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Craft Room Project: The Cat Milestone

It took absolutely forever, but I reached another major milestone on this project.

The stairs are now fully trimmed out with all the major paint touch ups done (I’m sure there will be more before this is done). This includes the doorway to the basement. That means that my ugly, makeshift, temporary door is finally down and the cats again have full reign of the house. It also means their cat boxes are back in their little room and out of my laundry room.


This was a critical point for me. The stairs are completely ready for the new carpet to get installed, which happens next week. I now have to do the bulk of my remaining work in the garage to keep the mess and paint away from the cats, but most of what is left is on the smaller side, so that shouldn’t be an issue.

It also means that it’s time for me to take a brief break from working on my room so I can shift to working on getting the bedroom ready for MCG. That is going to be similar, but still different to what I’ve been doing.

I have to paint the ceiling to cover the water spots from our freaky cold weather condensation drips that happened over the winter. I have to clean out that closet and repaint it (OC decided at one point to draw on the walls in there when they still lived here and I never got around to painting over it). I’m also planning on painting all the furniture in that room and shampooing the carpet, again, since the cats were in there for a while.

None of those things should be all that horrendous or time consuming. Which is good as we are going to pick up MCG and bring here here in about a week and a half. Yay for deadlines!

Once she is moved in, I’ll be able to get back to my room. I still have a long list of things to do before that is fully finished, but I have a stable usable space right now. I’ll also have pretty much every solid deadline behind me and I can work again without any pressure.

There are a lot of changes coming our way with the arrival of MCG. It is going to be interesting, but I also think it is going to be a whole lot of fun having her here. And, of course, MC is bouncing off the walls impatient for her to get here. It’s hilarious to watch and tease him about. Sometimes it is an absolute blast to be an obnoxiously annoying parent.


6 thoughts on “Craft Room Project: The Cat Milestone

    1. Deb, I have totally lost track of what I’ve shared here and haven’t. lol! She is moving here to go to school at the same university MC goes to. She had to jump through some crazy hoops to get the waiver to live off campus, but finally managed it. She will be living with us while she goes to school. For us, it is about doing everything we can to give our kids a good start at life once they are out of school. If we can save them a ton of money on room and board, then we are doing to do everything we can to help with that. Considering her family lives 8 hours away, it is quite the change for her and for us. It has been a very unusual situation, but both of these kids are so lucky that they have support from both sides of parents. The move is one of the reasons why they all stopped by while they were on vacation a couple of weeks ago. We got the opportunity to meet and they got to see where she was staying.

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      1. I so get the saving money aspect, and figured it was something along those lines. Good luck. We may get some interesting blog posts going forward!

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      2. Ha! It’s possible. She seems like she is going to fit right in. That and we are going to initiate her into our level of humor and crazy right off the bat. That said, she IS dating MC, so, she probably already has a good idea of what she’s in for. 😀

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