So I have to call him "my brother" first of all because he is my brother, but secondly because he is going through a name transformation in my head. My entire life, he has been called, "Stephen" at least by me and the immediate family. However, on this trip, I was told that I was the only one that still called him that. Even mom was calling him, "Will" now. So, I just called him, "brother" while he was here. This also helped me not accidentally call him "Tom" just as "brother" always calles me, "Katie".
My brother isn't a big "real smiler" in photos, so here is a goofy one of him and me together.
When brother was here, we pretty much hung around the house and made a trip to home depot. I dont think we did anything else outside of the house. He spent his time cuddling with Clark and fixing stuff around our house. We also went for a walk in Rock Creek Park, we saw lots of deer. He took photos during the walk and still hasn't emailed them to me (slacker!). When he does, I will post them. As a result, I have mostly photos of Brother and Tom doing manly things around the house, and photos of stuff Brother fixed. Thankfully, he saved us from 2 pretty bad fire hazards that were lurking in the form of bare, electrified wires. Glad he came! Its really great to have an engineer in the family who isn't afraid to take things apart in order to put them back together.
Light he fixed in our pantry.
Tom working on the roof.
Brother spotting Tom on the roof and handing him stuff.
Brother Crazy talking about wires and stuff (I think this had to do with the TV)
"We're men, we're manly men, we roam around the country looking for fights!"
where should we put the antenna? how about there?
So after the visit, we have a fan that won't fly off of the ceiling and kill the baby, a fan electrical power source that won't burn the house down, two closet lights that work, one less live, electrified wire in the pantry, an electrical plug that's safer, a TV that gets CBS, and two leaky faucets (well, he didn't have time to fix everything!)
And we had a nice visit, lots of hanging out and movies watched.
I'm glad he came because it gave my family a little bit more gravitational pull. Tom's family is like Saturn, there are 14 people to visit in 4 cities and I only have 6 in 2 cities. Now my little family has a little more gravitational pull, more like Mars instead of Mercury. We've got two moons now! yay! it still doesn't compare to Saturn's rings and 61 moons, but its more than before!!