As is the way of things these days, we worked on the house Friday. We have been building a shower - pouring a cement base and such. We have Internet instructions and some input from our friend, Bob the Builder. It is going well. Toby worked so hard on Friday that his back was giving him problems on Saturday. So, we took a needed break and got some other things done on the house that did not require "puttin' your back into it." We went to The City and looked at stove/ranges for the kitchen. We ended up buying one - I'm excited! We also went by Home Depot and got an estimate for kitchen cabinets. We have some local cabinet makers coming by this week to also give bids on that job. It is really coming together.
This is just how we roll.
ollow me on this: The shower we are building is 3x4. Toby bought wire mesh to put in the bottom before putting the cement base down. The wire mesh came in a two-foot wide long strip. Toby said, "Lets cut two three-foot pieces and lay them side by side." That sounded like a plan. Then we proceeded to measure and cut a 24 inch piece. I held the measuring tape and helped Toby cut the two-foot piece. When we finished cutting the wire mesh, I held up the piece and said, "That ain't right!" That is a line from my favorite Western, "Silverado." Both Toby and I stood their feeling rather stupid. I asked, "How much mesh is left? If there is six feet, we can still make this work." Toby replied, "What?! And make it look like we knew what we were doing?" There was six feet of wire mesh left. We cut in two pieces, and it worked perfectly.
On Sunday at church, the GGs sat with us - away from their parents. They were pretty good. They did some amazing art work during the lesson, but you never know what they are really hearing and learning. At the end of church our preacher usually asks everyone to stand together and turn to their neighbor and say something like, "Don't lose heart" or "Don't grow wearing in well doing." Sometimes he says to tell your neighbor, "May you have eyes to see and ears to hear." Yesterday he had us say something different - I forgot what exactly, because GBN2 turned to me and said, "May you have eyes to see, ears to hear, and a nose to smell."