In my life this week ... Well, let's see. We just bought a house built in 1918 that was, I swear, most recently occupied by persons on acid. We have painted EVERY SINGLE surface of the interior of the house this week (walls, trim, wainscoting, doors, cabinets, ceilings, and fireplace) and it took at least three coats on everything to cover the red, hot pink, dark purple, gold, green, blue, dark brown, and black paint colors. We painted all the woodwork white, the living and dining room a nice pale yellow, the sitting room and hall and darker gold, a couple of rooms tan and one gray, the bathroom green and brown, and the kitchen green with white painted brick and black cabinets. We have laid tile in the kitchen and bathroom and grouted it. We have sanded 1500 square feet of hardwood floors. Tomorrow I am staining them all. by. myself. Then on Sunday we are sealing them. I've made four trips to Lowe's in a nearby town for supplies, eaten countless numbers of Dairy Queen foods, and drank many diet cherry limeades from Sonic. Oh, and I celebrated my 41st birthday on Wednesday. I feel every day of those years, believe me.
In our homeschool this week ... It was the week that was to be, but wasn't. We started out strong having school at grandma's on Monday. I intended for us to still have school each day. And then the multiple coats of paint began. So, school has been put off until next week.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share ... Listen to your husband when he says, "You are renovating a house next week, and getting ready to move ... so why don't you NOT start school yet."
I am inspired by ... the get-up-and-go personalities of my mom and aunt. I have taken on a little bit of that attitude this week, with all there has been to do.
My favorite thing this week was ... the crazy transformation of our new house. Pictures do not even begin to depict what we have accomplished. And, I learned how to grout tile. That was cool.
What's working/not working for us ... School on the road. I had such good intentions but, nah.
I'm cooking ... I haven't cooked all week, but my parents have fed us. Thank you mom and dad!
I'm grateful for ... My husband who I depend on to talk me off that ledge I find myself on sometimes. He is an amazing support to me.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share ...
|The house I am renovating (same picture you've already seen). I hope to do a collage of before and after pics soon.|
I am also linking up at Weekly Wrap-up with Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers,