Nana and Papa hunt came to visit to after Ava’s birth. Their week-long mission included: doting on Bea, helping Allison with Ava, weeding the yard, planing doors, and building a set of shelves for the kitchen.
On Sunday, Bea and I drove to the airport to welcome them to the Bay Area. We had a nice walk around the neighborhood and looked at some open homes and chatted with neighbors.
In the early part of the week, we mostly stayed at home. On Tuesday Allison and Betty toured a pre-school in Piedmont that accepted Beatriz. Wednesday night I made a risotto from Jamie Oliver’s new Italian cookbook.
Thursday and Friday was spent going to the lumber yard and hardware store to buy tools and materials to build a set of small shelves to fit into a small nook in the kitchen.
(the space used to hold a water heater, but we replaced that with a tankless water heater outside).
Larry shared some of his secret building techniques and I hope to employ my new skills in building a set of built-in cabinets next to our fireplace.
Building the cabinets in the unusually cold-weather was a real challenge, but fun nonetheless.
We had a nice meal Friday night at Doña Tomas. On Saturday we made the trek to the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market where I picked up dry-farmed new potatoes, romanesco, and Niman Ranch skirt steak (which became dinner Saturday night).
We spent Saturday afternoon at the DeYoung and returned home to cook dinner and watch River and Tides.
Sunday Bea and I took Nana and Papa to SFO to catch their flight. Returning home, we all felt a bit sad to have them go.