Sunday, November 29, 2015
"What's Wrong, Honey?" (Photostory)
Rod and Nicole enter the house through the garage. Nicole is all giddy. She's excited to see the new house.
"Hand me your coat, so I can hang it up." (Rod)
"Where is everyone?" (Nicole)
"I'm sure they're upstairs." (Rod)
Danielle puts her backpack down and takes off her coat. She then spots the gingerbread house.
"Wow, look at the gingerbread house!" (Nicole)
"Yeah, that's nice. Grab your backpack and let's go upstairs." (Rod, nonchalantly)
They head to the living room. Nicole is taking it all in as she follows her dad.
"Hello Mom. How you doing?" (Rod to his mother-in-law)
"I'm doing well. I love what you've done to the house." (Roberta)
"Honey, can you put Jacob in his bed?" (Danielle)
"Yeah. Where should I put Nicole's bag?" (Rod)
"She's going to have to sleep in the boy's room until she and I can get her room together." (Danielle)
"Hello pretty lady. Come give me a hug." (Roberta)
"Hi grandma Roberta." (Nicole)
Rod grabs Jacob. Danielle can tell something isn't right.
"Are you feeling okay?" (Danielle)
"I've been better, but I'll be okay." (Rod)
"I swear you get taller every time I see you." (Roberta)
"You just saw me at the picnic." (Nicole)
Danielle watches as Rod leaves the room. Something is definitely wrong.
"Nicole how about we go find Julian? He's going to be excited to see you." (Danielle)
"Where is he?" (Nicole)
"He's either in the playroom or his bedroom." (Danielle)
"Wow, he has a playroom?" (Nicole)
Julian is quietly playing with the Lincoln Logs, and barely notices when Danielle and Nicole enter the room.
"Look who's here, Julian." (Danielle)
"Nicole! I didn't know you were coming today. Want to help me build a house?" (Julian)
Danielle leaves them to go find Rod.
She finds him in their bedroom sitting on the side of the bed.
"I know you said you were okay, but you don't look okay." (Danielle)
"I'll be fine. I just needed a minute." (Rod)
Danielle climbs on the bed to get closer to him.
She starts rubbing his shoulders hoping this will bring him some comfort.
He takes her hand in his and kisses her palm.
"Are you sure you won't tell me what's bothering you? Talking it out may make you feel better." (Danielle)
"I appreciate the offer, but I just need some time alone. We'll talk about it later." (Rod)
Danielle kisses him on the forehead and heads back downstairs. She hates when he shuts down, but after three years of marriage, she knows that giving him his space is the best thing to do.
Remember the room with the fireplace? I covered it with map paper thinking it would make a nice backdrop for a library. Danielle still wanted to have a fireplace, so she and I came up with the following plan.
Divide the room into three equal sections and install a wet bar, fireplace, and a library. Having a wet bar on this level will be perfect since the kitchen is on the lower level. I'm hoping o get to this project soon, but it may be a couple of weeks.