Remember that fixer-upper of a house that I bought and moved into last summer? Remember how I was going to spruce it all up and make it super spiffy? Has anyone noticed that I haven’t posted about this great, old house since August of last year? Do you wanna know why? It’s because after all the tearing up, painting and partial remodeling, my hubby and I just couldn’t do it any more. We both started having pretty bad elbow pain in Oct. and decided we needed a break. Six months later we are still looking at this stuff…
Exposed CFLs, blue tape, exposed plumbing, unfinished tile work, yard work, unfinished cabinets with make-shift counter tops, holes with wires coming out, half painted china cabinet and plastered dry-wall. That’s not even all of it. There is lots more.
We can’t take all this half-unfinishedness it anymore!!! So, I am very happy to report that we have declared this month Home Repair month. Our goal is to have it ALL (or most) of this stuff done by July, our one year anniversary in this house. And since we have so much to do, we are getting a little bit of help, especially with some bigger projects. It will be so nice to not have to worry about exposed wires!!!
We’ve already prepped our front yard for a desert style (low maintenance) make0ver. It was originally covered with pea gravel and green rock (think fish tank green). I really don’t understand that one. We even fixed a few light fixtures and put up the exhaust hood for the oven. It’s already looking better.
So, I hope you don’t mind some home focused blogging over the next couple of months. Of course there will be a bit of sewing and crafting thrown in here and there.