Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm missing all my friends in Blog-Land!

I am on my hubby's laptop for only the 2nd time in the past two weeks. We've torn our house upside down and inside out and are just now putting things back together. We had our upstairs floors finished (hardwood floors were hiding under carpet). Hubby and I moved all the furniture downstairs and tore up the carpet from about 5pm to 2am Sunday a couple weeks ago. Then we took the kids to the Hot Springs Pool and hotel for the night. We got home the next night at about 9pm but we couldn't get in our house because the front room floors were still wet and we didn't have a key to the back deadbolt. We had to stay at another hotel! Then within 2 days of having the hardwood floors re-finished, we had carpet installed downstairs. That meant bringing all of the upstairs- things back upstairs and moving all the downstairs things to one half of the downstairs or upstairs so they could lay carpet. The carpet was finished Saturday afternoon and we had my extended family (27 of us) over for a late Christmas party that night. WOW! Crazy timing. My hubby was so sweet though to do this and to think to do this before all my relatives came over.
I will write more now that I have more regular access to the laptop. Hopefully I will SOON have my computer back up. 3 out of the 4 kids beds are up. We still have a fish tank in our bedroom, but it is no longer blocking my dresser (I've been rewashing the same 2 or 3 outfits).
I just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about you and I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I miss you guys! I'm anxious to get back into the Biblical Submission Bible Study. For now it feels like a major accomplishment just to post this much!
<3 Jenny


John Linko said...

Sounds like you've been busy. I have plans for my house as well. It would be nice to take down the Christmas tree first, though.

I miss dispatch sometimes, but not enough to manifest itself in true regret. I enjoyed the mental exercise of juggling resources and moving them from place to place. Regardless of the complexity of certain things, as long as I felt it meant something I was committed to whatever it took to make improvements.

Like President Obama, I am 'firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task'.

As I recall you were never mean or overly emotional, at least to me. I still have the very nice homemade card you sent me almost a year after you left. My most vivid memory of you was your graveyard wardrobe, and one t-shirt in particular.

Best of luck with the home improvement, and keep in touch!

The little old mom who lived in a shoe said...

Christmas tree would be a great place to start! :) I miss the juggling of resources, too! It could be quite exciting and fulfilling. Too true about giving your all to a difficult task. "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men..." Colossians 3:23. I need to reexamine my mom-attitude and make sure I look at it as an opportunity to glorify God and to do the best job that I can do in raising these kiddos. Which t-shirt? I'm wracking my brain and can't think of any that stand out.