WAFFLES: Boss! Did you see Glogirly? She's outside whapping weeds with the new weed whapper. She's got goggles on and everything!
KATIE: It's a weed whacker, not a whapper. And you're on the kitchen counter. Again.
WAFFLES: I'm just looking out the window.
KATIE: While you're on the counter.
WAFFLES: You're not going to tell, are you Boss?
KATIE: That depends.
WAFFLES: Depends on what?
KATIE: Depends on whether or not you can be quiet and leave me in peace while I watch Glogirly whack the weeds.
Glogirly has been working on something called Wildfire Mitigation. That's a fancy way of saying she's doing stuff outside to make our house as safe as possible from wildfires. Last week a wildfire expert came out to the house to help us come up with a plan for all the things that need to be done. He's been a firefighter and fire chief for 12 years right here in Colorado.
Soon we'll be having a few trees removed to make the areas closest to our house more safe. There'll be a team of tree mitigation specialists with chainsaws, ropes, and winches that will handle the big stuff. Glogirly is doing some of the easier work herself, like trimming wild grass, smaller trees, and adding in more rock around the perimeter of our house.
Today she gave her new weed whacker it's first workout. But given how she came inside and collapsed on the sofa, we're thinking it's not the weed whacker that got the workout.