The holiday weekend was a non-stop festival of painting, cleaning, and misc stuff. The dining room/office looks "brighter" with the new paint, but the suggestion from the home stager was to move the area from the living room into this room. Now there isn't a rug in the living room....and my coffee table is a similar tone to the wood floor. I don't like it. But if it is going to sell the house....whatever.
The photos were taken on Tuesday, and we should get them back today. And the house should be up and listed by tomorrow. So off the races we go!
I have finally had to admit that we need to put the window a/c units in. It was 86 in the house yesterday, with all the windows open and fans going. I tried on my own to bring up the living room unit, and it was just too heavy. So a friend is coming by this evening to help me. I am going to try and get the kids' units in too...Sassy had a hard time sleeping and ended up on the couch (even though I think her room was cooler!!).
Kitty had his surgery on Tuesday and is doing well. His pathology results should be in by tomorrow, but the vet is optimistic that we got it all. He is shaved near the surgical site, so hopefully it won't take long to grow back. And he is wearing a cute little cone....I am sure it isn't comfortable for him....but he really does look cute in it.
Fortunately, G-man had some rare overtime recently (his new office usually does comp time for these types of things), but his team leader managed to get some overtime approved. The overtime money was just about the same as the surgery cost (and next week's office visit for suture removal). So no debt damage done....but we were doing the surgery even if we didn't have the overtime money.
Three weeks since school let out. They are ok. Sassy is reading alot, and won a raffle at the library for the summer reading program. She won a $15 gift card to a cupcake shop. :) Bossy hasn't complained about being bored yet, so that is a plus. They both have been doing the list of chores I leave them most days (nothing huge on their lists, but stuff that really helps me out).
Their birthday is coming up in August, and we are at a loss for ideas for a gift. It shouldn't be this hard, but it is! G-man is planning on coming home for their birthday (which also coincides with school starting), unless the house has sold. In that case, he will come home when we are moving. So the kids have a mixed hope...hope the house sells vs hope it doesn't sell so Dad is home for their birthday.
And that is it.....like I said...nothing too interesting! The checkbook is holding its own....the debt is doing its thing.....I will update the debt at my blogiversary in August, but it is nice to be in the 40's. Hope everyone else is doing well!