I had a nice break for the overwhelmed feeling I was having, but now it is back! We are at least a week behind in my probably unrealistic goal of having the house on the Market at the beginning of August. Over the weekend we had a great deal of help getting things done around here. Celina, her husband, and her nephew came and helped us get the garage cleaned out. That was no small task! The missionaries helped me pack up a lot in my sewing room. Louis and his dad helped Jeff with the remainder of the tree trunk. We weren't able to remove the stump, but there is no trunk sticking out anymore. Bridget helped me inside the house a bit. She packed the majority of my Tupperware and did some dishes! Jeff's parents came and did so much yard work. It really looks great! And Kristi watched the kiddos while most of that was going on. And we had a yard sale from 8am-12pm. What a day! Then we managed to get the backsplash grouted. Monday morning Marianne picked up some plants and then planted them in the empty planter areas in the front yard. What a relief it is to have so much done. We really appreciate all of the help we have been receiving from our friends and family.
This week Jeff and I need to clean EVERYTHING and paint the trim and the sewing room. We are going to stage the sewing room as an office and I don't think pink is an appropriate color for an office. It seems that no matter how much we get done there is just so much left to do. It is especially difficult because I am pregnant, therefore I can't lift a whole lot, get tired easily, and still don't feel great all the time. And with Jeff working, he has a limited amount of time that he can help out. I am worried about the effect all of this is having on the kids. I feel like they are getting deprived of a fun filled summer. I am trying very hard to do fun things with them so that it isn't all work for them as well.
I look forward to the house being finished and clean so that we can relax and enjoy what little is left of our summer!