I think he is very happy!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Robert has left for college. Fortunately for me, he is not far. He is going to school in Downtown Chicago and is staying in the dorms (to avoid a daily commute and to avoid the harshness of travelling on the train in frigid winter in Chicago). But it is very odd not having him around all the time.
We are in the process of painting the exterior of our house, an enormous job. But the quotes from painters were just too high. So we sallied forth. We may not get it all done this year, but are comfortable with the idea of breaking it up. While working on Side 1, the east side and front of our house, we also finally, finally stained and polyurethaned the interior side of our bedroom windows. This has only taken us about 22 years! Paul also repaired a section of the window where the molding had separated out from the wall that needed gluing:
Both the interior windows and the storm assembly were out. I took this opportunity to take a photo of the view from above, looking down on our scaffolding: