We’re still here. Things have been pretty busy over the past couple of weeks, unexpectedly so. With the whole bathroom ceiling collapse, my 9-week summer class wrapping up, and the 15-month old investigator things have been kind of crazy around our house lately.

Mitch is coming along on the bathroom. We are both just ready for the project to be completed. I’ll post pictures and the whole story when it is finished. We’re both just ready to have our house back to normal.

I picked some tomatoes with my dad on Friday, so Mitch and I could spend Saturday canning salsa. Hours of work produced only 12 jars of salsa. It is kind of disappointing right now, but I have to remind myself in December the reward will be completely worth the frustration I’m feeling now. But, if I do say so myself, the salsa tastes darn good.

I have to give a huge presentation this week in my class, so wish me luck. I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend this coming weekend.

Gaby is, of course, expanding her vocabulary all the time. She says “no” to everything right now. She uses “eat” and “yum” frequently. “Hi” is another current favorite phrase. It is so much fun watching our little explorer check out the world around her.

I hope this finds you all doing well. Maybe things will eventually settle down, probably not.