coming up the stairs from the basement to a deafening downpour, only to realize it's a crazy hail storm. battering my garden to near death. awoke the next morning to find indeed, it battered my garden. ripped a lot of it to shreds and bruised the rest.
trying to fit in some garden love in the middle of seemingly endless days of paint scraping, painting, cleaning, vacuuming, repeat, repeat, repeat, as we did a mad cram of tasks to complete before the contractors came for their end of the lead paint abatement in our home.
in an attempt to finish our end of the lead abatement tasks in time, late nights and poor eating for me. which results in a tired, groggy me. which results in an impatient mama.
a little sad that i will no longer wake up to the beautiful light waves all over our walls from our 90 year old windows.
a garden that appears to have survived the shredding. everything seems to be perking up a bit and only the lettuce got pummeled to death.
a garden that gave me beets. my third attempt at growing beets, my first success. those were some good beets. lightly steamed with some salted butter, and the greens tossed into a banana strawberry smoothie.
we now have a clean and organized basement. something we could not say for the past 2 1/2 years of living here.
having awesome inlaws. especially my mother-in-law, who will take the boys four days in a row without a bat of an eye.
new custom made wood windows that are as architecturally pleasing as the originals. draft free windows. windows that will not have a crack in at least one pane per window. windows that were free thanks to a grant to our local health department in attempt to reduce the lead exposure in children in our area.
i'll catch up with you all once our home project comes to a conclusion.... have a great week!