Mandy has been keeping me busy preparing for our big open house/christmas party on December 13th. So far, I’ve painted the living room and kitchen, installed laminate flooring in two bedrooms, and assembled a coffee table and armchair from IKEA (that’s Swedish for crap). Still on the to-do list is painting a hallway, replacing the door knobs throughout the house and purchasing a sofa bed and chest freezer. It’s costing us a bundle. I hope it’s worth it.