The painter/ceiling repairer will be here bright and early tomorrow. I have taken things off the walls and stowed away knickknacks. Interesting how much bigger the house looks with the drapes and decor gone. I shall have to think carefully about what I'll choose to put back up. I'm sure that I will enjoy the clean new surface and then put it all back.
Amidst that we will be preparing for my family get together here on Saturday. I thought that the painting would be done a bit earlier than this, but what can one do but role with it. The house will not be in perfect shape and the menu will be quite simple. At first I thought that might be reason to cancel. Then I realized--it's my family coming--they may just already suspect I am not perfect.
Also, it has been snowing pretty much continuously over Jericho, so a certain amount of getting out with the shovel is required each day. The accumulation has not been that great and it does provide an opportunity to get out of the house for some fresh air and exercise. Mike was out with the snow blower yesterday, even with his head wound (a suspicious lump take off his scalp by the dermatologist). He jokes about the snow blower being so easy even a wife could do it, but he would have to be bed ridden--and chained there to boot--before he would actually trust me with it. Okay be me.