Friday, October 26, 2012

Over the ... and through the... to ...

Did you mentally fill in the blanks for me?  I'll bet you are't singing the same song we are these days!  While we love "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go..."  These days we are singing "over the baby gate and through the zipper to get to the front door..."

Construction has commenced on two life-changing (and home value increasing) projects in our house.  Today is day five of a revolving door of contractors and strange music.  I listen to music while I work too.  But when the Russian electrician, Boris, started jamming to Johnny Cash, I knew it was going to be a LONG three and a half weeks!

As I type this, the inspector is here walking through for "rough-in inspections."  Making sure that the electrical stuff is up to code, the insulation is good to go, the studs are in the right place, and the cable hookups are correct.  In about an hour, the plumbing inspector will be here to make sure the water stuff is alright and the bathroom hookups are complete.  

In 2 1/2 weeks we will have another bedroom, a 3/4 bathroom, more living space and a formal office in our home. I have a feeling we will be in this house for a very long time!  I am so excited.  We will have a new suite for all the grandparents that come to visit!  

Pictures to come!


  1. YAY!! Good luck with all those construction people and their mish-mash of music!

  2. How exciting. I can so relate having just gone through a kitchen remodel. I can't wait to see pictures. Knowing how much you love the neighborhood, it is nice that you were able to stay and still get the house you will love.

    I have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You have such a talent of making a mess sound like fun, and your humor is delightful. You are always true to the truth but have such a great way of getting stuff out there.

    Hugs around.

  3. Cool!! The actual "office" will help. Even though it's still in your house, you can walk away when necessary. Good luck, it will be worth it, I'm sure!