We survived another week of renovations! :) Most of the time we're in a much better state than "surviving", but other times we are just done. DONE!
This week both Jared and R joined us. Of course we couldn't stop just because they were here, but we also had low expectations of how involved they would want to be. Turns out they are both incredibly hard workers. Shaun did an amazing job of finding appropriate things for them to do, patiently giving detailed and clear instructions and then empowering them and enabling them as they showed worthy of it.
They worked for his praise and the sense of accomplishment as much as for the money. Impressive in a day when video game skills are valued over hard work.
Our weather has been ideal, as in perfect.
Grandparents gave us some much appreciated help with the kids...as good as they are around here, I'm happy for them to go have fun and get a change of scenery and some extra attention. Our hope is that this summer will hold good memories for them, but you just never know.
More of the ceiling in my kitchen coming down.
Basement floor time.
Shaun is SO very patient and kind and thorough. He gets hammered with questions all. day. long. Should I? Could you? Where is? How do I? Will you? Its madness, truly.
Nathan also made a scrap metal run. Goodbye old treadmill....you've been a good friend. Cannot even imagine how many miles I put on that thing in 14 years.
Its been so nice having the girls room done and most of their stuff moved over. They spent quite a bit of time playing in there, mostly nicely.
On Sunday night, Daddy thought it would be good for morale to quit early and watch a family movie in our newly hooked up living room. After trouble with the router (= no internet), I ran to RedBox and got the movie we'd started. The kids all watched the movie and Shaun and I confirmed our new sectional is good for sleeping. :)
I bought a new router and now we have lightning fast internet.