Wow do your weekends change when you become a homeowner. Your holidays, too, since today’s trip to the home improvement megastore was a prelude to tomorrow.

Not pictured: the caulk -removing scraper I was ridiculously excited to discover.

Also not pictured: the new set of yard bags, seven of which we already filled with leaves.

Additionally not pictured: the wallpaper and wallpaper glue we removed from the girls’ room. I would make a sly reference to Gilman’s Yellow Wallpaper right now if I wasn’t so tired.