There are moments when life seems to be going at a normal pace and things are going smoothly (for the most part). There are the normal daily struggles but overall, it seems pretty manageable. Then there are the times when things are so chaotic and stressful that once that period of time is over, it seems like a blur and like it happened incredibly fast. You are left in a “what just happened” kind of daze. I feel like that has been our life for the last month or two. Things have been a bit quieter on the blog and my social media as a result.
It hasn’t been anything major. Just sickness, end of school stuff, yard work, and finishing big projects, but it has kicked my trash. I do have good news however, I am 100% done with the second boy room and will be posting the reveal (followed by the tutorials) starting tomorrow! I am so happy with it and have spent a lot of time in there with my boys.
There are some BIG things about to happen here at our little old house. We finally have the money to finish the part of the basement that is unfinished! We have a contractor coming tomorrow to go over all the details. We will be having a contractor install the beam, cut new windows, add a wall with electrical, and do the cement work. I will then do the (fun) finish work like mudding, texturing, painting, adding trim, and the flooring. We have waited 11 years and I am looking forward to finally having it done.
Here is where it is at right now. I can’t believe I am showing you these pictures! I didn’t even tidy it up first…
This is the view from me standing in the entrance of the laundry room. Eventually there will be a wall separating the two spaces. We gave our dresser to the boys (boy room #1) so some of our clothes are in totes. Sleeping in a windowless room is nice for when you want to sleep past the sunrise, but that is about it. I feel like a vampire. Good thing it hasn’t been for long. Soon we will move our makeshift bedroom up to my office while the work is being done.
I put up plastic because I wasn’t sure if dust or dirt would fall down through the floorboards. The good news is that the tarp is as clean as when we put it up a couple of months ago.
We are also going to be getting a new roof. We have put it off for far too long and a recent windstorm showed us that was a bad mistake. It is going to have be a total gut job since under the asphalt shingles are the original wood shingles.
Other projects we will hopefully get done this summer are:
*paint the eaves and trim on the outside of the house
*staining the fence we put up last year
*planting some more things out back
*adding a sandbox
*getting our shower/bath tub liner
*a family room refresh
Summer is my most productive time of year so it is hard to keep up the blog. All I want to do is projects and play with my kids. But I will be posting at least once a week with updates and the final projects.
How is your summer going so far? Are your kids out of school yet? Do you take it easy in the summer or do you like to get your DIY on like me?