It’s 10:30ish pm, the baby is fast asleep and Carl is outside cutting the lock off the barn because (after only a week in our possession) we lost ALL (there were five of them, but in our defense, they were all on the same zip tie) of the keys. Part of me is begging me to go to sleep after a few rough nights in a row, but another part of me (the part who won, obviously) is saying, “Nah, pour some of that lovely beer from De Garde and write!” : )
We took a break from working on the house today to march for science in Boston and it was awesome! Thousands of people were gathered on the Boston Common. It was peaceful, it was respectful, and it was heartening to see so many people out making a statement about what they value. We bumped into one of Carl’s coworkers which resulted in us joining her crew for beers after the rally, which resulted in Carl and two others making plans for some neat S.T.E.M. projects at a high school where one of them works. My sweet Sunshine was completely tuckered out after her first subway ride and first march, but had zero meltdowns and didn’t fall asleep until we were back in the car heading home. All in all, a great experience. : )
On top of all that goodness, Awkward Girl showed up and made quite an entrance at the restaurant. That’s right friends, she’s back and coming soon to a blog near you!
Now, I’m literally falling asleep at the keys so I’m going to hit the hay and complete this post in the morning!
Aaaaaand, we’re back! Having taken a day off yesterday, we are working overdrive today to try and be just a tiny bit organized for our house guests. Mamatu (my amazing mother-in-law) and our lovely niece are coming this week! Thankfully, they completely understand our current state of indoor camping/fixing up, so they aren’t exactly expecting a Hilton type experience. In fact, we’re planning to put them to work! That said, we do want to have bedrooms clean and ready for everyone and to not be sleeping in our living room anymore by the time they arrive.
To that end, we puttied like mad last week so we could sand and paint the floors this weekend. In the (very) old days, the wood for the floors on every floor of a home had big spaces in between so when you swept, the dust would fall through to the next floor until it was eventually swept into the basement. Nowadays, having such conveniences as the modern vacuum, we no longer need large gaps between each board. In fact, for heating/cooling and cleaning purposes, gaps are bad. Hence the need for wood filler, lots of wood filler:
Thankfully, that part is now done and we are prepping to sand and paint today. Once that’s finished, we have the unenviable task of moving most of our boxes to the upstairs rooms so we can start sleeping in the downstairs bedrooms. Lots on our plate today, wish us luck and have a great Sunday!