Needless to say, not everything is unpacked. Standing in our way most significantly is the final carpet cleaning on the main floor. The previous owners had a cat (and a dog) and we have major cat/dog allergies in our family. So, a good cleaning is the order of the day and it's always good to freshen things up, right? We have one more room and some soft furniture they left for us- which is such a blessing. Think fun reading corners!
The kitchen is just about done although it's so huge compared to my last one that I'll be moving things around for sure as I get more used to things. Here's a shout out to the three ladies from our church who unpacked most of our kitchen and cleaned out and organized the pantry on move in day!
All that to say, I've been cooking all week and we've had "normal" dinner times. Last night after dinner, R12 presented Dan with the Family Times (renamed to protect the innocent). Dan read it aloud to us all and we had a great laugh!
|She did a nice job formatting into columns by hand.|
|R12's newspapers offer color graphics as well.|
Some highlights for you:
Cleaning of the floors has now begun in the downstairs. The upstairs has already been cleaned.
I10 wants money! He is trying to earn money by doing extra jobs. He expects money to come pouring in around mid-August.
And my personal favorite:
Someone is needed to vacuum the basement!
We've been using the Shop Vac in our basement to do some "spring cleaning" and it's a big space! So, it's slow going as it is handed out to the kids when they are bored. Although, as of last night, it's been sectioned off and a more methodical process has begun.
You can't beat the unschooling moment of a Family Newspaper! She has other features like Entertainment, Book Reviews, Photo Contests, and Explorer Information- which is a section showing a map of the trails they've explored behind our house and a section offering tours.