I thought when parents went on vacation and left a kid watching the place they were supposed to have a wild party and trash the place. Poor Mollie must be so confused. We came home to a house cleaned from top to bottom. The two junk bedrooms were transformed into two lovely guestrooms. She moved the double bed, when out and bought new bedding for it, painted the old ugly green secretary I’d given her and moved it – I have no idea how she got it out of my writing room and down the hall herself. Nick had taken the door off the room to make it easier to paint and she was even able to get the door back on the hinges by herself. I was amazed and completely impressed.
I told her if this was the crazy way she was going to behave when we went off and left her then we would be heading to the beach often! She’s still looking for curtains to suit her. But she managed to put the doors back on the secretary that had been removed. The hinges had been broken so she when to the hardware store and got new ones for it. She never seemed this handy when she lived at home. She said it stemmed from having the house to herself. She said if we’d been here to help she would never have gotten it done. It was like if she decides to stay up and move the bed at two am she could. She didn’t have to listen to our ‘helpful’ suggestions. She may have a point. From now on when she has a project, I’m following her lead. I'll post some pictures soon.