We’ve been home for a little over a week now, and it’s just flown by!
We started and ended the week helping our DS-K clean up his new home. What a job! But it’s clean enough now that he can actually live there, but the cleaning and renos and redecorating will be continuing. Here’s a picture of behind the fridge before we cleaned it:
K’s mother-in-law actually took charge of the kitchen, and it looks fabulous now!
DDIL-M is away at school,so she is missing out on all the FUN!
So, at the end of the week – carpets are all out, ceilings are almost all painted, floors are vacuumed and washed, kitchen and bathrooms are clean, drains are almost all running freely, lawn is mowed, garbage has been removed, several windows are clean so that we can actually see through them, the small bedroom that K will use temporarily has been painted. Lots and lots more to do yet – painting will continue, the furnace and water heater will be replaced this week, some windows need to be replaced this week. But K actually slept in the house for the first time last night! Welcome home bud!
During the week, Grizz and I tackled a few jobs around the house that were waiting for us – picked and juiced our grapes (sorry, forgot to take a picture), washed the living and dining room drapes (oops, that exposed our windows that are ready for another cleaning), and got started on painting the trim on the outside of the house.
They came home with a gold medal! And another friend competed in the bike racing competitions and came home with a gold and a bronze medal. Not bad for folks in their 70’s and 80’s!
There was outdoor stage entertainment by a home-grown singer (not our style, so we didn’t stay long)
We learned that the first night of the fair, there are no animals in the barns yet (will make sure to go on Saturday next year). But the arts and crafts and horticultural displays were all ready:
I, of course, particularly liked looking at the quilts – and there were lots of them:
For the first time ever, I entered a craft project in the fair, the cross-stitch of Kilby Farm (local historic site) that took me several years to complete. As you can see it got a second place:
Happy week! Blessings, Peg