Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Circle the Wagons

Well fam, work on the house has ground to a halt and we're not going to meet that end-of-September self imposed deadline to finish everything. B had an accident while rock climbing and fell and broke his wrist. It looks like he'll have a cast for 6-8 weeks. It doesn't totally prevent him from using his left hand but he's certainly not going to be able to repair a joist, hang dry wall and tile a bathroom. He's also not going to be able to put tin on the roof of the shed or any of the other nonsense we thought we were getting done before our two year House-a-versary.

Work on the siding continues and it's starting to pay off. Neighbors have been stopping us to comment on how much better the house looks and we're excited that they like the color of the pre-primed boards on the house because that color is incredibly similar to the paint we've picked out. Now that the sides that face the street are done it's easy to imagine what it'll look like. Although it's been a long and expensive summer it's nice to see that things are coming together.

Check out our new and improved power bill report card:

Thank you new HVAC. I can't wait to see how you do in the winter. 

As if last week didn't have enough in store for us in terms of dramatic medical mishaps...our little Pumpkin was also sick. She went to the vet on Friday and they prescribed her some special food. Her energy level seems better so I hope she's feeling better.

This weekend we took a much needed break to visit with some friends, have a picnic, listen to stories being told under twinkle lights, take naps and get ice cream at a local dairy farm.

I'm also back at work with students and I've signed up for a project where NASA is giving us a grant to send a weather balloon with an experiment to near space. We have until April to work on it. I'm excited but it's going to be a mad dash. My classes all seem great but my schedule is a little weirder than normal so it's been a challenge to keep the house tidy and make dinner every night. It's a work in progress.

Also, I want to have a party but everything is in shambles so who knows when I'll have the time. Maybe we'll have a Siding is Done party instead of the planned Bathroom is Done party. 

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