Last weekend Jose and his brother — who happily surprised us with a visit while their mom was already here — finally put together the playhouse the girls got as a birthday present last fall. It arrived right before we moved, and got put in the back of the garage, and on and on and on. Anyway, 6+ months later it is finally put together and as one would expect, the girls LOVE it. It’s already gotten a lot of use in only a week thanks to the lovely weather we’ve been having. We’ll see how their enthusiasm fares when the heat arrives, eh?
I got up to run on Wednesday morning for the first time since the time change, and I hadn’t anticipated that it would now be darker again! I stick fairly close to home on early runs and my neighborhood is reasonably well lit, but the sidewalks can be pretty uneven. If it’s rained recently, the sidewalks can also be pretty slippery due to dirt and mildew. For these reasons, I usually run in the street but with the return to darker mornings (for now) I’ve got to be more careful and make sure I’m as visible as possible. I’ve got an LED slap bracelet that I bought myself as a stocking stuffer in December, so I wear that. I wear a white or brightly colored shirt too. But I’m thinking it may be time to invest in a couple neon shirts or maybe a reflective vest. Those of you who are runners — any suggestions?
I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this already, but I’ve started coming home for lunch once or twice a week if my schedule allows it. It’s the best! I can get home, enjoy a break in the middle of the day, and get back to my desk in about 45 minutes. Yesterday I took part of this strawberry cream pie — made with the fruits of our strawberry picking outing, of course — back with me to share with my coworkers, so they benefit from my lunch breaks too! (Ha.)
We are closing on the sale of our old house a week from today. Yaaaaaay! I realized yesterday that there are still a few things in the garage that we need to pick up (or just throw away) this weekend so that’s on the agenda for tomorrow. But otherwise, everything’s been smooth sailing so far — the inspection only turned up a few really minor things and the appraisal came back as expected. I am SO EXCITED to get this house-selling experience behind us!