Monday, July 21, 2008

Paint, Flooring, and Bats OH MY!

We finished painting the living room, dining room, and hallway. There are a few touch ups to do, but nothing I can't handle with a small brush and step ladder. My dad and David are putting in the flooring today. They get along very well and that makes my heart smile. Even under the stressful conditions of installing flooring in 92 degree weather, they are laughing and joking.
We took yesterday off to go to church with my grandma. It's impossible to say no to her so when she asked us to go we said yes. It felt good to be in a familiar place surrounded by familiar faces. I have to keep reminding myself that it has been 10 years since I went to church with her. It seems as though it was only yesterday! People I remember working with at Vacation Bible School are all grown up with kids of their own! Growing up is so strange!
After church we had lunch at grandma's house. She and my aunt made roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy and a delicious side dish of zucchini with apples, tomatoes, and garlic! It was just the type of soul food we needed to energize us for the rest of the work we have left to do.
Speaking of zucchini, my friend Jen was nice enough to bring over some fresh from the garden along with a wonderful assortment of goodies from Amish country including a loaf of fresh bread, a cinnamon roll, and pie. I used part of the loaf of bread to make French toast this morning and it was delicious. She also brought over homemade strawberry jam which I had on a pb&j sandwich. Thanks Jen!
Last night just as I was about to go to sleep Erin rushed into the bedroom going on and on about a bat or a bird flying around in the living room. (She is currently sleeping there until her room is ready.) David went out the handle the situation, but came back and said he couldn't find anything. I walked out into the living room and sure enough there was a bat on the windowsill. David thought it was remnants of a garbage bag we had used to cover the window when we painted, but I knew better. Erin and I came back to the bedroom to let David take care of Mr. Bat. He ended up whacking him with a box that sent him flying out the window. Poor Mr. Bat.

Welcome to life in the country!


aola said...

Oh, my, gosh.. I laughed so hard at the thought of DAVID, city boy David, battling a bat. I see that he is adapting to country life very quickly! Way to go David!!!!

Your new life sounds beautiful. I'm so glad you are with your family finally.

I didn't know Jen was in your area, I thought she was living and working somewhere else. That's great that she is there, too.

Kristen said...

Ooooh, bats give me the heebie-jeebies!

I know what you mean about being in an old church again...I feel the same way when I got with my mom.

Kelli said...

Yay that you're finally there! I've missed reading about the move until now. How does it feel to be home? How's baby?

I laughed so hard about making Erin move boxes. Way to go - I totally agree with your logic. If she's going to accuse you of something, you may as well be guilty of it! Hehe. Teenagers...