- Got to "bunk" with the kids in the living room while the 2nd floor gets renovated (new floors, patches on the walls, fresh paint, new bathroom). Three mattresses on the floor, side by side, and clothes everywhere in relatively neat piles. Feels like a getaway vacation, sort of. Lots of fighting and bonding, and lots of movies.
- Gave away my kids baby furniture to a family who really needed it. The crib, dresser/changing-table and armoire were all used by both my kids who are now 13 and 8, and were still in great condition. I'm so glad I gave it to a family who seemed really excited to have it, and were totally grateful. It was a heart-heavy moment when they picked it up.
- Kept my kitchen clean throughout the mess. There's just no way of escaping the dust and dirt in a small house. And since my living room is our bedroom, and my dinning room and basement den is acting as a temporary storage facility for our 2nd-floor stuff, keeping the kitchen clean is a miracle.
YAY for small victories!
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