Have a few things to do this week. On Thursday we are leaving for another mini vacation, this time 4 days in Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach on Florida's east coast.
The goal is to combine some fun and relaxation with visiting with Ken's family a bit. The resort we are staying at seems very promising, and I was able to squeeze a free upgrade out of them, so we will be staying in a large condo, with full kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, patio and even our own jacuzzi, much like that place we stayed at in June.
We still don't know if we will be able to see Ken's grandfather on Sunday, depends on how he is. He is going on 102, so he has all the right not to feel up for a visit! :-)
On Friday we are looking forward to mostly just relaxing by the pool, or perhaps going to the beach (but I don't like the beaches on the east coast of Florida too much), and then on Saturday we are visiting Lion Country Safari all day, topped off with dinner with Ken's dad and his girlfriend.
Sunday is as I mentioned still up in the air, but the plan is to see Ken's grandfather in the morning and then head home around lunch time. From West Palm Beach it is about a 4½ hour drive to home, and to the hotel we are staying at in Fort Lauderdale it is a 3½ hour drive from our house, so lots of driving!
We had a great visit at IKEA, and among other things I got some hardware for our kitchen cabinets. As of now they have no handles or knobs, and I thought it would be an easy and fairly inexpensive way to update the kitchen a bit. I spent yesterday scrubbing the cabinets to get all that greasy film off that builds up over the years, and today I am polishing them with a protective oil, so they look their best before attaching any new hardware. The IKEA handles I choose match our appliances perfectly, here is a picture of the handles: