Saturday, December 1, 2012
We have our computer down in the basement so I'm slowly typing as my cold, numb fingers cry out for me to return upstairs. We've made some headway on the house this weekend, mostly in the form of choosing temporary solutions that will help our every day life go smoother.
We are at the point we kind of knew we'd reach that is we are out of money but certainly not out of projects. (Notice how all the crafts I've been showing lately are free or recyled? ;) This house rehabbing gig is tough. I think we were wise enough to know we were biting off a lot with this one, but at the time we really had no choice. It was the most affordable home in this area, despite its large size....so its not like we can moan and wish we had just gotten something cheaper. Believe me...I've looked. I look at homes 1/3 the size fantasizing that we could afford a house and a car. But then I pop back into reality when I realize the price of the small homes is still more than we paid. We got a great deal, is what I am saying. But times are tough, is also true.
I don't know why I am complaining. It is more than livable and comfortable. I just get embarrassed when visitors see half finished projects like a room half painted or things missing.
I'm excited about some of the changes we've cooked up this weekend. We've cleaned a few spaces that get dumped on (coat closet) and the wall is being prepped to put up a creative curtain "solution" in our kitchen. I really hope that looks as good as I think it will.
What have you been up to lately?