Ron was around the house this week!
Which meant that our around-the-house activities looked a little different.
Ron put up a dinner bell near the back door. He has wanted one for years. Recently he found a good deal on one, and used some gift money he had squirreled away. We also planted some liriope along the edge of the patio, loved on Moses (our most recent "stray"), and drank iced mochas.
But the biggest around-the-house activity this week was painting the kitchen!
Does it seem like we just did that? Well, we did paint the kitchen cabinets in our remodel a year ago. But the eating/living area of the kitchen had not been painted in years. (We're not sure how many, but our son Ryan helped paint it...and he has been married for 8 years!) It was time.
Only the astute observer would see evidence of this project, because we kept the antique white walls/barn red wainscoting color scheme.
Oh, but we know! Four trips (four!) to get paint. A couple of days living with mauve primer on all of the trim. I felt like I was back in the '80's! (Do you remember mauve?)
Tonight, everything is put back together. The painting is done. Pictures are rehung. Everything has been scrubbed and swept and polished. I am taking ibuprofen every four hours.
Next week, it will be back to routine around the house. I'll miss having Ron here. But homeschooling and cooking and cleaning sounds like a piece of cake.
Vacation is hard work!