We had a delightful holiday. Visits from my sweet daughter and her man, and my sweet step-daughter too. Time with Gracie. She really is like a terrible-two year old human. If I stay on her case and keep no-nonsense control of her, she behaves pretty well. I think she has improved today, but it’s the kids and work crew here tomorrow, no doubt she will regress.
I took my nervous, newly 16-year olds driving for the first time today. Over to the high school we went to drive around the parking lot…around, around, around for like an hour. I sipped a mug of warm tea through a straw and tried to remain calm (my wound is maybe somewhat better today). There was once I thought Emily was going to run us into a tower of wood pallets, and once when it seemed like we might take down a sign...but the car remained unscathed.
Our work crew was back today and gutted the main bathroom upstairs. It was an awesome feat for two men - all day! We got good news - the water damage to the floor was limited to the plywood that overlaid the subfloor. The underlying structure is still solid. Here is our gutted upstairs bathroom:
|celing is insulated - no floor in the attic above|
|First floor half bath - needs some decorating.|
|Our screened porch rescreened, very nice! Can you say, "office outside"?|
|our lovely new floor|
Erin put up and decorated our little tree. It's really not a little tree. Erin asked me what was wrong with it after she put it together, and I failed to notice it's short stature. After she had it all decorated like this, I realized she left off the whole bottom layer. I told her it was perfect. Really, it was wonderful to have her do this for us. It's a lot of work to carry all that stuff upstairs.
So well, that's it folks. It's time for me to go redo this bandage on my face. Then, I'm going to play piano a bit before calling it a night. I hope anyone who reads this blog has had a nice holiday. I had a nice one despite my face, the inconvenience of construction, and Dr. C. Grinch.