Some recent happenings, Sarah now has glasses! She needs them for classwork and anything close-up, and will hopefully outgrow needing them in a year or so. Jason is also farsighted, but not to the point where they will correct for it. I fully expect that in a few years all our kids will be needing glasses or contacts, but for now it's just Sarah, and she's SO excited to have them. Ah, to be 5.
This weekend Matt finished opening the wall between the front and back living areas and installed the doors! I LOVE THEM :) We've shoved the tv into the corner in its current stand for now, and it opens up the room SO much. And the morning sun coming in the front windows in the red room now brightens up the back of the house too. Happy me! Of course now I have a lot of nail holes to fill and painting to do, but all in good time. The red room I really struggle with, it's a square room with one blank wall, one window wall, one open wall with columns, and now a wall with doors. I've struggled with what to do with this room since we moved in (why we closed up that wall in the first place) and just can't seem to make it work. The piano is a big part of my issue, it takes up a big chunk of space. An upright would be more manageable, but we'd never be able to sell it for anywhere near what we put into it (and I kind of like it - just wish someone played (me??)). Anyway - I think my desk is destined for our bedroom in the coming months, and I'm picturing this room with some comfy chairs, lamps, and a small bookshelf. We'll see.