|A thing that N-son made.|
The other thing looks just like this thing.
I texted back to say, "ooh, I want one!" -- (even though I don't know if that's actually true). At any rate, when I got N-son on the phone, he said, "I feel like I've found my famil--er, I mean . . . Mom, I don't mean this to sound rude, but in building maintenance, I feel like I found my family." Aww, heart-warming. N-son returned home later in the week from his orientation/evaluation, all jazzed up for the program. Fingers crossed that he gets to start full-time in January!
Elsewhere in our world, Prewash now has a fan-club among the guys who are working on the house. She wore her best bow while they were here, and they went gaga over her and rubbed her belly and told her she was a good dog. Unfortunately, the roofers who told us they fixed the leaky roof appear to be wrong: the latest rain storm blew in today and there's water coming in right in front of Prewash's crate. Fortunately (?), we caught it two days before the contractors were supposed to put up a new drywall ceiling, so at least we can postpone that project until we have another round of roof-fixing attempts.
And also . . .
- K-daughter accepted a job offer at a new job, and starts there next week. It has regular hours and higher pay, and she's a bit nervous and excited about it.
- I-daughter was spotted in New York at the Sheep-and-Wool Festival by my running buddy. Rumor has it, she's looking good, but I can't personally confirm that, because I haven't seen her for almost two weeks. [That's totally a snarky mom comment!]
- My husband's knee recovery is erratic. The physical therapist he works with told him, "Just listen to your bod--- ah, . . . Just remember to take it EASY." So he's only ridden 25 miles with his bike buddies. His knee still kinda hurts, surprisingly.
- And me? My students keep giving me lots and lots of papers to grade. It's not fair of them, really. But I muddle through. It's darned nice to have the book manuscript done, and I do keep reminding myself of that and then being a little bit floaty happy.
And that's the news from our family, where life is rich with things we make and full of things to do. May your and yours be similarly prosperous.