As a stay-at-home-mom, it’s disconcerting to not be home a good chunk of the day. But for three days last week, James and I were homeless while the contractors we hired installed our new energy-efficient windows and door. (Ethan, thankfully, was in summer camp all day.) Trying to find five hours worth of activities a 4 year old would approve of got old fast. It didn’t help, either, that it rained two of those days, so the zoo or a swimming pool weren’t an option. One day James and I went out to lunch, killed two hours at the WOW children’s museum, and, out of desperation to extend the outing one more hour, ended up at a coffee shop so I could re-caffinate and console a grumpy James with a treat. But, finally, the contractors pulled their giant white truck out of driveway. James and I are happy to reclaim our newly improved domain.
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