Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

It was a good holiday break. Yes, the basement was torn up. The carpet, baseboards and wet things went out the egress window on Christmas Eve night. The fans have been going ever since. Tom has been here taping and mudding and repairing the drywall. I met him in Adrian last week to pick out carpet. (Tom is a builder we have been using since purchasing this house. He loves the kids and is great with them. He has a great sense of humor and is nice to have around.) Today he is supposed to be here to remove the egress window and seal it back up. Maybe next week I will get my school room back.

I am beginning to think it is foolish to try to get going back on a full schedule with books here there and everywhere. I have found some workbooks and put the big people to work. There was plenty of moaning and groaning but there always is after holiday break. I really wanted to plunge right in but I cannot control a basement flood. Trying to do school with 5 of them and without 2 rooms of the house, whoa. Let's just say I was looking for a stress break at 10:39 this morning. The baby was on the table, #1 was dodging her, he got up and the baby tried coloring in his workbooks, #2 was moaing that all he wanted to read was his Star Wars book, #3 was trying to find a place that was quiet enough to read, #4 was begging to be read to, #5 was coloring and the baby was trying to get the crayons. Can I say crazy?

Holidays were fun. We had 3 family play dates, the Shumways, Jensens and Lunds. We enjoyed all 3. Margo and I played Clone Duels on the Wii. I am not sure if the force was with us. :) Grammie and Poppy joined us Christmas Day. We enjoyed the best deepfried turkey. Dad did good!

1 comment:

Jen B. said...

That is awesome that you found a great carpenter -- always needed when you have a basement! Hope the reno goes fast for you.


The days are so different. Instead of mess and homeschool teaching I have a DH working from home and quiet until 2:54 when #6 (who is 10)...