Monday, June 8, 2009

Kicked Out


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.

11 comments:

A New Beginning said...

Hey I loved the painting on the top, made by ur son I guess, its very cute:) Liked your blog, Keep up the great work!

bernthis said...

my worst nightmare. A child and nothing to do. Eeks! Glad you found something

Michelle O'Neil said...

Home sweet home! Enjoy those new windows!

a corgi said...

the door looks nice; I'm sure the savings will be great too! But I'm with you, it would be hard to find activities for to hold a 4-year-old's interests for so many hours for those 3 days. I bet you were glad to finally be allowed back in your house to once again be a stay-at-home mom :)

betty

KiwiLog said...

The weather last week definitely was not conducive for having to kill time outside of the house. Sounds like a challenge, but the end result is definitely worth it!

EatPlayLove said...

We put new windows in when we moved in, we had windows that were fixed aluminum and wouldn't open! You'll notice a difference this winter. Or with the weather lately, maybe you'll notice right away. LOL!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Looks great...

Quirky Mom said...

Ohhh, does the door open the right way now? It looks great!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Nice! Enjoy - I'm sure you will now that the installation is over with!

Tiffany said...

Your heating bill will be the thanks you need this winter for getting kicked out of your house.

Cookie said...

It could be worse, your car could be in the shop too... YIkes!