Natalie came to visit today and willingly* agreed to help me with some projects. We actually got a lot done, many of which were things I had been meaning to do for awhile now. We spray painted the compy eggs with some texture, painted the compys with 2 coats of the polyeurathane clear coat to make them a little more water resistant, Fixed the nest with a grate so that the eggs wouldn't fall through. Ooh, and we painted the JP sign gray. I may have to go over the sign with some more glue, but I just wanted at least one coat of paint on it. Doesn't need to be perfect. Oh, and we made another rock for the compy scene. I laid everything out on the driveway for the first time so I could see how far the rocks stretched around the pool (pretty far) and to get a rough idea of how the compys were going to look set against the rocks and nest (pretty cool). Loved getting all the things wrapped up and loved having company as well--win-win situation. Oh and I maaaaay have convinced someone to be a dinosaur for Halloween and help scare the kids :D *I plied her with copious amounts of Chinese food.