This was one of those hectic filled weekends, with family parties and morning meetings. The kids had fun, but now we’re in the throes of Monday and I have to catch up.

The electrician and the carpenters are here to work on the kitchen and hang up the lighting fixtures in the living and dining rooms. After a few delays, I see that there’s progress.

We’re moving along. Here’s a peek at what we have going on:

The cabinets are being unpacked as I type, and our fabulous carpenters are trying to make sense of our crooked walls.

The electricians have hung one chandelier (I’ll post the picture later) in the dining room. But they need to add support for the one in the living room (the chandeliers are made of iron). Such a shame they have to break into the newly-repaired plaster ceiling.

Back to wrangling Lana and keeping her away from any sharp tools.

Published by Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu has been making magic with food and words for more than 20 years, incorporating folklore from her Ukrainian heritage with practices that honor the Earth. She’s a writer, content developer, instructor, and mother of three teenagers. Valya is the author of MOTHER CHRISTMAS, THE SILENCE OF TREES, and the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Along with Stephen H. Segal, she is the co-author of FORKING GOOD: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place and GEEK PARENTING: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family (Quirk Books), and co-founder of the Wyrd Words storytelling laboratory. Valya earned her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and magazines that include, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Kenyon Review, Culture, Gargoyle Magazine, Gone Lawn, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium. You can find her on Twitter @valya and on @valya

2 thoughts on “Progress”

  1. zuricrow says:

    Lookin’ and soundin’ good, from what I see and hear. I just love that tile! Looking forward to more photos. Good luck wrangling Lana!

    It’ll be finished and cozy before you know it.

    love, me

  2. charyvna says:

    LOL Thanks. I’ll share more once the progress is visible. Right now they’re measuring 5 times, cutting once to ensure that everything fits.


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