I am driven from my own home, but all for a good cause. My wood floors are being refinished and nasty carpeting is being removed from my family room. This makes me happy. However, choosing a wood color is a difficult task and one thing leads to another. The color of my dreams clashes with my orangey oak cabinets and I have no intention of replacing them. The flooring was long overdue, but new cabinets are a luxury I'm not interested in. I settled on a natural stain that the cabinets will blend with and will lighten up my dark house.
So, here I sit at Panera in the air conditioning. The past two days I have be sequestered in my office, working in a 105 degree heat index with fans blowing on me, so frankly, I am happy to escape. No air conditioning can be on when the workers are doing their thing. My dear husband (he reads my blog) got us a hotel room for a few days so that I could have a little stay-cation. No dishes, no vacuuming, no climbing over piles of stuff that had to get moved in order to do the floors (several rooms look like something off of Hoarders) and TIME TO KNIT! Yes, I intend to sit in the air conditioning and finish Hudson's sweater.
One more thing. Change your passwords, people! My oldest email account, a Hotmail account, was hacked and an email was sent to all of my contacts (including me because I has several emails for various purposes) letting everyone know I was in Wales with no money and a lost passport. My password was changed and I can't access the account and good luck dealing with Hotmail. There is no such thing as internet security and real people do not man any phones if you run into a problem like this. In fact, real people do not man most customer help lines. I have found hitting 0 a bunch of times will shoot you straight to a live person, but no such luck with hotmail. All this to say, I need my stay-cation.