Sunday, July 27, 2008

What a week!

It has been a whirlwind this week. Dancing Diva had her intensive dance camp and auditions for the performance companies this week, as well a performance at River City Days this weekend.

Hockeyman had a scrimmage and 3 tournament hockey games with the high school players this week, as well as a shooting camp, Rock 'n Roll camp and Music Technology classes.

Bubba and Peeps both had swimming lessons.

And I have had to transport all of the above to all their activities, as well as working at the ice cream shop and helping hubby finish the Garage. The first photo shows how everything was before we started.

This is where we are this morning. I've spent several days putting 2 coats of paint on the walls and ceiling. Today, hubby is planning on installing peg board and rearranging the shelves and workbench.

We've been on a deadline on the painting and such because we are trying to arrange for delivery of some free cabinets that a friend is giving to my Mom. As you might remember, her home in Cedar Rapids was flooded and she is in the process of trying to rebuild. A very special friend had a kitchen's worth of barely used cabinets and an electric stove she has donated to the rebuilding process for my mother. They are in a time crunch because of contractors coming in to start work tomorrow, meaning the cabinets need to be out of the way today, which has put us in a time crunch to finish the garage and make room for them.

All that to say that I am still here, just running around like the proverbial headless chicken. As much as I was looking forward to summer and some time off the "normal routine", I'm now just as eagerly looking forward to school starting and the return to a "normal routine."

At least I had time for fiber arts during the school year. Meh!


Sheepish Annie said...

Wow! That is a whole lotta "doing!" The garage looks very impressive and I'm amazed that you guys were able to do all that while still getting the kids to their various activities and working all at the same time. I'm on vacation and not really on any kind of schedule...yet I still can't seem to finish anything!

Guinifer said...

I am impressed! Though I have to admit, I feel bad at the lack of fiber in your life! Have you been over to Knitwits?

Rani said...

The garage looks swell. That's a lot of work when you have your own big brood to take care of! I always admire the do-it-yourselfers.

Tonyia said...

Wow! When do you even find time to BREATHE?!!

Shirley Goodwin said...

It'll all be worth it when it's finished!