The house renovations have slowed down a bit lately.Â Maybe all that new homeowner vim and vigor has finally run out.Â Or the money hasÂ run out. Or perhaps is just takes two to do the renovation tango.Â Â RenovatingÂ can be fun, but it also can be aÂ toughÂ job for two people to do together, let alone on their own-some. My month long excursion to the UK didn’t help our progress. Plus, as soon as I got back to America, Rick had to go on aÂ week-long work tripÂ to Notre Dame university (I tried not take it personally). Yesterday, a good friend noted that I hadn’t posted on the blog for some time, to which I replied that we hadn’t recentlyÂ finished many projects to blog about.Â But it got me thinking about all we have doneÂ around the house.Â Today marks six months being in our new house.Â Six months! Where did the time go? Seeing as I tend to be a ‘glass half empty’ kind of girl, nowÂ seems likeÂ a good time to think aboutÂ all the projects we have completed so far:
All carpet has been pulled up
Back yard fence was built
Front and back doors were replaced
Landscape lighting has been installed
Downstairs bathroom was gutted and new tile installed.Â Bathroom vanityÂ made over with a granite top and vessel sink.
New exterior lights installed
Dining room window replaced
Â French doors hung between kitchen and office
Foyer chandelier replaced
Two foyer walls removed and headers installed
Dining room floor painted
Master bedroom ceiling fan installed
Dining room chandelier replaced
Siding removed and rehung
Thermostats switched out
100,000,000 green bugs,Â 3,000 big-ass spiders, 2 bats,Â a mole, a lizard, a frog… and a partridge in a pear tree.
Pheww! We’ve been busy! But all this optimism is making me feel all Paula Abdul – I’m much more Simon Cowell-esque (must be a British thing).Â Â If I wear my pessimist hat for a minute, I’d hate to compile a list of all the projects that we have left to do around the house. Wow, that list would be longer than a prize bull’s ba-donk-a-donk. We’ll get there in the end.Â That’s what the bull said.