So much going on!
We got the siding done, except for the last two rows on three sides of the house which have been left undone. The top tongue and groove boards that are the layer of wood beneath the siding have been removed and that is where the insulation will be blown in for the first floor. The second floor will be insulated, but we will do that from the inside, accessing through the attic. We really fell into a nice routine and working together we got it all done pretty efficiently.
Friday was Tim's birthday. He turned 66. He's still making his way through this medical stuff. but he's doing a lot better. Quite honestly, I think that the busier he is, the happier he is. He still tires more quickly than I'd expect. His hand still has tremors sometimes. He's got some other issues being checked out over the next month, but I cannot help but feel that we really dodged a bullet. I really thought our life as we knew it was done back at the end of January, but look at us now. He's planning a new build and we're doing a renovation.
Something great happened on Tim's birthday. A little Amish baby was born. His name is David. He was born in a city hospital due to previous complications, but this time there were no complications. Tim will drive them home, probably tomorrow. His car is bigger and rides more smoothly and will make the trip easier on Mattie.
I am staying home to assemble a lasagna and a couple loaves of garlic bread to deliver up. I won't stay this time. I told Mattie that I was quite sure the baby would be just as cute next week when she's more rested. Plus, there will be eight kids very excited to meet their brother. It is a family time.
So besides working and being tremendously excited about new babies, I don't have a lot to write about. We've celebrated Tim's birthday with barbecue spare ribs, baked beans, corn bread, salad. Strawberry shortcake with home made whipped cream.
We went to a sale today. I found a leaded glass window decoration, a chickadee sitting on a pine branch for $5, and we had lunch at a diner.
We'd never eaten there before, but it was a small place, the kind of place where the waitresses know their regulars. Today, a plate was set down at the bar. A newspaper was placed along side his plate, and the creamers and sugar sat right next to a cup ready to be filled as soon as 'Larry' came in and sat down.
We went to a couple of antique shops. I'm not so inclined to buy anything. I know that I've got to get rid of things when we move, so I don't want to add anything to the mix, knowing that a great downsizing is coming. Tim did find an old post card:
It is a picture of Lacey School. I don't remember ever seeing it. It's another ghost. It's been gone since 1989 and a supermarket stands in its place.
That's it really. Unless you want to hear about laundry.