I am grateful for visiting family, with cousin type kids to hang out with ours. They’ve come from far and wide: Kansas City, Sacremento, and Seattle. They are all great people, and serve as proof that I married well.
I am grateful for hotels with pools and water slides.
I am grateful for our air conditioner. I spent a good part of the day working on my laptop in bed, because that’s where the air conditioner is. I could not think when I was at my desk, where my thermometer read 28 Celsius.
I am grateful for lunch with Julie.
I grateful for an evening spent in the backyard. We cooked on the bbq, ate out there, watched kids play on the swing, and lolligaged in a hammock. It was too hot to be inside, but it was nice to be out back.
I am grateful for my brother, who came out for a couple days to help me install flooring.
I am grateful for his appreciation for that painting I made. Giving it to him is the very least I can do. I bet he’s going to spend more hours helping me with my project this weekend than I spent painting that thing.
I am grateful for some pretty skies and mountains this evening.
I am grateful for another day that Julie showed the kids a great time, while I spent the day causing distruption in our home. I heard that there were some ups and downs, but Coop declared it the best weekend ever, and I think they made some great memories today.
I am grateful for Stranger Things. We watched the final episode tonight. I enjoyed the whole series, and I really hope there’s a season 2.
I am grateful for progress on the flooring project today, and a little less havoc here. The laundry machines are no longer in the foyer, and the kids room is done (except for trim), and their stuff is back where it’s supposed to be.
I am grateful for Julie, who took the kids via top deck on s double decker to exotic Langford, where they swam in the pool and dined on burgers before heading back to town to partake in bangra dancing at the Indian cultural festival at centennial square. I wish I was there too, but I was much more productive working at home without the usual crowd.
I am grateful for a cusston of work done flooring in my house today. We got most of the hard parts done, which is good, because after today I don’t have my carpenter helping anymore. He has, however, shown me what I need to know to get it all done, and I am chuffed about doing so with my bro, who arrives to help me on Sunday. Awesome!
I am grateful for Family Fun Night: Cooper’s pick, we went to Mr. Tubbs, where kids learn about the value of gambling through midway games of skill and chance (but mostly chance) that issue tickets to be exchanged for plastic trinkets, and also, there’s ice cream. Fun times!