We had a huge storm roll through last night and lost power from about 6-9 pm. At least we had a chance to get leftovers heated up before we lost power.
It was really scary outside. Erik thought we were having a hurricane and I thought we were having another derecho. I don’t know if the weather people would call it anything special, but it certainly tore up the trees around town.
In a way it was kind of good to have enforced non-screen time with the whole family. It was difficult, yes, but not impossible. Erik was also in a super good mood, and that helped immensely. He was trying to please me (I have no idea why) and “made dinner” himself (pulled leftovers out of the fridge and put some cornbread on everyone’s plate) and kept talking about the nice evening. I love nights like that.
Elsa and I did some water color painting. I spent more time painting a silly Dora coloring book picture than is really proper to admit. Erik is calling it my masterpiece. Somehow I don’t think I’ll be getting it framed.
After playing games and talking, he finally retired to the couch with a book. He is totally into this series about young Olympians called Heros in Training. Too bad he just finished it. I need to find more books for him. He’s so particular it makes it difficult.
We had a contractor come in yesterday and he’s going to write up an estimate to knock down our half wall and re-face our powder room vanity. Whoo-hoo! I can’t wait! Once the wall is knocked down, we have a floor company set to come out and put laminate all over our main level. It is going to make a huge, huge difference.
Funny story time:
The other day I kept stepping in sticky stuff on the floor. I was dreading steaming the floors, but knew it had to be done. Except, I didn’t do it. Instead, I spot steamed the really bad spots and made an appointment for Luna Floors to come out.
Then I promptly forgot about Luna and made an appointment for the contractor to come out.
So it was a big surprise when the guy from Luna showed up Saturday!
We ended up deciding to go with Luna because it seemed to make the most sense to have people who do floors all day long do our floors. Plus, they have a lifetime warranty on the installation, move all the furniture around themselves, and can do it at our convenience. Oh, and they have a 110% price match guarantee.
Now I just need the contractor to get out here and take down the wall so we can schedule the floors!
I’m feeling motivated to finish my painting project. I wonder if the paint is still any good. Really, the whole part that I painted last year could use a new coat. Gotta love kids and their grubby little hands. Maybe I can just have Elsa paint it. She likes art projects.
Still having major internet troubles. My domain name is secure, however the host and the registrar disagree with who’s problem it is. The registrar is HORRIBLE and it is pretty clearly their fault (I can’t log in properly so it must be them, right?). I am trying to get them to give me an authorization code so I can transfer the domain and they are completely ignoring me. I’d like to leap through my computer and knock some heads.