We’ve been a bit busy this summer. And the summer if not officially over, is over because school has started.
I think I have a series of posts here because? Well the last month got busy.
We only have two things left to finish in the Hell that is our renovation. When they pulled the gutters off of the top of our roof they found holes. No flashing, no fasciae and holes. So this coming weekend that will all be fixed. Then the roof should be freaking perfect. And the gutters too. And the siding has all been replaced except for one small shed addition and we just don’t care about that right now. We might even tear it out.
And the last bit of the sinking floor. No scheduled time for that yet because it won’t stop RAINING. In AUGUST. Sheesh. It has to be dry for awhile so they can make sure the floor is totally even. It is 1/2 fixed or more. So I can be a bit relieved about that.
I’ll make a separate post about our sudden vacation to St. Louis. It was a good thing and we had good friends helping with our kitties and that allowed us to run away for a few days. More on that later (with pictures).
Em has started school. We did put her in a private school and for the first time in two years she’s coming home smiling and excited. She’s not fearful or dreading the next day. It’s only the first few days—but the initial meetings with her teachers and the staff? Well I’m not used to seeing people being friendly and happy—more hurried, rushed and uncomfortable. She came home and said how each one of her teachers were awesome and that she couldn’t wait to see the next cool thing—and she was this way while recovering from a cold, which usually bums her out. It is giving us hope that she can recover from not wanting to go to school and getting stomach aches nearly every morning. We want her to love learning new things like we do and she was losing that. It feels really good to be hopeful again about Em and school.
We also got to take her in to her first day, something I was unable to do in 2010 and 2011.
I’ve been fixing a lot of computers lately and working on websites for friends. I am learning new things all the time from the website perspective and I enjoy that immensely. Check it out: Konsplosion . I’m doing four others for that group as well. It is a huge amount of work, but mainly in getting them going (had to start many things from scratch) and move them away from GoDaddy (who charged for every little thing and overcharged for it too) to Hostgator (excellent customer service and reasonable prices).
And I’m still working my way through some physical issues and I’ll keep doing that. I wonder when that will go away or at least not be an ever present thought? I don’t know. I do know I have some more decisions to make. More soon, sorry to keep disappearing –renovations of the home and lives can do that to you.