Wednesday, March 20

Painting. With an occasional baby sighting.

March 1
Adah checks out the cat and the cat has no interest in Adah.

March 2
Back patio
Ronnie came over and helped excavate our back patio. When you have access to a machine that can do your job in twenty minutes, you don't worry about going out of order.

March 3
Challah! Since I work super early most days I don't get to enjoy my leisurely coffee and breakfast that often anymore. Now when I have a day off, that's sometimes my top priority. So I made this. For a leisurely French toast breakfast the next morning.

March 4
Living Room
After the leisurely French toast breakfast that turned into a breakfast feast with Andy, Mom, Bob, Elisabeth, Sister, and Adah. I have had this giant monkey sitting on a little table in the office since I made it. Not exactly sure what his role is going to be. Well, Adah is scared of him so I guess he's not going to be playing with her too much.

March 5
Paul's Place
Doing some Habitat-ing and consigning. This place, Paul's Place that is, has a yard full of radiators in case you need one.

March 6
It's been snowing all morning and I've been working all morning. I was not prepared for the stepping in deep slushy puddles in my measly boat shoes while trying to unbury my car.

March 7
Who knew? I didn't order this, but I did text Julia to show her that she has a meal named after her.

March 8
Picking up some paint. Oh, the possibilities! We went with boring, I mean, tastefully neutral.

March 9
1811 (that's across the street)
The painting commences! I think that captures the level of enthusiasm I started with. (Notice how paintless my shirt sleeve is!)

March 10
New holes in the floor for HVAC. (We are moving up in this world, and by up I mean to a more comfortable location when temperatures are extreme.) Z, the ever-exploring cat, jumps down the hole and gets stuck under the house until her loving owner lets her out.

March 11
No need for that old furnace any more!

March 12
This has been happening every day, fyi. Mostly by my mom, the superhero painter, but I have been helping between work. I have now discovered how much I loathe dark colors that require two coats and touch ups.

March 13
My first inventory experience as an adult. (We used to help my grandpa with inventory at his liquor store when we were kids. Imagine a crew of 8-10 year olds counting packs of cigarettes and bottles of booze.) This is what the office looks like in the wee hours of the morning.

March 14
Schemmel House
Getting a picture for Beth's birthday surprise slide show! And then having a girl's movie and ice cream night. We ate Chubby Hubby and watched Pitch Perfect (or maybe it's Perfect Pitch?). Either way, I loved it and now all I want to do is listen to pop music and be a good singer.

March 15
Remember that time I told you about the leisurely French toast breakfast? Well, I found these in the oven on March 15, eleven days after that breakfast. Clearly we have not been cooking much lately. No, I did not eat these; they were hard as rocks.

March 16
Getting ready for a trip to the park and LOLing a lot.

March 17
Look at all those tastefully neutral walls! I must say, the house looks significantly better and Coco better  like it when she moves in!

March 18
Dinner by my lonesome. 

March 19
Living Room
No more radiators! Even though it looks like they are still there. Gross. Rooms look a lot bigger now.

March 20
Mom left this morning and we are trying to wrap up for our renter. I scraped the paint off the window panes this morning. I can't wait to hang the blue door! It's kind of more fun that it is for the house across the street because we will get to see it more.

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