The dryer is running.
The dishwasher is running.
The washing machine will run as soon as the dishes are clean.
And I'm about to settle down in front of Lost from Netflix (shh...don't tell me what happens!) for the second night in a row with three loads of laundry to fold.
The kids and I are spending two days (and a night) away from home so Kansas Dad can tackle those fume-producing jobs (painting and something with the bathroom floor that involves bleach) while the weather will be warm enough (in January!) to leave doors and windows open. Who knows what wonders will await our return on Saturday night?
Those pictures are still waiting to be organized and there are thank you notes still to write, but I'm happy with my lot.