What a week it has been here at The Greenhouse. (Sorry for lack of pictures. I’m typing this on my phone and it doesn’t always like them.)
Our stove stopped working mid-supper last Saturday. I found out you can cook a pizza in the grill. It turned out a bit crispy as I was not sure exactly how long it had already cooked.
The repair guy came out on Monday,diagnosed it, and ordered the part. Thursday it was fixed and we promptly had pizza for lunch, fully cooked this time, and made croissants for this morning’s breakfast.
Homeschooling, while happening, was not all that productive. At first I gave myself a hard time, then grace after I realized my husband was home on vacation, which always throws us off some. Also, the construction on the house was to a point where they needed to cut, saw, hammer,and cut more into the outside of our kitchen wall and the garage roof adjoining it. It was loud.
Two afternoons I was also able to volunteer in George’s classroom. The teacher did a great job keeping 20+ kids quiet and calm while making gingerbread houses.
I finished up some last minute shopping of things I knew I wanted but just had not gotten around to. Surprisingly, I was able to find all the items in Small Town, which saved time and gas.
One thing I have not done is grocery shopping. We had everything we needed here at home. It was great to realize I did not HAVE to do this extra thing.
While volunteering in George’s class, I realized his last day before break was Thursday, not Friday. This meant we could leave earlier to go visit family. It also meant one less day to do things.
Yesterday I needed to do a load of wash, especially of cloth pull-ups, before we left. I went out early to the garage, before the workers came, to get a load started. What I found was that they had nailed a board infront of the washer, making it impossible for me to open the door. :)
This is the spot where the new staircase will be, so no new floor above this area. They still needed something there to stand on, so they left the loft to use a a platform, but needed extra supports for it, hence the extra ‘leg’ nailed in front of my washer.
After contemplating taking Jack and Olaf to the laundry mat and sitting there for an hour, I called up a friend and asked to use her washer. She lives nextdoor and there would be no need for me to stay during the wash cycle. She graciously agreed. Though it felt a bit odd, I was thankful for the saving of time and money. While the first load washed, I helped at school, cleaned out my car and vaccumed it. During the second, I picked George up from school and was able to do a few things around the house. A great example of how being a friend does not always mean having to leave your house to go out for coffee.
We are leaving this morning for a weekend with family. I still need to pack and do a quick clean up of the house. My goal is to leave here before lunch. I was hoping to take care of an errand that can only happen in a town between us and where we are going. If we time it right, we can do it over lunch time, thereby saving us some time.
Hope your weekend goes well. ~ Rosie