Going clockwise with the collage ~
- I was preparing to lay a paper bag floor in Little Red Riding Hood's room when I spied some hardwood in the corner of her bedroom closet. After a bit of excavating, I found hardwood flooring throughout the girls' bedrooms and hallway that were covered in a variety of hideous floor coverings. My dear contractor ripped out the ancient linoleum and mason block. Then my Mother and Goldilocks scraped up all of the glue off the floors, which is really hard work. Thank you, Mom. The end result is that we have hardwood floors throughout the living room, hallway and three of the bedrooms now. They need to be refinished some day, but for now they give the home a cohesive look and are in better shape then the nasty floor coverings that were here when we bought the house. I LOVE these kind of surprises.
- Lady dog gave in to the anxiety of moving this week and attempted to eat her foot (to the bone). She is now the proud owner of a cone collar and is enduring being called such names as cone head, coney and funny face.
- Although book work has stopped, there is plenty of learning going on. The kids are working on work ethic, painting, mopping, cleaning, carrying, and NOT whining. (I am trying not to whine to much, too.)
- We did have a little bit of fun this week. The kids went to a trunk and treat at a nearby church and voted on their favorite display. Each car was decorated with a different theme. They were all very impressive. The kids especially loved the theme from the movie, UP, and the Charlotte's Web display. We prepared Tom Sawyer for nearly a week to have five pieces of candy on Halloween. He prepped his body with high doses of vitamin C and Transfer Factor and took Activated Charcoal after eating the candy. He did great and we saw almost no effects. What a blessing!