I woke up to a empty bed, and a empty house. I looked at the clock on the night stand and it read 8:30 am, I guess maybe Luna wanted to take Simon and Thomas out to breakfast before attending the Memorial..or maybe she wanted to get there early so that they can take as long as they need to ask as many questions as they want etc. I already knew where Lena went, it was one of her favorite places to go even though we had exercise equipment here she still went to the gym, and she also went there to hang out with friends. As for Christopher I had no idea where he was, I got dressed and brushed my teeth and went downstairs and started a pot of coffee and made myself some waffles for breakfast. I soon got a answer as to where Christopher was too, he left a note on the fridge saying he was going to be spending time with his parents for most of the day, something he really didn’t have time to do lately.
After I ate I suddenly realized I didn’t want to be the only one not doing anything around here while everyone else was out and about it just felt weird. I washed my dishes and decided maybe I should check my e-mails see if anything important came through from work that required instant reply and then head out to the hardware store and do what I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. Get a new lock for the third story bedroom, and also pick up some paint for the unfinished bedroom I had built that Luna asked me to do, and then re-model Simon and Thomas’s bedroom’s and finally put together the outdoor play set I had bought Thomas when he turned 10 a few days ago. Doing all of this would keep my mind off of the one thing that has been bothering me the most, this would be the first time ever that I would not be going to Jaimee Lee’s Memorial since they put it up so many years ago. I knew that this was really important to Luna that it was just her and her son’s Simon and Thomas that went this time – because I knew it would be a very important part of their lives in the future – and that they really needed to know who their biological grandmother was..who they never got to meet.
Turning on the computer and checking my mail nothing really important was in my inbox and there was a million things in my spam box – you have to love that right. I did a short reply to my friend Stanley back in my home town of Bridgeport just telling me things have changed and to keep a look out for anything strange around here and to not go out at night since it seems unsafe now. I said thanks for the heads up, and I will keep my eyes out and my ears sharp for anymore information since he said it wasn’t just Bridgeport that this stuff was taking place in. I shut down the computer, and finished my last cup of coffee and washed my cup and the coffee pot and grabbed my keys and headed out. I realized it was going to be really busy if I went my regular way to the hardware store so I decided I’d take the long and pleasant and hopefully quiet backroads to the hardware store and enjoy the ride.
Thankfully it was quiet, and not busy and definetly enjoyable ride to the hardware store. I said hello to the cashier and chatted for awhile before heading to the back of the store to where the locks were that came with keys, and then headed toward the paint section and decided on a rich yet creamy white color for the unfinished room to match with the long and narrow white wood I had already put in. Once the purchase was made, we chatted some more and I told him to please forward my congratulations to his daughter who is expecting her first child with her soon to be husband and he said he sure will. There is bonuses with being a well known face in a town or city and there are things that aren’t bonuses, though I don’t even want to go there. Just a example though, when I first came to Sunset Valley when I was 19 I didn’t expect to suddenly become the richest person in town, or be compared to The Goth Family or anyone else – that is one of the things that irritated me.
To be honest, things just happened that way for me I wasn’t in competition for anything or even a title. I just worked hard for what I have now. My thoughts were interrupted by me pulling into the driveway I unlocked the front door on a mission, I put the paint cans in the unfinished room and headed directed up to the third story with tools in hand and changed the lock tossing the old one in the trash and putting the new key to the new lock into the safe in the master bedroom. My next mission was Thomas’s room, I decided I’d make it less blue then it was both the boy’s rooms were blue for when they were born and almost looked identical. Luna didn’t exactly want them that way still, and didn’t really have time to remodel herself with work and meetings, I was really proud of her all the same.
I decided to change the carpet color of Thomas’s room to a more darker but not to dark color and make the wall paper a little more antique’s looking. Technically Thomas’s room was a hand me down, it used to be Tiberius’s room before he just up and left once he turned 18 with out a word – leaving Luna as Heiress of the Elric name still. The windows I changed to colonial style and put a desk in his room so he doesn’t have to sit on the floor while he does his homework. I also gave Thomas a toy box so he has something else to do besides a computer, but I also hope he finds his play set outside just as appealing instead of always being indoors. An next it was up to Simon’s room, and something told me it may be a little bit more taskier then his younger brother Thomas’s.
Luna and I also decided to do this as a sort of suprise for the boys as well, so it is another reason why I am doing it now. I changed out Simon’s blue carpet for a darker red carpet, the tricky part was finding a decent wall paper to go with it, because wood just didn’t seem appropriate for some reason. I decided to get rid of the table he was using as a desk for his laptop and put in a actual desk with a small desk lamp. The single bed Simon had I took apart and replaced it with a double bed that was colonial style with matching end tables one had a alarm clock and one had a small antique lamp. The dresser he had got replaced with a cherry wood antique dresser to match the bed, I kept the mirror hanging over the dresser as for the wall paper I decided to go with one that had a wood gaurd so to speak with a lighter red color then his carpet.
With the secondary main task complete I decided to go to the unfinished room and put two small colonial windows in and then paint the room but leave it empty. I didn’t really know what Luna wanted to use it for, I put lights in that wouldn’t be to bright, or to dim – it gave off the perfect illumination to show the softness of the rich creamy white paint I had purchased. In no time at all it was time to head out back to assemble Thomas’s play set, eh I hit my thumb a few times with the hammer, and pinched my fingers a few times with the pliers, and poked myself with nails but I loved how the play set came out and I’m sure Thomas would too. I looked at the clock and saw that it was around 1 pm and decided I better make a group lunch because I sure some of the family would be home soon. What better meal to compliment such a good day ..sort of so far then Tofu Hot Dogs right.
Right as I was setting the Hot Dogs on the kitchen counter Luna and her boy’s walked in. They excused themselves so they can change into something more comfortable and came downstairs and joined me for lunch. Shortly after Luna came downstairs in something more comfortable to and joined me for lunch as well. Luna and the boys seemed really happy, I guess it went really well taking them to the Memorial for Jaimee Lee, it even looked like Luna had a weight lifted off of her shoulders. Simon and Thomas thanked both me and Luna for the remodel of their rooms as well and said they loved it a lot, I was happy to hear it and was glad to see a huge smile on Luna’s face.
My slow, silent day was looking up and I couldn’t of been happier. I finished my lunch and excused myself , washed my dish and headed to the master batheroom for a much needed shower. I heard Thomas laughing outside tossing the football with his brother Simon and saw Luna chilling out in a lounge chair near the pool. As I came out of the bathroom Lena came in, I gave her a kiss on the cheek and said hello with a smile. She smiled back and then went and decided she was going to take a nice relaxing bath.
6 pm rolled around and Luna decided to make Autumn Salad for dinner just as Christopher came home. We all sat down to a pleasant dinner and chatted about our day, and how it was. I didn’t want to mention that I was down most of the day because I didn’t want to ruin the perfect mood that was all around the room. To be honest at the moment I was the happiest person on earth – the whole family was sitting around the dining table enjoying a meal and chatting and having a good time. I suddenly realized it was a Perfect Ending to a slow and silent day – the boys soon excused themselves from the table and cleared their plates and went to bed, Lena went to bed as well because she was tutoring a cooking class at the highschool tomorrow.
Christopher decided to go take a shower – giving me and Luna a chance to talk about how Simon and Thomas took to going to the Memorial and I was happy to know it went better then she expected. I got up and showed her the room she asked me to finish and she absolutely loved it, I explained to her that I left it a “empty shell” because I didn’t know what she wanted it as. She smiled and hugged me, and said thank you – soon after we both retired to bed we both had work in the morning and we were both in need of sleep.