Sunday, June 28, 2020

Summer Vacation: Week 1

I have somewhat of a tradition of blogging each week of the girls' summer vacation.  Sort of.  I think I've done it maybe 3 or 4 out of the 7 summers since preschool.  Anyway, I am going to try and do it again this summer, but like all the other things I mean to blog about, it is always so hard to find the time.

So the school year officially ended last Friday, the 19th.  They barely did anything since mid-March, but nonetheless the 19th was the official last day.  We left for Crescent Bar that afternoon to spend the Father's Day weekend there.  We were given one of Paul's parents' condos (they owned two) last fall, so we have been gradually trying to update it and make it rental ready (they had stopped renting it several years ago, and the furniture/décor hasn't been updated since they bought it in the 80s).  I will eventually do a whole before/after post on that but we have a ways to go.

We got back on Monday the 22nd and then Tuesday was just a normal work (from home) day.  On Wednesday, our former summer babysitter took the girls on a hike and then out for Boba (bubble tea).  It was fun to see her again.  She just graduated from college with a business degree and is having a hard time finding a job amidst this pandemic.

Also on Wednesday and Thursday, we had people here installing air conditioning!  No more 80-degrees-in-the-house days and super loud window A/C units!  Yay!

Friday was just another normal work day and the girls hung out with friends off and on riding longboards and stuff.  For a long time they didn't see anybody because of social distancing but in the last month or so we have kind of relaxed on that, as have all of their friends and their parents and pretty much the whole state.  But we keep reminding them to keep their distance (they can totally still go longboarding and easily maintain the 6-foot distance) so I hope they are heeding that.  I will keep on them about it.

This is a whole other post, but we are in the midst of fixing up the house.  New floors, painting the entire interior including trim, and all new furniture in the living room.  So this weekend I am working on finalizing paint colors.  Can't wait!

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