My super-secret conspiracy to complete the kitchen and bath (as much as possible at least, I'm trying to be realistic) while the mother is gone continues to take shape.
I spent most of today running around. I bought paint with primer for the cabinets and rest of the kitchen. I bought materials to sand and complete the cabinets for this job. I bought several different tile trim options at both Lowe's and Home Depot to look at for the tub surround. (Will share those in a different post.) I even bought some supplies for a small outdoor project she wanted done.
The mother has no clue I'm planning any of this. I just hope I'm up to all of it. I'm absolutely exhausted as I type this.
I DID manage to get the yard mowed, the weeds eaten and Pearl washed yesterday. In addition to cooking for the babies and being in complete charge of care of all three in between. I slept in a little today and was on the road from noon 'til 7 virtually non-stop. (This included a trip to the dump to drop off yard waste, a joyous stop at Harbor Freight, food from Cracker Barrel, and stops at a variety of discount and grocery stores in between.)
The mother was in tow for part of the adventure. And it was an adventure. MonkeyGirl will love this: I got lost in North County for a little while. Debated phone-a-friend, but just kept on familiar roadways (Old Halls Ferry and Parker Road, then eventually Bellefontaine) until I could get back to 270. Ended up that way because I-270 was log-jammed around noon thanks to a closed lane. I went via Alton and came up 67 instead. I think I turned off too soon but it all worked out. We saw parts of the St. Louis area we'd never seen before and the mother enjoyed it. It beat the hell out of sitting in traffic, that's for sure!
For the rest, it was just Pearl and I, an open road and a blue sky. Can't believe it's August in St. Louis. This weather is phenomenal.