Sometimes I cry a lot. Particularly after (she) mentions that (she) doesn’t like the way something in the house looks. Sometimes I cry a lot more. Particularly after (she) mentions that (she) doesn’t like the new way something in the house looks.
Thankfully, with this move, the house was such an absolute, ridiculous mess that any improvement seemed wonderful to (her) and not many 2nd change requests have been made.
I still cry a lot, but it’s because I think I’m in a movie.
In all seriousness though, every rennovation has been a great experience for a couple reasons. First, I’ve gotten to do or learn new things that make me feel very man-ish. Second, and more importantly, our friends have been there to help at every step. That communal experience has been amazing and we’ve been able to build deep relationships so quickly.
Thanks to everyone who has sacrificed their sweat and thanks to everyone who has sacrificed time with their spouses or loved ones to help us out.
Future projects include, but are not limited to:
- hooking up washer/dryer (including running gas lines for the dryer),
- trying to figure out where everything stored in the basement will go,
- trying to understand what the heck to do with random unused toilets in the scary room in the basement,
- painting living/family room, re-attaching ceiling to the ceiling,
- making a DIY alarm system (thinking combination of loud noises, SMS notification on cell phones, picture sent wirelessly to home network, and LCD interface),
- putting up fence around our strip of grass so kids have some boundaries when outside (maybe some sort of proximity fence with the wires under the ground and wrist-bands so kids get shocked when they go to far!! jk),
- and finally, finishing building my shrunk so I can get my clothing off the ground and free up half of our bedroom.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped us get the place in order!