Going without shower or bath amenities in a household of eight for weeks is... well, it's something all right. I don't quite know how to put it into words. Um... dirty? Yes. Yes. That's it. Although we do have running water. It's not as if we're actually unable to wash. We're just spoiled and unaccustomed to having any unwanted residual anything upon our persons.
My name has been temporarily withdrawn from the pool of jurors for two years. I called and asked for a postponement of at least one year, preferably two. She said that a postponement can only be granted for up to 90 days. I was wondering if my shower would be working by then and if my fellow jurors would mind it terribly if I wasn't as washed as I ought to be. She was very understanding of my situation though and was happy to find a way to make it work. I am so grateful! I am particularly grateful that I did not have to resort to letter writing.
Party preparations are coming along. The pinata has taken many days to complete because of the long drying process in this humid weather. One worrisome detail is that I never actually read the instructions on how to hang it. Consequently, I just threw a wire in there at the last minute and it's not looking very sturdy. The pinata itself is built to take a beating, but I fear that the wire will give with one good whack. We shall see. The party is this weekend... I'm sure that I need a shower before then and it's unclear how I'm going to get it.
We received our final book order in the mail yesterday. Professor will be studying the Great Books and using Angelicum Academy's study guides for direction. The first year is the "Greek Year" and the study guides are pricey but very exciting. Several years ago, the Chief came across a tremendous deal on a 54-volume set of the Great Books of the Western World (Edited by Mortimer Adler). At the time, I thought he was nuts (and he is a little nutty about books) but have come to appreciate his foresight. This is the set recommended by Angelicum and the one which we will be using for the next four years. If our bathroom is still under construction at that time, we will at least have provided Professor with academic excellence, if not cleanliness.
So, my sister-in-law wanted to have a garage sale. And I thought it sounded like a great idea. I'll get on top of that... tomorrow. Get all the unwanted stuff out of my house. It'll be great. This weekend, she handed me a pack of pink stickers. Your color is pink, she said. I had an interior 3-second nervous breakdown before I went back to my previous plan of ignore and procrastinate. She's super organized. Signs are made. Ads are posted. I believe her wonderful children are even planning to sell goodies and lemonade. Me? I'm thinking that it's going to be an all-nighter here. And I do need to find a way to have a shower.