One week ago my younger brother moved in with us. It's kind of a long story but it involves self-employment, state income tax, and student loans. We are still adjusting and it's taking some time - it's a big move and so many things to get settled! Not much fun for Punkito but she's handling it well.
Already, there's been some adventure. The second day he was here I was shocked to find a rather large snake in our garage. It completely freaked me out - it was maybe three feet long and fairly thick around. It had gotten its head stuck on one of those super sticky roach strips that our bug folks put in the garage. Josh earned his keep by hacking it up with a shovel. He has pictures, but I'm not posting them because I don't want to have to look at them. Ask him if you want to see.
There's also been a late night ER run. Here's what you need to know about Josh: He's accident prone. When he was a child, our parents were on a first-name basis with the nurses at the ER because he was there so much. Fingers slammed in doors, bruising from running into a parked fire truck, stitches from standing on a basketball, stitches from diving from the toilet into the tub - and those are just the highlights. At 18, he managed to shattered his foot in something like 20 pieces while jumping in a moon bounce. So on his third night here, he christened Austin ERs after a mishap at the gym. Luckily just three stitches this time.