We are soldiering on. And while we still have holes in our roof, it is getting replaced (albeit at an insufferably slow pace - 5 weeks to completion my arse).
We peeled down wallpaper in the foyer and in many places upstairs so the walls would dry out. That left us with ugly walls (duh). So my oldest daughter decided to assist me with repainting the foyer.
And while we didn't do a good job on making the wall smooth (and I should never ever ever have let her buy semi-gloss paint), it now looks quite reasonable. I decided on a dramatic color: Ryan likes it, Mark hated it but then decided it was a good look, and I think hubster is still on the fence. But save the tarps to protect our waterstained carpets (which we will ultimately replace), this room actually looks reasonable.
My dining room also took a ferocious fire hose induced rainstorm. Our chair seats were really damaged - but, hey, they were white 26 years ago, and 26 years of kids using them for every holiday did take a toll on them. So I ordered fabric to reupholster them, and when Cass was here this weekend, she disassembled the chairs and I reupholstered them. Her Daddy's job was to test the seats and make sure they were comfy.
And, lastly, here's the menu for the week. It's very fluid, meaning that if I don't get to things (because I still have to reassemble 3 rooms downstairs), I won't get to them. Thanksgiving will go on.