Things have been a bit hectic around here as you can imagine. Over the weekend Paul and Sam opened up the dividing wall between the living room and dining room. There had been a passage way there originally, but it had been closed up. It's so much nicer now! Light comes through. I scoured the kitchen cupboards of all the old olive oil stains etc. On Sunday I went over to do something and it ended up with the grandpa next door pulling out his lawn mower and cutting our grass! He helped rake it up and the granny helped sweep and then gave me plants from her back yard for our garden. I was touched and baked them banana bread. It seems almost like a small town where everyone helps each other but also knows each others business too. We are hoping they won't get TOO cozy! I want to be able to sit out and read quietly as well.
Above is a sweet little lace doily I found in the tool shed! Isn't is pretty? It seeems like a good sign. There were a few things left including a massive 45 album / 8 track "stereo system" monstrosity which Paul loves. To the basement it goes! Now the electricians are in there doing their thing and I am trying to not have fainting spells when I think of the money slip slipping away.