Good lord, I am exhausted.
I am more tired than I ever was when the bugz were first born, than I ever was during those 10 months of sleepless nights.
Newborn twins are easier than renovating an entire home in 17 days!
Monday was the day the bathrooms began!! Woo! But I didn’t take any pictures. I can’t remember why because I’m tired.
I did take this photo of the bugz though:
We were waiting, waiting, waiting for the bathroom installer to show up. We were told 8-9am, but he didn’t show up until 9:30am. He missed the turn-off and went about 15 minutes down the road before he turned around. But once he got there, he was great! He has a very thick eastern European accent, and I can barely understand him, but he showed me an easier way to paint my rooms so it’s all good
Totally off-topic, I know…
Anyway, on Monday, the bathrooms were started and we got the upper cabinets installed! I also went to Ikea to purchase the rest of my kitchen, sans children. Ikea is very pleasant without kids!! Woo-hoo! I took these pictures on Tuesday morning – shh, don’t tell!
On Tuesday, bathroom guy continued his work and Tile-boy came out to lay the kitchen floor! He also had a ridiculously thick accent, and he blasted 90′s Euro-pop from his car speakers all day
It was great!
This is our one-ton truck. I don’t know if it’s a metric tonne or an imperial ton, but it holds a lot of garbage and has been an absolute necessity for 2 renovations. This weekend, it will be delegated to “moving truck” – I had to take a picture of it so that my Gramma would realize that everything will be held securely in it!
This is our firepit. Totally random, I know, but I thought I’d show you what’s left of our pine paneling and plank flooring. This is but a small, small fraction of the total amount of wood that was removed from our 1972 Original. That is a lot of wood, people.
The be-pigtailed bugz played on the deck while their daddy worked. We traded off bug-duty for the afternoon until they became grouchy and unruly. They are sick right now, which is not convenient for any of us – the full meal deal too: noses, coughs, sneezes, pukes and poops. Lovely, lovely bugz.
The main bathroom was drywalled by the time I packed the bugz up yesterday afternoon, and the kitchen floor was tiled and ready for grout. I managed to get the girls’ room almost finished – just one more coat of blue paint to go:
Today was a very difficult day. Leith worked all day, and I had both bugz. There was very little work to do in the house, as the bathroom and kitchens were being worked on and the bugz would not sleep. Not fun!
I tried everything – trapping them in the back of the van, going for a drive, making them put rocks in a bucket… :
But regardless, after the longest day of my life, my kitchen tile is grouted (by another thick-accented European!!), my bathrooms are ready to be tiled and the 2nd coat of blue has been painted in the bugz’ room. I measured for baseboards as well!
And my hardwood arrived!!! Oooohhhh!! They will start installing it on Friday and finish on Monday. My bathroom installer is a bit miffed about that, as he doesn’t see how he can possibly work if they are installing the flooring, but I’m sure we will all figure it out somehow
I made a couple of trips back and forth today. I had to pick up the extra bathroom tiles and haul some boxes.
The bugz’ have been surprisingly helpful. We managed to pack nearly our entire kitchen and both bathrooms. All that is left is linens, towels and clothes. Oh ya, and furniture
But I think it will feasibly be done by Sunday! And I’m cleaning as I go, so that I will literally only have to mop/vacuum/sweep when we are done.
And if you had any doubt, here is proof that my sweet bugarooz are having fun while the insanity swirls around them: