The Good:

The contractors started prepping our house for exterior painting yesterday.

The Bad:

This entailed pressure washing all windows (which, without storm windows, leaked water into the house) and trim on the house which is loud and keeps babies from napping properly.

The Ugly:

Scream Fest 2008. Location – our house. Time – last night from 6p.m. – 11p.m. Details – Claire cried (hard!) every 10 minutes for 5 hours because she was overtired and couldn’t get to sleep.

The Prayer:

Lord, please let the actual painting of the house today be a QUIET endeavore so that Claire naps properly and sleeps like an angel tonight. Amen.