Hello little blog, sorry I’ve neglected you. I barley know where to begin. My last post was about buying our house so I guess that is a good place to start.
The home improvement projects are on-going and the list of things to do keeps growing. It’s a little over-whelming when we think of all the work this little old house needs, but then we think of how much we love our neighbors already and it makes all the work totally worth it. Here is a few of the things we’ve done:
Stephe and Dustin putting in a new water heater. Everyone needs a friend like Dustin, he is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to homes and construction.
Refinished floor, new paint, and baseboard in Colin’s room.
Lots of yard work to clear out overgrowth.
Good little helper.
Demolition projects, and addition remodel.
Good bye nasty carpet and linoleum.
Hello pretty, clean new wood floor.
So, that is a little preview of how the house is coming. In other news, we had a fun Halloween dressing up as Star Wars characters (nerds!). Colin’s Luke Skywalker hair inspired our costume theme this year and I rigged together some last minute felt get-ups.
The first weekend in November I went with my sisters to New York City for a spontaneous sisters trip. Leaving 8 kids at home with dads (Freddy made the traveling team), we were foot loose and fancy free for four days of shopping, site seeing, and playing.
House, Halloween, New York… what else? Oh yeah, I woke up five days ago with Bell’s Palsy. What?! Yeah, that happened. As far as Bell’s Palsy goes, my case was very mild. I caught it early and was given medications that has already taken care of most of it. I still have trouble closing my right eye and my mouth is working around 90% now. For your enjoyment, here is a picture of me trying to smile the day after this all started:
End of marathon post! Whew! I leave you with my favorite picture from Thanksgiving.