JP and Landon have been working very hard to complete our home projects. JP has assembled patio furniture, a charcoal grill, and a snazzy cooler he bought with his Father's Day money (he goes outside just to open his beer bottles with it- he's like a little boy on Christmas morning). He has installed pretty new towel rods because I disapproved of the standard ones put in place by the builder. He has switched out all the toilet seats because the originals were plastic and dented in when I sat on the lid during Landon's bath. There will soon be a new ceiling fan in the living room because the current one clashes with all the other light fixtures downstairs (the old one goes perfectly in the fan-less upstairs guest room, so that justifies the purchase). And I really want to change out the white wood posts in our stairs with wrought iron ones because it would look so beautiful, but after price checking everything at Home Depot I accept that it will have to wait. Landon is the supervisor and takes his job very seriously. Here he is keeping JP on task while he put together our patio furniture:
I should note that JP is in heaven with all these projects. He got a power drill when we got married and spent three years walking around our Chicago apartments just dying to drill into something. His patience finally paid off and tonight he completed a very drill-heavy task: adding 29 knobs and 11 drawer pulls to our kitchen cabinets. Here is the kitchen when we bought it:
Here is the kitchen now:
I think the camera flash alters some of the color, but the handles I painstakingly picked out among hundreds in the Home Depot aisle match the granite perfectly and bring out some of the bronze that was hiding in it. You can also see the tray of thick fudgey brownies sitting on the stove. Two are missing, both recently eaten by me while listening to criminal procedure. They greatly enhanced my absorption of the material.
And since I've already detoured this post about home improvement into one about brownies, I'll add this gratuitous picture of Landon thoroughly enjoying his swing.
He'd be even happier if he knew the power drill was going to stick around while his daddy adds different knobs to all the bathroom cabinets as well!