Hello! Is everyone continuing to enjoy this ass-bonkers March weather? Tomorrow it's pgoing to snow, on Sunday I walked to Starbucks in a hoodie, and on Friday all our outdoor furniture tried to make a break for it and blow off the deck.
I bundled up and battled the wind for awhile and got all the furniture and cushions back in place and securely covered, only to look outside like 20 minutes later at this:
Yes, that's much better.
The kids are LOVING all the canceled school days, although I predict much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments in a few weeks when they realize they're losing most of spring break to make-up days.
Pro-tip: If you have to go to Target in the middle of a N'oreaster, try a ponytail!
We still do not have a completed patio, and therefore no hot tub either. It's been a lot of stop-and-go trying to get work done in-between all these wind/rain/snow storms. I'm hoping they'll manage to finish up today but who knows. The whole patio-building process is a lot more complicated and labor intensive than I realized (I thought it was more like, "Here are the bricks, go put them on the ground over there") and now I feel kind of guilty that this project didn't cost a lot more money.
Yesterday Noah asked if he could put a brick down himself and the crew obliged and showed him where to put it. "I helped build the patio with my own two hands," he later told his brothers, "It's kind of like my patio now."