Wednesday, May 12, 2010

reno ramblings

The drywall has finally started this week at the little brown house. I am hopeful that things will flow a little smoother now that this poor beaten house is getting put back together. It's funny that all of the nightmarish things that have happened to us while we renovate we fully anticipated; but, this knowledge doesn't make the actual nightmare any easier to deal with.

I feel like we are living in a reality tv show.

The demo was fun, but it always is. Stuff gets bought, this is fun too, until the money runs out. Electrical turns out to be ten times more work than thought, typical. Adding a bathroom and moving a laundry room means moving plumbing, changing plumbing, upgrading plumbing. Which means wrecking more walls, pulling out more drywall, changing, changing, changing...... The roof starts to leak, also typical. But its tar and gravel, naturally, so try finding someone who REALLY does know anything about that. Then that person tells you it will cost gads of money to fix it, money we don't have. So the man fixes it, but that's what he's there for, right?

There is SO much to do and it feels like nothing is getting done. But it is.....

Now there is some drywall. Some drywall is better than no drywall. And this means that soon the kitchen will be built and the tile will be laid and the custom front door will be built as well as the custom railing and the old patio will get demo'd and the new one built and hopefully the legal issues with the hot tub will be resolved but probably not and then the deck around it can be built and the hardwood will be stripped and stained as well as added to the master and the fireplaces will be stoned and the baseboards and trim will get put in and the doors hung but they will be the solid doors and not the hollow doors and then the painting can begin. The painting........

And never mind the toll this takes on a marriage, but I will save that little treasure for another day.

Today is all about the drywall.

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