The next step of the countertop is underway: sanding.
I awoke to the gentle hum of the sander in the other room, and it's been going strong for several hours. Ibis set up a fan so the fine black powder is staying in the kitchen - or more accurately, blowing outside - but there are new tracks throughout the house. The concrete looks really smooth to me, but I know better than to pepper him with questions about how much longer until we seal it.
(I laugh every time I say "we", like I'm doing anything...)
He has today off and this afternoon we're going to our friend's house for a pool party/BBQ. Her mom arrived yesterday - she lives here during the winter - so the party is in her honor.
My dryer still isn't working so I'm hoping to wash our linens here, then hang them to dry at her place. We have a clothesline but it's really low and the sheets would drag on the floor. Considering the state of the patio right now (see black dust above) I don't think that's a good idea. Oh, and this will only be possible if the water comes back on. I LOVE it when the pump stops working.
I finished Writing the Breakout Novel yesterday and loved it all the way through to the end. I had to laugh a little at the last chapter, which talks about getting your breakout novel published. He lays out all the steps - get agent, woo publisher, market book, and voila! Instant success. Mmm-hmmm. But all in all, I highly recommend it to anyone who dreams of being published one day or just wants to write an awesome book.
Have a great day everyone!