My second house is coming along so well. The first bathroom is so close to being finished - I just have to build the laundry shoot and the shelves above that now and put the backsplash in. I have to paint/install trim in the original bedrooms, paint 1 ceiling and paint the doors and those 3 rooms will be done. The living room and dining room just need trim and window treatments. The kitchen needs trim and a backsplash. I have half of the floor in the master bath done, need to install one more piece of drywall and finish tiling the shower. I think I could possibly be done with that this week depending on the plans. Then I can finish the floor in the bedroom (currently the bathroom sink is preventing me from doing that.
My Mom picked up a few things at the YFC auction last night - so I'm hoping to get those in there and make a few things look a little homier. I currently have my outdoor furniture in the living room. It is super comfy furniture - so I like it there and doesn't look completely awful in there. I wasn't using it at my house anyway since the cats won't stay out of my yard.
With Labor Day giving me 3.5 solid days of work - or maybe 2.5 since I have to do some back to school shopping in there - I should get quite a bit done and be very close!
I still have some outside work that I'm not looking forward to - but nothing major.
I'm a little sad that I'm almost done. I've really come to love this house. I love the setup and lots of the stuff that I've done in it. I am very worried that nobody will love it like I do though and I won't be able to sell it. I certainly don't need 2 houses. I told the kids last night - that if it didn't sell in a few months - I would get our house ready to list and we'd just live in whatever one didn't sell.
I really don't want to not own my house - but would like to move somewhere else. I really don't want to leave the memories - but Dave never wanted us to live there for the rest of our lives. Sometimes I look around and see everything that he hated. Sometimes I look around and see the love that was there - that isn't there anymore. I do have a lot of work to do in my house - but I think that I can handle most of it on my own.
Of course I don't know where I want to live or what I want to do with the rest of my life :( I'll have to figure that out if either house sells I suppose. Obviously my life is out of my hands - so I just have to try to learn to go with the flow.
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)