THE FLOOR GUY CALLED! He will be able to start around the 23rd through the 28th! So now, I will begin planning to go away for a few days, and when I return, it will be so cool to see the floors in their Sunday best!
And this is following another major accomplishment this afternoon. We are expecting a pretty significant storm tonight, so I wanted to get the storm windows in place on the South and West sides of the house. I got three done by myself, then Laura and Caroline came over to help me lift the two big ones that are on the all important West side of the house. Those two are so high that I didn't think I could pull them up while being up on the ladder, so they helped to lift them while I set them in place and did the first couple screws in. As it turned out . . . I definitely could not have done it alone. They were entirely too heavy. I overheated at the end of the ones I did alone, but cooled off enough to tackle those last two with their help. Back inside now, in the air conditioning, I'm almost feeling human again.
We were talking about age (Laura's birthday is very close!) and I said that I'd like to have the physical body, stamina and strength that I had back then, but otherwise, I wouldn't back up the clock at all. I like being who I am, and I wouldn't want to do it again. Even if I had a completely different path to walk the second time, I would not go back. I have a peace and happiness is worth being here and now. I traveled the path I did for a reason. I don't understand why yet, but that is OK, I don't need to. I just know I'm happy where and who I am. How about all of you? Would you change your age if you could? What age would you like to be? Older, younger? Why?
A last note about my progress. About a month ago I took a light fixture cover down in one bathroom so I could paint and then refinish the fixture base. I completed those tasks today, and began to put everything back together, and . . . I can't find the cover. OK, I know I washed it and then I put it somewhere to be "safe." And I remember putting the hardware with it. But I CAN'T FIND IT!!! AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!! I hate being absent minded . . . but I still don't want to be younger, 'cause I was back then, too!!