We are snowed in again. It's much better this time since JD is snowed in with us instead of out of town. We haven't progressed much more on the basement, but the challenge seems to be what to do with the stuff - insulation that we will need for the storage room, carpet we will need when we carpet Alei's room, etc. It's a constant juggling scene.
JD did get the doors on the big closet in the back. There is only one more door that needs to be hung and then they will need door knobs. Just putting these on cleared one of the walls that I need to paint.
Last weekend JD was able to finally hang the pot rack that we bought back in November. It sat on our bedroom floor while one of the hooks was on back order for two months. Finally we tracked one down on Ebay. I like the look of the pot rack, but the main purpose was to free up more cabinet space. It's a big kitchen, but we still find ourselves having a hard time with all the supplies. Cooking for massive numbers require massive pots and pans.
My Mom bought me the two enormous pots on the top of the rack that I love, but they previously only fit in the pantry on my wheat and rice buckets. It's so nice to not have to move them every time I need wheat, rice or anything from the lowest shelf.
While JD has been doing the tough man jobs, I am still organizing all the bookshelves. Alyssa is running an Amazon store (that we will post about soon) to fund her mission trip, so I am making donations to that as well. This is my pile that moved from upstairs to downstairs and is awaiting shelf room.
In the midst of all the house projects, there is always hair. I have braided three of the four girls this week; Bella is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Elijah got his desperately needed haircut and Ben is hoping for his turn in the next few days.
I love the following two pictures. Elijah was helping Bella with her puzzle on the iPad -
And James is reading the third book in the Eragon series with Lincoln's company.
Depending on where you are, I hope you are staying warm.