A Little Remodeling
It took a pandemic to motivate Don and me, (and millions of others) into getting some overdue projects done around the house.
Last summer we got disgusted looking at our worn out house. We made the big step (big for us) and picked out some tile and paint.
Long before Don's surgery, we made plans for new counters and backsplash. Then Don's bypass was scheduled. We were clueless about the recovery and also clueless about dealing with remodeling projects.
However, we had enough common sense to realize Don might not want to recover in a home buzzing with dust and noise. We postponed until Don was 5 weeks from surgery. So, last week we were upstairs in the game room for 2 days, while the new counters came in and old backsplash was removed.
Hiding Out Upstairs
Actually it was sort of an adventure. I carried loads upstairs. Don's heating pad and books and lunch fixings... I set up our coffee station in the bathroom. It was kind of a nice change to be in a different space, knowing that exciting changes were happening downstairs.
At the end of the second day, I wasn't all that surprised when there was glitch. The worker showed us the flawed tile. I guess I didn't expect everything to run smoothly. We reordered and we'll avoid our kitchen for who knows how long.
This week, our 2 upstairs bathrooms are getting some attention. The coffee station moved from the upstairs bath, to our master bath downstairs. The wallpaper removal is taking 3 days. Lord!
But the reordered tile came in yesterday and the workman arrived an hour ago, just before Don left to see the doctor.
So I've found a place out of the way, while painters work upstairs and the tile guy works in the kitchen, with his mariachi music playing softly.
I usually can't stand it when people are working in the house. But, I'm feeling positive. I just went in to have a peek and I'm excited to get this done. I'm also relieved that Don is finally seeing the doctor. I'm keeping fingers crossed that he will come home, with some solution for his back pains.
I feel like this day will end well!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!