Help! I'm trapped in Kevin's office. It's a lovely place to work, but the painters may have taped me in here for good. All furniture is pushed to the middle of every room to give the painters space to work, leaving me feeling cramped. (The electrician put the kids' art table in Kevin's office, and who am I to argue with that? Once we wedge in the turtle tank, the co-op will be complete. Shared work spaces are totally the thing.)
My camera and memory card are taped into my office (the door is being re-painted), so for this update, I've got to work with what I got on my phone.
Living through a remodel is much like camping, and it has certainly brought with it a greater appreciation for every day comforts. Our new bed and mattress arrived last Friday, and every night since, I've climbed into it amazed by how comfortable it is to be in a bed. Mind you, the mattress is rock hard, despite having my kids jump on it, but still, it is so much nicer than being on the floor with only a quilt to keep warm. I love you new, mid-century modern style bed. (The blue spots on the wall are where the painters need to touch up. The walls don't have the pox.)
Our bathroom is finished! Once a door stop is installed later this week, no one but Kevin or I am allowed in. Actually, I take that back because the plumber may need to return. After that, all workers out. (I just realized the bottom drawer is missing in this picture. It's been found and inserted. That isn't the final window covering either.)
This is the picture that would make an anti-government advocate nod and say, "yup, yup." A drain was required on the side of our property...along side of an existing drain. In brief: drama, drama, gave in, fixed it for a ton of money, passed inspection, more drama. We had some issues with the covering layer not having to do with the structural integrity of the drain, but after much discussion, all should be rectified this weekend.
The great news is that we should pass our final inspection at the end of the week, and following aesthetic additions still needed, we are nearly finished. Nearly still feels pretty far away, but the list of what needs to be done is undeniably shrinking. Thankfully.