Mar. 7th, 2011

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Teri wasn't feeling well, so she went to bed early. Sebastian was good as gold, though. He asked for dessert, so I gave him three Oreos and a small glass of milk. No arguments when it was time for him to floss and brush; he even used mouthwash of his own volition.

I'd started reading Lawrence Watt-Evans' The Misenchanted Sword to him at bedtime yesterday, but he'd fallen asleep very quickly. This time I started reading it to him before we went upstairs to bed. I wasn't sure that he was old enough for it; it's not particularly inappropriate (I consider Watt-Evans to be a fundamentally nice writer, much like Gordon R. Dickson and James White in that respect although not in writing style) , but it's not written for children.

But so far Sebastian loves it. We left off with Valder and Fendel the Great lying in the marsh next to the burning hut.

After that we turned off the light and talked a bit. He told me about some of his dreams, with magic rooms accessible from secret panels in his room, leading to a wonderful-sounding waterslide. Then I sang some lullabies, and he said he wished he had a button so he could request me to sing particular songs. "You could always just tell me what you want me to sing" I said, and he did.

So I sang to him, and he fell asleep.
bobquasit: (Sebastian Riding)
Teri wasn't feeling well, so she went to bed early. Sebastian was good as gold, though. He asked for dessert, so I gave him three Oreos and a small glass of milk. No arguments when it was time for him to floss and brush; he even used mouthwash of his own volition.

I'd started reading Lawrence Watt-Evans' The Misenchanted Sword to him at bedtime yesterday, but he'd fallen asleep very quickly. This time I started reading it to him before we went upstairs to bed. I wasn't sure that he was old enough for it; it's not particularly inappropriate (I consider Watt-Evans to be a fundamentally nice writer, much like Gordon R. Dickson and James White in that respect although not in writing style) , but it's not written for children.

But so far Sebastian loves it. We left off with Valder and Fendel the Great lying in the marsh next to the burning hut.

After that we turned off the light and talked a bit. He told me about some of his dreams, with magic rooms accessible from secret panels in his room, leading to a wonderful-sounding waterslide. Then I sang some lullabies, and he said he wished he had a button so he could request me to sing particular songs. "You could always just tell me what you want me to sing" I said, and he did.

So I sang to him, and he fell asleep.
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The plumbers came today, right on time. Another ten feet or so of piping needed to be replaced; they showed me the green corrosion here and there, and I had already noticed that that particular pipe was thin and weak metal. Part of the pipe that they replaced was in the bulkhead area, and some of it went through part of the cellar wall, but they were able to pull out the old pipe and put in a new PVC one pretty easily. The bill was only $200, so I was delighted. We can wash dishes and use the kitchen sink again!

It's funny how good it feels to have something old and broken in the house replaced with something new and sturdy.
bobquasit: (Default)
The plumbers came today, right on time. Another ten feet or so of piping needed to be replaced; they showed me the green corrosion here and there, and I had already noticed that that particular pipe was thin and weak metal. Part of the pipe that they replaced was in the bulkhead area, and some of it went through part of the cellar wall, but they were able to pull out the old pipe and put in a new PVC one pretty easily. The bill was only $200, so I was delighted. We can wash dishes and use the kitchen sink again!

It's funny how good it feels to have something old and broken in the house replaced with something new and sturdy.

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