I'm calling it. My room is done. Finally!! It only took me just over a year, but it is done! Where it started: The Plan: The Final Result: This has been one hell of a journey and an epically ambitious project, but I pulled it all off. I'll say it until everyone is sick of… Continue reading Craft Room Project: The End Result – Before And After
I have had so little time over the last several days to get work done on my room. Instead, I've had to focus on getting some things around the house taken care of that have been a bit neglected. And it seems that every time I turn around there is something else that needs my… Continue reading Too Many Projects
I have gotten my first rough estimate to finish my craft room space and... I'm kind of speechless. Hubby and I did our research, so we had a kind of broad price range to expect this project to come in around, or at least a close ballpark figure. Remember, I'm supposed to be doing a… Continue reading Contractor Search: First Bid – Sticker Shock
I spent the bulk of my day yesterday working out cabinet and shelf layouts for my craft room. I got probably one of the hardest spaces worked out, the one that ties all the sides together. It was kind of like trying to figure out an extremely difficult puzzle and the most obnoxious brain teaser… Continue reading Only The Beginning
We have been in this house for a little over 15 years now. I have spent the entirety of those 15 years irritated as hell at myself that I didn't demand a better design in the laundry room. It is plenty big, just a little poorly laid out so that there is a ton of… Continue reading Laundry Room Project
The day started with Hubby giving the dog a chew treat this morning when he went to fix us coffee. Turns out, that treat ended up making a nasty mess on the carpet in the living room where she decided to chow down on it. I go to clean it up and I now have… Continue reading How The Dog Instigated Chaos
So, the photo doesn't fit with the season, but it is still perfect for today. My HVAC system finally got completed. We've been running at nearly 100% for several days, but were still waiting on the last damper for the zones which got put in today. One of the many, many pieces to this new,… Continue reading Crisp Freshness
Upside... We have a working AC. Downside, the temps dropped and it hasn't needed to be turned on yet, though we did close up the house and turn it on to test out how well it removes the humidity even when it doesn't need to cool (awesome, awesome, AWESOME feature). My guy was out on… Continue reading Ahhhh! Cool Air!
Yesterday, I moved the small, portable AC my guys dropped off for us into the living room when the kids got home because the house was up to 90 inside. Get it set up and running and I go to move the fans around and the unit dies, my ceiling fan stops and I'm thinking… Continue reading Oh, Come On!!
A couple of weeks ago I had ordered a new rain gauge online. The day it was supposed to show up, I get an email saying I needed to authorize a change and that I'd be lucky if I saw the thing by the end of September. I had thought when I saw it and… Continue reading Semi-Repurposed Rain Gauge
What a crazy, chaotic, mess of a weekend. I am glad it is over, but it seems it was just the beginning of more home improvements and repairs. All unplanned, unwanted and kind of stunning. The family was out with Hubby's side of the family on Saturday to celebrate Hubby's birthday. We are only gone… Continue reading Dripping
I. AM. DONE! Not mostly. Not kinda. But done. What was really just supposed to be a kinda big, but not major project of moving stuff from one space in my house to another turned into this crazy, spider web of smaller projects that kept spiraling out to pick up other small projects along the… Continue reading Done, Done, Done and DONE!!
Stick a fork in me... I'm done! Well... with the painting part anyway. Tomorrow will be starting to move all my craft supplies from my office upstairs to the newly painted corner in the basement. While I didn't see this particular breed of spider in my work today, I sure did run across a whole… Continue reading Spiders!
Most people probably wouldn't see this and think it was a beautiful thing. For me, it represents getting rid of 18+ years of accumulated life detritus and FINALLY feeling like I now have a house filled with only one household's worth of stuff. Seriously, it is kind of crazy how much stuff you accumulate over… Continue reading A Beautiful Thing
(The above image is in the mid-stage of replacement before the outside was finished) I HAVE WINDOWS! I just cannot gush enough about how amazing it is to not just be done, but to have these windows instead of the old ones. The crew finished up around 4 yesterday afternoon and I had nearly everything… Continue reading Yay! Windows!
I'm on day 2 of window replacement and I really couldn't be much happier with it all. We have a stunningly amazing crew of guys that are doing such an amazing job. They have been courteous, kept their messes way contained, and been conscious of the cats as they have worked when they needed to… Continue reading Busy Bee
So, I'm in my last day of getting the house ready for the new windows tomorrow. I'm taking down the last of the curtains in the living room when I notice something on the ceiling. I turn to look and I have a nice line of water spots, nearly across the entire length of the… Continue reading REALLY?!
Yesterday was the start of a huge, deep cleaning and tossing out project. FINALLY after way too long, Hubby and I went through the basement and created our piles of trash vs. donate vs. keep. We are now ready for someone to come and get years of stuff we haven't known what to do with… Continue reading Renovations