The Monday after a 4-day weekend

July 8, 2013

What a bummer it is to return to work after such a glorious four-day weekend!  Thursday (Independence Day), Nathan and I took advantage of the weather to work on cleaning up the new boat.  A couple months ago we acquired the boat from a family member, and since then Nathan has been working hard to get it repaired and cleaned up for this season.  Finally, it was checked over by…


Home from Aiken – Bittersweet

As you have probably noticed from Facebook/Twitter updates, Wanda and I have returned from Aiken to my parents’ home in Fairfax Station, VA. There is a point in time when being a working student starts to wear on you both mentally and physically, and I think ending things was the best option. PD and I are going to continue working together in PA, as I am planning to drive up…

April 3, 2010

A Very Turkey Vacation

November 27, 2009

A TON has gone on in the past two months! Firstly, I would like to share the good news that I was asked by Phillip and Evie to join them when Phillip moves the competition horses down south to Aiken, South Carolina mid-January to late March. It is a pretty huge deal to have them ask me to continue working with them, so I’ve got to step it up to…


Bees Be Gone!! (well, soon…)

July 23, 2009

  Today I learned a lot about bees from Dave at Bee Be Gone. Like, if you get stung by a yellow jacket once, it leaves a pheromone on your skin and other yellow jackets will chase you because you were the one that molested the nest. That would explain why they chased after mom when she went in my room to open my blinds- she had been stung outside…


The Bees Knees

Not a day goes by in the Hardy household without a touch of insanity. Today we got a visit from the bee kingdom, after dad had “taken control of the situation.” Lately we’ve had a bee problem (yellow jackets?!) and the solution was to perch in very precarious places while continuously spraying them with hornet/wasp killer. Unfortunately, today we learned the hard way (or I learned the hard way) that…

July 22, 2009