“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” ~ Winnie the Pooh
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What an adventure it’s been. The apartment lease ends in just a few more weeks and we are — finally — seeing the beginnings of the end of what turned out to be an eight-week-turned-four-month-long home remodel. Thankfully through all the madness of dealing with incompetent contractors and much re-work, the house is coming together nicely. As a bonus, a potentially fatal flaw was both uncovered and removed in the process, and a looming natural gas disaster averted.
All this stress wasn’t just for a functional kitchen, I keep reassuring myself. The timing of it could not have been much worse. We were supposed to be finished with all of this before the vacation, well before the kids were back in school for fall, certainly before I would be starting up a home school for my middle-schooler. So much for my thoughtful planning.
My head barely above water today, I look to the gator for solace and long for the simplicity of her life, the simplicity of my life once again.
I sure could use a pair of nostrils on top of my head to keep from drowning.
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Missing you all. Be back soon. Happy Blogging!