After getting home at 1:15 a.m. early Thursday morning, I was up bright and early to greet the contractors who came to start ripping up our kitchen and master bathroom. We had our first breakfast in the temporary kitchen, which is surprisingly cute now that it is all set up. Alas, running a coffee maker, microwave, and camp stove simultaneously did a number on the electrical system. Simply resetting the outlets (and even flipping the switch in the circuit board) did not help matters but the contractors included an electrician, so he got it sorted out, and I am now making sure to use only one appliance at a time. All this will be an adjustment. Finding a bathroom in the middle of the night when my bathroom was sealed off was not fun. I am starting to understand the concept of chamber pots. I am also now trying to work with the noise of demolition going on over my head. But I am telling myself it will all be worthwhile when it is done.
We spent a while playing in the snow yesterday. It packed nicely — excellent for snow men, snow forts, and snow balls. The children are finally back at school today. Then next week is spring break. So I will probably be posting here less. I may try to get a podcast discussion thread up on Tuesday. But I’m mostly going to try to spend a week more or less off the clock. (Which will be published May 29!) So nothing’s wrong – I’ll just be back in April.