There are many new things settling in at Chez Goodneedle over the last few days, aside from the fine layer of sheetrock dust that has managed to cover everything that doesn't move. Our youngest two grandchildren are spending a few days with us, they arrived on Friday and have settled in just fine. The ceiling repairs continued on Saturday, much to the delight and entertainment of the little ones; it was not an easy task to keep them out of the way of the work crew, they wanted to watch everything that went on. New schedules have settled in for Mr. Goodneedle and me, these revolve around meals, rest times (not nearly enough for us!), school hours and outdoor energy-expelling sessions. We're all settling in quite nicely to this new, short-lived, routine. Since bedrooms have been lost temporarily to the ongoing repair work, Gregory is sleeping on a cot at night in Nana's sewing space. This is what I found this morning after the children left for school. Hannes is settling in too, he loves having the children here. It's very quiet this morning, a fragile and brief peace has settled in around me like a gentle affirmation, it is energy-giving. Before long they will noisily burst through the door again, full of laughter and happy smiles, loving hugs, and the news of the day; their return can't come soon enough for me. Nana and all the dust will be waiting, except for those paths where little feet have zipped through the house and the designs on flat surfaces that curious fingers have traced, momentarily obliterating one powdery layer while awaiting the next.