Mostly going through boxes from the fire (two years ago), and boxes from the storage locker (almost a year). Watering — a LOT because of the intensely high, unseasonal heat (90s in the shade — the kind of weather that would be normal for about four days in August). Gardening — Tom has been getting the rest of the veggie garden dug out. Working in the classroom to sort and toss as needed (cannot finish organizing until the floors are done being shampooed).

And putting up a few more items that have been waiting for the right hardware, moment and place.

Here are a couple pics showing the dragonfly door knocker…

The dragonfly door knocker from a friend in Canada.  I love how it looks next to the bright blue door!

The dragonfly door knocker from a friend in Canada. I love how it looks next to the bright blue door!

The entry space - a spot to sit, storage for shoes, a place to hang our hats, a light and pictures.  Probably will rearrange some of this when I have time.  Another dragonfly...

The entry space – a spot to sit, storage for shoes, a place to hang our hats, a light and pictures. Probably will rearrange some of this when I have time. Another dragonfly…

There is always more to do. The house hasn’t been “finished” yet, and it will be a while before it is. But there is progress, and it feels good.

Love summer when I can spend my time working around the house and yard instead of driving (an hour each way) to and from school. Love the teaching, wish it were just a little closer to home.