Last Sunday, given that I was coughing and Hope was under the weather too, we decided I should just keep the girls at church for worship and then come back once preaching started, since cold noise is not pleasant during any service. :o)
Over three months have passed since our summer flood in the basement, and now, two small weeks before baby is due, we are happy to have insurance workers in our home hanging drywall and insulation and all those good things. :o)
One standing joke we have in our house is Hope's love of purple. When we lost some of our walls due to water damage she cutely told us the new ones we put on should be purple (she was talking specifically about baseboards at the time of the conversation). Well, we explained to her that we weren't going to have purple baseboards or purple walls, except maybe one feature wall in the guest room. She reconciled herself to the fact, and we carried on. That brings me to this picture. :o)
We asked for some form of insulation to be put on the exterior wall that runs along our stairwell, as there was none there previously, and the stairwell gets mighty cold and damp in the winter months. They put up this foam insulation, and I could just see the cogs turning in Hope's little head when she looked at it, because, as you can see - it's purple!!! :o) I had to tell her it wasn't going to stay a purple wall, because the guys were going to put drywall and paint over it, but it was a cute and memorable moment in this saga for sure!