It has been a summer that has sped by too quickly for me this year. I imagine I feel that way every year but this year has been particularly eventful. It began before school was out. Our daughter was getting married and Jim was retiring so, we decided to have work done on the house. It started out with a plan for a half bath and converting the attached garage into a family room. It ended with: a whole bath, flooring the landing and bath with tile, vinyling the new room and laundry room, replacing windows in the laundry room, reflooring the deck, a new table, two new chairs and residing the house. I have to commend D.J. Construction as they finished when they said they would and they worked efficiently. The part of the house that was worked on looked great. Now if the rest of the house looked that good. It was all I could do to not rip out the carpet and putting down hardwood floors. Fortunately for me, I stopped myself in time.
Then there was the online class I took in June for this special ed. degree. Every place I went I hauled the laptop, hoping for service so I could take a test or write on some project. This laptop followed me to Baldwin City for the woodcarver’s seminar and to Springfield, Ill for the circular sock knitter’s crank-in. (I did get an A for that effort, 🙂
We were in Wisconsin for over a week visiting family after the crank-in. It always goes too quickly and the travel is always hard for me. I can usually plan on a headache or feeling exhausted for a day or two somewhere along the way. It is great to see as many people as we can though. Jim was having fun looking to see if he could find the great deal on a circular sock machine (no he didn’t).
As soon as we got back, it was time to try to unpack things we had previously packed so the house would be somewhat ready for the arrival of family for the wedding. Most of the stuff is still crammed in closets or the garage unfortunately. We did manage to get a room dug out for Jim’s mom to stay though.
August 1st was the day of the wedding. After having to change the officiating pastor after he got ill with my brother-in-law from Wisconsin and all the little traumas of how many sandwiches to order when people won’t send in their RSVP cards (I have learned my lesson there) the day arrived. Heather, I, Kat, Hannah and Brooke went and got our hair done. The stylist sprayed my with anti-frizz, anti-humidity spray, etc and it had completely flattened out by the wedding time. Heather’s hair was beautiful though.The wedding turned out well. The rain had finished by early morning and it was sunny but not too hot. We got great pictures. We went to the history museum for the reception. The guests loved the venue and we didn’t run out of food. Actually it was just the opposite so I am thankful for the groom’s brothers for taking all the extra sandwiches, veggie trays, chips and cake we had left over.
Apparently we are so exhausted that we can’t post standing up 🙂 Anyone got an idea how to fix that?
Jim retired Monday and I go back to school tomorrow. I need a