Good Early Early Morning!
It's 1am and I am still awake so I figured I would start this and see how far I get. It is technically Monday, after all--LOL!
Was so tired that I fell asleep from 5-8pm--LOL! Some of my days are like that.
I did laundry and even got it all put away with the bad knee. Little accomplishments. :)
Real excitement! Leah's sister, Ariel, and her husband, Ben, live in Minneapolis and said they could pick up the IKEA furniture and store the boxes in their garage for us! Most of what I want to order is out of stock except for the wardrobes and little cabinets I want to use as end tables. Ben drove his truck over to IKEA and picked them up!! The first items are purchased and down in Minneapolis at Ariel's--TaDa! That is so nice of them!! As items come in stock they can pick them up (nearest IKEA to us is down there over 250 miles away) and when we are ready for the furniture we'll rent a UHaul! So exciting! Huge thanks to Ariel and Ben!!
Leah had an appointment for a plumbing estimate. He was going to check on the city code to see if it was okay to tuck a washer and dryer partway under the stairs or not. Plumbing is the biggest expense because of adding the washer (and dryer) and the kitchenette with a sink and frig/freezer. It will take a while to get that estimate.
Dagan works with a guy named Trent and he is absolutely another godsend for us. He offered to help with the build, has done his own basement (much larger and D&L say looks very professional) and has helped others. He and Leah are doing a kind of exchange. What Trent did with his yard years ago has kind of died or faded away, I guess. He knows about building, but not about landscaping. Leah used to work at Baker Nursery and did landscaping so she is going to help him make up a landscaping plan for next spring and then will go over and help him plant everything. How fantastic is that?! Huge thanks also to Trent!!
Anyways, Leah and the boys came over with cat food for Allie on Thursday--and a huge catnip fish toy. No masks!! It was the first time since February, I think. So nice to see their faces and get hugs!! I was too excited to remember to take pictures! It was also different to have a cat who hung around with all of us! Allie enjoyed her new toy, too--as you can see her with her fish pillow after they left. (She and I were both exhausted--LOL!)
Allie's newest spot she likes is on the glass folding table next to my chair.