Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The humour in renos

Last night the team took a night off, so it was strangely quiet around here. Cody is now tuned in to ask, "Are the workmen coming again?" He loves the activity and how the place becomes alive with laughter and banging.

Lots of visitors came through the house last night. And neighbour Rick picked up all the old windows for his future homemade greenhouse! What a blessing both ways!

During the day, some drywall work was done, although I'm not certain whom it was. Thanks guys, I appreciate it! A sign in wall would be kinda cool... hmmm....

And after work I did meet up with Pete by fluke at Pioneer. So far I've gone shopping with Pete and Rich.. I want Ben next. I want to lead him to a propane tank isle and encourage him to get on outa town...

I'm thinking ahead. Kitchen cabinets are on the go and there's now future plans to gut out what I have left. They say it always gets worse before it gets better, but I'm thinking it gets more humorous. Ben brought over a laundry tub to borrow so I'm seeing the near future now... fridge, stove, laundry tub and a couple fold out tables and a mountain of boxes holding all the kitchen clutter. I canNOT wait for that picture! Honestly? I really mean it! It makes me chuckle at the thought of it to the point of actually wanting it! I've already started to collect boxes. I want it so hilarous that I won't know what hit me when the final stages come into play. Makes you appreciate the finished product even more!

And the humour of no tub is soon becoming a reality. I guess that laundry tub would work out awesome for washing hair too!

I remember when growing up, mom and dad renovated and we had to use a biffy for some time by the barn. They couldn't put it by the house, oh noooo.. it had to be a long trek to the barn in the dark! One night I met up with a possum, I'll never forget it. They are not pretty at night with a flashlight making them squint back at you. That wasn't humorous at all at the time. But sure creates some special memories!

So it could be much much worse. I actually feel safe and secure looking through those incredible new windows to the outside. It just seems so strong and silent in here. And being the true optimist I am, I kinda like tarps over all your stuff. No more dusting! Take out the tarp and shake on occasion. What a concept! See through tarps would be a good invention so I could find my toaster easier though.

Some wonder how I'm doing through the process. I find that just putting away your stuff makes it livable. Moving stuff around is the hard part. If it's just gone, there's nothing in your way to worry about!

It's getting downright humorous (how DO you spell this word anyway? no spell checker on this blog site!) living here. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

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