Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Making a house a ... house

No, I don't have pictures for you. I have been buried.

Lots of peeing on bedding to stink up the house.

Mmmmmm. You know how I love the pee. Apparently ... SO DOES ONE OF MY KIDS!

Another child has had many days of tighter boundaries. This has been our routine lately. Their heart and head are starting to associate negative feelings with a sense of entitlement, instead of what it normally is - a wonderful high! We have had some genuine tears. There has been regret and some good attempts at change. Still, it won't change quickly. Just what we're focusing on right now. Keeping them within earshot and eye shot.

I have color on my walls. Lots and lots of COLOR! It makes me smile. Granted, I still have lots and lots and LOTS of walls which are still waiting their turn. Others are awaiting their second coat.

The refrigerator and stove arrived today. Tomorrow we will have the wiring done so we can actually plug in and utilize the stove. There are no words for how excited I am to have refrigeration in my actual kitchen. By tomorrow night I can steam vegetables without having to wait 35 minutes for the water to boil. Pretty cool.

We have had a lot of rain, and our "yard" is still a giant mud pit. So, it is entertaining to get to our doors. It will be quite a while before we can do a driveway or decking. So, for now, we are high class, baby. A few boards and old siding make for high end sidewalks.

I found something behind the drawers in the master bath. Will post a picture. It's not as shocking as what I found in the guest bath, but still ... kinda' "Huh?"

(photo by iamwahid)


Lisa said...

Cannot wait to see the latest discovery.

A fridge and you are moving on up! Fabulous news!

Brenda said...

I am so excited to see what you've done with the place. As for the kids, change makes them leak. Didn't you know that?

Diana said...

I'm so right there with you...wired kids, house that needs fixing, yard that needs work. It's enough to make one crazy. Thankfully, most pee is making it to it's proper receptical, at least for the moment.

Dia por Dia said...

So glad to hear you like pee so much. Am dropping off two mad pee-ers to keep Rocky company. They can help you paint! Got room for someone else who is stealing again?

Hugs, Dia

P.S. Not. kidding.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Pee. I just realized I have not had any in a while. Thanks. Now there will be a flood.

Laura Staum said...

Good luck! Keep hanging in there... the in-kitchen refrigeration will help! :)

Amanda said...

haha... I cannot WAIT to see pictures!

So glad you have your home! With refrigeration! Now to the stove eh. That's good!

Oh, and I was listening to Kellie Raspberry on the radio and she was talking about how she hates hearing people breathe. I always think of sick John Black from Days of Our Lives which of course always makes me think of you and Michael. Love you guys!

Kerrie said...

There nothing like the kind of stuff you can find hidden in the drop ceiling in the room of the former owners' 17-year-old son...

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Oy. Sending some prayers your way. Well, God's way, but asking Him to direct some blessings your way. :)