Wonderful Husband has been working from home for the last couple days while Handyman Joel installed our new dishwasher and kitchen counters and backsplash. Joel finished yesterday, so today Wonderful Husband sanded the counters and applied three coats of finishing oil. (The new counters are Numerar
solid wood counters from Ikea. They only have birch and beech listed online, but the store near us had oak as well, so oak we got.) It looks good! And today Rotorooter came and once again reamed out the backed-up kitchen drain, so the dishwasher has had its virgin run. Everything works. Huzzah!
Wonderful Husband and I have also now completed all of our how-to-be-a-parent classes. At the AAA Car Seat Safety class, we actually won a car seat! ^_^ Which, we already have an infant car seat, but the one we won is transitional, so it can be used for an older child, so that worked out well. In another of our classes (which was basically "how to keep your sanity and marriage intact"), I found it amusing that of the fourteen couples attending, we were the only ones who had chosen not to know the sex of our child. Apparently knowing ahead of time is the "in" thing? To me, it still feels kind of like cheating.
I was also amused at the part of the hospital tour (which I went on because while I had seen the labor/delivery rooms, I had not seen the post-partum rooms) where the nurse/lecturer/tour guide rather honestly tried to convince fence-sitters about the benefits of breast-feeding. Her stats included the fact that breast-fed babies are about 10% smarter than formula-fed babies. Which statistic I'm taking with a grain of salt. But I've heard it a couple of places; given that most of the people I count as friends are more intelligent than myself, it always makes me wonder how much dumber I would have been if I hadn't
been breast-fed.... :)