Some of you know that we have Chris’s brother, Carlton, with us for a couple of weeks. 13 days to be exact according to him. He is a numbers guy. Ask him when his birthday is in the next couple of years and he can tell you what day of the week it falls on. Christmas—same thing. Last night he was reciting all the birthdays and anniversaries in the family. He usually gets them right and if he is off he kind of has a hard time admitting it. :-)
I am trying to keep him happy and busy while he is here and so far–so good. I think he loves having a huge basement to himself—he has his shows to watch and loves having the freedom to do that like he does at his own home. He even has a pretty sweet bedroom here . We tried to make things as close to perfect for him as we could and so far so good.
Are there some things that are hard for him here?? A few. I know he misses his sister. That is to be expected. He always looks at the weather and time of sunrise and sunset when he gets up and since we don’t get a paper delivered I have been printing it off Intellicast for him each morning which he is loving. We got him a white board calendar so he could count down the days here till he goes home and when Chris is going to be gone. All the things that he likes to know ahead of time we tried to provide for.
My pantry may never be the same again—–in other words—I may never find things as the “elf” wanders in the night and moves things around. I learned that when we lived with him that I needed to “secure” anything that I was possessive of and so far all that has moved is stuff in the pantry. I can deal with that when he goes home–no biggie.
Today we went to a local place and painted some pottery. He had a great time. He loved it and I am thinking that we need to find some other creative projects for him to do while he is here. Hobby Lobby here we come.