Eli prayed over dinner, “Lord, help us to recognize we have so much more than we need.”
My mental response was, “Are you kidding me?!? We don’t have a kitchen, you kids are sleeping in wall-to-wall beds, and we are still living out of our suitcases. Did I mention, we have no back wall on two sections of the house… just gaping plywood temporarily nailed in place.”
But we have beds, bathroom plumbing, electricity, and an oven to heat up all those frozen meals I was able to buy with money at HEB. And a country view that can’t be beat.
Yep Eli, we have so much more than we need. Thanks for giving me some much needed perspective.
But I’m still counting down the days till we have a kitchen sink.
Day 13 in the House
Today was quite productive! Our handyman (more like contractor, who is now a friend) came over this morning and framed out the new kitchen window over the sink. He is fast. He is good. We like him. He might even get the kitchen plumbing done this week. Wouldn’t that be grand!
I finished organizing under the bathroom sinks… I don’t know why that has been such a pain in the a$$. And I unpacked some if the towels I have found so far… into the bathroom linen cabinet. (Why is it so foreign to me that people keep their towels in the bathroom? Everyone seems to do it per my FB live post the other day!)
Brad installed the entry light (yay!) and hung the boy’s nightstand shelves.
Another burn pile. Burning trash is super satisfying. I’m feeling like the Lawson Homeschool needs to do a study about fire, turning trash and the affects on the environment. We were able to burn a large amount of the packing paper from the move. I makes me feel terrible when I think of how many trees had to die for us to move to Texas. There has to be a better way, moving companies.
We made a trip to town to visit the YMCA. Yep, joining again. I love that place.
And there was this minor astrological event today. You may not have heard about it, but there was a solar across the US today. Ha! Yes, we all heard about the eclipse, and thanks to the eclipse glasses my dad sent us we were able to enjoy the whole thing. We sat in the back yard, played UNO, and I made the kids look at the eclipse every five minutes. It was a good day. (We studied astronomy this year with Apologia and loved it. Affiliate.)