My First Update can be found here
Lauren’s high school offers students the opportunity to take high school and college courses starting at the junior level at
8. Preparations for Boston &
Some stuff from Boston
This started out as two goals, one city in 2009 and one in 2010 but we finally figured whatthehell, since we’ll be back east anyway why not just take the train from either
3. Paint hallway_one side is light yellow, the other creamy white, not a huge difference but enough in actuality if not photographically.
When we got the kitchen remodeled in the summer of 2008, having some walls removed impacted the hallway and until I finally repainted it, it remained divided, of two worlds, part the old colors and part the new. Now we have unity and, therefore, harmony. I actually felt the house heave a sigh of relief. Wheee!!
This is a small part of the much larger task of ‘remodeling Lauren’s bedroom’. Original to this house, the wood floors have been protected by carpeting for years. One by one, we have been removing the carpet from the bedrooms, first the master and now Lauren’s with only the office to go. We have almost completed the remodeling task as well with just a couple of more boxes to be unpacked that, for whatever reason, she won’t do and with some pictures left to be hung when she finally tells me where she wants them. We’ve been going around on this for over two months, so seriously, give me a break. (I forgot to take a pic before removal so, pic shows torn out carpet in garage patiently waiting dumping. The refinished floors will show-up in the pics of her , FINALLY, redone bedroom for my month of March update.)
5. Continue doing the monthly “one good thing” post on LJ for 2009
One of my favorite LJ writers, in and around the QAF fandom (he has this thing for Brian), is big_brian_o who, in 2008 in his Happy New Year post, asked that we do good things for each other and others. I decided to follow his advice by once a month posting about a cause or an organization that my family and I believe in. I don’t know if doing this helped any but it felt good doing it and that matters.
If you are interested, the posts can be found in my memories here. I talk about organizations that range from Defenders of Wildlife to the ACLU, from FreeRice to The National Trust for Historic Preservation.