I’m clearly not very good at this blogging thing. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted, as well as never posting pictures.
Matt and I are still healthy and happy, though both still unemployed. I had a brief, unfortunate experience with a company, but am much happier with no job than that job. The market around here is tough all of the time since it’s small and relatively far from any other towns, but right now with the economy and huge education cuts at the state level, it’s even worse. But, we’ll figure something out, and we’re not despondent yet.
The house is mostly put together, but there are still some boxes in a few corners, mostly filled with work-related stuff or paperwork archives. We completely re-did one room, the old porch area, and love it. We leveled sub-floor, installed laminate flooring, painted, and reinstalled all the moulding after recutting it when necessary. Matt and our parents did most of the work since it was when I was working, but I helped, too! We’re also almost done painting everything.
I will post pictures someday, but I need to clean everything before I do so that it looks extra-lovely. 🙂
Next on my list is doing some path and trail maintenance outside, but I’ll need to work around the heat waves. Last week we had four days with temperatures over 110, though it still got down to under 50 degrees every night. I was not keen on the heat, but it’s not normal for it to be that hot, and we can always escape to town where it’s always cooler due to the ocean.
We’ve had a steady stream of friends coming to visit, which has been great. It’s so nice to have a place where there’s both enough room for everyone. Plus the scenery seems to meet with everyone’s approval!