Unlike 2012 (when we got off on a bad foot, in a few ways, as well as literally..) we're off to a great start to the New Year! It feels great.
We already accomplished the top 2013 home improvement priority off my To-do List.
Mitch had an extra day home Friday, so we headed to Duluth. We had a nice lunch in Canal Park and spent a few hours picking out project materials. After a weekend of working & plumbing in the basement, we have a water softener system in full action! Much sooner than I anticipated.
I mastered a new skill this week: How to tie a tie.
Mason & Eric attended their first semi-formal Saturday, the "Frosty Fling."
This was the first time either of them has sported a tie, and my first time tying one (or two, or three), a skill that may come in handy over coming years.
I managed to get a photo of the two of them before driving them off to separate date locations one at a time.
Eric was cleared on the 31st of Dec. by the orthopedic specialist to
return to full activity on the basketball court. X-rays and manual
pushing & prodding show that, though not in the most desired position, the two pieces of his collar bone are
once again moving as a solid unit. Great news that brought smiles. It's been a long time healing. We're very much looking forward to seeing these two playing
together once again. Eric suits up for his first game tonight!
We are also working on remodeling the basement shower. We had gutted the floor-to-ceiling tile shower stall over Thanksgiving, and finally moved on to the re-build process this week. We decided to go with exposed plumbing.
I have a fun makeover in mind for the whole room.
Sticking to my one-thing-at-a-time goal, though: I'm working on necessary bookwork & tax prep first, then it's on to the paint cans!!