Out with 2013, in with 2014!

And there she goes!

And there she goes!

And here we are. It’s so funny to look out the windows the morning after New Year’s Eve and see that things are relatively The Same. Even after all that ruckus  last night – sheesh. We blew our house up.

Yep, it took three rounds, and that was all she wrote.

Things got just a little exuberant around here last night.

I think this was the best New Year’s Eve I have ever had. For one thing, I made it up til almost midnight, and for another, we were able to have some fireworks. And, there was a lot of partying going on around us, other people with rockets and ordinances, and yeah, guns. It was loud, but festive. Nobody had any loud music or drunken behavior in our area, it was just fun. We could hear children laughing, lots of happy voices. And, I could tell by the lack of cars – people were staying at home. We almost invited my older son and his  gal to stay for the hoopla, but decided we didn’t want them to drive after dark, gave them a string of firecrackers and a bunch of BBQ chicken legs and sent them home at 4:00.

We’ve been working at getting chores done, getting our house cleaned up for 2014. Blowing up our candy house was something we looked forward to as an END, time to begin again. I took our tiny Christmas tree down yesterday too, because I’m superstitious, and I don’t like to have the Christmas decorations up in the new year.  I would have liked to have a pinata – maybe next year.

As darkness fell, we started to prepare our little house for departure.

As we sawed our way in, I kept waiting for little Steve Buscemi to come out and say, "For cripesake people! It's the holidays!"

As we sawed our way in, I kept waiting for little Steve Buscemi to come out and say, “For cripesake people! It’s the holidays!” I love that AT&T commercial.

We have been saving this string of firecrackers for so long, with the drought and everything, we were afraid to use them. We have a little spot in our far back yard where my kid built himself a little “putting green” – he made a lump of dirt, smoothed it over perfect, and put an old piece of carpet over it. Voila – which means, kept my kid busy for two straight days! And now we have a launchpad for our explosives, it’s great.

We tried to make sure to load it up with plenty of fire power.

We tried to make sure to load it up with plenty of fire power.

You can see the explosion picuted above - the first round literally blew the doors off!

You can see the explosion pictured above – the first round literally blew the doors off!

Round One and our little house was obviously worse for the wear, but still standing. We had to do something before squatters moved in, so we loaded her up again.

This time I used the flash on my camera, but you can still see the little explosion inside.

This time I used the flash on my camera, but you can still see the little explosion inside.

A second later...

A second later…

Walls had blown off but our house was still standing. My husband laid the last round over the roof.

Walls had blown off but our house was still standing. My husband laid the last round over the roof.

Oh yeah, ka-POW!

Oh yeah, ka-POW!

 

And that, mis amigos, was all she wrote.

And that, mis amigos, was all she wrote.

I was amazed at the construction of this tiny house, three rounds of mini-dynamite, and the roof was still intact. I can’t cite American workmanship here – the kit was made in China, where the little house was pre-assembled. All we did was embellish. 

We turned in early, about 10 pm, but at midnight, I woke to the sound of Biscuit’s tiny feet, and she came timidly into our bedroom to tell us all Hell had busted loose outside. For about three solid minutes, we could hear every sort of firepower there is – well, no H-Bomb, but just about everything else. And then, silence. And this is what I woke up to today.

Thank goodness my real house is still standing. And, God didn't party too hard last night and remembered to turn the sun on this morning.

Thank goodness my real house is still standing. And, God didn’t party too hard last night and remembered to turn the sun on this morning.

 

 

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