While renovating, sometimes your life feels like a bad melodrama. duh-duh-dummmmmm….
Twice the money – check
Quadruple the time – check
Way too much drama – checkadee check check
So let’s just say that everything is costing more, taking more time and causing more headaches (*cough, cough, I’m talking to you, city that we live in*). But, time marches on and the renovations continue. Because I’ve been galavanting for the past week in Minneapolis, none of these contributions are mine. Ryan gets full credit for everything, of course.
First, the kitchen. A small wall came out and was rebuilt (you can see the new 2×4 in front of the basement door). Most of the plumbing has been run. I’m considering leaving it as is, putting a table in there and calling it a day.
Back door love
I love our new back door. It’s the same one as we have in our current home. Something about a good solid door makes me feel safe and happy. Wait ’til you see what color I’m going to paint that… I think you may love it.
Ryan and I will be sharing a closet in the new house. Currently, we have separate closets, so that will be… different. One necessity of sharing closet space was having more space.
Another necessity is that it have light. Right now, Ryan gets ready in the dark. I’d like to tell you I wouldn’t mind if he turned on the light at that Godforsaken time that early morning hour, but that would be a lie.
Because I’m going to let you in on a secret – I am a beast in the morning. (And, arguably anytime.) I think Ryan tried to turn on the overhead light once. That was shut down. Quickly.
Then, he tried installing a light IN the closet. However, that meant the light went directly in my eyes. Did I mention I’m not a morning person?
So, now he gets dressed in pitch black. Sometimes he shows up to work with his pants on inside out. I’m in the running for wife of the year.
Where was I?
Ryan’s installed 3 lights which will allow him to shut the door and get dressed in the closet.
And, then he’ll come out of the closet.
Okay. That was lame. And, probably not funny. You can start sending the hate mail directly to our new house.
But, I’m thrilled about the size of the new closet. A hanging bar will go the entire length of the space and there will be shelves on the other walls. Nothing fancy, but perfect for us.
Ryan will soon have the insulation and drywall installed and I’ll paint. Yippee! Wife of the Year, here I come.
Green grass grows
Because the yard is currently covered in creeping Charlie, the only place with real grass is where Ryan planted it. And it’s growing like mad.
So long, garage
Took him over a week. But, at least it will get used again. If we had taken it down, it would have taken a few hours and been filling up a dump.
So, now we’re attempting to get all the necessary permits to build our new garage. We’re almost there, I think. Then, we’ll Ryan and my dad will have to tear up all the old blacktop and concrete and pour a new slab. Ryan and I are crossing our fingers for an Oct. 1 start-date.
A old door being used as a saw table.
Everything comes full circle, doesn’t it?
What do you think?
(Updated checklist here.)