|Seeing our grass for the first time since January.|
|Happy little gnomes soaking up the sun.|
|Buddha and a patch of snow in our front garden.|
My wonderful in-laws from Tennessee have come and gone in a whirlwind of sawdust and sheet rock. We had such a nice visit. Way too short but so much was accomplished. My father in law is a work horse. If you want something done, he's your man. He's no spring chicken anymore but he really could outwork somebody half his age. There is still so much to be done but I thought I'd share some "befores and afters" of what's been done so far.
This room was a crafting area and computer room for me before the renovation started. Our realtor told us we could increase the value of our house if we updated it and added a shower to the bathroom. Jim put in a whole new bathroom all by himself. I haven't taken "after" photos of it yet because there are a couple of finishing touches that still need to be added.
|Looking down into the room after it's been torn apart before the work started. Can you spot my orange kitty, Finnegan??|
|New sheet rock was added after the insulation was put in.|
|The old ceiling and fixtures were taken down so that all new electricity could be run.|
|A new ceiling was put in place and new fixtures will be next. There's also now a place for a ceiling fan.|
|This is what the floor looked like before. It wasn't quite this bad before the work started but bad nonetheless.|
|Finnegan looking up at me from the bottom of the stairs. : )|
As you can see, there's still so much left to be done but it's taking shape nicely. Jim has next week off and hopes to finish it then. Meanwhile, I've been working on packing up some of my tchotchkes (not sure if I spelled it correctly!!) and things that I know I don't need right now. All winter, we've talked about putting the house on the market in the spring. Now that spring is officially here, it's scarey and exciting all at once. So much to be done and limited time to do it all. One day at a time, right?? : )
Many blessings for a very happy Monday ~ Wendy