Thanks to Aaron and his brother, we now have a proper bedroom for the kids. Hurray! This is more for our sake than for theirs--it was absurd trying to get stuff done in total silence whenever they were sleeping.
Now we are all at my parents, Aaron and his brother arrived yesterday. It has been lovely staying here, and I wish I were more excited about returning to Maine. At best, I'm curious to see if it will all feel better going forward. I'll keep you posted.