Good to see them togetherMartin and Max both had rugby matches on Saturday, I only have a quick pic of Martin, but it does prove he was there and not down at t' pub
I finished my fight with white paint for the time being, though not before an entire new tin had upturned itself on the laundry floor in a space where I couldn't get to it quickly, wriggling out both drier and fridge and knocking off the dustpan brush (which also shattered on the floor) as the paint oozed ever further. But here is the freshly-fresh laundry:
He has just bought himself a laptop with part of his first pay cheque (partly birthday present from us) and is planning to keep the rest towards some big adventure next year. The US Social Security Dept have sent us confirmation of his SS number (which involved the sending of lots of original paperwork to the US Embassy) so now he is ready to find lots of photographic evidence proving that the wee baby in his expired US Passport has indeed morphed into this muscly, handsome 19-year old.
Apart from throwing paint on the floor I have been keeping on top of 'household management': sorting out our house insurance, a chimney sweep for France and flooring sealant here, whilst figuring out how to entertain a choir posse visiting in a couple of weeks, and how to feed our own choir when they visit for a barn-showing of Dale's video of our last concert.
Local charity shops have done well from my Autumn-clean, and I have made two trips to the tip already to dispose of unwanted waste. We still have a host of used computer components, some exercise equipment and the odd bit of furniture which will be taken soon if they don't disappear on Freecycle.
And I am still raking up Autumn leaves as they drop!