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

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Floors have begun! Fireplace is in!

I'm busy collecting my bearings today. Finding my kitchen that resides in boxes only. Hanging up clothes that for a few days have been laying in heaping piles on the couch. Figuring out how to save steps as my sink for the kitchen is now in the bathroom, fridge downstairs and my 'boxes of kitchen' are on the other side of the room from my working tables (counters for now).

This isn't a complaint. It's coming to grips what just transpired yesterday and over the last week. Saturday was a long hard work in progress for everyone that was here. Ron and Jake on the floors (complete in hallway and my bedroom!!), Vic and Ralph on gyproc (and more), Janette on the stairs, a few visitors, Ben on dropping off construction needs, Bonnie offering a delicious lunch for everyone, and dinner for Cody and I on Janette. My apology if I missed anyone.

Cody hasn't been around for much of the reno weekends and yesterday he was. And he loved all the activity and chance to socialize and help with any and all around him. Janette said it perfectly, Cody was like a content cat, fitting in any little corner and being completely happy. I was the filler girl, running for tools, carrying up and unpackaging wood flooring, and whatever else needed doing. Everyone was very busy and pushed to their limits.

Friday, Dan, Phoenix and Peter were here and finished the fireplace and it is DEAD LY AWE SOME! Same day that Ralph and Jake removed the kitchen cupboards as soon as I had them gutted. Wow.

I have a ton of new pics to share. I'll save that for later. Cody needs food (again) and as the kitchen isn't exactly situated in that 'workable triangle' we all strive for, I best get on it before it turns into dinnertime.

Thanks to everyone involved for the amazing transformation you helped create this week. I look around awestruck. Just awestruck. Every one of my aching muscles thank you! I would have been in much worse shape without those many hands helping out to create something beautiful to enjoy.

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