Wayback machine: March 2008

It was this time a year ago that we renovated Nick’s bedroom, putting in a new floor and giving the walls a fresh teenager-friendly coat of paint. One of the great pleasures of seeing the kids grow up is giving them the opportunity to do new things. In this case, “legally” painting walls in the house was exciting for everybody – the whole thing actually made me feel a bit like Tom Sawyer with his fence.

Here’s the young man himself, hard at work:


And wherever Nick goes, his sisters are never far behind:


Nick and I were talking the other night about some exterior trim painting work I need to do this summer; I might enlist his help, perhaps even with some modest financial consideration. He spent time on a ladder in Florida this spring break and looked very capable: