My painters are still hard at work on the exterior! This week brought a lot of rain, and there was a ton of prep work involved in scraping, sanding and replacing wood rot. I wanted to check in with a quick progress picture!
Our color choices:
The boys will be working on refreshing the pine straw all weekend and I’ll hopefully have a new “After” to show next week!
On a different note, cousin Jay used his own money to surprise my boys with a pizza delivery tonight!! They were SO beyond excited (first pizza delivery of the pandemic!) Jay is literally the sweetest kid and his thoughtfulness was touching. Sister said he poured through the Papa John’s menu and picked out items he knew they would love – pizza, jalapeno popper bread and a Dr. Pepper for each. <3
I had a zoom call with some coworkers today. It is so nice and reassuring every time we chat. If you know a travel agent, send them a big virtual hug… they could probably use it. <3
Honey continues to talk on the phone for 8-10 hours a day. I knew he worked hard, but having him right here at home where I bear witness to it has been enlightening. The man works HARD. He keeps saying he needs a day off, and I can see why. I’m trying to think of a nice, at home “day off” idea for next week. But then, my idea of a day off and his are two entirely different things. (Anyone want to spread pine straw? Anyone? Haha!)
School is barely happening here. I almost feel shameful admitting that. I know it is being done differently all over the country but school became “optional” for us after Spring Break. John is continuing in his two high school level classes but I can’t speak to what’s happening in the rest. (eek) If you’ve followed along here for any time at all and have a sense of Whit’s personality, you’ll know that home school is not his cup of tea. (double eek) He has kept up in math, completes all PE assignments, and loves doing any sort of hands on activities from the teacher’s daily blog (science experiments with typical kitchen supplies, interviewing us about 9/11, watching Hidden Figures to learn about the space race, etc.) With both of us working at home, keeping school running at 100% became hard to find motivation for as soon as it became optional. I give him a life lesson each day…. how to fold sheets, how to address and stamp an envelope, how to grill a steak (that was Honey), how to dead head flowers, etc.. I don’t think any of that will go far in sixth grade, but they are useful things to know nonetheless.
I hope you and yours had a great Thursday.
Puzzle of the Day
Yesterday’s answer: earth day = 5, tree = 4, recycle triangle = 8, earth = 6
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED