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

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Messy means progress!

The house was especially ugly today. And that's mainly because I've been too busy working on it to clean and organize it. Got a paper from school? Throw it on the ever growing piles. Where's the stucco patch stuff? Dunno. Broom? Buried. A clean spot to eat? Sit it on your lap while your lap is clean at the moment. Clean socks? Not applicable.

Things have currently been pushed towards the center of the room so I can get at all the walls, for it's ceiling and wall painting time! So there are a series of mazes throughout the main living area. It's a little tricky living in the same spot you are renovating in. Imagine how the poor workers feel working in this as well.

The above is our upstairs toolbox. Who needs sides I say. Just let things spread sideways so stuff is easier to find.

Here Cody has found like about 2 feet to sit on to watch a little TV. I'm so amazed he's such a good sport. I ask him from time to time... "Code, do you find it hard to live in the house with so much mess?" "No mom. Can I have lunch now?" I love my kid.

Vic yanked off this lovely railing for me today so I could paint the walls with ease. I couldn't fire them out the door fast enough.

And Jake came over in the AM to add screws to the floors in preparation for the hardwood flooring. Thanks to both of you!

Currently, it's a painting marathon in the house for myself. I've now completed the upstairs ceiling, and it's walls next. First a coat of sealer, then the paint. (I picked out ANOTHER colour just yesterday.. needed a bit less pink in the taupe in the main area. I think this is it. (this colour stuff is getting old)

Tonight I put down the paint cans to attend and donate to a fundraiser for a family in need. Their 12 year old son Cole was nearly fatally hurt in a quad accident and may never walk again and is spending up to a year in Children's Hospital. He is currently strapped to a bed. I can't even imagine. The fundraiser was held in a massive barn with silent auctions, live auctions, dinner and music. Amazing.. for every dollar I contributed, I came home with donated gifts! I purchased home baking, 'won' video games for Cody, and just generally was able to be a part of and witness such a giving group of folks. Really puts things in better perspective when you see someone else's story. It's times like these you wish you could do so much more in a financial sense, for that's really what they need.

Anyway, back to the renos, I've started a new slide show from October 2008 and on with new photos. Be sure to check it out often! Photos will be added as we quickly progress. With less than a month to go before the floors are in and the kitchen arrives, it's going to get pretty exciting!

So while we continue to mess up the house some, things are more importantly getting completed. That right there is worth every spec of dust.

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