If you remember two posts ago, I started a Miniseries -- A Friesen Home Tour.
I ended with the lower level of our Servants' Quarters.
Right behind the door of the entrance to the Servants' Quarters are these....
Yep, stairs -- and no, they're not crooked. I just can't take a straight photo.
After going up these stairs and making a left....
You go up a few more stairs and turn left to....
In this loft, you'll find....maternity clothes, baby stuff, and baby clothes.
And many of Marc's metals and such from running....
You can also find some stuff we hope to eventually garage sale....Anybody in the Young Family Sunday School Class up for the 5th Annual Garage Sale? Please, tell me "Yes."
When we bought this house, I thought to myself, "This loft would make a great 'hideaway.' Or, it would make a great 'kids' playroom.'"
Or, "If I was an artist, this would be a perfect space." (Don't worry -- I'm not an artist, and I don't have any aspirations).
Now, I think it will make a great office for me someday :) It would make me nervous to have kids playing where I don't see them or hear them (unless some monitoring device was installed).
I'm sure our kids will want to spend the night up there someday with their friends. That can probably be arranged.
But, there is no bathroom in the Servants' Quarters. You have to come inside for that one.
With all of that storage up there, one might ask, "What about a basement?"
Yes, we do have a basement. But, it's not a full basement. It's basically a yucky one-room, mechanical area/storm shelter.
Remember THIS POST from back in April?
Yes, even though our basement is small and yucky, it does function well as a storm shelter. One wouldn't want to live too long in Kansas without an available shelter.
But, here is a small part of the house tour -- our basement.
That's all the time we're going to spend down there.
Yes, this really is the extent of it. But, we like it this way...Basically, everything is on one level in our home.
Another update on Luke....
Well, we thought he was getting better. In fact, for most of the day today (Monday), he was pretty good and fever free. So, I did not call the doctor.
Then, he woke up from his nap crying (most unusual). I held him for awhile to let him calm down.
Finally, as 5:00 P.M. neared, he started to feel warm again. I took his temperature. It had once again crept back up to 101 degrees -- hadn't been that high since Friday.
I called Marc (he was on his way home) and told him to just meet me at the Urgent Care. Four days with a fever on an 18-month old was enough -- even though it wasn't a high fever.
We got right in. The pediatrician took one look in both of his ears and said, "Yep, he has an infection in both ears."
Well, that certainly explains a lot.
So, we were sent home with some numbing ear drops and an antibiotic. We've been extremely fortunate that this is Luke's first ear infection.
I never really did notice him pulling and tugging at his ears or anything. Though, when we were at lunch with my friend Helen last Thursday, she did at one point notice him tugging at an ear. Perhaps I should've taken that as a sign?
(Glad you noticed it Helen).
We hope Luke is finally on the mend....
But, just for fun, here's a photo of him from today -- playing at our coffee table with the coasters -- a daily dose of fun for Luke.
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