4.10.13

our house now is our second home that I have experienced renovations, and this place has gone through three stages of renos and this one being the largest one.  what I learned is that patiences is the key and that things get done slowly and it always costs more money than you think.  I also learned that in order to keep things cool with my spouse - I choose my battles, for instances we don't need a deck door that costs the same amount we paid for an entire bathroom plus a cheaper deck door. those things I fight for and others like the colour of grout I leave for him to decide.  the funny thing is after being around us for a few months the contractors know who to defer to for decisions.

the good news is that the upstairs (kids rooms) is almost complete - this weekend the primer will be put on the walls and the installation of the floors will soon follow.

I have a huge hole in the backyard - which is going to be the extension of j's studio and mine.  I feel like it's still a long way to go, but I'm told in a few months I will have walls.  I know that in the end the waiting period will be a blur.

the digging would of been complete today but it's raining here and hopefully monday will not be raining.

I am going to catch up on sewing this weekend and slowly build my inventory for the holiday show.
have a great weekend friends !!
xxa

8 comments:

  1. You'll be so rewarded for your patience ! Your space is going to be oh so super awesome !
    Wishing you strength & patience ! Have a good weekend !
    xo

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    1. thanks sonia - have a great weekend!!

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  2. Oh, the beautiful things you and j will create in this new studio! It will be worth the wait ~

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    1. definitely I agree - it will be worth the wait :-)

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  3. Did you find any ancient toronto artifacts when digging that big hole? Which reminds me Liam might enjoy the book holes by Louis sachar

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  4. Oh! it's so exciting to see the transformation! I can't wait to visit again and see it all up close :) I miss you and Margie so much!

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