Busy Days, Life is Good

People ask how I am.  I tell them I am stable.

It’s good to be stable, and it’s good to be busy.

I’m thankful I am able to be busy.

That's me cutting access to bathroom plumbing

That’s me cutting access to bathroom plumbing

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October’s days were packed.  Every weekend, most evenings, and even some week days were spent working at our vacant rental house.

Kitchen before

Kitchen before

New paint and floor

New paint and floor

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As the tenants were moving out, we discovered a mysterious, spongy hump growing under the linoleum in the bathroom floor.

Laundry room floor under repair

Laundry room floor under repair

Done

Done

It turned out the water heater had begun leaking and the underlayment was mostly destroyed.  There was also some previous or ongoing damage in the laundry room floor.

Diane filling the first of what must have  been 300 holes in the walls

Diane filling the first of what must have been 300 holes in the walls

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Once it began, the list of things that needed repair rolled out like a scroll, including things that, “now” was as-good-a-time-as-any to do.

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Brandon & Emily in front of Southwestern University

Brandon & Emily at Southwestern University

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We spent Thanksgiving at Brandon and Emily’s house in Georgetown, Texas. Brandon is teaching there.

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We played some serious games

We played some serious board games

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Robin and Aubrie joined us the day after.  I’m glad we got to spend that time together.  It felt like a summer break for us as we did most of our strolling around in shorts and sandals.

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Emily, Brandon, Diane, Scott, Betty, Robin, AubrieThat's all of us.  Thanks for the picture, Robin

Emily, Brandon, Diane, Scott, Betty, Robin, Aubrie. That’s all of us. Thanks for the picture, Robin

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