After Rex failed to start digging the hole for The Glass Castle, Jeannette and Brian took matters into their own hands. Jeannette and Brian spent about a month to dig a hole big enough for them to disappear into. Soon after, Rex and Rose Mary decided it would be a good place to keep the garbage in since they did not pay the bill. The garbage piled up pretty quickly and attracted wild animals. One of the animals, a rat the family named Rufus, got into the house and went into Maureen's bed. Jeannette then decided that the house needed some love and began to paint it a bright yellow. Dad had brought the paint home from a side job he had completed. Unfortunately, the paint became clumpy after the cold winter weather. Jeannette began to make friends in her new town. One of the girls, Kathy, was the daughter of a prostitute. Jeannette was very interested in her story and Ginnie was interested in Jeannette’s story. They all sat and talked about Jeannette adventures in southwest.
"But that's for the Glass Castle" (Walls 155).
"It's a temporary measure" (Walls 155).
Jeannette and Brian spent a month digging a hole big enough for them to disappear into.
When Rex did not pay the garbage bill, he decided that the hole would be a good place to keep it.
The garbage attracted a rat the family named Rufus. Rufus found its way into Maureen's bed.
"You strike me as the kind of girl who's one day going to be eating roast chicken and those on-fire deserts just as much as you want" (Walls 163).
Jeannette decided to paint the house a bright yellow. Before she finished the paint became clumpy because of the cold weather.
Jeannette became friends with Kathy. She went to her house, where she was asked to pick a chicken clean.
Jeannette and Ginnie Sue (Kathy's mom) talked about Jeannette's life in California.