We had quite an interesting Father's Day yesterday - Mother Nature put on quite the show! Thunder, lightning, downpours of rain, it went from 92 deg to 68 within a few hours. Dayle got lots of cards and a phone call from our daughter in Ohio and got to talk a bit to our two granddaughters. Plus Amy sent him 2 new Carhartt t-shirts and a fun card. I remembered my own father who was a sweet man and loved us.
I just snapped a photo of our family photo that was taken at Dayle's sister's wedding when the kids were young. Dayle has been an exceptional father to our kids. Supportive and loving.
I got him a tin full of licorice Allsorts - which I've always thought was a peculiar thing to like.. but now I've gotten to like them somewhat. Do you like them? Do tell.
I snapped a photo of the floor project in the attic mid-installment. The remodeler had trouble with the laminate flooring and instead of it snapping together and "floating", he had to saw off the edge and nail them down. He was unhappy how it went but we told him it's fine.
Yesterday he finally finished and I went up to take a last look before we wrote the last check and I'm just so pleased with how it turned out. I told him we'd definitely like to have him do a few more things once he's finished with a job he's moving onto tomorrow. He left 2 holes in the ceiling under the roof vents, I just ordered two covers for the holes. We'll add some screening to it so it looks better.
And he did indeed paint the old door on the inside and the door frame, too. Much better!
Kristi did some final cleaning in there this morning and has put some of my seasonal decorations in their bins in the storage areas. :-)
The boys are already enjoying spending some time in here, it's right over our family room so we can hear every footstep but that's okay!
It really is amazing to me how much nicer the space is with a window instead of an old slatted vent.
For nailed down laminate I think it looks pretty neat!
I'm still amazed at the difference, I wish I'd taken a "before" photo. But it was pretty dismal.
Kristi's sister and BIL got these light sabers for the boys for their birthday - they're pretty cool - they buzz and hum just like the real ones. Hayden's is red and Caleb's is blue which mixed together makes purple light! It's a bit frightening when they're sword fighting in the living room by my glass-doored china cabinet. LOL!
No swimming today as I have some reports to write for our Friends of Multnomah Falls board meeting this evening.
I want to take a moment to tell you that I am very upset by the current administration of our country who are taking children and babies away from their families who are trying to get asylum here in our country, who are fleeing countries where they are being threatened by violence and death. I'm proud of my state's politicians who are bringing this to light and fighting for the children to be returned to their families. I've seen photos of the current situations where people are being kept in huge cages and lying on the concrete floor and only given plastic "space blankets" to keep warm. Nursing babies have been ripped from their mother's arms. Tiny children are crying in cages alone. This must stop now. I will be calling my congressmen and women and writing letters. I also want to get some real blankets to these people. Please do what you can to help. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)