G. got the 'pony wall' put up today. Sadly, no horses nor saddles were involved in this.
The kids have gotten to be involved in a lot of the process, and have seen us deal with different issues that come up with remodeling. Things like choosing materials, finding help, whether paid or volunteer, dealing with frustrations when expectations are not met. They have gotten to work right alongside Dad as he builds, watching and learning.
I'm reading a number of Austen books now. I made it through that list of books I posted about awhile back. Now I have 2 Austen books and one Austen-related book to read. "Emma" is open on my stand right now; with "Sense and Sensibility" in the wings. Last week I read through two books by Carrie Bebris, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, which follow Darcy and Elizabeth after their marriage, as they solve various mysteries they run into. Very fun books. So after I reacquaint myself with Emma and then Elinor, I am going to dive into another Bebris book. I hope. Of course as I have seen in the past 2 weekends ... my multiple plans don't always align with what God has planned for me.