I thought he'd done the proper recon before going to all the trouble to buy and transport the insulation but evidently not. So we spent Friday evening returning twelve jumbo rolls of insulation to Lowe's.
In Matt's defense, the insulation in the crawlspace didn't look like traditional insulation. But still, word about the mishap traveled fast because a few hours later we went to my brother in law's house and he and his girlfriend had already heard the story. We ate dinner with them and then Matt and his brothers went outside to make a fire in the fire pit. It was freezing so I stayed inside with my sister in law and nephew and tried to get him to walk on his own by luring him with exciting things like the remote control and chocolate chip cookies, which are pretty much the two things I'll get off the couch and walk for.
But he completely refused to have any part in walking. And then we got a video on Sunday of him walking all the way across the room like he'd been doing it for years. I guess he doesn't like an audience.
On Saturday Emily came over to spend the day with us which was very exciting and involved things like shopping for groceries and a new winter coat for Matt. Matt has high coat standards. He is currently searching for a dressy, warm coat with a hood, no fur of any kind, and it must be waterproof, but not feel waterproof because he does not like that texture, and he likes the brand London Fog.
We are looking for the unicorn of outerwear.
Sunday was the day we found out that we'd won the lottery. After we called an attorney and an accountant, we talked about what to do with all our money. Since we only won four dollars that conversation didn't take very long.
It was sixty degrees outside so we (Matt) took advantage and painted some woodwork on the back porch. Then we put another coat of polyurethane on the office floor. I was ready to relax after that, but we asked ourselves WWCAJD (What Would Chip and Joanna Do), and decided to tackle some wallpaper removal in the master bedroom.
So down it came.
And this is where we currently stand on that project.
The worse the before picture, the better the after, right?
Please say yes.
If not, I might use some of our lottery winnings and hire a professional for this job.