Today we did some stuff. It looks alright. Pretty happy with it. #notreallyTomtyping #reallywhathesaid jk, I mean it was date night, the first in a long time. So, no news from today's hardworking beasts. He teased me today that he couldn't write like me, and above is what he came up with.
Bailey, an apprentice with Tom, helped him out yesterday after work installing cans and changing out fixtures for cans in the cottage. The climbing into dusty attics is why electricians keep young apprentices around. There is a LOT of communication that has to happen to wire a house. You also have to trust who you're … Continue reading #Micro vs. Macro
This was the big task today. "Let's make a list, honey." Can anyone remember comedian Brian Regan's joke bit on Dora the Explorer? "I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the MAP?" Well, that's us with this list. It's "THE LIST." I've been wanting us to have a list for … Continue reading #9 The LIST
I gave her a hard time yesterday. I pushed her to work harder, she didn't really understand what to do. So, she piddled around, lifting up a stick here, a piece of garbage there. She asked me if I was annoyed, I said, "I don't like whining. We're picking up trash and yard debris, and … Continue reading #8 Amazing Grace
Tom tore off dry rot today on 1/3 of the house. Finally, many hours later, he came to the end. There is actually a little of the house that doesn't need the siding to be replaced. I volunteered for Central Linn School District (WHOOT, holler! Represent, Cobras!) to serve BBQ chicken dinners to people. I … Continue reading #7 Chasing Dry Rot and other stories
Scott and Casey did all the work today. Scott added the bedroom window and framed in most of the wall and part of the closet. Casey came and picked up all the garbage and put it in the dumpster. Today Casey came and took away a bunch of garbage. Before: left photo. After: Right photo. … Continue reading #6
We have French doors! Scott and Tom installed these beauties today. It makes the living room of the cottage look so much better! We plan to install a deck out those doors so that the next owner can appreciate the lovely birdsong and watch the trees and just, well, be. Ella and I worked on … Continue reading #5 Let there be light!
I was getting just a little small bit almost hysterical. I had been around too many waste products over the last few days. So. Not only did a friend pee her pants in class, but several picked boogers and then touched me with their hands. I wanted a protective shell today. But the parents and the … Continue reading #4 Too Many Liquids (or #donteatandreadthis)
Long, fragile, and tender day in Kindergarten. We are working on a secret surprise for moms for Mother's Day. One student wrote, when prompted "I love my mom because___" by saying "she gave me life." Well, that kinda stopped me in my tracks. Not something I'd expect from this guy. He's very tall, very silly, … Continue reading #3
Oh I can't even. Day 2. Tom gets insects and spiders to deal with. I get rodents and their excrement. But it doesn't stop there, I also get ants and gastropods and amphibians. (Ok, I like them, so they've got a pass.) So really, it's Jen: 2, Tom: 1. Because if you haven't noticed … Continue reading #2