22 Mar Reno Update #2
I hear you snickering. And that chorus of “I told you so”. And just because you’re on the other side of the Internet, don’t think I can’t see you rolling your eyes. I can.
I know. I blithely wrote something along the lines of, “Don’t worry, the reno wouldn’t affect the blog.”
Well, let me state for the record: I was wrong. The reno has affected the blog. And me. And Andrew. And the cats. And my family. And some butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil. Witnessing just how far the dust has worked itself into our lives, I know on some level the reno has affected the stock market, the price of oil and the orbit of Pluto.
When I think of how I was going to pop over to my Mom’s to bake, nip down to the cafe to write or just close my home office door and hunker down to business, I see I was like those first time moms who think they’ll get the housework done and a nutritious dinner cooked while the baby sleeps.
Let me repeat: I was wrong.
Now, to be very clear, the renovation is going well. Extremely well. But it’s a renovation. And because it’s a renovation, there are frequent power outages and constant calls for decisions. Where do I want the switch for this? How do we hide the extra junction box — smoke alarm or a plate? How do you access the attic? The two rooms have different baseboard styles. Which one do we want to use?
Plus, just when the contractors think they’ve figured out how the house is supported, they find an inconveniently located beam that seems to be installed for no reason at all. For instance, when they went to punch a hole in the exterior stone wall for the hood vent that started this whole renovation….
What the heck is a beam doing there?
Just making trouble.
So, here are shots of last week’s progress. I’m trying a slideshow this time. Want to see a picture enlarged? Click it.
Still tweeting, this time via the Christie’s Corner Fan Page, so you can follow along via Facebook if you like. Still brushing plaster dust from places I can’t mention. Still glad we’re doing this despite the inconvenience.