We made it back to Boston on Sunday night around 11:30pm. Jet lag is a bitch. I'm still feeling it. The flights were fine. The cross-country flight was even about 30 minutes early into Boston. It is actually much hotter here in Boston than it was in any place we were on our trip, including California. Funny.
We flew through Salt Lake City. Every time I'm in that airport, I really, really want to see the city. You can see the snow-capped mountains from the airport and the city looks amazing. We always fly over the Great Salt Lake.
We got back in time to see my lilac bush and clematis vines in full bloom. The irises are past peak but there are still some blooms on them. Same with the pink azalea. So I didn't miss out after all.
We have a stack of mail about a foot high. Most of it junk.
Our stairs are beautiful!! Here are two photos of them:
The only thing left to do are the spindles on the banister, which had to be ordered. They will be in white.
I had forgotten that we had our floors refinished. When we came home, everything looked different. I love it. :)
There was quite a saga with our cats, however. While the stairs were ripped up, Solomon figured out a way to get out from the basement through a hole. Nate and Jess came over to check and they saw him running out of the kitchen, but when they opened the basement door, they also saw him with Zeus. For a time, they thought there were 3 cats in the house! They finally figured out what had happened. Our contractor was able to get both cats in the basement before he put polyurethane on the floor, but somehow Solomon got out again, and also managed to go outside. When we came home, he was waiting for us in our backyard. Scary. I don't know how long he had been out there. He was totally freaked out.
Anyway, it is good to be home. Things are really busy this week - I've been out late in Boston both last night and tonight for different functions. Tomorrow is brief-writing day at work, and hopefully I'll get most of that done.
Hopefully I'll be able to fall asleep at a normal time tonight. My body still thinks its on the West Coast and I didn't fall asleep until after midnight last night. Ugh. Hard to get up in the morning.