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 !!