Friday, May 25, 2012

making a little bit of progress in the house

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. This first floor re-do in my house was a lot more
 complicated than I ever imagined. To be practically living in the basement amongst all
the stuff from the first floor thrown everywhere was chaotic and nerve-wracking.

But...the painting is done and now the clean-up (oy!) and putting-the-house-back-together
has begun. There was plaster dust everywhere. I have vacuumed the whole house ~
including floors, window sills, inside cabinets, you name it.
Today I am washing the floors in the living room, kitchen, and hallway.
I just finished moving living room furniture around (Superwoman!) and
decided that the red sofa chair we have in there is simply too large
for this small room. So, I'm taking off to Home Goods to look for a slipper chair
and a bathroom mirror.

In the meantime...

There was one day last week when the contractors were at my house and I was tired
of hiding out in the basement. I had taken a couple of vacation days to stay home and
keep an eye on things. Besides, I would've never found my work clothes, shoes, or purse!
So, I headed out for a long walk in one of my favorite places: the State Park.

It was so cool to walk along this boardwalk through the marshy field...

There were beautiful flowers everywhere...

And Sandhill Cranes...

I hope to be back soon with pictures of my "new" rooms!


  1. Oh the park is stunning. Can't wait to see your new rooms. Hugs, Marty

  2. very pretty park pictures!
    I've been thinking about you and remodel - looking forward to the after pictures.

  3. How nice to have such a lovely place to walk near your home. I can imagine a re-do is stressful. How nice the end result will be.

  4. What beautiful walkways and photos...I love to walk when I start to get stressed out...and new floors would do it! Looking forward to seeing your project!

  5. I bet the walk in the park calmed you down! Can't wait to see the new paint job!

  6. I wish I had a place like that to walk! Glad to hear you are getting things back in order over there. I look forward to seeing what you've been up to. Best wishes, Tammy

  7. I said the same thing about our flooring project, it was so much more complicated than I thought. Worth it, but so very stressful! I can't wait to see your "after" pix. You did the right thing, go to the park and enjoy nature to relax!

  8. There is nothing like being out for a walk to make things feel calmer. But I am really excited to see your new and improved rooms! I am sure it will all be worth it plus think how clean your house in now that you have done it all. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~

    P.S. - I just did a book review on The Gardener and I think you might like that book.

  9. Plaster dust really does get just every where!

    The marsh looks like a really beautiful spot to get away from everything!


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