Amazing what you can do with an extra set of hands

Amazing what you can do with an extra set of hands

Mom Heiselt visited us for the past several days and even though it was kind of supposed to be a vacation, we put her to work doing lots of manual labor. She assures us that projects like the ones we did are her favorite thing, and we were glad to bring her lots of joy via several trips to Home Depot and IKEA, hands stained with wood stain, and the scent of polyurethane.

Not only that, but we were able to drive around Brooklyn (cars can be lovely sometimes) for a few days, go to the temple, get a new sewing machine (the one we were using was on long-term borrow and, sadly, was needed by its original owner), and wave to the Statue of Liberty from the shores of Battery Park. (Note to self: Simon loves to watch the boats. Why didn’t I think of that?)

And in the end, not only is our freezer and our cupboards stocked with more food than we know what to do with, the Baby-Due List (things to do before the baby is due) was significantly dented. The bookcases have new backs, the paint has been mostly touched up, Simon’s new toddler bed is taking shape and the bookcase we picked up on the side of the road is just about ready to be reassembled. This weekend we’ll sew some new curtains and finish up some other randomness. And then I can go into labor.

Thanks, Mom, for making it possible.

7 thoughts on “Amazing what you can do with an extra set of hands

  1. Ohh! I really like Sister Heiselt! It looks like you all had fun. I can't wait to see the new guy! I hope he comes as soon as you are ready :)

  2. How fun, isn't it nice to have a mom in town?? Good luck getting those last few things done before little Roscoe arrives!!

  3. I'm due on the 18th . . . a mere two weeks from today. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone.

  4. What do you mean "supposed to be a vacation?" Isn't that what everyone does to relax? Of course, maybe it's an inherited thing.

  5. LOL too true, Conan. I still remember my first Heiselt-style vacation in which we backpacked for three days, built a raft, sling shots, burned out bowls, and somebody whittled a little ark.

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