Yesterday turned out to be super productive and crazier than our normal crazy! We removed wallpaper from the master bedroom, the sitting area and the master bathroom! The kids worked hard all day long helping, and I do mean, they were a lot of help! We did take a break to meet Denise at Pizza Pie Café for a quick lunch, then raced back home to get back to work. Alan and Jill came over to check a few things, while their son/our nephew, Alec put up baseboards throughout the home! HAPPINESS!! We're getting to the finishing touches! While Alan and Jill were here, we talked about what is left, Doug called and we discussed it and we decided to hire Alan and Jill to help expedite the last of the painting! Now that Doug's back at work, it's literally one small task a night and sometimes there's not even time for that. Dan will install our bedroom carpet as soon as the paint dries, leaving us with window treatments, a new kitchen faucet, some more light fixtures and one last toilet to install as the major things! The home will be done with the major renovation! We will call it good! It's time to relax and enjoy our hard work! We've enjoyed it already but relaxing and enjoying sounds even better! I'm so excited!
I keep receiving emails, "Where are the pictures!?" We're almost there!! But, here's a few of the latest.
Quayd took these of me, removing a wallpaper border from the laundry/utility room, this morning. It's one of the actual few things I've done myself. Thankfully, Alan and Jill have been here. Doug, the girls and Quayd have done so much of the labor and I've given tons of directions! Friends have come to the rescue!
Here's what walls look like when people hang wallpaper on walls without priming and fifty years later, other people remove the wallpaper. This is master bathroom wall. Sadness. Thankfully, Alan will be texturing and covering it all today!
Back to yesterday, we worked until Doug got in from work. The big built-in bookshelf in the master bedroom is gone! I'm so happy! The room looks totally different. Right now, it looks different anyway because the bed and furniture is all in the middle of the room and the walls are bare down to what's left of the sheetrock after removing the wallpaper. Today, textured walls. Tomorrow, painted bedroom! Empty it and finally the last floor to be done... ours! So happy!
Doug came in from work at about the same time that our grandson, Jason and his whole family arrived. Dave brought the large slab of granite that we'd ordered for my bake center. They also delivered Jason for a sleepover! Katie and the girls hadn't seen the new home yet, so it was awesome to get to visit with them all.
After an hour, we took a poll and ended up at Café Sabor for dinner! Oh my, we love Sabor! Doug goes to bed at 8 but we didn't end up leaving Sabor's until 9. But, dinner was wonderful and the company doesn't get any better!
We came home and settled everyone down. The kids watched Night at the Museum in the den, Doug slept in Grace's room and my wonderful friend, Kristy arrived at 9:45. We closed the master bedroom doors and got to work, removing the remaining wallpaper. We worked until 2:15 and talked until 3. I love this woman! She left and I was pretty wound up, so I read for a bit and finally settled into bed around 3:20. The alarm went off at 3:55, but, I did catch an hour catnap between 6 and 7, before I heard the kids going out to get into the hot tub. They were pretty quiet considering... Isn't Jason growing up too fast!
Productivity is good! House is looking good! Life is good!