*not a reference to NFP
It’s been 6 years this May that we’ve been in our house. One of the things I loved about this house when we bought it was the move-in ready appeal. The paint worked for me (mostly, I can live with the bathrooms but that will change at some point) and everything else was in decent shape and workable for our family.
Fast forward 6 years and we have put together a list of Renovation phases which will update the house and give our not-so-little chickens some space to spread their wings a bit. Of course, all things and phases are subject to change and drag out due to necessity and finances, however……Phase 1 is almost complete!
Our growing teens and their differing schedules fairly “necessitated” adding a 4th bedroom. “Need” is a strong word, but when you have 2 full-grown 6 footers angling for space in their 10x12ish room, waking each other on late entry/early exit, sleep-talking, etc…..it was getting ugly, and so…we decided that we can live with ONE living room (gasp) and turn the other into a bigger bedroom for the girls to share and let the boys separate. One word: BLISS.
As a secondary result, we pulled down 2 decorative little walls and pulled down ALLLLLLLLLL the old pictures from the attic and hung them. All Pinteresty-like. (one of my dear friends shares my joy in purging so I know she will appreciate the 2 storage boxes of donated picture frames AND a full garbage bag of broken frames) Of course, my Hubby will say I don’t really like to purge mostly because we have a different method of purging….he just tosses stuff into bags and hauls to the curb, meanwhile, I like to painstakingly separate and pick through to purge. Granted, mine is a long and painful process, but when it’s purged, it is purged.
this is only half the mess…the other half on the floor *not pictured*
Personally, I love it. It was worth all the hours….
Today, our house-wide window install begins on our 1970s aluminum frame, single pane windows. Which, when complete, will seal Phase 1. Hallelujah!!
And so, with 3 days off work, I must go and tackle the ever-growing and modifying “To-Do” list.