Jason is getting home late tonight. It's been a long 9 days.
But I got a lot of stuff done. Mostly boring, nagging stuff, but I know Jason will appreciate it.
I did a lot of touch-up painting. It's amazing--simply living in a house can damage it. There were a lot of knicks and scuffs and a few pencil marks in the hall, kitchen, entry door and kids' rooms that are now covered over. Helen's crown molding is painted (after a year--snort!)
I sewed a simple curtain for one guest bedroom in the basement.
I sewed a (goofy) library bag that didn't turn out like I'd imagined but I'll use it anyway.
I painted my old toy kitchen cupboard and changed the hinges. Unfortunately, I didn't get the pulls changed. Something about a drill....and the wrong kind of screws.
I hung a shelf on a wall in our bedroom. I needed the drill to install sheetrock anchors--yikes, never did that before! I don't think I did it quite right, because the weight of the shelf is pulling the sheetrock anchors back out of the wall. Uhhhhh......sorry honey......but the shelf had been sitting on the floor for, oh, I don't know, months?
I tried to fix Helen's lamp, but I bought the wrong size harp. (That's the part that goes over the light bulb, that you screw the shade onto.)
I baked and decorated Valentine cookies, my favorite cookies in all the world.
And Mom finished sewing the top of Helen's baby quilt. It is cute. It is pink. It is hundreds of tiny squares all sewn together in random order. Just in time for her to move into Owen's green, red and blue room!