Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Right arm: reattached

A small detail the phone company neglected to mention when we transferred service to our new home last Friday: it takes 5 days to get DSL up and running in a new location! For a girl who is rather addicted to the internet, 5 days is an eternity. I feel so out of touch, but it will still be a while before I can fully catch up - life is just a little crazy around here. The big move was Saturday and, thanks to a lot of help from family, my kitchen and bathrooms are mostly unpacked. I feel reasonably well settled, and now have over two husband-less weeks to "camp" with the kids and hopefully get a lot done. Dan left last night for his missions trip to Malawi (remind me to post about that) and is still in the air. I already miss him, but today I was able to get the living/dining room painted in lieu of cooking dinner and other good-wifely things. My goal is to have the entire downstairs painted and be able to fit at least be able to fit one car in the garage by the time he returns. Whether I succeed will depend on how many sleepovers the kids have at their grandparents'!

7 comments:

Kostjuk5 said...

Laura, you amaze me. I'm sure you'll have more accomplished than you're even thinking. The fact that you can paint without your husband home impresses me. Post pictures of your new home - we'd love to see it! Congratulations!!
Happy painting and decorating!
Love,
Ashley

michelle said...

sign us up for a sleep over!!! Ellie keeps telling me that we need to have Parker over for a slumber party!

Cherie (Baker) Vann said...

Laura, congrats on the new house! Can hardly wait to see pics! Hope you are well, Cherie

Heather said...

I'm thinking about you. I've made it from 17 down to 9 days until Michael is back from Malawi. He is having a fantastic time. I'm just surviving. Hope you get some breaks while Dan is away.

Leigh said...

Wow...painting, and husband-less too! Congratulations on the new house. Hope you'll post some pics after you get things put away.

rachel said...

Wow, you've been accomplishing a lot! I don't know how you survived 5 days...I freak out if my internet is down for even a few hours.

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, unpacking and settling and painting the entire downstairs and doing the single-mom thing while Hubby is in Africa?! Very impressive!