With the paint barely dry on the guest bedroom and bathroom, we hopped into the car and picked up my mother-in-law and her two sisters from the airport. The two sisters are only here for 10 WHOLE WEEKS but the mother-in-law came on a ONE WAY TICKET! I'm not sure which is worse.
Actually I may not be able to tell you which of those two situations is worse but I can tell you what is worse than having three more women in your house for an extended stay... another four more people coming for a visit.
Shortly before we left for the airport, a cousin of my wife from the east coast called to say he would be there in a couple days for a four or five day visit with his wife and child. Shortly after we arrived home an uncle of my wife, the youngest brother of the three sisters from Texas said he would be dropping by for a weekend visit. So unless I messed up counting heads, we will have seven extra people staying with us for at least a couple days before the herd starts thinning down again. When it rains is pours.
Fortunately I have a plan for my sanity. Once Baby Abbey acclimatizes to the three sisters, I plan to spend a significant part of my day out in the garage, down in my temporary basement workbench or outside doing a whole list of projects that I want to get done while the getting is good. I just need to come in for sustenance now and then and to sleep. Fortunately for me, my bed is reserved and I have a private bathroom so I can get by in the evenings. Also with Filipinos, there is no shortage of cooks and their culture is one of step in and cook when you're hungry so I don't have to worry about meals during that time either.
Guests four through six arrive maybe late tonight and then we have a couple days before guest seven arrives. I'm pretty sure that my computer time will be fairly limited during this time so don't worry if I'm not around. I'll be able to get some space back and recover as much as humanly possible about this time next week.