Renovations

We simply must get this dollhouse stripped so we can begin painting, etc. The girls have waited a long time. This morning I stripped off by hand all of the electrical tape and most of the wallpaper (which is unfortunately rather hoard-like, and glued too well). I brought out a spackling chisel and some sandpaper, … Continue reading Renovations

New Week

Yes, this is Tuesday and not the beginning of the week, but sometimes I get a late start.* There’s always so much optimism in the beginning of a week. I imagine how productive I will be, how I will stick to the diet, how I will wear my step-counter and exercise more, how I will … Continue reading New Week

Big Day

Today is the big moving day. It started a few hours ago and already a big box truck is full. They're putting furniture on a pickup truck now and will then drive 0.35 miles to unload it all. And come back for another load. It's exhausting, and we've been doing this (minus the heavy furniture) … Continue reading Big Day

*Mostly* holy

Amusing anecdote from a previous move: Father was packing boxes of books and labeling them so he could find things quickly later. Of course, when you get down to the last things you wind up with a motley assortment in some boxes. I carried out one box labeled, "mostly holy fathers." 😄