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February 28, 2012

HOME RENOVATIONS...WITH A SMILE

We are two days into this actual renovation - but four days into eating out and not cleaning the house. I mean, really, why didn't I think of this sooner? I don't have to plan meals...grocery shop...cook...clean up the dishes...dust...vacuum..feel guilty for everything being a wreck...nothing. I've even boycotting cleaning the bath tubs even though they aren't on the reno-level of the house. It's a matter of principle. If I can't clean the ENTIRE house, then I shall clean none of it.

I take that back. I will make the bed in the morning. But that's it. You're not getting anymore work out of me for the next 7 to 10 business days.

It's just wonderful. Brenna and I have been quarantined to the top floor of our house (ie, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a tiny hall). I was going to say "I've never spent so much time awake in my own bedroom" but then I thought that probably isn't saying a lot of healthy things about my relationship with my husband. So, I digress. I've just been busy doing alot of nothing - and thoroughly enjoying it all!

I've caught up on blogging. Reading blogs. Commenting on blogs. Finding new blogs.

I've surfed the internet for all sorts of crazy things I've been wondering about lately:

  • "how to get an excel document on iphone"
  • "how to sync reminders with outlook"
  • "will aluminum wiring really cause my house to burn down"
  • "how old was your child when they first walked"
  • "yardsale or goodwill - pros and cons of each"
  • "my iphone won't turn on, what now"

Obviously, in addition to reading blogs (and Facebooking...alot of freaking Facebooking), I've also been having problems with my stupid (but the one I love) phone.

And Brenna and I have been playing up a storm...in her room...while we eat Annie's Organic Bunnies and milk and read stories about princesses and pirates and dogs with shaggy ears. I hope she realizes that once we can get back downstairs, there will be no more eating in our rooms...

All in all, it's been a blast...this home renovation thing. I'm sort of wishing that it will never end....

On an exercise note (because that's really why you read this, right?) I have decided that I must workout at 5am. There is no other way that I will ever be able to be consistent...and my life revolves around consistency (come back to me in a few days when I'm totally over this whole renovation and am ready to be back in my dust-vacuum-laundry routine). I went back to 5:30am CrossFit. I realized that I missed my morning group. We suffer together and there is something very comforting about that. 144 lunges, 96 crunches and 48 see-saw presses - oh and throw an 800m run in there....yes, there is something comforting about suffering in the early morning group.

Until next time....



Our living room...I think there's a baby in there somewhere!

10 comments:

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Anita said...

Home renovation or home improvement is one of the most difficult tasks to do. You need to dedicate your time, efforts, and money. I can still remember the moment when we had our house renovated due to a disaster. It was very tedious. We fixed all parts of the house including the garage doors. Fortunately, the Garage Door Perth company offered free services because of the warranty. That was really a very horrible but memorable experience. Anyway, I look forward to seeing your finished project soon.

Jennifer Swift said...

Home renovation and concrete restoration are very tedious tasks indeed. These methods can even cause you more money. Different factors are needed to be considered before doing a renovation or home improvement. This will give you an idea on how and what to do with your house. Anyway, I hope to see some photos of your completed projects.

Maylie J said...

We did house renovations a few years ago and it was a total mess, so when we repainted the home last year, we decided to get some services from moving companies long island to temporarily transfer our stuff in my sister's house. It was better that way because there are no furniture blocking the way and we were able to finish the job fast.

Maylie J said...

It is always fun to renovate and re-model your home especially if it is just a house for rent. It is important that you most feel at home in your place even if it is just temporary.

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Sam Blaoht said...

I enjoyed reading your blog, really! And you know what, I do also love home renovations especially kitchen renovations. I did some sort of kitchen renovations a while ago and so happy with the result of course with the help of the best kitchen renovators in Perth. :)

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