So...yeah. It's been a long freaking couple of weeks. Last week was spring break which involved a 27 hour marathon of Full Metal Alchemist - an anime series my kids love. Killian and his friend Justin watched three seasons and a movie while Justin spent the weekend with us.
Corwin had his obnoxious friends over and I nearly lost my mind. Gray and Duncan are nice kids, but zOMG soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying. High pitched screeching, an inability to choose to stay inside or go out and constant talking. They make Corwin look quiet. (no small feat)
I also started a water aerobics class at the Y with Brynn that I just LOVE. It's actually fun. I hate exercising mostly because I hate to sweat. Also, to be honest, I'm pretty lazy. But this is fun. It's like playtime...well, not those ridiculous ab crunches, but the rest of it is a blast. I love it. Of course, it totally kicked my ass the first two or three days, but I'm getting the hang of it. The downsize is that with travel time, it cuts several hours out of my day, so I'm just trying to work faster when I am working.
And we're getting a new roof. A completely new roof. Once the roofers got up there to reshingle, they discovered that the decking and a lot of the trusses were rotted. Sigh. I know it comes with owning a house built in the 20s, but damn! That was an extra 4K I wasn't planning on.
The noise has been deafening. Music and headphones help a little, but mostly it sounds like rhythmless Irish Step Dancing. Yesterday, they worked from 8am to 8pm. For about the last half an hour, the neighbor's three pit bulls howled the entire time and then their car alarm went off...and off...and off...while they were home. I think that maybe they're trying to get me back for the roofing noises.
On the plus side, I finished a book last week. Now, I have to do a ton of editing and finish a short that I need to sub by the end of the month. You know, if I don't lose my mind from all the noise, first.