Good Lord, has it *really* been two weeks since I updated this thing? O.o
Mel is coming up to Indiana next Saturday. I am nervous, excited, and stressed, all in one hot mess. We're taking her to the Bristol Renaissance Faire (she's never been to a faire at all, and it'll be our first time at Bristol specifically), and since she's close to me in size, I figure she can dress up in my Flemish Take Two
. Since that's what I had planned to wear before her visit was arranged, I am making myself an Elizabethan waistcoat/jacket like the Layton jacket in natural colored linen jacquard lined in pink/coral shot silk, with a pleated skirt of slate blue velvet and a stomacher of dark blue/light blue/orange (which picks up the coral color of the silk quite nicely) brocade, all worn over an olive green petticoat bodies seen here
and a small roll.
We are painting the Tornado Room today. Or, rather, Boe is since I'll be working on the living room and bathroom.
It only took 2 months after purchasing the house than we developed a water leak in the seam between the tub drain (we have a clawfoot tub) and the outflow grey water pipe. :-/ I hope that Boe can get it fixed without calling a plumber.
I start my new job as soon as my background check comes back from the company. The difficulty is that the company that my new employers contract to do the background checks is taking FOREVER, so my new supervisor is planning to get me in and do my orientation herself instead of sending me to Auburn Hills, MI (a 4-5 hour drive from Ft. Wayne). I will be grateful to be back at work ASAP.
Boe finally got his tax refund. We got our living room furniture out of layaway (finally!) with some of the proceeds. Here
is a link to our new sofa. We also have the matching loveseat. It's awfully nice to stretch out of a sofa instead of curling up in a loveseat to watch TV.
My brother in law is being laid off at his place of employment...3 months after he, my sister, and Awesome Niece of Cuteness moved down to FL. Argh!
Boe is now working on his master's degree in special education. He eventually would like to earn his doctorate. He has already been told that if he earns his doctorate in special education, he will have a job at the university where he is earning his master's...his salary will also go up considerably. I'm cool with that.
I have to enroll in classes sometime the first 2 weeks of August.