My sister and her family came down to help for the weekend. We worked from sun up to way past sun down.
My brother-in-law tackled every project on my to do list and more. He also was a great guy for my boys to hang around with today.
My sister and I spent way too long in Lowes. We bought lights, paint, hardware, and a window shade. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Until we realized, after the shade had been cut, it had deep creases running through the middle. So we had to get another one cut.
Then we got it home and it was cut too short. (Their mistake not ours)
My brother-in-law made it work.
Then it was crooked. We discussed a plan to de-crook-i-fy it.
Then we couldn’t get it to roll up.
When we finally got it to roll up, it rolled with such force that it shot off the brackets and almost hit one of the kids.
The shade is going back tomorrow.
We skyped. I realized that while we are sad and busy he is lonely.
For the first time in a while I felt sorry for him instead of myself.
My husband has been deployed to the Middle East for 274 days. These are my real thoughts expressing my heart during his absence. I appreciate your prayers and kind words as we cope, adapt, and carry on without him until August 2014. To read from the beginning, click here.