I've been working slowly but surely on the house, updating bit by bit. The most recent update: we got a new microwave! Now, this is an especially big deal because our old microwave sat on top of a utility cart, where our new one is perched above the stove. The kitchen looks so much bigger now!
There used to be a large vent over the stove, but we removed it for the microwave
And, as promised, a few snap shots of our quiet Halloween in: