Things have hit the harder stage… trying to figure out how where to put things that have no obvious home. Pitching things has become my favorite past time. The piles of boxes we’ve burned has been a bit of triumph each time. The struggle to walk through the house is much eased, but we have a ways to go yet. I found the electric pencil sharpener a few days ago. The cheer that brought was funny. I think that’s one of the things we missed most. Funny how things like that become so valued.
I set up bookshelves and shelved several boxes of kids books. Creed hasn’t seen them since he was Lach’s age – he has no memory of having many books. He’s so excited and will sit for as long as you’re willing to read. We’ve utilized many libraries over the last many months, but this is even better. I’m so glad he loves books.
Lach stands up and holds himself upright unassisted for several seconds. He has taken one diving step a few times this week too. He’s 14 months old. Eden, Charlotte, Pierce, Elliot, and Stellan all walked at 14 months. Lachlan seems like he might join that list.
The kitchen painting is finished. It’s the only room that isn’t gray. We painted it a robin’s egg blue. It’s brighter than I imagined but I think it’ll be fun to have a cheery color. The living room is 3/4 painted. Tomorrow we should finish it. I’m so looking forward to getting the last of that green gone. You can see it in the video of Lach I posted a few weeks ago. It’s not my favorite, and coupled with the primer that went on the trim early on, it’s pretty ugly. Outside, the shutters are navy blue now, and the fascia white. Blaine and I power washed the house and painted during the last of the warm days. I like how it turned out very much. The door is still needing a facelift, but it’s coming along.
Thursday is my birthday, and it’s the day our internet will be hooked up. It sounds like a great gift. Having to travel to the library or McDonald’s to work on their WiFi has gotten old, especially when we have so much to do at home. Eden’s classes are all online. We’ve gotten to know our local librarians well.
Eden starts working tomorrow, as a waitress at a local cafe. Sterling will start as a host there in the coming weeks. Both are pretty excited to start earning money again.
We’re still without a rhythm. Blaine’s still at home, we still have many projects, and we have yet to just have a day to do school and chores and nothing extra. But life is quiet and work on the house is a reward all its own. But I look forward to having empty days again.