Misc and questions answered
Big boy is back at work as of 8am this morning. He will work 40 hours a week for the next three weeks, then the other students come back, and classes begin.
Swallowing my pride by posting this pic. I'm a little short for my weight, and my hair looks totally wierd with the camera angle. But look how tall and cute Jake is!
Jake and Avery have a special bond. He sat and colored with her the day before he left. How sweet is that! (Jake's on left)
Cari asked about my sticker. There is a graphic design store/auto accessory shop near our house. When I got the front windows on the van tinted there, I just happened to ask the graphics guy if he could make custom stickers. He could have done much more, for much more $,I am sure, but I just wanted simple. The guy made it in a matter of minutes, for $10.
Lisa wanted to know how I could get rid of dressers, seems her large family is always in need of dressers. Here's my storage secret. I got 3 of these Elfa storage drawer towers at an estate sale about 6 years ago. I paid $10 each! These would cost about $200 each today. Probably one of my top ten best finds EVER! They are super sturdy, from back in the day before you could buy closet maid stuff at the hardware store.
With the flu floating around, I was not able to accomplish everything I wanted to when Jake was home. I did get him to bring all of these books up from the basement, to put on the shelves. All of "Jake" that will remain in his room, is his bed, for when he is home, only 3 weeks per year. His room will now be the reading room, among other things.
Lastly, I must confess, I had to forfeit my mother of the year award, on only the second day of the year. Our sickness prevented us from getting groceries on Friday. We braved the rain on Sat to go to Sam"s......they were closed.....I could not believe it!! So, on Sunday, Jake asked what we were feeding the littles for lunch....I said "let them eat cake". They had pound cake, and mandarin oranges for lunch.
Thankfully, Jake was able to go to Sam"s before he left, and I was able to get groceries today=)