the block–sometime just after noon. I’m bringing the cinnamon rolls, which are thick with frosting! The rest of the menu will be superb, too.
         I was so annoyed by the weir rabbits tearing up our lawn that I went to Home Depot and bought some Rabbit-be-Gone. Its active ingredients are cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, and putrescent whole egg solids. Dad and I both thought it smelled pretty good. I spread it liberally over the rabbits’ favorite area, and after the next snowstorm, I looked for tracks. You could see that just one rabbit had come, poked around a little, and left again, heading towards our trees. There’s enough Rabbit-be-Gone for several more applications. Lots of those rabbits live around the cabin (somebody said they’re snowshoe rabbits) and Allen says he wants to try trapping one. He wants to figure out how to skin it and cook it. Al is truly becoming the mountain man!
          Dad and I are still busy working in the basement. Dad has been wiring temporary light fixtures into each ceiling box, trying them out, and then moving them to another spot. We want to make sure every single thing works, before the rest of the basement is sheetrocked. I’ve nearly finished the walk-in closet, and I’ll have Dad paint it on Monday. It will be good to have a place for my Halloween costumes again. 
            Lots of love, Mom