Usually the third night is the charm and I sleep better out of sheer exhaustion!
The last few substituting days have been on the stressful side so I'm looking forward to, if not days off, at least proctoring days where I get to sit around most of the day & knit or crochet while getting paid for it! LOL
Cross your fingers, though - I don't have a job for today and I'm thinking I won't since it's the first day of testing.
In other news:
And a butterfly hot pad has been started:
This is the first side - you crochet two & then put them together. But I'm thinking I'll make 3 - 2 for a hot pad & one for a matching dishcloth. What the heck - I live to be reckless. ::wink:::
When we got home from school yesterday, the painters were sitting in their truck taking a break and the outside of the house was done! I'm glad now that I took pictures of the rental to post here. I'll take more pics today & show you what a difference brown paint made! The new houses we're competing against to sell this one are all being done in medium to dark shades of brown stucco. This new paint job makes our 30 yr. old. house fit right in. I can't tell you how updated it feels!
And the inside is gorgeous. Bright and above all: Clean! We've ordered the new countertop in a laminate that looks like gray marble. Our painter will be back to do the kitchen cabinets in gray & white to match.
In case you're wondering, the gray is my idea - gray & white is my fav color combo for a kitchen. :) With really bright, preferably red accents of course! ::wink::
Evidently our realtor stopped by yesterday and was amazed at the house's transformation. He's really taken an interest in this house, checking in with us frequently, and the only reason I can think of is that he has a buyer or two in mind.
The kids & I will be planting flowers out front this weekend and we'll be having gravel delivered too to spruce up the front.
We're still shooting for a March 15th listing date.
Then we need to get serious with our own house-hunt. We've been cruising neighborhoods and have called on a few. Of course, the ones we REALLY like are WAY out of our price range. $379,000 for a house pretty much boggles my mind, unless I've won the lottery. LOL
But dang - they sure are pretty houses. Sigh.